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Old 12-23-2012, 07:29 PM
Escaflowne Escaflowne is offline
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Mein Auto: 2003 Z4 3.0i
2003 Z4 3.0i wheels/tires question

Hello everyone, I purchased my z4 a few months ago in KY, and have since moved back to WI. I need to purchase winter tires but it seems impossible to find any for my current 225/40ZR18SL (Front) / 255/35ZR18SL (Rear). I went to Tires plus and Discount tire, both said they couldn't order anything. I was planning to put winters on my current OEM 18" and then buy another set of wheels/summer tires later, but it seems I have to buy a set of 17" wheels now in order to get winter tires.

My previous vehicle was a 2004 Mustang GT, I always just went to discount tire in TX/KY and purchased tires/had them installed there.

I've never had two dedicated sets of wheels/tires before for summer/winter, but since I apparently have to get a set of 17" to get any snow tires I'm going to do that, and keep my 18" for the summer, I've never used tirerack/etc before, so no idea what do look for as far as a new set of 17' wheels if anyone could suggest a reputable brand/wheel I would appreciate it.

So basically I have my 18" OEM wheels now, which need a new set of tires anyway, so going to put a new set of tires on them and store them until summer (

And I need a set of 17" wheels so that I can get some winter tires for now (I was thinking the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25 RFT's?).

It just seems crazy that I cant get winter tires for my 18" wheels? is this right, seems so complicated that I have to order a set of 17" wheels, a set of winter tires, a set of summer tires, get them all shipped to my house? or some installation facility? put the 17" with winters on, get the new tires on the 18", and then coordinate with a friend to transport my now additional set of wheels since I certainly cant fit them in my z4 ha. Just seems like such a pain in the butt, but oh well.
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