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 > 2012-2019 BMW 3 and 4-Series Forums > General F30 Sedan / F32 Coupe / F36 Gran Coupe Forum > Went with ESR wheels because VMR was sold out
European Auto Source (EAS)
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-27-2019, 10:39 AM   #1
MOTOFILMS435i
2015 435i xdrive- 6spd, cp, dp, fmic, bm3 stage 2
United_States
13
Rep
38
Posts

Drives: F32 435i X
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Westchester NY

iTrader: (0)

Went with ESR wheels because VMR was sold out

So VMR was sold out of pretty much every wheel I liked. A dealer suggested ESR RF2's since I like the rotary forged process over the completely cast process and they had the style I wanted. So I gave them a try and I'm happy I did. First of all, I saved about $250 over VMR, the finish is gorgeous and they're rotary forged for strength and weight saving. The only issue is very minor, my previous bmw center caps don't fit so now I've got to find some random size caps or just put stickers on the ESR caps.
Anyone else have these wheels, or the RF1's? Any experience with them, good or bad? Any luck finding bmw caps that fit well?
Appreciate 0
      02-27-2019, 11:16 AM   #2
GatorF30
Lieutenant
370
Rep
550
Posts

Drives: EBII F30
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Florida

iTrader: (3)

ESRs are nice. I have them on my E39 M5.
Appreciate 0
      02-27-2019, 12:26 PM   #3
Mr. Tasty
Captain
Mr. Tasty's Avatar
409
Rep
741
Posts

Drives: AW 335i Mperformance
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Gilbert

iTrader: (0)

i have the esr rf2 on my car. i love my setup and it is the perfect fitment in my opinion.

19x8.5, 245/35/19 and 19x9.5, 265/35/19

each wheel is around 24.0 lbs

the images attached are for the fronts, both oem and then the esr.

I lost about 8 lbs per front and 9 lbs per rear. total loss of about 44 lbs unsprung mass, while going 20 mm wider tire in the front, and 10mm wider tire in the rear.


[IMG]undefined[/IMG]
Attached Images
    
Appreciate 1
Rathian27.50

      02-27-2019, 12:51 PM   #4
MOTOFILMS435i
2015 435i xdrive- 6spd, cp, dp, fmic, bm3 stage 2
United_States
13
Rep
38
Posts

Drives: F32 435i X
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Westchester NY

iTrader: (0)

That weight savings is incredible. It's hard to find real world weight numbers on the RF series. But it sounds like they're a solid build.
Appreciate 0
      02-27-2019, 12:53 PM   #5
Mr. Tasty
Captain
Mr. Tasty's Avatar
409
Rep
741
Posts

Drives: AW 335i Mperformance
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Gilbert

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by MOTOFILMS435i View Post
That weight savings is incredible. It's hard to find real world weight numbers on the RF series. But it sounds like they're a solid build.
sorry i weighed them individually. both fronts and rears weigh 24.0 lbs
Attached Images
  
Appreciate 0
      02-27-2019, 01:11 PM   #6
_bdiddyb_
Lieutenant
191
Rep
538
Posts

Drives: 2013 335i
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: California

iTrader: (1)

Love me some 2" deep dish. I get more complements in these than my more expensive Concept One.
Attached Images
 
Appreciate 0
      02-27-2019, 01:15 PM   #7
Mkswoosh
First Lieutenant
Mkswoosh's Avatar
81
Rep
361
Posts

Drives: 2018 340xi tanzanite blue
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Portland

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Tasty View Post
i have the esr rf2 on my car. i love my setup and it is the perfect fitment in my opinion.

19x8.5, 245/35/19 and 19x9.5, 265/35/19

each wheel is around 25 lbs

the images attached are for the fronts, both oem and then the esr.

I lost about 8 lbs per front and 9 lbs per rear. total loss of about 44 lbs unsprung mass, while going 20 mm wider tire in the front, and 10mm wider tire in the rear.


