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      11-24-2018, 07:18 PM   #111
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I found an aftermarket winter set of 19" wheels and tires from TireRack. Not available on the website, but I did some digging into the manufacturers and then called TR. Placed order by phone. Full set delivered. I installed about 2 weeks ago and they have performed great in a crappy stretch of weather here in New England. Snow, slush, rain, salty roads. Mid-winter conditions and it's only November!

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Entire set, wheels, tires, sensors about $4k.

Have put about 600 miles on so far. Ride is great.
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Getting winter tires put on this week.

What are people doing as far as tire racks for storage? Any recommendations?
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      11-26-2018, 12:43 PM   #113
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Getting winter tires put on this week.

What are people doing as far as tire racks for storage? Any recommendations?
I used four wall mounted wheel hangers. Keeps the wheels flat against the wall so they take up less space than a rack that stores them perpendicular to the wall.
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Getting winter tires put on this week.

What are people doing as far as tire racks for storage? Any recommendations?
I used four wall mounted wheel hangers. Keeps the wheels flat against the wall so they take up less space than a rack that stores them perpendicular to the wall.
Ah. Didn't think of that.

I'm gonna have to look into it. Thanks
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I used four wall mounted wheel hangers. Keeps the wheels flat against the wall so they take up less space than a rack that stores them perpendicular to the wall.
Great idea! Mine are just stacked in garage, where'd you order?
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Great idea! Mine are just stacked in garage, where'd you order?
I recall getting mine from Griot's Garage, but I probably bought them 10 years ago so my memory is hazy. I checked the Griot's web page before I posted thinking I'd include a link to them but they no longer carry them. A quick google of "wheel tire hanger" found these:

https://www.eastwood.com/merrick-whe...QaAt8vEALw_wcB
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      11-30-2018, 06:34 PM   #117
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I got Michelin Pilot Alpin 4 in original size for my 20 inch
Quick question, are the rears directional and front semetrick?
In original size 20's
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      12-01-2018, 07:31 AM   #118
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Getting winter tires put on this week.

What are people doing as far as tire racks for storage? Any recommendations?
Mine sits out in my covered deck stacked (2 each) covered in trash bags.

Yes it will freeze in winter but not worried when spring comes. I know people baby their summer tires but I never had any issues putting them outside. Plus I have wheel and tire warranty so that's a plus.
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i bought the BMW oem staggered winter setup.
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I recall getting mine from Griot's Garage, but I probably bought them 10 years ago so my memory is hazy. I checked the Griot's web page before I posted thinking I'd include a link to them but they no longer carry them. A quick google of "wheel tire hanger" found these:

https://www.eastwood.com/merrick-whe...QaAt8vEALw_wcB
thx!!
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      12-06-2018, 02:28 PM   #121
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Got a set of the OEM non competition wheels and put sottozeros on them.
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What do you all think about the ride quality on the Sottozeros II? I have them in the OEM stagger 20".

I find that they seem to ride harder than my PZero summer tires. I normally drive in Sport mode even for just driving around and recently, I have been reaching for the comfort mode every so often.
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What do you all think about the ride quality on the Sottozeros II? I have them in the OEM stagger 20".

I find that they seem to ride harder than my PZero summer tires. I normally drive in Sport mode even for just driving around and recently, I have been reaching for the comfort mode every so often.
odd, I find they ride better. I put mine on before the below freezing temp stretch we had. I think best comparison is in fair weather. When temps drop, the roads have less give and potholes, etc., so they could feel harder than summer tires in fair weather.
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odd, I find they ride better. I put mine on before the below freezing temp stretch we had. I think best comparison is in fair weather. When temps drop, the roads have less give and potholes, etc., so they could feel harder than summer tires in fair weather.
That's fair. I usually put them on in Nov. when the weather is in the in between stage of 40s to 50s. This is the first time that I waited until we were solidly in the 30s in December.
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I just put on the Orbit Grey set.
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I just put on the Orbit Grey set.
Nice M8 and where are you in CT? I'm 15 min from the Greenwich border, in Westchester. I also frequent Ridgefield, leading many a car club that I am in, around Titicus lake. Here's my Sotto Zero's in action, I was passing floundering SUVs on hills, w/ their sub-par all seasons.
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I'm expecting my 2021 LCI on order to be at the dealer around the end of January, I looked on Tirerack and elsewhere for the Pirelli Winter Sottozero Serie II in the OEM sizes and they are gone already. Anyone have an idea if these will now be out of stock until next fall?
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I'm expecting my 2021 LCI on order to be at the dealer around the end of January, I looked on Tirerack and elsewhere for the Pirelli Winter Sottozero Serie II in the OEM sizes and they are gone already. Anyone have an idea if these will now be out of stock until next fall?
Put out a feeler for members on the classified forum that may be selling their winters.

I just scored a set of staggered sottozero 2 last week for $500 plus shipping. Only used one season.
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I'm expecting my 2021 LCI on order to be at the dealer around the end of January, I looked on Tirerack and elsewhere for the Pirelli Winter Sottozero Serie II in the OEM sizes and they are gone already. Anyone have an idea if these will now be out of stock until next fall?
This is always the case and why it's better to buy off-season. I'd look for a used set....
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Just sold my range and until i find a replacement I have my M5 on Michelin ASC3+ and I love the tires. This is the third set I run on my BMWs for winter.
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Just slapped on my SZ 2s yesterday and WOW, even on my 2nd winter, what a difference. I can now drive the car again in AWD MDM sport, due to the tremendous grip difference and the ride is so much better. The ride on sport, feels like or better than the ride in comfort w/ the stock set on. So much more of a confident feel, like a hot summer day w/ the stocks.
It's a must gents for nasty weather states like NY.
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Put out a feeler for members on the classified forum that may be selling their winters.

I just scored a set of staggered sottozero 2 last week for $500 plus shipping. Only used one season.
Thank you for this advice. I am keeping an eye out but I also noticed that when searching Tirerack by size instead of vehicle type, I find 275/35/20 and 285/35/20 XLs with 102V and 104W weight/speed ratings, but they aren't BMW specific seems to be only difference and maybe the speed ratings lower (but I'm not won't be doing over 149 rain, snow or shine).

Is there any reason these wouldn't work? Tirerack says that these specific Pirelli's are not designed for BMW, but what does that matter if all the major specs work?
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