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      10-20-2012, 01:03 PM   #23
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I'm getting our winter tires put on today. Temps are between 40-50F now so that's when I make the switch. Also, Michelin has their $70 rebate on now and winter tire rebates are $50 per set. Michelin Xice3 for the X1 and Pilot Alpin PA4 for the M3. I'm getting $240 in rebates between the two sets!
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      10-21-2012, 09:50 PM   #24
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I've been very impressed with the Dunlop Winter Sport 3D... (haven't tried the new 4D).
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      10-22-2012, 12:46 PM   #25
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I am hoping to pickup a used set of Michelin Pilot alpins soon. Does anyone know if OEM E60 M wheels will fit the X1? Style 184, 8JX18 ET:20. Tire is 245/45 R18.
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      10-29-2012, 12:34 PM   #26
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pics of the wheels on the car! please!!

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Just received my Michelin Pilot Alpin PA2 ZP Run Flat with MSW Type 22 BLK PAINT. I added the BMW center cap logo. Looks good (center caps not on the picture).
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      10-29-2012, 02:32 PM   #27
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Actually they just switched the tires, i ordered my M sport 35i with 18' and it will come standard now with all seasons, no longer summers
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      10-29-2012, 04:16 PM   #28
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i'm curious to know whether 17s will fit X1s with M-Sport packages... don't they have bigger rotors/calipers as part of the package and need at least 18s to clear?
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Tire Rack assured me 17's will fit. I'll know for sure in a few weeks.
The 17" Rials fit my M Sport without issue. I have only driven several hundred yards with them mounted, but I should get an opportunity to feel them out later this week.
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      10-29-2012, 04:21 PM   #29
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pics of the wheels on the car! please!!
The wheels are stil in my garage. I will install them in a couple of weeks and will post some pictures... Should look great.
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      10-30-2012, 09:08 AM   #30
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The 17" Rials fit my M Sport without issue. I have only driven several hundred yards with them mounted, but I should get an opportunity to feel them out later this week.
thanks much for sharing the final result. they look great!
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      10-30-2012, 10:57 AM   #31
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Just received my Michelin Pilot Alpin PA2 ZP Run Flat with MSW Type 22 BLK PAINT. I added the BMW center cap logo. Looks good (center caps not on the picture).
Hi I got the MSW Type 22 as well, I am wondering where you got your BMW centre cap. Please Advise

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      10-30-2012, 10:58 AM   #32
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For people who swap their own tire, do you guys happen to know the Torque Setting for the bolt? It would be great if you can share the number.
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      10-30-2012, 11:13 AM   #33
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For people who swap their own tire, do you guys happen to know the Torque Setting for the bolt? It would be great if you can share the number.
When I asked the Tire Rack that question, they instructed me to torque to 88 ft-lbs.
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      10-30-2012, 12:05 PM   #34
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Hi I got the MSW Type 22 as well, I am wondering where you got your BMW centre cap. Please Advise

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      10-30-2012, 09:27 PM   #35
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I believe X1 fitment is identical to the E9x fitment.. so plenty of choices for wheels and tires as well.
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      11-05-2012, 04:56 PM   #36
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Rial Salerno. Simple 5-spoke design, accepts OE center caps and it's German-made.
Salerno is nice, and it appears to have a slightly better mfg process than the MSW, if I'm reading it right. HottRodW, did the 17x8 size of the Salerno cause no issues with clearance? Are you still using a 225/50R17 tire?

I'm also liking the look of the double-spoke Rial Como. Has anyone used the Como on an X1? Specs are fairly close to the MSW 22, which we know fits without issue: Como has 35mm offset, MSW has 34mm; both are 17x7.5; but the Rial is 5.55" backspacing, while the MSW is 5.62"

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      11-05-2012, 05:17 PM   #37
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Salerno is nice, and it appears to have a slightly better mfg process than the MSW, if I'm reading it right. HottRodW, did the 17x8 size of the Salerno cause no issues with clearance? Are you still using a 225/50R17 tire?

I'm also liking the look of the double-spoke Rial Como. Has anyone used the Como on an X1? Specs are fairly close to the MSW 22, which we know fits without issue: Como has 35mm offset, MSW has 34mm; both are 17x7.5; but the Rial is 5.55" backspacing, while the MSW is 5.62"

Yes, I am using 225/50/17's on the Salernos. There are no clearance issues. Quality of the Rials is very good. I also liked the Comos, but preferred simple spoke design of the Salerno for winter. The 8" width appealed to me, too. I did debate the color for some time, however, finally settling on silver over anthracite in the interest of hiding the inevitable salt residue. I still think the anthracite would have looked very good.
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Just received my Michelin Pilot Alpin PA2 ZP Run Flat with MSW Type 22 BLK PAINT. I added the BMW center cap logo. Looks good (center caps not on the picture).
have you had a chance to drive the PA2s in snow/ice yet, how do they handle? I was going to go with the Blizzak LM25-1, but they're out of stock until Jan
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      11-13-2012, 05:20 PM   #39
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have you had a chance to drive the PA2s in snow/ice yet, how do they handle? I was going to go with the Blizzak LM25-1, but they're out of stock until Jan
Yes I went to Chicoutimi last week and drove in a snow storm without any problem. I do have sport package and have 18" wheels. Did not see big difference in handling on higway on dry surface... Very glad with my choice for now...
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      11-13-2012, 09:50 PM   #40
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Yes I went to Chicoutimi last week and drove in a snow storm without any problem. I do have sport package and have 18" wheels. Did not see big difference in handling on higway on dry surface... Very glad with my choice for now...
great, thank you! Ordered a set of the Alpin PA2 from tirerack with Rial Como tires, hopefully they'll handle Tahoe driving equally well!
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      11-14-2012, 07:24 AM   #41
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great, thank you! Ordered a set of the Alpin PA2 from tirerack with Rial Como tires, hopefully they'll handle Tahoe driving equally well!
Good choice... San Francisco area is a very nice place to drive a BMW. I travel to SF every year... Will be there for a week next february.
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      11-14-2012, 11:03 PM   #42
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Just received my Michelin Pilot Alpin PA2 ZP Run Flat with MSW Type 22 BLK PAINT. I added the BMW center cap logo. Looks good (center caps not on the picture).
Where did you get the mag from and how much for just the mags? They are good looking wheels. I have a set but want to change them cause the paint or should i say the chrome is coming off after only 1 winter. I live in quebec city.

Thanks.
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      11-15-2012, 07:08 AM   #43
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Where did you get the mag from and how much for just the mags? They are good looking wheels. I have a set but want to change them cause the paint or should i say the chrome is coming off after only 1 winter. I live in quebec city.

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On the tirerack web site. Do not know the price for wheels only. Paid 1770 $ for tire and wheels ( all included)... Delivered at my door in Chambly.
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      11-26-2012, 05:44 PM   #44
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Will 18x8 38mm offset wheels fit?

I've got a line on some Blizzak tires on replica M Sport wheels on craigslist, but I'm unsure of if 18x8 38mm offset wheels will fit. I kind of understand offset, but am unsure of how the wheel thickness offsets it.

I have a 2013 x35i M Sport with 19 inch wheels, if that makes a difference. Thanks!
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