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      09-24-2011, 05:38 PM   #1
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show me your winter setup

I tried searching, but found no thread... post pics of your winter setup... please include wheel brand/style, wheel specs, offset, type of tires and your thoughts on how it works. Thanks!
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      09-24-2011, 09:38 PM   #2
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I tried searching, but found no thread... post pics of your winter setup... please include wheel brand/style, wheel specs, offset, type of tires and your thoughts on how it works. Thanks!
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      09-24-2011, 09:47 PM   #3
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Actually, a very valid post. Many of us who live in northern climates use our beasts in the snow. Problem is, the setups detract from the aggressive look, so no one bothers to take pics. I'll try to post mine as soon a I switch over. I use Dunlop M3 (!) snows and they are phenomenal.
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Actually, a very valid post. Many of us who live in northern climates use our beasts in the snow. Problem is, the setups detract from the aggressive look, so no one bothers to take pics. I'll try to post mine as soon a I switch over. I use Dunlop M3 (!) snows and they are phenomenal.
Translation: Most of us realize that people use their M3's in winter. The "you've got to be kidding me" was directed towards the OP's comment that he searched and found no pictures. There have been numerous winter tire threads...
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Current ride is staggered with 245s in front and 265s in back on factory 18s. Again with PA2s
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      09-25-2011, 03:08 PM   #7
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vredestein wintrac extreme. good tires. you need to know how to slide though...not for very deep snow
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Translation: Most of us realize that people use their M3's in winter. The "you've got to be kidding me" was directed towards the OP's comment that he searched and found no pictures. There have been numerous winter tire threads...
Correct, there have to be literally over a hundred threads for pics of snow setups (here, in the pics forum and main forum.) Generally leads to a lot of "this car is amazing in the snow with good tires" v "I'd never consider driving my baby in the snow" debates.

In order to not be a complete dick, here are some shots I have posted (a few dozen times) before...

OEM Style 219s with 245/40 Nokian Hakka Rs all around.







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Something cool about an M3 in the snow. cool ass pics dude!
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This topic seems to come up every approaching winter season, but here's mine. ZCP wheels in satin black wrapped in Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60 - 255/35/19 F, 275/35/19 R with 15/12mm spacers. Performed perfectly last winter season.





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      09-25-2011, 11:17 PM   #12
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full setup there. lowered + front-mounted shovel!
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      09-26-2011, 03:48 PM   #13
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Thanks for all the non-sarcastic posts... I found some pics while searching, but nothing consistent, as in not a lot of pictures or info in one place. You get alot of "what do you think of my winter setup" type posts, but three pages into it, all you have is one or two pics in the first post and criticism for the next 4 pages. Thanks again!
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last year i wanted to keep my 19 stock set up... i went with 275/35/19 245/35/19 conti all season DWS... they're the best all season for 19...i had the same on my e46 M3 and it ran like a champ....
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      09-27-2011, 06:10 PM   #16
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vise: thx for the link. I guess you need to know what to search for before searching. I was looking for the "show me your winter" and "winter tires / winter wheels" posts. Normally all the posts with tons of pics start with "show me your..." Thanks again.
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      09-27-2011, 06:14 PM   #17
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I'm a new M3 owner who came from a 335xi... as many photos and reviews as I can get. Trying to decide on a winter wheel/tire setup.

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I would cry if I ever see my car like this!
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I would cry if I ever see my car like this!
i would cry to see my car caged up in a garage all winter
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