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      12-07-2012, 05:27 AM   #45
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I have been using spacers for year without any problems, and some Porsches are deliverd with spacers from the factory. Make sure they are either very thin (3 mm max) or hubcentric, so the wheel is centered on the hub, and not the bolts. Also make sure you get longer lug bolts.
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      12-07-2012, 05:41 AM   #46
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These are mine. I've gone for the Steel Wheels & Trims this time around. In the flesh they don't look quite as bad as I was expecting!

The Goodyear Ultragrip 8's are doing well so far in this cold weather and certainly have the same amount of grip as the Blizzaks I was running on the 3 series for the past few winters.

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I have been using spacers for year without any problems, and some Porsches are deliverd with spacers from the factory. Make sure they are either very thin (3 mm max) or hubcentric, so the wheel is centered on the hub, and not the bolts. Also make sure you get longer lug bolts.
Spacer is perhaps privileged direction. Because I m not sure ET40 will clear enough the brake caliper and next is ET34. With 10mm it would be equivalent to ET35 which gives me 1mm benefit in terms of positioning with fender.
The guy will order 10mm specific BMW spacer with hub centering shape and longer bolt (he will also try longer lock bolts). The bad news is that I have to wait for 1 more week. The good news is that I will get that for free ...
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      12-08-2012, 09:51 AM   #48
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My 116i sport with 16" V Spoke 411's and Continental Winter Contacts, fitted this morning at JCT 600 BMW Bradford.
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Finally did not go for the spacer but pushed for reduced offset rim to ET40.
Here is the result. There is not much room remaining between m sport brake caliper in radial direction on the rear (about 4-5mm in radius)...
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Thanks! So it was worth waiting
This falken tyres are a bit noisy but what a grip on wet and dirty roads
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      12-17-2012, 01:38 AM   #52
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Thanks! So it was worth waiting
This falken tyres are a bit noisy but what a grip on wet and dirty roads
What kind of Falken tyres are they? The best studless winter tyres are actually significantly more quiet than summer tyres.
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Thanks! So it was worth waiting
This falken tyres are a bit noisy but what a grip on wet and dirty roads
What kind of Falken tyres are they? The best studless winter tyres are actually significantly more quiet than summer tyres.
It is falken eurowinter hs-449 225/45 R17 94V. And they are definitely a bit more noisy than my summer tyres that are 18" RFT continental.
This particularly true on highway when driving on seal band, sounds like there is no damping. Perhaps the guy put too high pressure (2.7 bars), will perhaps reduce it a bit...
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On my M135i, I've gone for these 18" 385-style winter alloys (with Pirelli Sotto Zero runflats) which are one of the official BMW sets. More expensive than the 17" options but I think worth the extra money - I think it looks underwheeled on 17"s. Have to say I was not totally sold on the grey wheels when I first got the car but now, having seen the silver finish, I find myself preferring the grey finish:



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On my M135i, I've gone for these 18" 385-style winter alloys (with Pirelli Sotto Zero runflats) which are one of the official BMW sets. More expensive than the 17" options but I think worth the extra money - I think it looks underwheeled on 17"s. Have to say I was not totally sold on the grey wheels when I first got the car but now, having seen the silver finish, I find myself preferring the grey finish:



Another one with my other black BMW!:


where can we see some pictures of that beautiful Z1?
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where can we see some pictures of that beautiful Z1?
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thanks dude

I would love to drive it with doors down
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My 116i sport with 16" V Spoke 411's and Continental Winter Contacts, fitted this morning at JCT 600 BMW Bradford.
Dare I ask how much?
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thanks dude

I would love to drive it with doors down
That is indeed very fun. Feels like you are tearing up the road when you're barely doing 50!
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Dare I ask how much?
1216. Should have been 1280, i tried multiple dealers but that was the best i could get them down to.

The tyres are superb though, i was the only person to make it to work last Friday when we had very bad ice around North Yorkshire.
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Whats your opinion about Nokian WR A3 or WR D3 ? 205 55 R 16
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^ Try Michelin Alpin A4 or Continental TS 850, these are very good on wet
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^ Try Michelin Alpin A4 or Continental TS 850, these are very good on wet
im looking for snow and ice
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Whats your opinion about Nokian WR A3 or WR D3 ? 205 55 R 16
I've got the A3:s, and they're good for water, slush and snow. They have problems with ice though, so you need to be a bit careful under those conditions.

Also, they handle cornering and braking nicely, but they leave a bit to be desired in finding traction to accelerate.
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I've got the A3:s, and they're good for water, slush and snow. They have problems with ice though, so you need to be a bit careful under those conditions.

Also, they handle cornering and braking nicely, but they leave a bit to be desired in finding traction to accelerate.
I had Nokians (don't recall the type) and whilst they were excellent in snow, they were downright scary in wet weather - horrendous aquaplaning. So bad that I would never have Nokian tyres again.
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