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      05-05-2021, 05:09 PM   #1
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F33 435i wheel choice, which are best?

I didn't get any response to my thread to ask if any owners have 20" wheels on their convertible so the ride must be too rubbish to contemplate.
So 19" it is, on a Melbourne Red car on Adaptive suspension, m Sport as per the first 2 pictures but which ones would you choose from the range available and have to be OEM, I've been bitten by reps so a no no.
400m - 1st pic, my current car, separate thread to follow on mods
403m
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437m if they fit
442m - 2nd pic and the only other red one I've seen in ages.
704m

Which ones would you choose, I'm leaning on 442m at the moment...
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416 wheel style

I have the luxury trim so 19" 416 style wheels which personally look better than the images I can see
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      05-06-2021, 06:48 AM   #3
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Had these on my old F34 Luxury but I'm after a staggered setup. Suit the Luxury down to the ground 👍, nice car...
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Staggered? The front tyres are 225s and the rears 255s, unless you mean something else.

I only wish the wheels looked as good now as they did four years ago when I bought the car.
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Sorry you are right, mine weren't staggered on the GT 👍 and yes mine needed refurbishing after over 100k...
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OK not the same car but I would say 442m's but then I'm bias

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Think they look better than 704M's as those seem to have a flat face and actually look like a smaller wheel by comparison, maybe down to the spoke design.

437M's are nice but the car would need to be lowered for them to sit within the arches properly, but plenty of people have done that.

405M's are 20" in the right offsets for the 3/4 series & 8" x 18" for winter set up only, but a pain to clean by comparison

403M's are good but are an older wheel style also a pain to clean.

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You could splash out on these though ..

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Hope it helps the decision a bit?
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Yes, the 442's do have something about them. Are there 2 types, one with a darker inside spoke?
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624m no contest best rims on the F3x
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Yes, the 442's do have something about them. Are there 2 types, one with a darker inside spoke?
Yes, Orbit grey - darker and Ferric grey - lighter (tending toward silver). I have a set of each, Orbit grey with my winter tyres on and the Ferric on the car with Summer tyres.

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442M personally...but a very close 403m.
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704m easily, don’t like the weird thicker spoke on the 442.
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704m easily, donít like the weird thicker spoke on the 442.
But if you go Orbit grey, the darker inserts, you dont notice it
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Papster1 , have a look here..... https://www.alloywheelsdirect.net/bm...ertible_alloys, not suggesting you buy new from here but it shows you all the options.

If you want 473M's just change the car to M4 & you can see the wheels available.
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For me the 624's suit a car with that has been lowered now I've seen that picture and with my red colour will make the gap stand out even further and the 704's, just cant make my mind up there so again leaning on the 442's but in Orbit grey now.
Thanks for all your opinions so far, really good info.....oh my MPPE is in the post coming tomorrow....now that's a no brainer.....excited 😁
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404m style
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Thanks for all your opinions so far, really good info.....oh my MPPE is in the post coming tomorrow....now that's a no brainer.....excited 😁
That'll sound nice with the roof down
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Yep, arrived just now. I'll post another thread on the fitting on Monday 👍
I think I'm going to go for Orbit grey 442m 19's, the spoke contrast will go better with my Red, Black and Silver theme of the car.
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For me the 624's suit a car with that has been lowered now I've seen that picture and with my red colour will make the gap stand out even further and the 704's, just cant make my mind up there so again leaning on the 442's but in Orbit grey now.
Thanks for all your opinions so far, really good info.....oh my MPPE is in the post coming tomorrow....now that's a no brainer.....excited 😁
Mines oem ride height and I think the gap looks fine
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400m and 441m are a nice design, Look like m4 alloys with the spokes. Only issue is they are to small. If these were in 19 inch then they would be perfect.

I had 442m on my old car in ferric grey and they looked good, ATM I have 704m. I think 442m suit the 4 series more, but why would BMW put 704m on a facelift if they were not an improvement to looks. Orbit grey and diamond cut id say are the best colour. Stands out. On ferric grey you cant really see the diamond cut face stand out from a distance.

Another option if they fitted may be the 313 from the e90. Nice 5 spoke wheel design. looks like someone has done this. Cheaper to buy these wheels too now https://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1197402

As for comfort i cant find any difference between 18inch and 19inch. My old car had 18 inch and i upgraded them to 19. Preferred the 19inch as found they handled better. You will get a harsher ride but its a sports coupe. Its not meant for comfort really.

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Mines oem ride height and I think the gap looks fine
These wheels suit your car. Once i wear my tyres out on the current wheels, i will be upgrading to these. Thanks to covid and working from home, comfort on a long work commute is not important. So 20 inch are perfect for looks and the non essential drive all the time
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For me the 624's suit a car with that has been lowered now I've seen that picture and with my red colour will make the gap stand out even further and the 704's, just cant make my mind up there so again leaning on the 442's but in Orbit grey now.
Thanks for all your opinions so far, really good info.....oh my MPPE is in the post coming tomorrow....now that's a no brainer.....excited 😁
Mines oem ride height and I think the gap looks fine
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For me the 624's suit a car with that has been lowered now I've seen that picture and with my red colour will make the gap stand out even further and the 704's, just cant make my mind up there so again leaning on the 442's but in Orbit grey now.
Thanks for all your opinions so far, really good info.....oh my MPPE is in the post coming tomorrow....now that's a no brainer.....excited 😁
Mines oem ride height and I think the gap looks fine
Are they 19's?
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Are they 19's?
No, they are 20s, but I was just replying to your arch gap comment
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