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      10-23-2011, 03:01 PM   #9

Drives: e60 M5
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: West Linn. OR

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After an exhaustive web search and several attempts at ordeylring replica 18" Style 308 wheels both in US and Europe, I finally gave up and ordered the real deal from my local BMW dealer. The best online price was from Circle BMW in NJ at $338.86 per wheel w/o stems or TP sensors. The TP sensor (not like the ABS-based TPM in my M5) is roughly $100 per wheel, so even if you save a bit by going aftermarket, you're going to be paying another $400 for four sensors and rougly $60 for the special stems from BMW, although my tire dealer quoted me $72 per wheel for the sensors and $12 per wheel for stems. Claims they are BMW-supplied. My local BMW dealer and I haggled a bit over the wheel price, but agreed to $366 per wheel to account for not paying Circle to ship to Portland, OR. Wheels should be in middle of next week. Mounting Dunlop Winter 3D RFTs to deal with frequent black ice at elevation and for skiing on Mt. Hood. We don't get that much snow in the Willamette valley.
2011 F25 X3 xDrive 35i M Sport Arctic White (wife's)
2006 e60 M5 Silverstone II (daily driver)
2000 e39 M5 Salmon Silver (sold late 2005)
1991 e34 M5 Sterling Silver (last of the handbuilt M5s)

Last edited by e60_M5driver; 10-23-2011 at 11:58 PM.