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      10-20-2013, 08:52 AM   #1
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F32 on 19s - how is it?

I'll be swapping my F30 on 18 inch rims for an F32 on 19 inch M Sport rims (both with RFTs).

I've optioned the adaptive dampers to compensate but just wondered how F32 owners are finding the ride/noise on 19s, particularly if you have experienced the F30 to compare.
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I'll be swapping my F30 on 18 inch rims for an F32 on 19 inch M Sport rims (both with RFTs).

I've optioned the adaptive dampers to compensate but just wondered how F32 owners are finding the ride/noise on 19s, particularly if you have experienced the F30 to compare.
Woah woah woah hold up, you're getting a new car already?! Why haven't you told us?!

Which motor are you going for? Colour/spec/etc... Give us the full run down on the UK section!
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I'll be swapping my F30 on 18 inch rims for an F32 on 19 inch M Sport rims (both with RFTs).

I've optioned the adaptive dampers to compensate but just wondered how F32 owners are finding the ride/noise on 19s, particularly if you have experienced the F30 to compare.
I'm on 19s with RFTs and M Performance Suspension. Comfortable for me. Before I had the MPS installed, I was given a 335 MSport on 18's and it was too "soft" in my opinion. I couldn't wait to get back my car with 19s.

Congrats on the new MSport!
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Congrats! Post the pics when you can
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      10-20-2013, 11:33 AM   #5
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Woah woah woah hold up, you're getting a new car already?! Why haven't you told us?!

Which motor are you going for? Colour/spec/etc... Give us the full run down on the UK section!
Ha ha, busted. Apologies

It's a long way off but there are more detail here:
http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=903313
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Would also love to hear feedback on 19s vs 18s. I typically get SMALLER wheels both for weight savings and better ride - the slight decrease in grip always seemed like a reasonable trade off. However, for the 4-series, I've been hearing, anecdotally, that 18" cars are producing much rougher rides than 19" cars. That's an inversion of my usual experience but who knows I've heard of stranger things.
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...for the 4-series, I've been hearing, anecdotally, that 18" cars are producing much rougher rides than 19" cars. That's an inversion of my usual experience but who knows I've heard of stranger things.
I read the same...

"The ride on optional 18in Pirelli run-flats is not great. There's a fizzing at the wheel, a lot of tyre roar and turn-in to corners is abrupt. By contrast, on the optional 19in Bridgestones the 435i is much calmer and quieter, with a more progressive turn-in".

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/...up-review.html
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The 19 inch Bridgestone RFT are the most comfortable I have driven on
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The 19 inch Bridgestone RFT are the most comfortable I have driven on
Thanks. Here's hoping for Bridgestones although, if the F30 was a anything to go by, it's a lottery whether you get Bridgestone, Pirelli, Goodyear or Continental.

I might start a separate thread for tyres - we had one for the F30.
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Winter Tire Setup

Could anyone help me with a question. I'm new to the forum and new to BMW. My 435i M sport is going to be delivered in a week and I need a winter tire setup for Chicago's winter that is fast approaching. I would like to buy Apex EC-7's 18x8.5 ET 35 (per Apex suggestion) with 245 45/R18 winter tires I already own. Apex and BMW cannot tell me if these wheels will fit the 435i M sport with M sport brakes. I've been trying to get help from them for a month with no success. HELP
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