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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Mon, Nov-07-2011, 06:57:44 AM   #1
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Default Winter Set-up Blizzaks on VMR 701 18s

Just got my winter tire and wheel package on the car today. The wheels are VMR 701s (18X8.5) and Blizzak LM60s (225/40/18).

Wasn't sure I'd like it, but I went with the matte black and I'm glad I did as I do like the look. I am also impressed with the VMRs, but I think on the next set of winter tires, I'll get a squared set-up with more sidewall - maybe 235/45/18.

Now I need to get some matte black grills on the front and sides.

Took a few quick and dirty (tires still have the white residue from the install) pics:







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Default Re: Winter Set-up Blizzaks on VMR 701 18s

Hey, looks good. I like the black look for winter.

I'm assuming they aren't staggered right? Any spacers in the rear?
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Default Re: Winter Set-up Blizzaks on VMR 701 18s

Thanks. Yes, 15mm spacers in the rear.
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Default Re: Winter Set-up Blizzaks on VMR 701 18s

Looks great, but there's something wrong with a photoshoot of winter tires/wheels and having the top down. Makes my brain hurt.
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Default Re: Winter Set-up Blizzaks on VMR 701 18s

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Looks great, but there's something wrong with a photoshoot of winter tires/wheels and having the top down. Makes my brain hurt.
Ha - didn't even think of that. Yeah, it was actually pretty warm yesterday, but I usually will put the top down at any temps 60 or above.
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Default Re: Winter Set-up Blizzaks on VMR 701 18s

Looks good but you are off on tire diameter so they look kind of small. 225/45 would have been ideal.
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Default Re: Winter Set-up Blizzaks on VMR 701 18s

The black look is good until you start getting salt stains on it. Prefer my grey OEM 18's for this purpose.
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Looks good but you are off on tire diameter so they look kind of small. 225/45 would have been ideal.
Yep, realized that when I got the tires on. This will do until these tires wear out, then I'll go with 225/45s next time.

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The black look is good until you start getting salt stains on it. Prefer my grey OEM 18's for this purpose.
Good point - they do use a lot of salt on the roads here in KS. At least the brake dust won't show.
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