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      08-29-2008, 09:24 AM   #45
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I must have some Calgarian in me because mine just arrived!
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      08-29-2008, 09:55 AM   #46
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You can also have them delivered to your closest UPS customer pickup depot. For me - that is in Bellingham WA near Bellis Fair Mall. (2162 Midway LN). Then you just drive down and pick them up - convenient and no brokerage fees or delays.

Fill up the car, to save enough to pay for the gas driving dowm there (gasoline is 20% cheaper in the US), pick up some steaks and chicken at Cost Cutters on the way home. That way if the family questions where you have been just say "picking up the groceries"...

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      08-29-2008, 03:33 PM   #47
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Just getting the groceries...I like it! Just get a NEXXUS pass because the line ups have been STUPID long recently! That should change by the end of september.
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      08-29-2008, 10:43 PM   #48
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how do we organize a group buy ?
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WOW..

Thanks Everyone for all the great information. Looks like I will be ordering a set soon...

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      09-09-2008, 10:51 PM   #50
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Hi All,

Last night I decided to pickup some touch up paint nasty stone chip... Do not Drive on the 427....

I asked my SA about winter tire package which they just recieved the pricing on...

Holly cow $2900.00 RIM and ALLOY RIMS 17 inch....

I might just park it for the the winter...lol

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      09-09-2008, 11:05 PM   #51
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there's not going to be a way to get "steelies" on the 135 is there? I really don't want to spend tons of money on a set of rims that have a high chance of getting curbed/bent.
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      09-10-2008, 06:43 AM   #52
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Hi All,

Last night I decided to pickup some touch up paint nasty stone chip... Do not Drive on the 427....

I asked my SA about winter tire package which they just recieved the pricing on...

Holly cow $2900.00 RIM and ALLOY RIMS 17 inch....

I might just park it for the the winter...lol

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Mine quoted $2750 and I almost fell off my chair.
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      09-10-2008, 08:18 AM   #53
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For 2900$ we can find some nice winter beaters !
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      09-10-2008, 08:51 AM   #54
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2900$!!!! the stealership will get you every time

The package i am about the pull the trigger on is $1400 USD with tpms and shipping from tire rack
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      09-10-2008, 10:06 AM   #55
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Definitely buy through Gill @ TireRack. It is about 60% of that price after shipping, duty, brokerage and exchange to CAD for the 18's I got. 17's would even be cheaper.
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      09-10-2008, 11:06 PM   #56
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Definitely buy through Gill @ TireRack. It is about 60% of that price after shipping, duty, brokerage and exchange to CAD for the 18's I got. 17's would even be cheaper.
which 18"s are you getting? I am looking at some bridgestone lm-25s, 45s in the front and 45s in the back, so adding 5 and 10 to tyre wall heigh respectively... I am unsafely assuming it will be fine...

are you using your original wheels?

I certainly am planning on doing so... I have the road hazard coverage for canada as well, I am hoping/assuming/wondering that it will still cover my wheels over the winter even if I change the tyres...

any good reasons why not to use the original wheels over the winter?
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      09-10-2008, 11:25 PM   #57
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I have the road hazard coverage for canada as well, I am hoping/assuming/wondering that it will still cover my wheels over the winter even if I change the tyres...
According to my SA, the road hazard coverage on applies to tires & rims fitted by a BMW Dealer or BMW Authorised Third Party.

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      09-10-2008, 11:27 PM   #58
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Road Hazard coverage at all BMW dealers is not always the same. Mine, if I was told properly is not from BMW so it covers any tire/rim I put on the car. I will verify this... If I was told wrong, I will pass it on... I hope not though, because that was one of their selling points.

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      09-11-2008, 08:45 AM   #59
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I strongly suggest going with 17" winter wheels and tires. 18" for winter is really not required and kind of an overkill? For my 135, I got 17" Sport Edition KM11 with Dunlop WinterSport M3 from TireRack....from Gill.
do the 17s fit out of the box? I have 18s on the 135. Can I just install 17s without any mods??

I'm thinking of getting the M3s too from tirerack...
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      09-11-2008, 08:47 AM   #60
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how do we organize a group buy ?
I'm down for that. I have to pull the trigger soon. It was 5 degrees in MTL this morning. God damn!
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      09-11-2008, 11:13 AM   #61
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Also, does anyone know if the 18 inch winter tires will give more ground clearance?

I live in an area of Montreal where the streets are tight, and I have to go through an alley to park the 1.

More ground clearance would be great.
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      09-13-2008, 12:05 AM   #62
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which 18"s are you getting? I am looking at some bridgestone lm-25s, 45s in the front and 45s in the back, so adding 5 and 10 to tyre wall heigh respectively... I am unsafely assuming it will be fine...

are you using your original wheels?

I certainly am planning on doing so... I have the road hazard coverage for canada as well, I am hoping/assuming/wondering that it will still cover my wheels over the winter even if I change the tyres...

any good reasons why not to use the original wheels over the winter?
I bought the ASA AR2's in 18x8 and put 225/40/18's all around.
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      09-15-2008, 06:53 AM   #63
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Pardon my ignorance, but with Tirerack, who puts your tires on? A local intsaller for Tirerack, or you choose one on your own?

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      09-15-2008, 08:09 AM   #64
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Pardon my ignorance, but with Tirerack, who puts your tires on? A local intsaller for Tirerack, or you choose one on your own?

Thanks.

You chose one but ... best thing is to do it your self (15 min ...30 with a beer)
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      09-15-2008, 08:48 AM   #65
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You chose one but ... best thing is to do it your self (15 min ...30 with a beer)
Jesus, I didn't buy a BMW so I could change my own tires!
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      09-15-2008, 10:14 AM   #66
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Tirerack has "recommended installers" on the website but I think they are only in the USA not Canada. One thing to note...I bought a new set of tires for my old car thru tirerack last year (incredible price) and brought them up to Vancouver. I drove to the local tire store and they refused to instal the tires as I didn't by them from that store. I called around and one other store said the same thing but I found one store that would instal. He asked if I got them in the US and he happily put them on. He said he was getting lots of business just like me so he was making $$ on the installs.
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