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Post by Pbondar » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:41 am

Kernow wrote:
Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:36 pm
Hi everyone

My first posting on this site.

I'm currently looking at buying a new Z4 2.0 M Sport which will come with 19" wheels. Will need to get winter tyres and there is plenty of info on this site as to the best make etc. I can't find any reference to the best place to get additional 17" wheels ( don't want to pay BMW prices). Any advice would be gratefully appreciated.

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I rushed to be buy some 17” wheels for this purpose, you find there are several 17” sets being posted here regularly for sale, all reasonably priced with some knowledge of the seller...

Often refurbished and/or with tyres...

I got a set, had them powder coated then fitted some winter Continentals...
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Post by Jamesw » Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:19 pm

Excellent thread, well worth reading, looking forward to getting winters on the coupe
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Post by Mr Tidy » Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:11 am

Very useful thread.

I bought a set of wheels with Michelin Alpin winters for my E46 two years ago, and although I fitted them each winter we never really had the weather to allow me to evaluate them properly, although they did seem very good on wet roads at lowish temperatures (5 degrees C or so).

But I've also just bought a set of wheels for my Z4C with Falken Winters on them - so get ready for the heatwave everyone! :rofl:
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Post by Pbondar » Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:03 pm

Just fitted my winter BMW 103 wheels with Continental Winter Tyres...interestingly the traction control light was on and off for about 2 miles till the release agent on the tyres had worn off... :!:

I'll have to wait till its

a) Cold
b) Sunny

to give a report... :thumbsup:
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Post by mr wilks » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:21 pm

Almost getting away with those 103s :oops: for relatively little money adding some spacers will enhance them massively :)
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Post by Pbondar » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:42 pm

mr wilks wrote:
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Almost getting away with those 103s :oops: for relatively little money adding some spacers will enhance them massively :)
20, 30 or 40?
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Post by mr wilks » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:46 pm

20mm rear / 15mm front wouldn't be too much
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Post by Pbondar » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:00 pm

mr wilks wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:46 pm
20mm rear / 15mm front wouldn't be too much
Given they are symmetrical not 20/20? :?
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Post by mr wilks » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:16 pm

Pbondar wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:00 pm
mr wilks wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:46 pm
20mm rear / 15mm front wouldn't be too much
Given they are symmetrical not 20/20? :?
Staggered look is how the 326s & 296s would be
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Ti ///MR

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Post by Pbondar » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:27 pm

mr wilks wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:16 pm
Pbondar wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:00 pm
mr wilks wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:46 pm
20mm rear / 15mm front wouldn't be too much
Given they are symmetrical not 20/20? :?
Staggered look is how the 326s & 296s would be
Ah so... :thumbsup:
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Post by Talksthetorque » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:55 am

Hope nobody minds the plug:
I have some Powder Coated Anthracite Style 67 wheels with Vreds Wintrac going up in the For Sale Section.
Some may say it's nice timing, having looked out of the window this morning...... It was bloody freezing photographing them!
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Post by Ewazix » Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:17 am

I was wondering about the need to tell my insurance company about fitting winter tyres (not the Zed, than never sees snow/salt!) :o

Anyway the UK Association of British Insurers have published advice on which companies require you to inform them and what effect it has on the policy. Basically, providing tyres/wheels match the sizes fitted by the vehicle manufacturer as either standard fitment or as an optional extra, then only esure and Southern Rock require notification.

ABI link https://www.abi.org.uk/products-and-iss ... ter-tyres/

ABI list of companies https://www.abi.org.uk/globalassets/fil ... itment.pdf

.... what's the definition of a 'winter tyre', well that's another question when it comes to full M&S rated 'all season tyres' like the Michelin CrossClimates on one of my cars? But I'm not with esure so it doesn't matter :)
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Post by Mr Tidy » Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:59 pm

That's really helpful, Ewazix! :thumbsup:

Given what has just happened with the weather I expect I'll be fitting winters to my daily soon - nice to know I won't need to tell my insurer! :D
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Post by philbo909 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:50 pm

Thought I'd add to this thread, really happy with the Michelin crossclimate+ tyres I've got on, lots better in the snow than any summer tyre I've ever used (obviously), we shall see how well they'll wear- meant to be like a summer tyre in that respect.
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