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      08-27-2011, 11:17 AM   #45
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My bad! I was reading this thread because it is about snow tires and didn't notice that it is a 1M-specific thread. I drive a 135i. Tirerack.com assures me that I can fit 17" rims on my car...
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      08-27-2011, 01:22 PM   #46
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It seems studded tires are more common in ANC since the roads tend to ice up more often down there. Despite using studless winter tires for years without problem, I wonder if studded might be a better choice since the 1M seems to have traction problems even under optimal driving conditions.

Tirerack.com has a lot of winter packages for the M3 which presumably work on the 1M. Most, however, are 19" wheels. Not sure 255s on the rear would be a wise idea for winter conditions. I was considering the following:
I have these wheels in 18x9.5 and 18x8.5. I run 18" blizacks, Im going to use these for my 1M snow tires as long as they work.

I think the most cost effective route would be some 18"'s (square) and 18" blizacks.(SP?)
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      08-27-2011, 01:38 PM   #47
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I decided to go with 235/255 Blizzak LM-60 tires mounted on 19 x 8.5/9.5 VMR wheels. Our road conditions during the winter are actually decent (clear but very cold asphalt with limited amounts of ice), and I plan on driving the 1M only now and then during the winter months.
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      08-30-2011, 04:18 PM   #48
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If any one knows someone with a 135 or 3 series and wants a set of replica M6 wheels, black, let me know. The ones I ordered don't fit over the 1M front brakes.
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      08-31-2011, 01:39 PM   #49
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I just spoke to TireRack and they said they can't guarantee their Sport Edition A7's 18x9 would work up front. Should I just go with the recommended staggered package for now? I was really hoping for a square setup for winter.
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      08-31-2011, 03:07 PM   #50
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People at tire rack also told me they won't have some of the 19" rims in stock until mid November, at the earliest. This led me to source 19" wheels elsewhere.
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      08-31-2011, 04:29 PM   #51
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I just spoke to TireRack and they said they can't guarantee their Sport Edition A7's 18x9 would work up front. Should I just go with the recommended staggered package for now? I was really hoping for a square setup for winter.

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/Wheel...t+Grey+Painted

These are the whirls I used for my e46M3. I know they fit the 1m because I had to use them for 2 weeks when I ruined a wheel and Tire in June and had to wait for my dealer to order a 1m wheel & tire. They sit without spacers. I use Perelli Sotozeroes.

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http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/Wheel...t+Grey+Painted

These are the whirls I used for my e46M3. I know they fit the 1m because I had to use them for 2 weeks when I ruined a wheel and Tire in June and had to wait for my dealer to order a 1m wheel & tire. They sit without spacers. I use Perelli Sotozeroes.

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Great, so you went with 18x9's upfront then? No rubbing I assume?
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      08-31-2011, 05:02 PM   #53
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Great, so you went with 18x9's upfront then? No rubbing I assume?
No, It was a tight fit. I plan to order 12mm spacers for both front & back strictly for looks. The advantage is that the fit will not be so tight over the calipers.
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      09-01-2011, 02:33 AM   #54
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Hey there, as I will get my 1M under the christmas tree (and there's snow here in Belgium) I asked to get it directly with 18" ///M wheels and Michelin Pilot Alpin.
So I will let you know if they're secure or "Torque Holiday on Ice" despite winter tires........
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      09-20-2011, 03:25 PM   #55
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Based on the VMR VB3 on M3 :

18"x8.5" +20mm Front
18"x9.5" +22mm Rear

based on the calculation, the front will EXTEND 5mm outside.

Is that meaning the tire will rub?
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      09-20-2011, 03:56 PM   #56
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Based on the VMR VB3 on M3 :

18"x8.5" +20mm Front
18"x9.5" +22mm Rear

based on the calculation, the front will EXTEND 5mm outside.

Is that meaning the tire will rub?
5mm is approximately .20 of an inch i.e. 1/5th of an inch i.e. less than 1/4 an inch. not much. I think it may depend upon whether your car is lowered.
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      09-20-2011, 04:03 PM   #57
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Great, so you went with 18x9's upfront then? No rubbing I assume?
I am using 18" 9.5 for my track wheels with 265 tires. They have no rubbing issues so you have a lot of latitude with your narrower snow tires. The tightness is with the calipers not the fender-- Hence the spacers to bring it away from the calipers.

BTW this is making me realize why my family runs screaming when I get on my which tire and/or wheel should I buy obsession.

I'm now worrying about next years track/autox tires. This is why my late husband used to send me off to wing/beer night with the boys while he went to "tree Hugger" outdoorsman cr*p night.

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      09-20-2011, 07:29 PM   #58
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I made my 18x8" wheels fit over the front calipers by using a 12 mm spacer. Not very much room left (>5mm), but the wheel spins freely now. Tire order is next. Will show pics when completed and mounted.
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      09-20-2011, 09:32 PM   #59
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I'm I the only one that hasn't found this theard help full? I just like to know what 18" rims would fit the 1M for winter tires and ideally no the ugly one's on tireracks site.

Anyone??
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      09-20-2011, 10:12 PM   #60
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I'm I the only one that hasn't found this theard help full? I just like to know what 18" rims would fit the 1M for winter tires and ideally no the ugly one's on tireracks site.

Anyone??
I've always been fond of the stock anthracite 18" wheels that came on the E9x M3s. Pricey, though.
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      09-21-2011, 12:28 AM   #61
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I made my 18x8" wheels fit over the front calipers by using a 12 mm spacer. Not very much room left (>5mm), but the wheel spins freely now. Tire order is next. Will show pics when completed and mounted.
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What was the starting wheel offset of those 18X8 wheels before the 12MM spacers?

I was thinking of these in 18x8 +20mm

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The starting offset was 37 mm, front and rear.
Here is a photo of the front wheel, sans tire.
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I was thinking of these in 18x8 +20mm

What are these? Are you sure they would fit with the spacers?
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      09-21-2011, 10:30 PM   #64
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Has anyone tried 18" E46 M3 stock wheels? I'd like to use a set of all fronts with some spacers.
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What are these? Are you sure they would fit with the spacers?

Not sure. I figure a +20mm would keep the spoke off the caliper face.
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Has anyone tried 18" E46 M3 stock wheels? I'd like to use a set of all fronts with some spacers.
I have 2 left over from my E46. If it doesn't rain this weekend I'll try to summon up the energy to put them on an take a picture. Can't promise.

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