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    Z3 Wheels

    I have a 2001 Z3 3.0L, front tires are 225/45R-17 rear tires 255/40R-17. They have a 5-120MM bolt pattern. I am looking into snow tires, and I think I found a set, but I am not sure if they will fit. The wheels and tires come off of a 2001 530I size 225/55R-16 with the same 5-120MM bolt pattern. Is there anything I should worry about- ex. maybe the center hub size, or does anyone know if these will fit?

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    Re: Z3 Wheels

    Offset is important - and to my knowledge 5-series wheels do not fit 3-series.

    If I recall correctly Z's (non-M's) are 41mm.

    Where are you? I have a set of steelies with Michelin Arctic Alpins on them I'll give you for a most excellent price. Drove my car in MN winters for the last 10 years, but now it is winter-retired.

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    WHAT!?

    You are parking the car in the winter now!? Oh, Mark, what is the world coming to? You were one of the last hard-core holdouts!

    p.s. My car hugs me every spring when I take her out of storage. She enjoyed three winters, but tells me that she prefers a nice garage when the salt hits the roads.

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    Yep

    Combination of a lot of things brought me to this at last...

    1) New suspension that lowered the car just a bit in the spring of 2009. Winter of 09-10 was really rough on the underside of the car.

    2) Z had its 10th birthday March of 2010. 85K on the clock, still in top notch shape. Time to work to keep it that way.

    3) The last of my kids went off to college,and took her car with her - leaving me with nothing to drive except the Z. Even with snow tires the Z couldn't always go out in the winter.

    So over the summer I found myself an '01 325XI(E46) Orient Blue, gray leather, stick, sport package with 110K for $7500 down in Florida of all places. Put some Continental Extreme Contact DWS tires on her and I now have a most excellent winter car! Not to mention 4 doors and a trunk...

    Guess I need to change my sig!
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    #1 was a big one for me!

    Buying the boat, which required a tow vehicle, gave me the option of not driving the Z. Once I had the Grand Cherokee, storing the Z became pretty obvious. But it was lowering the car, turning it into a snowplow for anything over about 3 inches of snow, that sealed the deal!

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    PERFORMANCE: Dinan Stage II suspension, Dinan strut tower brace, Porterfield R4S brake pads, Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3 tires, UNGO MS8300 alarm, Doug Whalen Seat Bushings, Sylvania Silverstar headlights and fog lights. MAINTENANCE: Peake Research R5/fcx-II and SRS Reset Tools, Mity-Vac oil evacuator w/ brake bleeder, BMW Battery Tender. COSMETICS: Dinan Badge, OEM chrome exhaust tips, Magnetic stone guards, Roundel valve stem caps, Trunk-mounted Dragon sticker, WI plates: RES IPSA. COMFORT: Premium Package, Heated sport seats, “Z3 Roadster” heated vest (for wife), In-dash CD, LeatherZ MarkII armrest, OEM mesh windscreen. CAR CARE: Porter Cable random orbit buffer, Meguiars car care products, NOAH car cover, Plexus, Raggtop. EXTRAS: Z3Solutions warning triangle.

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    You 2 wusses! I drive my Z every winter! {c;

    Oh wait! I live in Texas. Winters aren't bad, we did get snow once last year. On New Years Day I drove about 100 miles top down on Houston BMW CCA chapters Hair of the Dog drive. You guys need to come down for my Spring Drive this year, April 1-3. It will get you out of the winter blahs. Blaine and Tom are going to be there.
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