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Old 11-21-2010, 06:27 AM
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These are my "Ugly" Chinese made cheepo black winter wheels from the Tirerack. I've gotten quite a few compliments on them.


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Old 11-21-2010, 07:21 AM
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Old 11-21-2010, 07:43 AM
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I looked at these black rims and the TRMotorsport MT1s; found the latter to be better made and much lighter - though of course more expensive. My view is that I am driving on snows for more than one-third of the time (from December through early April), and so it's worth making a bit of an investment. Besides, it's like putting on a different outfit for the winter - it's fun. Will post photos when making the change early next month.
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Old 11-21-2010, 08:40 AM
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I looked at these black rims and the TRMotorsport MT1s; found the latter to be better made and much lighter - though of course more expensive. My view is that I am driving on snows for more than one-third of the time (from December through early April), and so it's worth making a bit of an investment. Besides, it's like putting on a different outfit for the winter - it's fun. Will post photos when making the change early next month.
How much were they? What's the difference in weight? Mine were only $149 each.
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Old 11-21-2010, 09:34 AM
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Kocsis, are you using any local tire shop or the dealer? I have used 2 shops one in Broookline and one in Newton, but sometimes they screw up big times: once they put the wrong screws in and forgot the spacers. I found the dealer, at least one in Sudbury, to be more reliable
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Old 11-21-2010, 10:05 AM
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On Friday 11.19.10 I ordered BMW Style 350M wheels 18x8 for 25% off. $1309 for 4 plus shipping from BMW of Newport Rhode Island. $327 per wheel. They will ship in 3 days. Great deal on very cool wheels. I am mounting Dunlop Winter Sport 3D tires form Tire Rack on them. I paid a very slight premium over the BMW wheel and tire package for the 550i which is no longer available. More expensive than Chinese wheels but worth it to me. Plus the resale vale with BMW wheels is much better.
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Old 11-21-2010, 10:08 AM
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These are my "Ugly" Chinese made cheepo black winter wheels from the Tirerack. I've gotten quite a few compliments on them.


By richschneid at 2010-11-21
The wheels certainly look cool on Rich's f10. He needs the black kidney grills for winter use to complete his agressive new look.
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Old 11-21-2010, 11:02 AM
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Kocsis, are you using any local tire shop or the dealer? I have used 2 shops one in Broookline and one in Newton, but sometimes they screw up big times: once they put the wrong screws in and forgot the spacers. I found the dealer, at least one in Sudbury, to be more reliable
I use Direct Tire in Watertown. They're great, and just slightly more than Tirerack - but then you don't pay shipping (but pay tax)....on a 4 wheel/tire package it comes out about $100-150 more, which to me is worth it. They also do free tire changes spring and fall.
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Old 11-21-2010, 11:04 AM
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How much were they? What's the difference in weight? Mine were only $149 each.
Mine were almost double. Weight little over 18 lbs. Yours look great, though.
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Old 11-21-2010, 11:19 AM
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I use Direct Tire in Watertown. They're great, and just slightly more than Tirerack - but then you don't pay shipping (but pay tax)....on a 4 wheel/tire package it comes out about $100-150 more, which to me is worth it. They also do free tire changes spring and fall.
I was just talking about mounting the tires not buying them there. I have to switch on e60 first and then get a set for f10. I know tirerack does testing to make sure the wheels fit (clear the breaks and stuff) you trust those guys enough for that?
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Old 11-21-2010, 03:21 PM
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For my 535i Sport I went with the BMW snow tire and wheel package for $495 per wheel. They are Dunlop Winter Sport 3D and style 17" 327. Tires are good and the rims are decent but not as nice as my summer 331s. I went with the lowest cost OEM route for winter. Installation at the dealer was $63.50 total.
Likewise. And with the BMW CCA discount, it was around $1900, including tax. $70 for installation.
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:26 AM
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These are my "Ugly" Chinese made cheepo black winter wheels from the Tirerack. I've gotten quite a few compliments on them.


By richschneid at 2010-11-21
Those look cool. Now you need some window tint. (3M 35 would complete the look)
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:48 AM
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On Friday 11.19.10 I ordered BMW Style 350M wheels 18x8 for 25% off. $1309 for 4 plus shipping from BMW of Newport Rhode Island. $327 per wheel. They will ship in 3 days. Great deal on very cool wheels. I am mounting Dunlop Winter Sport 3D tires form Tire Rack on them. I paid a very slight premium over the BMW wheel and tire package for the 550i which is no longer available. More expensive than Chinese wheels but worth it to me. Plus the resale vale with BMW wheels is much better.
pharding...If I'm not mistaken didn't you get the wheel/tire insurance package? If so, does the winter package that you purchased qualify to be covered under the policy?
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Old 11-22-2010, 12:58 PM
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Just to clarify one point: Is it true that wheels from the 2008 535 will NOT fit a 2011 535?

I have a winter set for my 2008 535 that I'd love to use on the new 2011 when it arrives and not have to shell out more cash...

The dealer in Calgary said they wouldn't but didn't seem very confident in their advice.

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Old 11-22-2010, 01:39 PM
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I also have e60 535 sport and when I was thinking of getting f10 535 sport, I asked that of tirerack, they said those wheels will not fit since f10 has bigger brakes. That contributed to my decision of getting 550. To make sure, get the offsets of the wheels you have and ask tirerack since I don't know if you have sport or not and stuff
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Old 11-22-2010, 02:31 PM
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Just to clarify one point: Is it true that wheels from the 2008 535 will NOT fit a 2011 535?

I have a winter set for my 2008 535 that I'd love to use on the new 2011 when it arrives and not have to shell out more cash...

The dealer in Calgary said they wouldn't but didn't seem very confident in their advice.

thanks!
I had a 2008 BMW 535i SPORT and the tires do NOT fit on my 2011 535i SPORT PKG. NOR will they fit on purchased 18" wheels. I verified this with both tirerack AND BMW.
I am not sure about the non-sport package equipped vehicles.
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Thanks DXK and dnemer. My current 2008 535xi has the sport package and so does the new 2011 535xdrive.

So I guess I have a nice set of 2008 wheels and winter tires to sell now!

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Old 11-22-2010, 03:44 PM
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Okay, what I said only applies to rwd cars, not awd. I would guess it's the same deal, but I have no direct knowledge of that.
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Old 11-23-2010, 01:01 AM
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and Tirerack has only ONE 17" wheel for the 17" tires that fit the vehicle. (not attractive wheels, but cheapest option.)

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/Wheel...XL&qty_front=4
The Rial wheel is made in Germany and has a 5-yr finish warranty. I think this is a quality product at a VERY reasonable price. Get it now before they sell out for this winter.
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Old 12-01-2010, 09:06 AM
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Watch out for winter tires made in China. Just read an article in German mag, that ADAC (our AAA) tested European made vs. Chinese made winter tires and the car going at 70 km/hour stopped in 65 meters with western European made tires while the same car with Chinese made tires stopped in 100 meters. Also, the winter tires should not be older than 3-4 years.
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Watch out for winter tires made in China. Just read an article in German mag, that ADAC (our AAA) tested European made vs. Chinese made winter tires and the car going at 70 km/hour stopped in 65 meters with western European made tires while the same car with Chinese made tires stopped in 100 meters. Also, the winter tires should not be older than 3-4 years.
Avoid any Chinese tires at this point.

Oh, and the ADAC is like AAA on Steroids, HGH and Amphetamines.
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Checked my Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25 performance RFT snow tires and they say "Made in Japan". So I guess I am safe and the were worth $254 each. I highly reccommend them, they handle and grip great in the dry.
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Old 12-03-2010, 05:13 AM
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Anybody have any suggestions on where I should sell a set of tires that I had on my 2008 535i sport? They do not fit my F10. Can I list them somewhere on this site?

(I don't want to list them on Craigslist or eBay--don't want to deal with the scammers.)

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front: 245-40-18
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less than 3000 miles. Perfect condition, no plugs or damage.
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I sell my old stuff on the for sale sections of Bimmerfest, 5 post, 5 Series Forums. You need to calculate shipping because people will ask.
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Old 12-03-2010, 05:39 AM
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I sell my old stuff on the for sale sections of Bimmerfest, 5 post, 5 Series Forums. You need to calculate shipping because people will ask.
Thanks. After your reply, I was able to find the wheels & tires classified section of the Bimmerfest. I will list them there. I paid $151 each plus tax and shipping for the fronts and $219 each plus tax and shipping for the rears. (without tax, they cost me $828.) They are virtually new.

What do you think I should list them at? (Also, I have no idea how much they would cost to ship in the domestic US...maybe $80 UPS Ground. (I don't think they would have to be boxed--just wrapped with tape and shipping label.)


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