[IMG]undefined[/IMG]
Probably saved more weight just the tires itself? Since run flats usually weigh more
Appreciate 0
      02-27-2019, 01:53 PM   #8
Mr. Tasty
Captain
Mr. Tasty's Avatar
409
Rep
741
Posts

Drives: AW 335i Mperformance
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Gilbert

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mkswoosh View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Tasty View Post
i have the esr rf2 on my car. i love my setup and it is the perfect fitment in my opinion.

19x8.5, 245/35/19 and 19x9.5, 265/35/19

each wheel is around 25 lbs

the images attached are for the fronts, both oem and then the esr.

I lost about 8 lbs per front and 9 lbs per rear. total loss of about 44 lbs unsprung mass, while going 20 mm wider tire in the front, and 10mm wider tire in the rear.


[IMG]undefined[/IMG]
Probably saved more weight just the tires itself? Since run flats usually weigh more
the oem 403m wheels are around 29-30 lbs each.

modern runflats arent too much heavier than non run flats
Appreciate 0
      02-27-2019, 11:00 PM   #9
f32ftw
Private
f32ftw's Avatar
United_States
30
Rep
82
Posts

Drives: BMW 435 xdrive
Join Date: May 2018
Location: New Jersey

iTrader: (0)

I got the 18 inch ESR RF2's a few months ago. I lost a few tires last winter due to potholes with the stock 19's and runflat Pirellis so I switched to 18's and Michelin Pilot Sport AS3+.
Attached Images
  
__________________
2014 F32 435i xdrive M-Sport /// Estoril Blue II /// BM3 Stage 2 /// VRSF DP /// VRSF CP /// VRSF FMIC /// BMS intake /// AWE Touring Edition Axle Back Exhaust - Diamond Black Tips (102mm) with performance midpipes /// CF mirror covers /// CF spoiler /// CF dual slate kidney grilles /// CF license plate /// M-Performance Style Rear Diffuser /// 19 inch gloss black M Sport 442 style wheels /// M-Sport brakes /// NGK 5992 1-Step Colder Spark Plugs
Appreciate 3
      03-13-2019, 09:06 PM   #10
ArcTurnsSaveLives
2014 Estoril Blue F31 M-Sport
United_States
6
Rep
8
Posts

Drives: '14 Estoril F31 MSport
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: North East

iTrader: (0)

Ditto

Im literally in the same boat because the VMRs I wanted (19 810s FF) are gone till mid June. Are you guys running the fronts with et30? Or something else I missed in my research? Ideally I want the 19x8.5 squared with 255/35, but Im worried about the et30 in the front being too much poke for the fenders and beefy tires. The pics look great but you can only tell so much...
Appreciate 1
Wai32881.50

      03-14-2019, 03:07 PM   #11
MOTOFILMS435i
2015 435i xdrive- 6spd, cp, dp, fmic, bm3 stage 2
United_States
13
Rep
38
Posts

Drives: F32 435i X
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Westchester NY

iTrader: (0)

19x8.5 et 30 front
19x9.5 et 35 rear.
I could have gone with the et 45 in rear for a more square look but et 35 gives it just a slight staggered look. Et 30 in front looks perfect.
Appreciate 0
      03-14-2019, 03:23 PM   #12
Mkswoosh
First Lieutenant
Mkswoosh's Avatar
81
Rep
361
Posts

Drives: 2018 340xi tanzanite blue
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Portland

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by MOTOFILMS435i View Post
19x8.5 et 30 front
19x9.5 et 35 rear.
I could have gone with the et 45 in rear for a more square look but et 35 gives it just a slight staggered look. Et 30 in front looks perfect.
What tires specs you running. Hoping a 40 would fit fine without stretch
Appreciate 0
      04-12-2019, 08:04 PM   #13
turbosocal
Private First Class
turbosocal's Avatar
41
Rep
143
Posts

Drives: M3
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (0)

Love my RF2s too! I also wonder where to get some center caps that will fit---anyone know?
Attached Images
 
Appreciate 0
      04-13-2019, 01:31 PM   #14
Gen13 F36
Lieutenant Colonel
Gen13 F36's Avatar
United_States
657
Rep
1,865
Posts

Drives: 428i Gran Coupe
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Los Angeles, CA

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by MOTOFILMS435i View Post
19x8.5 et 30 front
19x9.5 et 35 rear.
I could have gone with the et 45 in rear for a more square look but et 35 gives it just a slight staggered look. Et 30 in front looks perfect.
ET 35.. does the rear poke out.... can you post a photo and what tire size you running?

