Re: I found my M5 to buy and the wheels have pretty bad curb rash
Originally Posted by noflash
I posted earlier about a 2000 that I wasn't sure about buying. Well, I finally talked myself into it and during discussions with the seller (it's a long-distance buy) and he admitted that there is curb rash. He sent me pics (I'll try to upload them) and it looks terrible.
Initially, I thought -- no problem, knock off $1k and I will use them for my snow wheels, however I am not certain I can fit snow tires on the rear stock wheels. The tirerack's website was searching for 275 width snow tires and there aren't any. Will 245 fit on the 10" wheels?
Or should I just deduct the cost of four new stock wheels from my offer?
Would BBS RGR gunmetal look good on Royal Red?
What to do?
For snow tires, you want narrower. You might be able to use 18's, like the 18x8 fronts, but I think most folks use 17's, something like 245-35/17 or perhaps narrower.
The wheels can be refinished, but not many people have had good luck matching the factory finish. If you are doing all 4, they will match each other, so that might work for you. Figure $150-$200 or so per wheel to refinish. Do a search, you should find some threads. Stock wheels are prob about $550 for the rears, a little less for the fronts. Try Pacific BMW, many board members have gotten good prices and service, and if you are a BMW CCA member, a lot of dealers give you a discount of 10-20%.
Congrats on your new purchase!
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