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      08-23-2012, 03:54 PM   #89
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This morning I picked up the M5 reps for my F30 from Simply Tire. I would highly recommend going in and seeing Allen. He's a pretty cool guy and really knows how to keep his customers satisfied.

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8.5 x 19 Front ET 35 with 225/40/19
9.5 x 19 Rear ET 38 with 255/35/19
Tires are Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

It's not a really aggressive setup like some others but I like it... and that's all that matters.
However I am thinking about the drop and I don't want to do just springs so will need to wait for coilover kit.

In front of Simply Tire!


Lots of clearance here... no rubbing in my future.


I LOVE these wheels!!!


Dusk shot


Once I get her washed on the weekend I'll finally take some better pics with the DSLR.
Thanks to those that helped with the wheel and tire decision... you know who you are.
sick photoman! nice job

can you provide feedback on this setup now that youve had them for a while noW? thanks
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      08-23-2012, 04:29 PM   #90
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I think they suit the car really well man Anything bigger than 19" looks wrong on this car in my opinion and the 18s just get lost. 19 is just right
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      08-29-2012, 01:37 PM   #91
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sick photoman! nice job

can you provide feedback on this setup now that youve had them for a while noW? thanks
The car is MUCH quieter, and soaks up minor bumps better without the runflats IMO.
I have not noticed any measureable change in fuel economy either.
Traction is improved and off the line performance seems crisper than OEM.
Cornering is tighter than before too... despite the body roll. However, body roll will be addressed soon.

Note: My tire specs are the same as the OEM 19" setup despite the wider rims.
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I think they suit the car really well man Anything bigger than 19" looks wrong on this car in my opinion and the 18s just get lost. 19 is just right
Thanks. Sometimes the wheels look too small and other times they look too big to me.... but I'm old and my eyesight is fading. LOL
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      08-29-2012, 01:56 PM   #93
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The car is MUCH quieter, and soaks up minor bumps better without the runflats IMO.
I have not noticed any measureable change in fuel economy either.
Traction is improved and off the line performance seems crisper than OEM.
Cornering is tighter than before too... despite the body roll. However, body roll will be addressed soon.

Note: My tire specs are the same as the OEM 19" setup despite the wider rims.
good stuff! thanks for the input, greatly apreciated
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      09-22-2012, 08:58 PM   #94
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Finally Opti-Coated

After seeing Bananachipz's car with the opti-coat I decided to get it done.
Kevin has been handling my baby since delivery so I wanted him to do it.

Apologies for the phone quality pics.

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All done and looking phenomenal!


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      09-22-2012, 09:59 PM   #95
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WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!!

Your car looks AWESOME MAN mA! Great job!

Cant wait to get mine done...I LOVE Imperial Blue....
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      08-31-2013, 07:59 AM   #96
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Okay, I can partially blame this old thread for my indulgence. Just sold my
2009 335xi manual with sports package on cars.com because the allure of the
Imperial Blue with saddle brown interior was too much...lol!

I just placed the order for a 2014 manual with the 19" wheels. My wife thinks
I am having a mid life crisis or something! 7 weeks and counting!
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      08-31-2013, 06:48 PM   #97
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Woowww! It looks amazing
I am not big fan of any aftermarket application. But sometimes it looks like perfect like in your case.

My car is also IB, she will be here in a month. Loved the color more after seeing your photos.

By the way who is Kazim Alikhan looks like Turkish name so I was curios.
turkish BMW'ers, unite! :P

great car OP, although i never even liked the M5 wheels on the M5 itself, it looks too thin for such car(s).
vossens ftw
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      08-31-2013, 07:39 PM   #98
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it looks great. Imperial Blue looks great with that combo interior.
Congrats on enjoy in good health.
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      09-04-2013, 10:50 AM   #99
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Okay, I can partially blame this old thread for my indulgence. Just sold my
2009 335xi manual with sports package on cars.com because the allure of the
Imperial Blue with saddle brown interior was too much...lol!

I just placed the order for a 2014 manual with the 19" wheels. My wife thinks
I am having a mid life crisis or something! 7 weeks and counting!
You'll love it, and glad my thread was to blame.
After having it for over a year now; whenever I sit in that Saddle Brown interior I still break into a big big smile.
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      09-04-2013, 03:22 PM   #100
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Imperial blue is a beautiful color! And the wheels are perfect!
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Random question but what program do you use to pixelate the LC plate like this?

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friend of mine has the exact same car and color combo. looks stunning and classy in person
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.....and then a bird comes and poop on it.
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Random question but what program do you use to pixelate the LC plate like this?
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friend of mine has the exact same car and color combo. looks stunning and classy in person
Yeah I love it... once she's converted to M-Sport bumpers it may be the ONLY Imperial Blue one around.

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.....and then a bird comes and poop on it.
Thankfully she's a garage queen.
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      11-07-2013, 02:35 AM   #106
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My 420d is Imperial Blue with Saddle Brown as well. LOVE it and it looks terrific on your car. Loving those wheels, too. NICE.
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very close to deep sea blue, nice
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Finally tinted

Finally got her tinted at the end of March - Pinnacle 30%
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Long overdued!

Looking great !

Question: which car seat are you using for your little one?
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I love your wheels and color combo! Real classy and sporty at the same time! Still haven't bumped into you on the road yet. I'd def. recognize you if I see you tho! I'm usually in the dt area.
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