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      11-23-2010, 08:11 PM   #45
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WTF people. This is hardly a winter setup. Yes, it looks awesome, but this car is not setup for any serious snow, gravel ice - the standard winter conditions.

Now if the OP has a 2nd winter car - I am 100% aligned. But if this is a sole winter mobile, this setup is FAR from optimal. Spacers will just cause rocks, sand, and salt to spray all over the car. Wide tires, although winters will struggle in snow and ice.

It does look great...
Some valid points, but the fact of the matter is I most likely won't be driving in deep snow. My street is right on a bus route so the road gets priority plowing, rarely will I have to drive in any serious snow. After 7 years of winter driving in my E46 M3 with a similar setup it performed super. I will be using my local touchless carwash much more often though!
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      11-23-2010, 11:48 PM   #46
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I have no choice but to run 19" as the Brembo's will not clear 18" rims.

Here's an interesting pic showing my wheel transitions all taken at roughly the same spot. Top pic is stock, middle is stock painted black and bottom pic is my summer setup with 20" HRE P40....
Lol you can see it's winter as the leaves on the tree have fallen off compared to the summer parking lot pic at the same location
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      11-24-2010, 12:13 AM   #47
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ZCP looks better than HRE man.

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I have no choice but to run 19" as the Brembo's will not clear 18" rims.


Haha thanks I guess! I wouldn't say it's better but very different. I dig them both!


Funny you mention this. I just got a ticket today for no front plate. -$110. First ticket in almost 2 years (didn't have front plate on my '03 M3 either) which was a pretty long streak. No way I'm drilling holes in the front bumper now..


Drove around today for a good 100kms. Went over some big dips at speed and did quick full lock turns as a test and no rubbing whatsoever so I think I'm good.

Here's an interesting pic showing my wheel transitions all taken at roughly the same spot. Top pic is stock, middle is stock painted black and bottom pic is my summer setup with 20" HRE P40....
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      11-24-2010, 04:07 AM   #48
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Nice setup, Your ZCP's looks great in black!
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      12-04-2010, 11:13 AM   #49
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Any rubbing at all on full-lock turns?
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      12-04-2010, 11:46 AM   #50
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The 12mm rear spacers w/ 275/35tires on the zcp looks good.
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      12-04-2010, 12:31 PM   #51
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looks like a great summer set up with some PS2s. like others have said, my winter set up would look nothing like this. too sporty for winter.
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Gorgeous!!
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very nice winter setup, love in it
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it looks like that your orange cornor lights are gone, did you do any mods on that? I hate those, they are just on forever during the winter time.
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Ride height looks spot on, for both set ups.

As a couple of posters have already mentioned, I also like the look of the black wheels on your car, great looking combo. The black wheels look better, IMHO

You mentioned about the lighting conditions in the 'Winter' pics. I reckon they look good, almost gives the car color a flat look, particularly in this pic:


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it looks like that your orange cornor lights are gone, did you do any mods on that? I hate those, they are just on forever during the winter time.
You can get body painted reflectors from virtually any sponser on this forum. I agree the orange reflectors look super ugly. It was the first mod I did and I did the day my car arrived.
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Any rubbing at all on full-lock turns?
After driving on this setup for a couple weeks now there is absolutely no rubbing on full lock turns or even going over pretty big dips at speed, which kind of surprises me as the winter tire has beefy rubber and I'm also on lowered B&G springs.
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Ride height looks spot on, for both set ups.

As a couple of posters have already mentioned, I also like the look of the black wheels on your car, great looking combo. The black wheels look better, IMHO

You mentioned about the lighting conditions in the 'Winter' pics. I reckon they look good, almost gives the car color a flat look, particularly in this pic:
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Oh for sure! The look can change quite a lot depending on lighting. In certain conditions the wheels actually look better when they're dirty as it gives more of a matte finish.
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      12-04-2010, 10:04 PM   #58
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Nice!!! Perfect aggressive stance. I had the same set up w/ my zcp's. About a month ago I went another direction with my wheels. If anyone is interested I have a set 12 and 15 mm HR spacers. $125 pick up.
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You can get body painted reflectors from virtually any sponser on this forum. I agree the orange reflectors look super ugly. It was the first mod I did and I did the day my car arrived.

After driving on this setup for a couple weeks now there is absolutely no rubbing on full lock turns or even going over pretty big dips at speed, which kind of surprises me as the winter tire has beefy rubber and I'm also on lowered B&G springs.

Oh for sure! The look can change quite a lot depending on lighting. In certain conditions the wheels actually look better when they're dirty as it gives more of a matte finish.
Sorry, maybe I didt make it clear, I was talking about the orange bulb in the corner light, not the orange reflector
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what finish are on those wheels? matte or semigloss?
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      12-06-2010, 11:52 AM   #61
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Nice setup, why not use those for your summer setup? I heard Tischer is selling official GTS rims now.
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Daft,
Did the wheels clear the Brembos easily with no spacers??
How did the set up work with the colder temps and little snow we got in the GTA lately.

I am curious because I just got the same set up and I want to use them for winter, but no spacers.

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      12-15-2010, 10:46 PM   #63
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Shit if thats your winter setup....whatthe hell is ur summer setup.
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      12-17-2010, 12:27 PM   #64
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So how are the M and those tires doing in light snow / ice / slush. As you can see, I live in Denver and I am debating on whether or not it is worth it to get a winter set up like yours. It snows here but most of the time it is 100% gone within 24 hrs.
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      12-17-2010, 12:34 PM   #65
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looks great man.
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      12-18-2010, 07:43 AM   #66
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looks good for winter
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