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      11-05-2012, 08:04 AM   #1
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Drives: X3 M40i Phytonic
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: US - NE

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Winter Set-up Questions..first time

This is my first time buying a set of winter tires.

I have a couple of questions.

1) Am I crazy to just use the 18" factory wheels and buy 18" winter tires or should I just buy a set of rims for the winter tires?

2) If I bought a set of rims would you recommend a smaller size like 16 or 17"?
I just don't want to spend a ton of $$ for a winter set-up.

I saw that tire rack had some 17" wheels that would fit my car for about $108per wheels. Should I be leary of such cheap wheels?

Current: G01 M40i Phytonic Blue|Black with Blue Stitching

Retired: '12 F30 328i Sport Line Sapphire Black|Black-red, '09 E90 335i M-Sport AW|Oyster, '07 E92 335i Graphite|Saddle, '05 E60 545i TiAg|Black, '01 E46 325i Jet Black|Black