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    1. Member MrFunk's Avatar
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      11-08-2011 02:25 PM #1
      Hey guys!

      Winter is right around the bend! Does anyone have pics of their snow tires bolted up?? I just purchased a set from tirerack.com

      Don't have them mounted yet but here are some pics. Of the set up. Tires are Blizzak WS60's - I live in MN and wanted studless snows.

      http://i1199.photobucket.com/albums/...s/IMAG1513.jpg
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      http://i1199.photobucket.com/albums/...s/IMG_3143.jpg

      Post some pics here if you have any! I'll post more when I bolt them on.

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      11-10-2011 07:23 PM #2
      Here are mine from Tire Rack also

      BBS CK with Pirelli SottoZero 240's



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      11-12-2011 09:19 AM #3
      Oh nice! BBS! How are the Pirellis? I've owned Blizzak and Dunlop snows but not Pirellis... I'm sure they are decent?

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      11-17-2011 05:45 PM #4
      Here are updated pics - we're getting 6 inches of the white stuff this weekend so I bolted on the new snows...

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      11-18-2011 03:29 PM #5


      Have fun in the snow

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      11-20-2011 11:14 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by MrFunk View Post
      Oh nice! BBS! How are the Pirellis? I've owned Blizzak and Dunlop snows but not Pirellis... I'm sure they are decent?
      Well, not driven in the snow yet, but they are fairly quiet and very grippy, lots of cold wet weather action here in seattle, driven about 1100 miles on them so far, pressure at 42 psi as it says thats needed for the xl load rating. The 18's are a bit more comfortable than the 19" dunlop summers. Overall I'm happy, really like the BBS too, glad I spent just a little more on the rims...
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      11-20-2011 01:25 PM #7
      ill post mine soon - i am in the process of ordering them. ill give you all a hint though - its an amazing car from 2007-8!

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      11-20-2011 03:48 PM #8
      Yes sirrrr!

      So we got about 4 -6 inches up here in MN. I drove up north through the storm and all I can say is WOW - these tires were unbelievable! I've owned blizzak's before and other snows - but I think the technology has improved a lot since I've bough a new set... Conditions were blowing snow over the highway which caused ice then a thin layer of snow ontop... most cars were going about 20-30 mph but I was cruising at 60 comfortably and with no slippage at all.. not bragging, just saying these tires just gripped superbly... deep snow was effortless as well... I highly recommend them if anyone is in the market. Also - for an studdless ice and snow tire they were not as "soft" as you'd think...

      Blizzak WS-60's BTW...

      That's my review - and here are a few more pics...


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      11-23-2011 06:56 PM #9


      Just picked them up earlier today!!

      BBS CK's with Blizztek's

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      11-24-2011 09:26 AM #10
      "The Snow Beast" is born!

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      12-04-2011 10:20 PM #11
      Bought a set of 19" v710's with 235/25/19 Blizzaks




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      12-05-2011 03:24 PM #12
      Wow! Looks super sharp. Where do you live? Do you get much snow? 19's here in Minnesota even with snow boots would not be any good - I'd bend a rim in no time and just not enough sidewall "rubber" / flex for the deep stuff we get. With the ice chunks that build up also the rims would be bent by Jan! lol...

      Really like the rims though! What offset are those?

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      12-06-2011 05:48 PM #13
      Green Bay. We get the annual blizzard or two which literally strands people at home, but the roads always stay in the same condition. Not too great, but not as bad as many larger cities so it's easy to not bend a rim if you pay attention. I'm going to run 40psi and hope I don't hit any large chunks of ice

      Offset is just +35, the recommended offset for 8.5" wide

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      12-06-2011 07:09 PM #14
      I really like those! I think I'd like to get the 19x9.5 with 45 offset for the summer... can use the stock tires I have which only have 1k miles on them... Real nice!


      Where did you pick them up from?


      The roads here are NASTY - TERRIBLE... the plows leave holes the size of Lake Michigan all over. By the end of winter you're dodging them like hot cakes! lol if that makes any sense! The side roads have massive chunks of ice - just nasty...

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      12-06-2011 10:00 PM #15
      Honestly, I like these more than my oem Ti wheels, and my oem Peelers. They'd look sick in 9.5".

      19x8.5" 710's were $1,030 with free shipping from www.drivtechonline.com (was a promotion).

      You can also find them at www.pyspeed.com, or www.velocitymotoring.com. Just price compare or even ask them to price match if you want.

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      12-07-2011 12:27 PM #16
      Yeah - I was gonna ask - what are you going to do in the summer? You won't want to put the stock wheels back on!

      Question - were the VM wheels lighter than the stock ones?

      They guys at Velocity Motoring quoted me this earlier in the week:

      "For your vehicle, recommended fitment is actually 19x9.5 ET45 66.6. You are more than welcome to get the 19x8.5, but 19x9.5 is a more flush fitment with a deeper concave. Both sets go for $1000.00, plus $99.00 for shipping."

      He did confirm also that our stock 255/35/19 tires will work with both the 8.5" and 9.5"...

      I deff want to get these for summer wheels - real sharp!

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      12-12-2011 08:30 PM #17
      Do ya have any other pics of the wheels on the car you can post? I'm really considering ordering a set for the summer...

      Thanks man!

      Quote Originally Posted by Phrost View Post
      Honestly, I like these more than my oem Ti wheels, and my oem Peelers. They'd look sick in 9.5".

      19x8.5" 710's were $1,030 with free shipping from www.drivtechonline.com (was a promotion).

      You can also find them at www.pyspeed.com, or www.velocitymotoring.com. Just price compare or even ask them to price match if you want.

