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Old 09-02-2013, 01:45 PM
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Anyone have a used set of winter tires and Rims for 2013 ah3?? I wanna buy it for the upcoming winter. Thanks!!


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Old 09-02-2013, 02:16 PM
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Anyone have a used set of winter tires and Rims for 2013 ah3?? I wanna buy it for the upcoming winter. Thanks!!


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Sure...You are welcome to come to the house for a trial fit to confirm they clear your front brakes.

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Old 09-03-2013, 03:25 PM
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Sure...You are welcome to come to the house for a trial fit to confirm they clear your front brakes.

http://www.bmwcca.org/classifieds/listings.php?id=7461
Thanks for reply. I believe the ah3 needs 18 inch rims.. If anyone has a cheap set of used rims and winter tires please pm me. Thanks


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Thanks for reply. I believe the ah3 needs 18 inch rims.. If anyone has a cheap set of used rims and winter tires please pm me. Thanks


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No, it's a matter of the brakes clearing and some 17" wheels fit. My OZ's are designed for racing setups such as big brakes, very light weight wheel. With you being semi-local, I offered that you can come to my house for a trial fit.
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Old 09-04-2013, 10:46 AM
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Will 225/40-18 fit a base activehybrid ?? Tire rack states the recommended size is 225/45-18. Sorry I'm a newbie when it comes to rims and tires. This is for a winter setup. Thank you!!


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Old 09-04-2013, 11:03 AM
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Will 225/40-18 fit a base activehybrid ?? Tire rack states the recommended size is 225/45-18. Sorry I'm a newbie when it comes to rims and tires. This is for a winter setup. Thank you!!


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They will fit but the tires are not the correct size.


Essentially the tires will not be as thick (less sidewall) and so the overall diameter of the wheel & tire would be smaller than it should.

Just get a set of 225/45R18 as Tire Rack suggests.
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Old 09-06-2013, 03:26 PM
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Old 09-08-2013, 04:33 AM
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Speaking about wheels, one thing that was brought to my attention is that there are some wheels that are more likely to corrode than others, from salt used in the winter, including (especially?) the fancier more expensive wheels. Something to consider.
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Old 09-08-2013, 08:36 AM
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I ordered the Sport Edition A7 17x7.5 wheels and Michelin X-Ice tires in 225/50R-17. The tirerack.com site said it would take 2-12 weeks to ship to my APO address, but they arrived on Friday--less than a week after ordering them. I have to pick them up from the post office tomorrow.
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Old 09-08-2013, 08:56 AM
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Speaking about wheels, one thing that was brought to my attention is that there are some wheels that are more likely to corrode than others, from salt used in the winter, including (especially?) the fancier more expensive wheels. Something to consider.
BMW wheels are prone to this, btw. And Toyota wheels.

The problem seems particularly acute with liquid de-icer (usually calcium chloride or magnesium chloride), but I have no experience with regular salt. Any damage to the lacquer finish of the wheels, even age-cracking of the finish, allows access to the splashed-up de-icer.
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Old 09-08-2013, 09:01 AM
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Tire Rack has non run flat 225/45 Michelin PA3's for $594 after rebate. Gotta add shipping to that price of course. Gonna try and sell my P7 A/S and put the Michelin PA3's on my stock 18" Sportline wheels. I'll have my PSS's for summer and nice winter set.

Edit: Just ordered them, about $650 shipped. Not bad for a nice set of winters.
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Old 09-08-2013, 09:08 AM
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I have a AH3 with 19's.
I bought 18" rims (17 would not clear brakes).
Avant Garde 310 and X-ice 3. The michelin tires are supposed to be better than the blizzaks, and they have a tread life warranty, which most winter tires don't have.
It looks as though the Axis wheels on on tire rack are very similar to the avant garde wheels, and they are cheaper.
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Old 09-08-2013, 12:54 PM
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BMW wheels are prone to this, btw. And Toyota wheels.

The problem seems particularly acute with liquid de-icer (usually calcium chloride or magnesium chloride), but I have no experience with regular salt. Any damage to the lacquer finish of the wheels, even age-cracking of the finish, allows access to the splashed-up de-icer.
So....what would be good winter wheels that won't corrode? I live in the snow belt area of Cleveland, Ohio....terrible winters. I have had absolute nightmares with "winter" aftermarket wheels that would corrode after a winter or two and continually cause flats due to the rim corrosion. One winter I had 8 flats! So....what is the suggestion? I'm probably going to order through Tire Rack. The tires are easy....it's the wheels I need advice on.


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So....what would be good winter wheels that won't corrode? I live in the snow belt area of Cleveland, Ohio....terrible winters. I have had absolute nightmares with "winter" aftermarket wheels that would corrode after a winter or two and continually cause flats due to the rim corrosion. One winter I had 8 flats! So....what is the suggestion? I'm probably going to order through Tire Rack. The tires are easy....it's the wheels I need advice on.


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Wow, that sucks. I've lived in Minnesota almost my entire life and have never heard of a wheel failing due too corrosion from de-icing chemicals. I guess no matter the wheel you pick, it is obviously a good idea to wash them more during the winter. Especially after a storm when the DOT has used a lot of salt/chemicals.
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So....what would be good winter wheels that won't corrode? I live in the snow belt area of Cleveland, Ohio....terrible winters. I have had absolute nightmares with "winter" aftermarket wheels that would corrode after a winter or two and continually cause flats due to the rim corrosion. One winter I had 8 flats! So....what is the suggestion? I'm probably going to order through Tire Rack. The tires are easy....it's the wheels I need advice on.


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18x8 rims.
225/45/18 tires

Go to tire rack, click on winter wheel and tire sets.
Select the tires that you want, then it will advance you to the wheel page.
Pick one that you like, and buy them.

I would say that a painted finish would stand up to salt better than a machined finish.
Black rims look like crap in my opinion, so I would say go with silver, or hyper silver.
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Also, you can click on the description and see how the wheel is made. Gravity cast is the cheapest. Then low-pressure cast, then high pressure cast, then forged.
Cast wheels start at about $75 each, while a forged wheel is probably going to start at $300+, and can be as much as $2000 each, or more.

I would not drop coin on forged wheels for winter.
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I read the wheels with the shiny chrome finish are most prone to corrosion. Best to just ask the people at tire rack or wherever you buy. See if they have any with a warranty covering corrosion.
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Winter wheels and tires : which to choose?

Thanks for all of the winter wheel advice....I'll definitely ask the guys at Tire Rack.


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I got 16X7.5" A7's with Blizzak WS60s from tirerack for my wifes 325xi. It was $826 shipped. It is unparalled performance in the snow. As far as esthetics you can get the BMW emblem and change them out but we never did. I change them out myself, takes 45 minutes max. Make sure you get a torque wrench.

I just priced it out there for the 428 xDrive and at current prices with shipping it's $960. Money well spent IMO.

Again I just can't emphasize the difference in performance by having designated winter wheels and tires.
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It's true that winter tires don't even compare to even the best all-season tires for snow and ice traction. I'm looking at the WS70 but I'm torn between performance tires for a firmer ride, or a wobbly ride with the (best snow and ice performing) WS70...

Also can't get over the idea of having a summer tire/wheel in the trunk as a spare tire...
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Looks like the Pirelli Sottozero RFT winter tire is available in 19" if anyone is interested.

Im currently looking for winter tires/wheels for a 435i and am debating the 18 vs 19 question as well as RFT or not .... Thoughts?
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I'm going non-RFT mainly because of snow and ice traction. Non-RFT tires are always better rated according my researches. However it kills me to have to use a summer wheel/tire as a spare in my trunk...
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I have the 704 sport suspension on my 2013 Sport Line F30 and am thinking about installing H&R Sport springs as well. Would my winter tire/wheel options be any different if I decide to get the H&R's? Secondly, does having the 704 suspension affect my options?

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Old 09-23-2013, 04:19 PM
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I have the 704 sport suspension on my 2013 Sport Line F30 and am thinking about installing H&R Sport springs as well. Would my winter tire/wheel options be any different if I decide to get the H&R's? Secondly, does having the 704 suspension affect my options?

Thanks!

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Nope and nope.

I am actually looking forward to my winters this year. Last year, before lowering it looked like a 4x4 lol.
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