TerraRex
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Want to buy Rims and/or Winter Tires

Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:34 pm

Looking for i3 rims 19" and/or winter tires. Does anyone have a set for sale? I live in the Midwest, US, and willing to pay shipping.
Thanks.
Rick

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Re: Want to buy Rims and/or Winter Tires

Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:50 pm

I'm looking to do the same - using Tirerack pricing as the baseline, I was able to find OEM BMW rims/blizzaks discounted here:

https://www.getbmwparts.com/p-i01-i3-19 ... 112455050c

Brian

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Re: Want to buy Rims and/or Winter Tires

Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:09 pm

Wow, I think I watched the price rise in front of my own two eyes: I visited the page, and saw a sale price of $441.10 (6.5% off) and eventually went to the same page in another browser and saw $471.76. Refreshed the first page and there's no longer a discount.

At $441.10, that would make it $1,764.40 for a set, which (assuming they include the TPM sensors) is pretty close to the $1,739.32 (including a random $4 "fee"(!?)) for a set from Tirerack with the Rial X10-I wheels. One thing I find interesting is tire rack specifies the tires in the kit were manufactured in 2015. That seems 'old' for a product that degrades with age if you're still selling it as 'new'.

If you're ok with settling for the 427 wheels, these seem to be the cheapest option I've found at $1,482.36 (excluding shipping)
https://www.shopbmwusa.com/PRODUCT/6528 ... Id=9671701

sheinr4143
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Re: Want to buy Rims and/or Winter Tires

Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:41 pm

Hi 3pete,

We also experienced bizarre, head-scratching pricing on the set of 427 winter tires + wheels, in our case in the opposite direction as your transaction, when BMW offered a complete set of four for just $508.75 (https://postimg.cc/4KfWx8HH).

The "website pricing error" was quickly corrected, but our incorrect purchase price was honored and the soft rubber compound in this set really provides sure grip on winter roads here in the Northeast.

Also, mounting winter tires is really helpful for maintaining tread on the regular all-season tires when it comes time for lease turn-in inspection.

GrnEyeDog
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Re: Want to buy Rims and/or Winter Tires

Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:07 pm

I sold my i3 and have the winter wheels/tires set. Silver Rial wheels with TPMS sensors and with Nokian tires, they are practically new, drove like 300 miles, because my commute is 2 miles round trip and I worked from home a lot. PM me for more info.

strei
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Re: Want to buy Rims and/or Winter Tires

Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:59 am

Probably a very stupid question but how does the winter set work given that the wheels are all J5 and my i3 has j5 in front and j5.5 in the back?

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Re: Want to buy Rims and/or Winter Tires

Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:20 am

Winter set is "square" - the same width on all 4 wheels.

strei
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Re: Want to buy Rims and/or Winter Tires

Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:25 am

How do you accommodate the narrow wheels (j5) on the back axle given that it was built for the wider wheels (j5.5). Also, is it possible to get winter tires for unsquare wheels?

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Re: Want to buy Rims and/or Winter Tires

Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:41 am

As far as I know there are only 2 winter tires available, Bridgestone Blizzak LM-500 and Nokian Hakkapelita and the are only come with one size - 155/70R19.
The "narrow" wheel fits just fine, I drove the set in the winter in my 2015 REX and they were great.

strei
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Re: Want to buy Rims and/or Winter Tires

Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:01 am

so even though the rims are 1/2 inch more narrow you just put them on the rear axle without a spacer of anything?

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