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Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension Yesterday, 10:53 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By LMC
[QUOTE=jimbo409;8496601]I am looking to buy a set...

[QUOTE=jimbo409;8496601]I am looking to buy a set of used rims.I have a 2001 325ci convertible.My question is how do you find the offst and what is backspacing /QUOTE]


For the basics of tires...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-27-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By LMC
I sold two cars -- 2009 Miata and 23005 M3 -- to...

I sold two cars -- 2009 Miata and 23005 M3 -- to buy my 2013 Boxster S two years ago. Yes, the 981s are wonderful -- superb handling and surprisingly practical.

I still miss my E46 M3... :(
Forum: General BMW 07-26-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By LMC
Very nice! Love that color! :thumbup:

Very nice! Love that color!

:thumbup:
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 07-24-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By LMC
I have exactly this situation going on myself. My...

I have exactly this situation going on myself. My 2004 Sprinter with 17,000 miles on it is now over 10 years old and has the OE Michelins on it still -- and probably has something like 80% of the...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 07-22-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By LMC
The offset of original equipment BMW wheels is on...

The offset of original equipment BMW wheels is on the wheel itself -- the back near the hub. The seller looks at the back of the wheel and copies down the info.

Style 71 wheels, assuming these are...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-22-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,047
Posted By LMC
Understand, but apparently only available for use...

Understand, but apparently only available for use with the M bumper..
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-21-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,047
Posted By LMC
The Zeta is shown on a non-M bumper, so you...

The Zeta is shown on a non-M bumper, so you should be good to go with that one.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 07-12-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By LMC
This all depends on how well you want to go in...

This all depends on how well you want to go in winter conditions. A set of dedicated winter tires no doubt will do better than all-seasons. Do you live or work in an area where the roads are not...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 06-30-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By LMC
Sure about those numbers? 17-inch fronts and...

Sure about those numbers? 17-inch fronts and 18-inch rears? Also those offsets are pretty high for BMWs...

:dunno:
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-07-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,140
Posted By LMC
Very odd indeed. My cousin's friend has a black...

Very odd indeed. My cousin's friend has a black X3 with black interior and it never seems to get hot. I wonder if the fact that he lives in northern Norway and only drives it in the winter could be a...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-07-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,067
Posted By LMC
No -- Mojave was discontinued for MY2015; you...

No -- Mojave was discontinued for MY2015; you will only see it on leftover 2014s or used X3s.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-05-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,047
Posted By LMC
Just for clarity to those reading this thread, we...

Just for clarity to those reading this thread, we have two different bumper protectors being discussed. Hopmac has found a couple of others, although I don't believe anyone has installed one yet.
...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-04-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,047
Posted By LMC
Got my rear bumper protector from NGP yesterday...

Got my rear bumper protector from NGP yesterday and installed it today. Great!

I was a little worried about language on their web site that they collect enough retail orders to make it worthwhile...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 06-04-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By LMC
They should fit fine -- the 225/45R-17 front and...

They should fit fine -- the 225/45R-17 front and 245/40R-17 rear fitment was the stock setup from the factory on the E36 M3.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-04-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By LMC
Yes, and I had it on my 2011 E91. Very nice...

Yes, and I had it on my 2011 E91. Very nice color. I obviously spend too much time looking at the German-language info :D -- in German the color is Rotbraun (Red-brown.)

Usually the translation of...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-03-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By LMC
Mocha is new for 2015. The two brown colors on...

Mocha is new for 2015. The two brown colors on the pre-facelift X3s were red-brown and Mojave.
Forum: Wheels and Tires 05-31-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 138
Posted By LMC
3 series compact spare

Copact spare tire T125/80R-17 on OE BMW steel wheel. $130 + shipping.

Continental CST17 compact spare tire. BMW 3.5 x 17 wheel. Vinyl cover. Purchased in 2005 when I owned my E46 M3. Used twice...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-25-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,047
Posted By LMC
Great news -- I ordered one a moment ago. ...

Great news -- I ordered one a moment ago.

And thanks to Ian Sanford for bringing this to our attention.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 05-22-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By LMC
This is the official line from BMW, at least in...

This is the official line from BMW, at least in recent years. On most BMWs (including yours, I think) there are no differences between front and rear wheels or tires that prevent you from rotating....
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-21-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 835
Posted By LMC
I stopped by my local dealership to inquire about...

I stopped by my local dealership to inquire about the tire-changing kit in a bag that I showed an illustration of above. Well, sorry I asked: Their asking price was just under $250 -- a 40% markup...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 05-21-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By LMC
Yes. Unless you park the car and take your...

Yes. Unless you park the car and take your jeep/the bus when it gets cold, you can't safely run PSS all year.

Gary's real diplomatic, isn't he? :D
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-18-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 835
Posted By LMC
Further investigation reveals one more choice on...

Further investigation reveals one more choice on tools. In addition to the round tray that fits into a spare wheel and can accomodate jack etc., BMW also offers what looks like a nice little kit in a...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-18-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 835
Posted By LMC
Yes, indeed, there are some choices in run flat...

Yes, indeed, there are some choices in run flat tires. This thread was meant more for discussion of options for those who want an alternative to runflat tires.

For The X Men: The page you link...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-18-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 835
Posted By LMC
I don't see a PS A/S3 ZP at either Tire Rack or...

I don't see a PS A/S3 ZP at either Tire Rack or Michelin web sites. Michelin does have some runflats, but not in this tire in a size for the X3 with 19s.

I decided that I did not want a compact...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-17-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 835
Posted By LMC
X3 compact or full spare?

I know this has been discussed quite a bit; my apologies if this specific angle has been covered -- I've not seen the info I'm looking for in a search...

As have others, I've ditched the runflats....
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