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      09-20-2011, 03:13 PM   #1
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17" Winter Wheels! What does Gill like?

I thought I might list a few of my favorite winter wheels for the upcoming season. People frequently ask me what wheels they should get, so here are a few of my favorites for the 1 series and why. (This is solely my opinion and opinions vary.)

The Sport Edition KM11 is back for 2013. The color is a near perfect match for a 35% tint and the tail pipes. It takes BMW center caps and has a concave design that looks great. This is the wheel I run for the winter. This will be the first wheel we sell out of, mark my words. Get them soon if you like them!!



The Sport Edition A8. New for this winter. Nice design, easy to keep clean, great price. It also takes the BMW caps. It's offered in Silver and Gunmetal (grey.)



The Sport Edition F10. Great value, easy to keep clean, slightly concave and takes BMW caps. Popular choice.


Anzio Turn. A new selection for 2013-2014. Available in Silver and Black.



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      09-21-2011, 11:24 AM   #2
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Awesome, Gill - thanks for posting. I'm going with the KM11 for my black sapphire 135i coupe. I just left you a vm at work to discuss some winter packages.
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+1 for the KM11!
I'm planning on getting these in 18" for my Z435is. I searched this rim like crazy to see how they would look and found plenty of you 1er fans sporting them a few years back. They really are a great looking rim. Hopefully they will look just as good on the Z as they do one the 1er.
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MODA EB1 is 17x8 et35
Will the 35 offset fit the 128i without any rubbing? I'd like to use 235 tire front and back
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Gill.. I purchased sport edition F10s from you last year and am considering using them on my wife's '11 328i this winter, would you recommend for spacers in order to run them on her 3?

Rims are Sport Edition F10, 17x8" et40, machined face on black, Dunlop wintersport 3d 225/45R17
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Hey Gill,

We spoke on the phone the other day and somehow misplaced the tires that you also suggested. I believe they were blizzaks, but cant remember the actual tire size that you recommended.
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Gill.. I purchased sport edition F10s from you last year and am considering using them on my wife's '11 328i this winter, would you recommend for spacers in order to run them on her 3?

Rims are Sport Edition F10, 17x8" et40, machined face on black, Dunlop wintersport 3d 225/45R17
No spacers needed for that.
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Hey Gill,

We spoke on the phone the other day and somehow misplaced the tires that you also suggested. I believe they were blizzaks, but cant remember the actual tire size that you recommended.
205/50R17, 215/45R17 and 225/45R17 all work.
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No spacers needed for that.
That's what I figured, might look a bit sunk in but that's acceptable for a winter setup. Thanks for the reply!
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205/50R17, 215/45R17 and 225/45R17 all work.
alright I think I recall you saying that you ran 225s and suggested those right? these were also the ws70s correct?

thanks in advance, going to purchase soon if you think the KM11s will sell out
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alright I think I recall you saying that you ran 225s and suggested those right? these were also the ws70s correct?

thanks in advance, going to purchase soon if you think the KM11s will sell out
the skinnier the tire the better... I went with 225s and a "performance winter tire" instead of 205s or 215s in a studless snow tire because the midwest doesn't usually see too much snow. Not sure how it is where you are, or how quickly the city is able to clean up.
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These Elbrus Wheels look pretty good! If I ever had the need to buy a winter setup in Sunny SoCal, these would probably be my first choice in 17's.

Nice recommendations!

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      09-26-2011, 06:33 PM   #13
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The KM11's with SGM look like this: (Blizzak LM25's in 225-45/17)
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look good...gill how much do these wheels run?
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      09-26-2011, 10:20 PM   #15
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just ordered a set of KM11s and winter tires and then saw this thread... Looks like those wheels are gonna look damn good for a winter setup
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Not to jack the thread but i figure since its a thread bout winter wheels. I have a set of 4 215/50/17 Conti Extreme Winter Contact snow tires with 95% of their tread left. Anyone interested lemme know
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Gill,
will the MODA EB1 17x8 work on 128i?
I'm planning to order 235/45 tires.

Thanks.
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Those look nice kja325ci^^

I decided to go with 18x8 ET40 Sport Edition KM11 and 225/40/18 winter tires. I'm going to run them on my lowered BSM 1er coupe - will be sure to post some pics after install. Thanks for the great service, Gill at Tire Rack.
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look good...gill how much do these wheels run?
17" = $128 each

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Gill,
will the MODA EB1 17x8 work on 128i?
I'm planning to order 235/45 tires.

Thanks.
Yes.
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Of course the KM-11s are availble againafter I searched hi and low for them last year I settled for the A7s. Oh well
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So i got home from work today and look what arrived

Thanks Gill for the super fast turnaround. Ordered monday night, got here today! Def recommend Tire Rack guys.

Tires: Pirelli Snowsport 240 205/50/17 V-Rated
Wheels: Sport Edition KM11 17x8

Really interested to see how these tires perform in high speed/cold-dry conditions, as well as snow ofcourse..
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Just saw this thread for the first time, I appreciate the list. Thanks -

Do you have offset info for these wheels as well? I'm sure they'll all fit or you wouldn't mention them, however knowing the offset would be helpful in choosing.
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