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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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Old Wed, Nov-22-2017, 11:56:49 PM   #1
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Default Just bought a 95 M3, need winter wheel advice

I just pulled the trigger on a 95 M3 coupe

I'm doing a fly and drive and will be potentially driving it across winter roads before getting it home and getting an underbody wash. I'm a bit concerned as the current wheel setup is summer only.

I'm going to try to pick up a cheap winter wheel setup for the drive, hopefully off craigslist.

What size of winter wheels and tires fit?


The car is currently slammed on solowerk coilovers. I'm going to try raise them up before the drive before, not sure if it will happen.
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Old Thu, Nov-23-2017, 12:34:46 AM   #2
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Default Re: Just bought a 95 M3, need winter wheel advice

Wheels need to be at least 17".
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Default Re: Just bought a 95 M3, need winter wheel advice

225/45/17 is a popular size that fits. I run that size on DS1s for winter
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Old Thu, Nov-23-2017, 12:40:30 AM   #4
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Default Re: Just bought a 95 M3, need winter wheel advice

This must be the white car that sold on BAT today. I would use the stock wheels as "winter" wheels since they don't appear to be in great condition anyway. Perfect excuse to upgrade. Definitely raise the ride height for your drive, and I would strongly suggest upgrading to a higher quality coilover setup once you get home.
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Default Re: Just bought a 95 M3, need winter wheel advice

Yep, that's me.

Only one of the wheels is in poor shape from what I can tell, front right. Do these wheels in decent condition have value?

I'm raising the coilovers up asap. I hate slammed cars. I may forgo coilovers completely and go back to stock suspension when I'm back.

Winters would create another set of wheels which will sit in storage, so I may put all seasons on these rims, maybe BFG Gforce comp A/S. Hopefully they will be ok for the drive. Winters would be a waste, I wouldn't use them again, unless I can get a used set on CL.

Is this car going to be completely unmanageable on all seasons in the winter?

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Default Re: Just bought a 95 M3, need winter wheel advice

Depends on where you live. All seasons are for year round use and not great in winter or summer. The best is probably Michelin pilot a/s. I run summer and winter wheels.
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Default Just bought a 95 M3, need winter wheel advice

For E36M3, Winter tires (snows) should be 225/45-17 on 7 or 7 1/2 17 wheels.
Im running All Seasons on staggered 225/45-17 on 7 1/2 / 245/40-17 on 8 1/2 17, but also have dedicated snows.
That said, Id also consider a square set-up of All Season 225/45-17 on 7 or 7 1/2.

As intended by BMW -
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/show...diagId=36_0196

Some aftermarket 16 wheels fit over front calipers-
https://m.tirerack.com/snow/SelectTi...7&autoModClar=
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Yep, that's me.

Only one of the wheels is in poor shape from what I can tell, front right. Do these wheels in decent condition have value?

I'm raising the coilovers up asap. I hate slammed cars. I may forgo coilovers completely and go back to stock suspension when I'm back.

Winters would create another set of wheels which will sit in storage, so I may put all seasons on these rims, maybe BFG Gforce comp A/S. Hopefully they will be ok for the drive. Winters would be a waste, I wouldn't use them again, unless I can get a used set on CL.

Is this car going to be completely unmanageable on all seasons in the winter?
Mmmm I don't think the wheels are worth a lot, might be different in different regions but these are a dime a dozen around here (LA)

I don't really know how bad your winters are, but "all" season tires basically means "not good in any season," so I would get a set of proper winter tires and a set of good, sticky summer tires. Michelin Pilot Sport 2 seems to be the choice for most, but of course there are many other great options depending on how sticky you want, how much you're willing to spend and how long you are expecting the tires to last. If you drive around on all seasons, the car will just kind of suck more than it should and you might never really know what you're missing.
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Is this car going to be completely unmanageable on all seasons in the winter?
Pretty much
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Default Re: Just bought a 95 M3, need winter wheel advice

I've had 16 inch wheels with winter tires on my 97, and I believe Tirerack shows 16 inch as option. So either 16 or 17 inch will work.
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