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      11-11-2005, 10:31 PM   #1
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Talking Pics of Winter Setup (18")

just got my 18" 5 series replica wheels installed with hankook w300 ice bear winter tires (225/40/18 all the way around)...purchased from tiretrends out of vancouver. the look is pretty good, but not as nice as the stock 162's

sorry the car is dirty!!

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      11-11-2005, 10:59 PM   #2
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looks very nice indeed
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      11-12-2005, 12:00 AM   #3
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Nice pics for sure.....They resemble the 162's more then any others I have seen and thats why I just ordered those same wheels from Victoria Tire in a 17" and will be running them on Dunlop M3 DSST. Hope to get them put on late next week. Did the BMW center caps come with your wheels or did you have to get them elsewhere?
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      11-12-2005, 04:01 AM   #4
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very nice!! are they the 38 offset?
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      11-12-2005, 10:02 AM   #5
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they threw in the centre caps as part of the deal (my buddy and I bought the same wheels, so they threw them in). yes, the offset is 38mm.

when i looked at the rim unmounted, i thought it was going to look like the 162, but now that they're on, they definitely look different, but not in a bad way. the 162's are dished in considerably more, and look more aggressive. these rims are 18x8, and the rear 162's are 18x8.5 i believe
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If you dont mind me asking how much for the setup?
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>4nroots: In fact, I prefer 124 rims with round shapes rather the very standard 162.
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      11-13-2005, 11:45 AM   #8
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If you dont mind me asking how much for the setup?
including taxes and shipping (in canadian dollars) it was $1795 (about $1500 USD)
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How do you like your Hankook tire so far? I'm ready to order the same tire for my car.
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That wheels looks good, is it for a run flat tyres?, I wonder why I paid BMW so much for the 162s, they are 7 slots instead of 6 slot, but I think they look and go well with the car, congrat.
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Damn....you winter set-up looks better than my 161's :mad:
Looks nice though
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How do you like your Hankook tire so far? I'm ready to order the same tire for my car.

no snow yet, but really nice tire so far, very quiet, ride feels smoother than with the run flats. it has great reviews everywhere i checked, and for the price, could not be beat. it's supposed to snow here this week, i'll let you know how they perform in the white stuff
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Thanks 4nroots, I'm waiting to hear from you
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Nice find for those looking for a 162 knockoff
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I was thinking about getting those as well. I wonder if you can go with an E60 offset for the rear wheels. That would push them out a bit.
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Can you give us some more pics? I'd like to see how far in the rear rims sit.
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looks good! any problems with the wheels?
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Can you give us some more pics? I'd like to see how far in the rear rims sit.
i'll clean up the car and take some more pics this week

Robbie....no problems with the wheels so far, tiretrends test fitted them on an e90 330i before shipping them
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I think they look great. I got the M5 replicas in 17's. Your 18's certainly look better, IMO. These pictures reinforce how sweet the new 3 looks in 18" rims. I'm pretty happy with mine for winters, but really, you're not sacrificing in the looks department at all with these babies. Too bad the tires aren't available in run flats, then again, the ride is probalby better without the RF option.
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That's a really nice setup. Looks as slick [if not slicker] than the 158OEM's i just put on. I had previously ordered some 17" replicas that looked awfull in person (I thought anyway). I could have saved $500 or so and gone this route!

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still waiting for it to snow.....it's been raining pretty heavily this week, supposed to snow on thursday. sounds dumb, but i'm actually looking forward to trying them out in the snow!
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4nroots, wheels look great. Would it be difficult to drive with 18" in snow?
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