I'm eagerly waiting the delivery of my 2000 328i w/ sport pkg and other options next month. I had a question though and was hoping that someone could help me. I go skiing a lot (live in California) and many times, CHP requires chains. I'm well aware of the possible damage (i.e. scratching) to the rims, but the most important questions is.....Is there enough clearance for chains? What does the BMW owner's manual say? Anyone who already has their car, can you check in your manual for me? Thanks, just something I've been thinking about.