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      06-10-2012, 05:44 PM   #1
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What size rims are u going with?

What size rims are you going with? I'm having a hard time deciding between 19's and 20's. I'm thinking 20 might look a little too big but I haven't seen an f30 in person with 20's to help me decide. On the other hand, I'm afraid 19's will look too small. FYI.... I'm lowering my car.
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      06-10-2012, 05:57 PM   #2
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Sport Line with standard 18" 397 rims.
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      06-10-2012, 05:59 PM   #3
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Aftermarket rims + no track = get 20" rims. You'll need the extra 1/2 radius to fill the gap.
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      06-10-2012, 06:07 PM   #4
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I tried responding to your PM but your inbox is full.

Here is what im thinking of going with not 100% sure yet.

Front

Size: 19x8.5
Offset: 40
Bolt Pattern: 5-120
Rec. Tire Size: 225/40-19

Rear

Size: 19x9.5
Offset: 45
Bolt Pattern: 5-120
Rec. Tire Size: 255/35-19
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      06-10-2012, 10:32 PM   #5
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I'm looking at the same size rims but a little more aggressive offset. Tires I'm thinking if going with is 235/35/19 and 265/30/19.
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      06-10-2012, 10:53 PM   #6
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I went with the 19" Sports Line. I heard the 20" impact ride comfort somewhat. Can't verify this myself though.
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      06-10-2012, 11:24 PM   #7
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20's look great, but where I drive there's no way thin rubberband tires will cut it.
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      06-10-2012, 11:28 PM   #8
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I'm looking at the same size rims but a little more aggressive offset. Tires I'm thinking if going with is 235/35/19 and 265/30/19.
What offset you going with?
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      06-11-2012, 02:07 AM   #9
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I know noone is speaking about this but I felt like just throwing it out here anyways lol.. I saw a 3er with 22" the other day (or whatever it was, it was way bigger than 20's).. I don't recommend it, at all... it looks ridiculous!
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I am thinking about the same thing! however there is only 1 tire model that would fit 20" !

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSe...lar=Base+Model

So I am leaning towards 19"!

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What offset you going with?

35 offset front and 42 offset rear.
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I went with the 19" Sports Line. I heard the 20" impact ride comfort somewhat. Can't verify this myself though.

What size tires?
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      06-11-2012, 10:36 AM   #13
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Sport Line with standard 18" 397 rims.
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I know noone is speaking about this but I felt like just throwing it out here anyways lol.. I saw a 3er with 22" the other day (or whatever it was, it was way bigger than 20's).. I don't recommend it, at all... it looks ridiculous!
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35 offset front and 42 offset rear.
42 will stick out, you need 45 in the rear.
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Does anyone know the weight of the stock BMW 18" sport rims (397)?

Also, I assume the stock BMW 397s are cast wheels and not forged, but I have found some good wheels that are close to the weight of good forged wheels for my 335i.... But I really hope some one either knows the weight of the stock rims or they weight them for us once they get their new setup....

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P.S. My response to the OP's question would be to stay conservative for looks and comfort. stay with 19s, but go more aggressive with a wider setup of: 19x8.5/245s front & 19x9.5/285s rear. This is the F10 M5 type setup & it looks killer and handles like nothing you have ever experienced, unless you have driven a few Lambos/Ferraris like I have
( the car will be far more comfortable & look better... I never prefer a rubber band type tires, with next to no sidewall, that have to go on twenty's or larger anyway)
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Why are the offsets so high? Can't we go anymore aggressive without rubbing? The e90/92s could run 10 inch rears with +30 offsets.
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Why are the offsets so high? Can't we go anymore aggressive without rubbing? The e90/92s could run 10 inch rears with +30 offsets.
F30's don't have as much outer clearance as E92/Pre-LCI E90's. F30 fitment is similar to E90 LCI fitment in that the rear requires higher offset. There is room to fit a wide wheel in there, it just requires a high offset.

If one were to run E92 fitment on the F30, the rear wheels will be pushed out more than the front and they would have rubbing issues.

I'm undecided in the 19" Vs. 20" F30 debate as well. Will need to see more of both, as well as varying wheel styles, before making up my mind.
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35 offset front and 42 offset rear.
42 will stick out, you need 45 in the rear.
43 not 42. I think they should fit.
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Seems like 19x10 +38 for the rear would not fit then.
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Seems like 19x10 +38 for the rear would not fit then.

That is what I'm being told by all the vendors.
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That is what I'm being told by all the vendors.
Why wouldn't this fit? Look at LT's creations with some 10.5 in the rears and offsets 45 if I'm not mistaken?
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