A newbie,and proud new owner. What to do?
Hi everyone! New to your group, go easy on this rookie! Just purchased a 2004 300M Special last Friday night at a used car lot about 75 miles from home. Got lost on the way, got there just before closing, 5pm, in the dark of an early winter here in Minnesota.
I know, rule,#1- Don't buy a car at night, especially a dark car (this one is dark blue).You can not see anything! Anyway, after washing and waxing it, the body is in great shape. I used to do bodywork and paint cars, I can see the tell-tale clues to look for (it has112,000m)
From the pictures, and that cold night I didn't catch the wheels/tires combo, till I got her tucked away at home. They are 225/60/16!. The sticker inside the drivers door says "Recommended tire size - 245/45R18 96Y".The car has some nice alloys on it, look just exactly like this
Opps,looks like I can't post that yet. They are(look like anyway) BMW alloys.
Some time in her past must have an accident that damaged a wheel, and that owner didn't want to shell out for the 18".Oh well..
I don't have extra cash right now to do anything now, buying a car, Christmas and all, and that nasty timing belt replacement cost I should do before anything....
What does my size I have now, do to performance, speedo, if factory set to 18"er's?
Have checked E-Bay already, both 17/18" are available for around $500.00 for 4..Not really a big deal in price between the two if I take time, and look around.Add the big rubber, and it's easy up to a cool grand.
What do you guys recommend? I'm an old geezer, Really don't need to feel if I run over a dime. I would like to go stock, 17" would be a softer ride, wouldn't it? Biggest wheels I ever rode on have been 16".
Sorry for the long post. Just so many questions,and like most everyone, not enough cash!
Last edited by Dave2004; 12-25-2013 at 02:41 AM.