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      01-09-2010, 10:57 PM   #1
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Bronze TE37s in 19"

After 7 1/2 months, they finally arrived. I had conflicting info on whether Rays would make a one off set, but they will. You will just have to wait a while, but they will get done. I placed the order through Hunter @ Bulletproofautomotive. Hunter's customer service is outstanding and I highly recommend him. I cannot wait to get these on my car (2008 IB E90 M3), but with the crappy weather in VA and my work schedule, it may wait until Feb.

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Front: 19 x 9.5 +22
Rear: 19 x 10.5 +22

If anyone who has put on TE37s on their M3 can let me know if the Volk valve stems are compatible with the TPMS, I'd greatly appreciated it.





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      01-10-2010, 12:02 AM   #2
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Those look incredible! What tires are you going to use?

Do you have a preferred shop in the area? I may need to rebalance my front winters and would like recommendations for a very good shop...
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      01-10-2010, 03:12 AM   #3
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wow, didn't know they come in bronze, I have a set in flat black. Stems that work with TPMS are included when you purchases the sensors, TPMS and valve stem acts as an unit including the cap that tightens the sensor against the inner surface of wheel. So if you received regular valve stems, they will not work.

I'm sure bronze TEs will look sweet on your IB, can't wait for installed pictures.
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Those bronze wheels are gorgeous.

There is nothing better than opening a large box, and seeing something like these TE37's.

Volk wheels are top shelf.
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Looks sick, post up the pics after install soon
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TE37s never get old
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Those look incredible! What tires are you going to use?

Do you have a preferred shop in the area? I may need to rebalance my front winters and would like recommendations for a very good shop...

Everyone, thanks for the compliments. TE37s in bronze are my favorite wheel, especially with the concavity.

For tires, I think I may be using 275/30-19 for the front and I am going to try a 305/30-19 for the back. I have heard there is a good chance I will get some rubbing, but I already own some 305/30-19s anyway, so I will give it a try. My car is not lowered, but I may need to do it once I see how it looks with the 19s on. I may also need to play around with the camber.

In terms of tire mounting and balancing, I use tirevan. They come straight to my house with a truck containing all the equipment needed to mount and balance tires. I have used them 4 or 5 times in the past and they are very good. I think they only serve the northern VA region, but give them a call. You can find them at tirevan.com. You don't even need to be home for them to do the work A few years back I got a flat, called them the next morning and when I got home, a new tire was on the car. Their rates are very reasonable and it certainly is worth the convenience.
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wow, didn't know they come in bronze, I have a set in flat black. Stems that work with TPMS are included when you purchases the sensors, TPMS and valve stem acts as an unit including the cap that tightens the sensor against the inner surface of wheel. So if you received regular valve stems, they will not work.

I'm sure bronze TEs will look sweet on your IB, can't wait for installed pictures.

Thanks for the compliments. I will certainly get up some photos once installed. Although bronze is one of their standard colors, the wheels were a special order. It just takes alot of patience to get them. I ordered them in late May and just received them last week. As far as I know, this may be the only bronze set for the E90/92 M3 made in 19.

Thanks for the info on the valve stems. I'll be visiting the dealer this week.
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Thanks for the info on the valve stems. I'll be visiting the dealer this week.
There's a very good chance the dealer will be expensive. Alternatively go to www.getbwmparts.com (Tischer's internet warehouse) and order there. If you can wait until tomorrow, I can send you the correct part numbers, I bought these in Dec and have the numbers at work.
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There's a very good chance the dealer will be expensive. Alternatively go to www.getbwmparts.com (Tischer's internet warehouse) and order there. If you can wait until tomorrow, I can send you the correct part numbers, I bought these in Dec and have the numbers at work.
Thanks, I'll wait for the part numbers. Much appreciated.
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Congrats.
These are gorgeous.
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I can't wait to see them on your car. Good choice!
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These bronze are just stunning..... can't wait to see on your car.
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Looking good!!

You also need matching flat center cap to finish off.
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Valve part number: 36111095375
$11.74 at Tischer (getbmwparts.com)
The valve comes complete with cap, valve body (including dill pin), sensor-side pre-loctited screw and a little metal rod used to hold it in place when screwing into the wheel.


And in case someone needs it, the part number for 2008/2009 TPMS sensor is: 36236781847. I bought a set of used sensors off the E90 board.
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Great color choice for those wheels. Looking forward to seeing them on the car.
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nice!
cant wait to see them mounted on the car!
post an update asap
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I looked at my Volk valve stems again, and I don't think there is any way you can use them with the TPMS sensors. Congrats on the TE-37s. I still love mine.
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      01-11-2010, 08:47 PM   #20
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Thanks adc for the part #s.

King Tut, thanks for the info. I also confirmed from a reliable source that I cannot use the supplied valve stems for TPMS so I need to get the ones from BMW.

I will certainly post some pics once they wheels are on. Anyone have recommendations for the front tire size? I am hoping to use 275/30-19.
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Thanks adc for the part #s.
No problem - I'd like to check out your wheels in person at some point, perhaps we can meet somewhere for lunch or weekend.
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      01-11-2010, 10:16 PM   #22
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275/30 is cutting it close, i am running 265/35 and my best guess is that any bigger "might" rub on the inside plastic shield in the wheel well but it might depend on what tires you go with. I am interested to see if a 275/35 or 30 will clear.

What size rear tires are you looking at? 295/30/19 is perfect but might rub with a full car at highway bumps against the fender lip on the tire sidewall but it looks great and decreases wheel gap without suspension work.

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