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Old 06-24-2013, 09:03 PM
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Looking into buying rims for my car. Not too familiar with the options available, but I think black would look nice or black with a chrome tip. Please let me know what you think, I posted a picture. Also if you can let me know good websites I would appreciate it.
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:42 AM
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Start with tirerack.com. They have a nice feature that let's you see what your year/color of car would look like with a host of wheels. Great selection, filtered by the model/build to ensure they fit. Other popular websites are bavauto.com and mod bargains.com. Those are the first to come to mind, though many, many, many others exist. Don't forget to check the forum sponsors out. Some cut you deals for mentioning their ads or your membership here. But in the end, it's all personal taste that matters, so choose what you like with confidence.

FWIW, I used to think black rims on a black car was the way to go. No longer -- grew out of that quickly. Your photo shows you have the chrome trim around the windows so I recommend a wheel choice with some kind of shine or luster to it. "Accessorize."

Next consideration is size. 19" wheels look really nice but I've read they negatively affect ride quality. This isn't first-hand knowledge, but is something to consider.

Good luck in your search, and if you make a purchase, post pics.
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:58 AM
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and 19 inch wheels dont affect ride quality, only if the car was not set up originally with 19 inch wheels and you change to 19 inch, BMW's take into consideration the wheels, side wall height when selecting spring rates

I have 19 inch wheels and have no problem with ride quality
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Looking into buying rims for my car. Not too familiar with the options available, but I think black would look nice or black with a chrome tip. Please let me know what you think, I posted a picture. Also if you can let me know good websites I would appreciate it.

I think:

Most aftermarket rims are a poor imitation of BMW's. With sport pkg BMW supplies 150 mph rated rims and tires.

Aftermarket generally can't match or may not even have speed rating/certification. Hey, it's your life....if you do, at least get spinners.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:16 AM
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I think you are wasting your money
Why do you feel that way?
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:21 AM
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I think:

Most aftermarket rims are a poor imitation of BMW's. With sport pkg BMW supplies 150 mph rated rims and tires.

Aftermarket generally can't match or may not even have speed rating/certification. Hey, it's your life....if you do, at least get spinners.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:32 AM
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Thanks everyone. So tempting to get new ones, but it seems like the general opinion is to leave them alone.
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Rim recommendations

I'm also looking into a new set of 19" rims to replace my current aftermarket wheels.

What I have found through my research is:

1. Surprise - you get what you pay for.
One piece wheels are generally the least expensive. Multi piece wheels cost more. There are brand names that carry status just like the status the BMW brand carries. You'll pay for that.
2. A good website to start at is http//www.carid.com/custom-wheels.html. You can search by your vehicle and size. That should provide at least 100 choices.
3. I have read on some of the posts that aluminum wheels can be damaged easily so some people go with forged steel (hopefully I'm not misquoting). Your daily road conditions may dictate wheel choice.
4. Keep in mind that a wheel with a ton of designs/nooks and crannies requires more time to clean. Brake dust loves wheels.
5. Tire choice is a very important component here as well. You'll want to research that. I like Continental and Pirelli P-Zero Nero. I don't like Bridgestone Potenza.
6. I am leaning toward Vossen (www.vossenwheels.com) - great warranty) - or Beyern (www.beyernwheels.com).

I hope that helps some. Good luck!


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Old 06-25-2013, 10:08 AM
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I'm also looking into a new set of 19" rims to replace my current aftermarket wheels.

What I have found through my research is:

1. Surprise - you get what you pay for.
One piece wheels are generally the least expensive. Multi piece wheels cost more. There are brand names that carry status just like the status the BMW brand carries. You'll pay for that.
2. A good website to start at is http//www.carid.com/custom-wheels.html. You can search by your vehicle and size. That should provide at least 100 choices.
3. I have read on some of the posts that aluminum wheels can be damaged easily so some people go with forged steel (hopefully I'm not misquoting). Your daily road conditions may dictate wheel choice.
4. Keep in mind that a wheel with a ton of designs/nooks and crannies requires more time to clean. Brake dust loves wheels.
5. Tire choice is a very important component here as well. You'll want to research that. I like Continental and Pirelli P-Zero Nero. I don't like Bridgestone Potenza.
6. I am leaning toward Vossen (www.vossenwheels.com) - great warranty) - or Beyern (www.beyernwheels.com).

I hope that helps some. Good luck!


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This was very helpful.

Silly question...can I get new rims installed on the tires I currently have?
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:14 AM
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I would suggest going to Tirerack.com
They literally have the tire size recommendation and such for your car


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Over the past few years we've ran a ton of wheels on our black 335i, the photos below should give you an idea of how some wheels could look on your car.


Alzor 730s (LINK) with machined faces and polished barrels have a great look on the E92. Our 335 in the photo below is running the 19x8 ET35s up front and 19x9 ET35 with a 5mm spacer (19x9 ET30 effective sizing) in the rear.






Miro 111s (LINK) are another popular choice with their CSL esk design. In the photo below our 335i is running 19x8.5 ET35s up front and 19x9.5 ET33s out back.



VMR V701s (LINK). 19x8.5 ET35 19x9.5 ET22



3SDM 0.05s 19x8.5 ET35 and 19x9.5 ET40 (LINK)

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I am leaning toward Vossen (www.vossenwheels.com) - great warranty) - or Beyern (www.beyernwheels.com).

Vossen:

Within the first 5 years of ownership, if any defects in material or workmanship arise under normal and reasonable use when properly installed and maintained, Vossen Wheels will replace or refinish your wheels free of charge. Our lifetime structural warranty will guarantee the replacement of your wheel in the event of a structural failure caused by a manufacturer defect. Please contact us for our warranty guidelines and a return authorization number to file a claim.


No speed rating found. Too vague to apply. Likely invalid over speed limit.

Beyern:

Exactly one BMW wheel is rated, MESH, 18" and 19" only - 155 mph [250 km/h]. As far as I can tell - did not translate TÜV certificate. ~$230.00 a pop online - price not bad.

So far, the one & only not BMW original equip worth installing.

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This was very helpful.

Silly question...can I get new rims installed on the tires I currently have?
I assume if the specs on your new rims match the old ones (diameter and width), then you should be able to use your old tires. I'm planning on transferring my current tires to new rims also.


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This was very helpful.

Silly question...can I get new rims installed on the tires I currently have?
jpr...
You don't indicate if you have run flat tires. RF tires require rims with a certain "safety hump" design (ref: EH2) to help keep them from rolling off the rim/wheel. If you don't have RF tires, don't worry about it. Many aftermarket wheels won't have the EH2 safety hump feature.
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Just get used BMW rims. There is a great selection and many look great, and fewer quality concerns.
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