F30POST
F30POST
2012-2015 BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum (F30 / F32) | F30POST > Technical Forums > Wheels and Tires > F32 on 19s - how is it?
Bimmertech
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      10-20-2013, 07:52 AM   #1
PrinceBarin
Major
 
Drives: 430D
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Birmingham, UK

Posts: 1,257
iTrader: (0)

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.
PrinceBarin is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-20-2013, 09:06 AM   #2
SomeRandomer123
Colonel
 
SomeRandomer123's Avatar
 
Drives: F30 328i Luxury - Sport Auto
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Lancashire, North West England, UK

Posts: 2,526
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by PrinceBarin View Post
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!
__________________

Gone: 2006 BMW E60 520d SE 6MT
Gone: 2009 BMW E90-LCI 330d SE 6MT
Current: 2012 F30 328i Luxury 8AT
My 328i initial thoughts + media!http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=712673
SomeRandomer123 is offline   England
0
Reply With Quote
      10-20-2013, 09:23 AM   #3
OC40
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 335i MSport + MPS/MPPK
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Irvine, CA

Posts: 1,688
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2013 MINI S  [0.00]
2013 BMW 335i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by PrinceBarin View Post
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!
OC40 is online now  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-20-2013, 10:24 AM   #4
DrivenByE30
Colonel
 
DrivenByE30's Avatar
 
Drives: '12 F30 Lux 335i 6MT
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: OC - SoCal

Posts: 2,732
iTrader: (0)

Congrats! Post the pics when you can
DrivenByE30 is offline   France
0
Reply With Quote
      10-20-2013, 10:33 AM   #5
PrinceBarin
Major
 
Drives: 430D
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Birmingham, UK

Posts: 1,257
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by SomeRandomer123
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
PrinceBarin is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-20-2013, 05:22 PM   #6
ArthurKing1220
Private
 
Drives: REDACTED
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: REDACTED

Posts: 93
iTrader: (0)

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.
ArthurKing1220 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-20-2013, 05:32 PM   #7
PrinceBarin
Major
 
Drives: 430D
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Birmingham, UK

Posts: 1,257
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ArthurKing1220
...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
PrinceBarin is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-21-2013, 06:18 AM   #8
AMJAM
Captain
 
AMJAM's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 Alpine 328I MSport
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: What is the Matrix

Posts: 914
iTrader: (0)

The 19 inch Bridgestone RFT are the most comfortable I have driven on
__________________
2013 Alpine White 328I M Sport ARRIVED
AMJAM is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      10-21-2013, 06:26 AM   #9
PrinceBarin
Major
 
Drives: 430D
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Birmingham, UK

Posts: 1,257
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by AMJAM
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.
PrinceBarin is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-21-2013, 04:34 PM   #10
Steve F
Registered
 
Drives: 435i M sport
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: St Charles, IL

Posts: 1
iTrader: (0)

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
Steve F is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:11 PM.




f30post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST