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Old 11-17-2014, 02:52 PM
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Need votes to choose rims for winter

So I'm really having a hard time choosing so need help. I was originally planning on purchasing a set of continental extremecontact dws all season for my 403m wheels to get through this NYC winter. I drive maybe 3-4 days a week.

But now I've been getting some good deals on 17inch wheels . I have a 335i xDrive m sports package on estoril blue, and I'm really wondering how much I'll be sacrificing in style /looks for my car if I go with the 17 inch rims. I have 2 offers:

Idk the model for the first set but it has literally no scratches and 90% tire tread- whole set with tires for only $500.

Second one is style 285 which is mounted on the white BMW in the pic below in brand new condition. Comes with also around 90% tire tread remaining but whole set for $1000.


I really wanted 18inch but then I would be spending another $1000 at least on top.

Both sets come with contipro contact all season rft and tpms.

If I go with the continental extreme contact dws for my 403m, I'll be spending $1000 from tire rack with road hazard protection and installation.

So what do you guys think? Should I take the jump down to 17inch despite how ugly it looks and if yes then which set you guys think looks better?


Thanks a lot for reading!
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Old 11-17-2014, 02:56 PM
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Can't attach the second pic on the original post for some reason on my phone bit here it is.

And one more thing I forgot to mention. I have cameras on my 403m wheels so I'm guessing I won't be able to use those on this wheel, correct?
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Old 11-17-2014, 03:24 PM
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They are for winter, go the least expensive route possible. Chances are they will get some road damage before winter is over. Salt and potholes equals 17 inch and $500. JMO
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Old 11-17-2014, 04:23 PM
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They are for winter, go the least expensive route possible. Chances are they will get some road damage before winter is over. Salt and potholes equals 17 inch and $500. JMO
Thanks for your opinion. And yes it's just to get through the NYC winter until the temperature hits like the 50s so I can use my Bridgestone potenza s001 again
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Old 11-17-2014, 05:35 PM
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Can't attach the second pic on the original post for some reason on my phone bit here it is.

And one more thing I forgot to mention. I have cameras on my 403m wheels so I'm guessing I won't be able to use those on this wheel, correct?
Cameras on the wheels . I think you are mistaken. I believe they are on the fender.

If you care about looks I would go with the 18 inch choice. Will the 17 inch set even fit over your brakes? 17s would be cheaper and might perform better in the snow, but I don't think it would be a huge difference. I run 18s and they have been fine the last couple of winters.
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$500 17"ers without a doubt as long as they'll clear the brakes and I'm inclined to think they will.
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Old 11-17-2014, 07:57 PM
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I don't have m sport brakes, just the regular one it comes with. Shouldn't it fit ?

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I don't have m sport brakes, just the regular one it comes with. Shouldn't it fit ?
For some reason I thought I read that you had M sport brakes. I checked Tire Rack and they have 17 inch packages for your car so I'm assuming they will fit. Sorry for bad info.
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For some reason I thought I read that you had M sport brakes. I checked Tire Rack and they have 17 inch packages for your car so I'm assuming they will fit. Sorry for bad info.
no problem, thanks for your input tho
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Old 11-17-2014, 10:37 PM
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So i bought the 17" first set for 500.. in excellent condition but wheel gap looks HORRIBLE. Ride quality is much better obviously but this wheel gap hurts lol. Put them on already. At least I'm good to get through the winter and keeping my 403m safe for now. And i don't think I could've gotten such a good deal for pretty much new tires+stock rims for 500.
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