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      01-26-2013, 12:39 PM   #23
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Standard 225/40 & 255/35. I ended up with Conti ExtremeContact DW. (Bought at Tire Rack via the link at the top of the page).

It was a tough choice between those and the Michelin Pilot Super Sports, but at the end of the day I could save over $200, gain a little tread life & ride comfort, and only have to give up a small amount of performance.

In reality, though, I'll still be GAINING a good amount of performance since all I've known to this point were the stock run flat 16" tires that are now almost 10 years old.
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in the words of dan when i first got mine...

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dammmmmn, i am jealous!!!
those will look great with your pre-LCI ///m sport suspension. i believe that's the lowest stock setting for ride height on all e85/6's through all years.
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it's been 2 weeks... where's the pics?!

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Sorry but I do most of my posting from my iPad and the pics I have get rejected by the forum for being too large. Not sure how to edit my pics without a PC. I'll get on it.
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TAL2GK, Did you weigh the 313s? How about a weight for wheel and tire?
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Did you weigh the 313s?
From the non-///M wheel thread...

weights: (18")
front = 22.1 lbs
rear = 23.4 lbs
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From the non-///M wheel thread...

weights: (18")
front = 22.1 lbs
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Thanks, I should have waited till I got home to search, there are some things that an iPhone is less than ideal for.
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...there are some things that an iPhone is less than ideal for.
- android fails, too.

i'm looking for the day when i can just download everything BMW related straight to my brain... then i can just utilize my internal search button. in my mind. all by myself. awesome.

my only concern with that is that i'll have Google pop-up ads at inopportune moments, like driving, or eating, or watching... uh... ermmm... a movie.

i guess it'd be ok if it happened while viewing something gross like a barfing dog.
SAVED! (by the pop-up in my head)
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sweet those are gonna look great!
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      02-09-2013, 06:27 PM   #32
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OK, here are a couple straight from mounting. It was a bit grey and these were taken with a cell phone, but it's a start. Thanks again for pointing me in the right direction, V3.2mc ... these are beautiful and really transform my ride.
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Here are some shots from today. The car's not perfectly clean, but close. Also, those keen of eye can notice where some &%@! keyed me just above the rear wheel. This happened before I installed the 313's.

In the mean time, these look great. Admittedly, they'll look even better once I tire black up the Conti's - but I've been too busy driving during today's beautiful 60 degree day while those in the northeast are digging out of a blizzard!
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Finally - mounting the 313's has made my BMW OEM Style 104's available. I'll post them in the classifieds section as well, but here's a quick pic while I'm on a roll. These are 16" square setup and they're made by Ronal, same as my new 313's.

They're in great shape with only some minor scratches.
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they look fantastic, Tom! congrats!

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TAL2GK, the 313s are great looking wheels, those and the oem Z4M wheels are two of my favorites.
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Wow Tom, those look great! I'm planning on getting the Conti DWs when I do wheels later in the Spring. Are you planning to lower it too? I'm doing pretty much the same as you but with some APEX EC7s. I bought the springs but haven't installed them yet. Awesome to see another 2.5 getting some mod love.

Also, I wish a lifetime of burning urine to the person who keyed you. Not cool.
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Looks great! I can see where you got keyed. That hurts. What kind of jerk would do that? Did you get an estimate yet for the repair?
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Doesn't look deliberate -- more like someone was carrying something and got too close to your car.
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