I'm contemplating getting this setup for my GC.
Appreciate 0
      04-14-2019, 04:03 PM   #15
marseg13
Registered
0
Rep
4
Posts

Drives: bmw 435i
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: los angeles

iTrader: (0)

lug holes are bigger than the lugs

hello everyone,

i have a dilemma. i bought esr RF2 5x120 size 19x8.5 and 19x9.5 online. they called me back saying that they ran out of stock of the 8.5(even though it did not specify online) and gave me another option of redrilling the 5x114.3. when i got it, i thought everything was fine cuz i gave specific specs of what i need. so i went to a tire shop to mount it cuz i thought everything was fine. when they put the tire on and mounting it to the car, they notice that the lug holes is bigger than the original from the oem rims. they told me that it is dangerous because the lugs can loosen while driving. is there a solution for this??
Appreciate 0
      04-14-2019, 04:05 PM   #16
marseg13
Registered
0
Rep
4
Posts

Drives: bmw 435i
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: los angeles

iTrader: (0)

Went with ESR wheels because VMR was sold out

hello everyone,

i have a dilemma. i bought esr RF2 5x120 size 19x8.5 and 19x9.5 online. they called me back saying that they ran out of stock of the 8.5(even though it did not specify online) and gave me another option of redrilling the 5x114.3. when i got it, i thought everything was fine cuz i gave specific specs of what i need. so i went to a tire shop to mount it cuz i thought everything was fine. when they put the tire on and mounting it to the car, they notice that the lug holes is bigger than the original from the oem rims. they told me that it is dangerous because the lugs can loosen while driving. is there a solution for this??
Appreciate 0
      04-14-2019, 04:15 PM   #17
SoCal_NSX
Captain
SoCal_NSX's Avatar
1143
Rep
846
Posts

Drives: NSX/428/is250/Explorer
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Temecula, Ca

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by marseg13 View Post
hello everyone,

i have a dilemma. i bought esr RF2 5x120 size 19x8.5 and 19x9.5 online. they called me back saying that they ran out of stock of the 8.5(even though it did not specify online) and gave me another option of redrilling the 5x114.3. when i got it, i thought everything was fine cuz i gave specific specs of what i need. so i went to a tire shop to mount it cuz i thought everything was fine. when they put the tire on and mounting it to the car, they notice that the lug holes is bigger than the original from the oem rims. they told me that it is dangerous because the lugs can loosen while driving. is there a solution for this??
Send them back asap....sounds like they fucked up
Appreciate 0
      04-15-2019, 09:23 AM   #18
pdegene
Respect My Authoritah
pdegene's Avatar
United_States
313
Rep
761
Posts

Drives: 2014 335i M-Sport
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Minneapolis, MN

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by marseg13 View Post
hello everyone,

i have a dilemma. i bought esr RF2 5x120 size 19x8.5 and 19x9.5 online. they called me back saying that they ran out of stock of the 8.5(even though it did not specify online) and gave me another option of redrilling the 5x114.3. when i got it, i thought everything was fine cuz i gave specific specs of what i need. so i went to a tire shop to mount it cuz i thought everything was fine. when they put the tire on and mounting it to the car, they notice that the lug holes is bigger than the original from the oem rims. they told me that it is dangerous because the lugs can loosen while driving. is there a solution for this??
Janky award of the year goes to wherever you bought them from.
__________________
2014 335xi M-Sport 6MT: Estoril Blue II, BM3 Stage 2, Dinan Exhaust, Dinan CAI, ER Catted DP, ER Chargepipe, AA FMIC, M-Sport Brakes.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
bmw 435i, esr rf2, esr wheels, motofilms, vmr wheels

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



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:43 PM.




f30post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
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