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      12-13-2011 10:10 PM #18
      I could take more. Just randoms outside? These 710's are 19x8.5, 235/35 tires (I'd probably go with the oem size next time around) and I'm at stock height.

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      12-14-2011 10:38 PM #19
      Well going with a narrower tire is a good idea for snow tires...

      I'm going to for sure go with the 19x9.5 and using my OEM tires which will fit. I also think I'll go with the gun metal finish rather than the hyper silver which you've got. I really like the hyper silver but I think on a white car the gun metal may look a bit better... They are back ordered on those at the moment though but I'm not in a rush - spring is a while away.

      Going with the 19x9.5 will put the wheels 11mm out further - so should fill the wheel wells a little more and give it a slightly wider stance...

      If you have any more pic that's great - whatever - if not no big deal... I noticed the dent in your front fender - that sucks

      Quote Originally Posted by Phrost View Post
      I could take more. Just randoms outside? These 710's are 19x8.5, 235/35 tires (I'd probably go with the oem size next time around) and I'm at stock height.

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      12-16-2011 10:06 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Phrost View Post
      Bought a set of 19" v710's with 235/25/19 Blizzaks



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      12-22-2011 11:48 AM #21
      Anyone else got the snow boots on? We've barely gotten any snow this year...

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      12-26-2011 11:16 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by MrFunk View Post
      Anyone else got the snow boots on? We've barely gotten any snow this year...
      Mounted mine last month. Haven't had too much cause to use them yet, but did have 1" of snow/sleet mix on the roads last Friday. Worked like a champ.

      Elbrus I05 in a 18x8" w/ Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60s in a 225/45/R18. Bought from Tire Rack, total was about $1450 mounted, balanced and delivered.






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      12-26-2011 05:16 PM #23
      Nice - those looks sharp also. We have been in the mid 40's and sunny. Today we hit 47! I feel bad driving around on these new snow tires in this warm weather

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      12-27-2011 09:21 AM #24
      Just rain & cold here in Seattle, on a side note with the aftermaket, I had a flat the other day and the metal hub-centric rings stuck and were a huge pain to get off. Almost made me wish I'd bought the Audi snow tire & wheel package as you get to use the same bolts and no centering rings. I now have a rubber mallet in the car :-)
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      12-27-2011 10:46 AM #25
      Ooooo yeah that would be really annoying. Never thought of that! I'm getting some new summer rims and will for sure go with one that doesn't require the hub ring!

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      12-27-2011 11:35 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by MrFunk View Post
      Ooooo yeah that would be really annoying. Never thought of that! I'm getting some new summer rims and will for sure go with one that doesn't require the hub ring!
      I think plastic ones are OK I had some OZ's on my first R32 and never had an issue, its these aluminum ones on the BBS that are difficult. I guess I need to take my wheels off and put anti-seize on the hub/ring (assuming I can get them off), guess I'll have fun putting my 19's back in the summer.

      As far as getting wheels without rings, I think you are limited to some of the replica wheels & OEM Audi/VW as center bore is different on aftermarket wheels to compensate for all the different car brands.
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      12-27-2011 11:42 AM #27
      You're right - cause I had several aftermarket wheels with the plastic ones now that I thnk of it - and didn't have issues. These snows I have use the plastic as well...

      The anty sieze should help for you... for sure worth putting it on now before they all bind too much!

      As for summer wheels - the VMR 710's come with a Centerbore of 66.6 which doesn't require any hub caps...

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      12-27-2011 01:33 PM #28
      I posted this on AZ and AW, but wanted to put it here too: if any of you have not had the missing chip installed for the backup camera yet, you need to have your OEM wheels mounted so they can align it properly. Dropped my car off this morning at the dealer, only to get a phone call three hours later saying they needed me to bring my OEM wheels in to mount temporarily as they could not get their laser alignment tool mounted to my aftermarket winter setup.

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      Here are mine. They are dirty in the pics but when clean they look nice

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      Those are nice, are they reps or OEM ? just haven't seen the OEM wheels in that finish before. Also how do you like the Michelins ?
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      12-30-2011 03:11 PM #31
      Has anyone even had any snow yet this year? We (Minnesota) had 1 little snowfall (pics above) back in November and that was it! I'm actually hoping for some snow!

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      01-02-2012 08:14 AM #32
      I need to pick something up, been trolling craigslist here in the northeast and have not seen anything reasonable. Just picked up the car on Friday, we have not had a lot of snow thus far, but since I have no snows I know we will be getting a storm soon.

      BTW - These cars are beasts, absolutely love it so far!

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      01-02-2012 09:53 AM #33
      I've gotten literally no snow (only 1" that melted right away) in WI so far. Lame.

      We just got hit over the weekend a little, but it was just freezing rain with flurries that all blew away so streets here are either dry or pure ice.

      I want to drive in some snow!!! I feel like my Blizzaks are getting chewed up for no reason

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      01-02-2012 01:05 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by GLSVR6PWR View Post
      I need to pick something up, been trolling craigslist here in the northeast and have not seen anything reasonable. Just picked up the car on Friday, we have not had a lot of snow thus far, but since I have no snows I know we will be getting a storm soon.

      BTW - These cars are beasts, absolutely love it so far!
      Where abouts in NH are you? I'm in Derry w/ my Sprint Blue; I commute down 93 to 495 (Chelmsford) 2-3 times/week. I'll keep an eye out for you.

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      01-02-2012 08:36 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by nobbyv View Post
      Where abouts in NH are you? I'm in Derry w/ my Sprint Blue; I commute down 93 to 495 (Chelmsford) 2-3 times/week. I'll keep an eye out for you.
      I live on the border of Manchester/Londonderry/Litchfield - literly 150 feet in any direction is a different town.

      I commute to Nashua currently, soon to be Manchester (granite st) in February.

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