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Old 09-19-2004, 09:40 PM
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winter rims/tires for 4.8iS??

Anyone know of some possible winter rim/tire combos for a 2004 4.8iS?
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Old 09-27-2004, 04:38 PM
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You've only got a few options because of those huge brakes in the front. BMW offers a special Style 99 wheel that was available for the 4.6is and works with the 4.8is. You might want to check out www.tirerack.com for other possibilities. If I were you I would stick with the BMW wheels but there are a few alternatives if they don't float your boat.

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Some have reported that the Style 69's will also work, but the clearance is paper thin. As Kevin indicated, the Style 99's are probably your best option.
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According to Crevier BMW Parts

the ETK says style 74 and style 69 are recommended for the 2004 4.8is.

I'm not a big fan of 74, but 69 (no puns please) are ok. I've heard of many people putting style 99 on their 4.6is but not heard of anyone putting those on a 4.8is yet.

The package the TireRack sell is ok, but looks like a major pain to keep clean.
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I believe that the brake diameter is the same on the 4.6is and the 4.8is
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You've only got a few options because of those huge brakes in the front. BMW offers a special Style 99 wheel that was available for the 4.6is and works with the 4.8is. You might want to check out www.tirerack.com for other possibilities. If I were you I would stick with the BMW wheels but there are a few alternatives if they don't float your boat.

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Agree w/ Chris, here is a pic of the style 99 with Dunlop Wintersports M3 (265/55/18). IMO, I prefer style 69 over 99 but then again 69 might not clear the brake calipers of 4.6/4.8.

A few other tires to consider are the Blizzak LM22, Pirelli Ice/Snow, Michelin Artic/Pilot Alpin, ......all are H-rated xcept Artic Alpin and are 255-55-18.
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Anyone know of some possible winter rim/tire combos for a 2004 4.8iS?
If you go to the Wheel/Tire forum, Gary who works for Tirerack is the moderator and can give you some pretty good advice.

I don't think he strays far from his own forum so he may not see this thread.

Post a similar question there and put "Gary" in the subject line. He is pretty quick on the repsonse if you direct the question right at him.
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