BMW 1-Series Forum (F20) 135i - 1Addicts.com > Second Generation 1 Series Forum > 2012 BMW 1-Series Sporthatch (F20) Discussion > What rims you got 4 your winter tires?
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      12-07-2012, 05:27 AM   #45
ovekvam
Colonel
 
Drives: F20 116i M-Sport
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Bryne, Norway

Posts: 2,108
iTrader: (0)

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.
ovekvam is offline   Norway
0
Reply With Quote
      12-07-2012, 05:41 AM   #46
hollpe
Private
 
Drives: F11 520d M Sport
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: UK

Posts: 55
iTrader: (0)

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.

hollpe is offline   England
0
Reply With Quote
      12-07-2012, 08:14 AM   #47
XavVD
Private First Class
 
Drives: 125i M Sport (soon)
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Europe

Posts: 106
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ovekvam
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 ...
XavVD is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-08-2012, 09:51 AM   #48
JonF1982
Second Lieutenant
 
JonF1982's Avatar
 
Drives: F20 116i Sport - Crimson Red
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: England

Posts: 275
iTrader: (0)

My 116i sport with 16" V Spoke 411's and Continental Winter Contacts, fitted this morning at JCT 600 BMW Bradford.
Attached Images
  
__________________
Car history:
116i Sport 5 door Crimson Red 2012 -
120i M-Sport 3 Door Le Mans Blue 2009 - 2012
JonF1982 is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      12-16-2012, 06:52 AM   #49
XavVD
Private First Class
 
Drives: 125i M Sport (soon)
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Europe

Posts: 106
iTrader: (0)

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)...
Attached Images
 
XavVD is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-16-2012, 11:58 AM   #50
Subnasty
Private First Class
 
Subnasty's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW F20 125i
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: internet

Posts: 199
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via Skype™ to Subnasty
lookin mean!
__________________
BMW 125i
Subnasty is offline   Poland
0
Reply With Quote
      12-16-2012, 07:06 PM   #51
XavVD
Private First Class
 
Drives: 125i M Sport (soon)
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Europe

Posts: 106
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Subnasty
lookin mean!
Thanks! So it was worth waiting
This falken tyres are a bit noisy but what a grip on wet and dirty roads
XavVD is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-17-2012, 01:38 AM   #52
ovekvam
Colonel
 
Drives: F20 116i M-Sport
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Bryne, Norway

Posts: 2,108
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by XavVD View Post
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.
ovekvam is offline   Norway
0
Reply With Quote
      12-17-2012, 01:51 AM   #53
XavVD
Private First Class
 
Drives: 125i M Sport (soon)
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Europe

Posts: 106
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ovekvam
Quote:
Originally Posted by XavVD View Post
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...
XavVD is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-18-2012, 05:43 AM   #54
Woland's Advocate
Private First Class
 
Woland's Advocate's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW M135i & BMW Z1
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Central London

Posts: 135
iTrader: (0)

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!:

__________________
____________________

2012 BMW M135i 5dr (Sapphire Black)
1991 BMW Z1 (Dream Black)
Woland's Advocate is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      12-18-2012, 07:03 AM   #55
Subnasty
Private First Class
 
Subnasty's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW F20 125i
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: internet

Posts: 199
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via Skype™ to Subnasty
Quote:
Originally Posted by Woland's Advocate View Post
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?
__________________
BMW 125i
Subnasty is offline   Poland
0
Reply With Quote
      12-18-2012, 07:19 AM   #56
BenN
Private First Class
 
Drives: F20 120d MSport ValenciaOrange
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: North East, UK

Posts: 174
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Subnasty View Post
where can we see some pictures of that beautiful Z1?
+1
BenN is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      12-18-2012, 01:04 PM   #57
Woland's Advocate
Private First Class
 
Woland's Advocate's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW M135i & BMW Z1
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Central London

Posts: 135
iTrader: (0)

As requested:







__________________
____________________

2012 BMW M135i 5dr (Sapphire Black)
1991 BMW Z1 (Dream Black)
Woland's Advocate is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      12-18-2012, 01:47 PM   #58
Subnasty
Private First Class
 
Subnasty's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW F20 125i
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: internet

Posts: 199
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via Skype™ to Subnasty


thanks dude

I would love to drive it with doors down
__________________
BMW 125i
Subnasty is offline   Poland
0
Reply With Quote
      12-18-2012, 04:53 PM   #59
hufc2002
Private First Class
 
hufc2002's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW F20 118d M Sport
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Teesside

Posts: 152
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by JonF1982 View Post
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?
__________________

Estoril Blue 118d M Sport
hufc2002 is offline   England
0
Reply With Quote
      12-19-2012, 03:58 AM   #60
Woland's Advocate
Private First Class
 
Woland's Advocate's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW M135i & BMW Z1
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Central London

Posts: 135
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Subnasty View Post


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!
__________________
____________________

2012 BMW M135i 5dr (Sapphire Black)
1991 BMW Z1 (Dream Black)
Woland's Advocate is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      12-19-2012, 07:19 AM   #61
JonF1982
Second Lieutenant
 
JonF1982's Avatar
 
Drives: F20 116i Sport - Crimson Red
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: England

Posts: 275
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by hufc2002 View Post
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.
__________________
Car history:
116i Sport 5 door Crimson Red 2012 -
120i M-Sport 3 Door Le Mans Blue 2009 - 2012
JonF1982 is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      12-25-2012, 01:29 AM   #62
Mickcasey
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: 1.16 F20
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: TURKEY

Posts: 43
iTrader: (0)

Whats your opinion about Nokian WR A3 or WR D3 ? 205 55 R 16
Mickcasey is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-25-2012, 05:21 AM   #63
vladberca
Brigadier General
 
vladberca's Avatar
 
Drives: '09 jetta tsi 6mt
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Craiova

Posts: 3,638
iTrader: (0)

^ Try Michelin Alpin A4 or Continental TS 850, these are very good on wet
vladberca is offline   Romania
0
Reply With Quote
      12-25-2012, 06:30 AM   #64
Mickcasey
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: 1.16 F20
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: TURKEY

Posts: 43
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by vladberca View Post
^ Try Michelin Alpin A4 or Continental TS 850, these are very good on wet
im looking for snow and ice
Mickcasey is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-25-2012, 06:59 AM   #65
Ossman
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: 118d Sport
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Sweden

Posts: 43
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mickcasey View Post
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.
__________________
Ossman is offline   Sweden
0
Reply With Quote
      01-03-2013, 07:07 AM   #66
Woland's Advocate
Private First Class
 
Woland's Advocate's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW M135i & BMW Z1
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Central London

Posts: 135
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ossman View Post
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.
__________________
____________________

2012 BMW M135i 5dr (Sapphire Black)
1991 BMW Z1 (Dream Black)
Woland's Advocate is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:58 AM.




1addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST