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      10-26-2013, 02:42 AM   #23
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Yeah, and you could also buy a 430kW/740Nm HSV GTS for about the same price as your 328i. A lot of people would argue that your car is overpriced.
At least the 405Ms are a legitimate performance upgrade. I.e. they're forged and lightweight. I paid about $4200 for mine with new Pirelli p-zero run flats. If you account for the cost of the tyres, the wheels roughly set me back about $2300. Not overpriced for a set of forged wheels I think.
No need to get upset. If you have them and you love them great. Personally I don't like them and for the money I believe there are better alternatives out there. It's my opinion and the OP asked for thoughts from other members.
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      10-26-2013, 02:52 AM   #24
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Hmmm... not upset in the slightest. Merely explaining why I disagree with you.
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      10-26-2013, 01:39 PM   #25
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No need to get upset. If you have them and you love them great. Personally I don't like them and for the money I believe there are better alternatives out there. It's my opinion and the OP asked for thoughts from other members.

I'm with you regarding the 405's.
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      10-28-2013, 02:56 AM   #26
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I still think the 405M looks fantastic -- if I could justify the spend right now (major house renovation underway!) I'd have them in a heartbeat! I'll have to stick with the 403M for now.
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I like these alternatives compared to 405M.

19" M5 Replica Gunmetal Wheels



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19" 442M Wheels

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      10-28-2013, 10:39 AM   #28
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Thanks all for the feedback.

I am looking at other after market wheels as well but the 405M wheels just look so good. But looks aren't everything so wanted to get an idea of what the drive with them was like.

Will update with pics once I finally decide. Thanks again.
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      10-28-2013, 03:07 PM   #29
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I like these alternatives compared to 405M.

19" M5 Replica Gunmetal Wheels



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19" 442M Wheels

Thanks, but they don't look right to me on the 3, still prefer to 405M by quite some margin.
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In how many miles do the 403 and 405 need tire replacements, and how much do the tires cost, any idea?

I read somewhere that 403 is 10k miles but I cant find where I read that. How many miles on the 405?
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In how many miles do the 403 and 405 need tire replacements, and how much do the tires cost, any idea?

I read somewhere that 403 is 10k miles but I cant find where I read that. How many miles on the 405?
403's allegedly get 15k from what I've heard. Going by their rating they get up to 20k, but realistically expect 15k

Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires are very typical if you get rid of the run flats, run you about $1k on tirerack
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In how many miles do the 403 and 405 need tire replacements, and how much do the tires cost, any idea?

I read somewhere that 403 is 10k miles but I cant find where I read that. How many miles on the 405?
How many miles you achieve on a set of tires is directly related to your behavior behind the wheel.......just like gas mileage.
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Just to provide an update... after all the back and forth on 403m vs 405m... I ended up getting the 19" BBS CHR rims with Michelin PSS Apologies for the quality of photos. The weather has not been very cooperative.
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go for it! different and still looks good
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Just to provide an update... after all the back and forth on 403m vs 405m... I ended up getting the 19" BBS CHR rims with Michelin PSS Apologies for the quality of photos. The weather has not been very cooperative.
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If I was going to spend $4k on wheels I would be purchasing forged BBS. The 400 and 403 wheels are HEAVY over 26lbs just for fronts. BBS forged shed 5lbs.

The 405 wheels are not all the pretty looking IMO - the black with "tuning" fork look just comes across odd to me.
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The more I see the 405M wheels, the less I like them...
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Just to provide an update... after all the back and forth on 403m vs 405m... I ended up getting the 19" BBS CHR rims with Michelin PSS Apologies for the quality of photos. The weather has not been very cooperative.
You are a very wise person, balancing weight with looks, exactly the route I am taking. I never understand why people install heavy wheels just so they look good when it greatly reduces braking, lateral g and acceleration performance not to mention reduced fuel mileage.

That is one thing I noticed coming from the STI world where in those forums most everyone is concerned about wheel weights, but in BMW forums seems most people are concerned about looks - weird.
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