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Old 23rd July 2007, 17:30   #1
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Winter Wheel set - Replica 18 inch M6 wheels

I was thinking of these for a set of winter wheels.
Has anyone purchased a set from eBay before?
Any other thoughts?

Thanks in advance.

P.S. The link might be useful
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/18-M6...spagenameZWDVW
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Old 23rd July 2007, 19:02   #2
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There are several members using these type of wheels as winter setup. Use the search feature.
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Old 23rd July 2007, 21:00   #3
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how much are a set of winter tires?
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Decent tired will set you back about 900 to 1000 including shipping from reputable sellers like Tire-rack etc.
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There are several members using these type of wheels as winter setup. Use the search feature.
Hmm, this seems to be the only relevant thread when searching for "M6 replica". I'm also interested in these for cheap-yet-stylin' winter rims.

So, has anyone done this? Who'd you buy from, and any installation issues (like needing spacers)? I've been emailing the guy who does the ebay sales (as "EUROWHEELSUSA") and he said his M6 replicas won't work on an M5, but then proceeded to speculate that I'd have trouble finding ANY 18s to clear the brakes... Not exactly confidence-inspiring given that most people here seem to be running 18s.

For $200 more than the ebay guy, myhotbmw.com seems to have the same replicas, possibly even pictured on an M5. http://www.myhotbmw.com/bmw/BMW/BMW_...eel_Set/532249

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We are suppliers for these wheels as well. We work very closely with the manufacturer of these wheels.

We actually even offer these for $640, for the 18x8" sized wheels.

Let me know if you are interested.

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I purchased those wheels from Modbargains and even though it looked like it made it on ok, once the car's weight is back down on the wheel, there's contact made between the caliper and interior of the wheel.
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That's a shame. I assume Don and co. will take care of getting you your money back, right? Are there any other 18" wheels you're considering?
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I haven't really looked into it - I suppose I may go with the BMW recommended winter wheels if the M6 style replicas don't work on the 08 M5.
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