1. 5 Dec 2018 at 11:10 PM #1
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    Just thought I’d share that I’ve now fitted the 641M alloys and Conti winter tyres. Straight swap and gave me an excuse to buy a nice new trolly jack from Costco :muttley:
    So fitted them on Saturday past, torqued the wheel nuts to 140NM, hope that’s right and went for a run and reset the TPMS. All worked a treat.
    You may not be aware but here in Aberdeenshire the weather has been very cold the last couple of days with a little snow too!
    I haven’t felt any slip at all whereas the summer Conti’s were slipping a lot in the cold weather. Of course you still need to know how the “feather” the throttle to control this but they seem ideal so far.
    Hoping not to have to leave the car in the garage every time there is 1mm of snow on the drive :bh:
     
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  2. 6 Dec 2018 at 12:40 AM #2
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    Bmw and winter don't get on :muttley::muttley::muttley:
     
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    I fitted winters last year for the first time to the 535 and could not believe the difference, never got stuck once even in snow, money well spent.
     
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    Are the wheels 19” or 18” ?
     
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    Is this the Bmw 19” winters? The thin twin spokes in silver?

    Something I’ve neber thought about before but cup2’s are getting a bit sketchy now and would rather keep them good for next summer.

    What’s the going rate for these from Bmw?
     
  7. 6 Dec 2018 at 7:18 PM #7
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    Think they are about 2.5k from BMW.
    I’ve currently got a set of unmarked 19” 641M with Dunlop winter sport tyres for sale.
    Only done about 1000 miles (Alps and back last year) on the tyres.
    Correct staggered setup- 8.5J front (Part no 2284907) and rear 9J (2284908). Had another cutter interested but he doesn’t seem able to complete so I was going to put them on mine for the winter but if you’re interested then PM me
     
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    Well looking at how they perform on YouTube and my experience so far they are well worth the cash lads

    It’s the 19” 641M’s with 255 rubber all round, they actually look ok for a winter set up.

    I though they were over £3k new but you will find a few sets for sale at half that with practically new rubber, my ones are.
    Sorry seem to be having quotes issues!
     
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    Surely someone wants these, any cutters in Aberdeenshire grab them then we can meet up in our M cars and laugh at all the silly people who are stuck in the snaw:muttley:
     
  10. 6 Dec 2018 at 8:34 PM #10
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    I like going sideways too much!
     
  11. 7 Dec 2018 at 8:17 AM #11
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    Hi guys.

    Quite new to this forum.
    I have a set of winters alloys 397 18/225/45 square set up with Pirelli Sottozero RFT's currently in storage.
    Was thinking of selling them as I'm under the impression they are too small for the M3 & won't fit over the brake discs.
    I thought that the brake discs on the M3 where bigger than the 340i I had & the 18's wouldn't fit.

    Now reading past a few posts, I'm now thinking that they will fit, but look pretty stupid being thinner & smaller than the current 666's.

    Can anybody confirm please.
     
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    I was under the impression that the M3/4 comes as standard in Europe with 18s? The 19s are a kind of enforced upgrade here in the UK, is that correct?
    Winter tyres are better the narrower they are as they bite through the snow easier. Watch a WRC event on snow and check out how thin the tyres they use are.
    I have accepted that over the next 4 months or so (a bit optimistic up here I know!) the car won't look as good as it does when in full summer mode but the benefits are that I can take my car out and use it when, last winter, I had to park it up for three weeks right after buying it :sad:
     
  13. 7 Dec 2018 at 9:24 AM #13
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    If anyone is in the Derby/East Midlands area, I can recommend the Pirelli Performance Centre in Burton. I recently had 4x SottoZero 3s supplied and fitted by them for £200 a tyre for my Focus RS. The best bit is, they even stored my PSS for me free of charge and fitting for those in the summer will be £40.
     
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  14. 7 Dec 2018 at 12:31 PM #14
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    Im sure it’s just the way the post came out and you’re well aware that 18” and 19” refer to the wheel diameter not the width and yes you’re correct that the WRC wheels are narrower (and studded) for snow and ice because they cut through better.
    That said the M3/4 isn’t a WRC car.
    The 641Ms in both 18 & 19” are slightly narrower than the standard wheels which I’d guess is for that reason.
    As for the 18” fitting the f8x, I think the 18”s will fit (not sure if they fit over CCBs) but they do look a bit too small.
    The 19”s won’t differ much in grip over the 18” (if at all) and look noticeably better.
    Also factor in the sidewalls if using 18” as I’d guess that dynamically it will make the car feel quite different.
     
  15. 7 Dec 2018 at 2:16 PM #15
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    I've just fitted the set I bought a few weeks ago, after just returning from Lapland yesterday and seeing how they drive in the snow on similar types, I am almost hoping for some snow to try them :) These are 18's and look a bit small, but i can live this that. :D

    [​IMG]Untitled by rick phillips, on Flickr
     
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  16. 7 Dec 2018 at 4:12 PM #16
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    Hmmm, thanks for taking my watch and telling me the time. You can't seriously think the 18 or 19" comment was linked to the tyre width comment? :bh: Thanks also for letting me know that my M3 isn't a WRC car :roflmao:

    Personally mate I think you've just proved that they look fine for a winter set up, nice one. We must compare notes once the snow hits :thumbsup:
    I'd load up pictures of mine but believe there is some Phaff involved.
     
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  17. 7 Dec 2018 at 7:11 PM #17
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  18. 7 Dec 2018 at 8:05 PM #18
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  19. 8 Dec 2018 at 9:29 AM #19
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    I have Pilot Alpin 4 on a set of 437M and looks ok, although I have taken my spacers off, so doesn’t look quite as aggressive as before, but didint want to make the road rash even worse than necessary!

    The weather hasn’t really been cold since fitting them, but in the wet I have been very impressed.
     
  20. 9 Dec 2018 at 8:45 PM #20
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    From what I know the M3/4 wheels are 19 or 20's, depending on what choice you make.
    I have 20's on the Competition Package. 666's.

    I have an old set off winter alloys/tyres from my previous car, which are smaller dimensions compared to my current wheels.
    They are the smaller wheels, 18's so I'm wondering if would fit on the M3.
    Yep. Won't look good but the question I'm asking, will they fit ?
     
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