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E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014)
4th generation E90 M3 sedan, E92 M3 coupe and E93 M3 convertible. The last of the naturally aspirated M3s, powered by a 4.0 liter V8 making 414hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.

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Old 06-20-2013, 01:06 PM
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For those of you driving on city streets lowered and on 19"s wheels...

And I am talking about the streets similar to the ones that I drive on in downtown San Diego....so, those of you who endure potholes, cavernous dips, etc. and do so with a lowered car and 19"s.

I am just trying to see if there is a consensus because my car just entered production, and its not coming with the Comp. Package or any 19" factory wheels, and while I can always test to see how the streets are with the stock 18s, that won't tell me how much worse it will get on 19s.

I am not worried about the risk of bending, curbing or damaging a bigger wheel. What I am worried about, is having an extremely uncomfortable ride on downtown city streets, for the sake of aesthetic appeal. I did it with my Mercedes C63 and I am doing it to a much lesser degree with my current CLS63. So any opinions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:22 PM
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of course it wont be as comfortable. but you should not be overally concerned about bends, etc. i had the 550i with the horrid goodyear RFT which bubbled when you breathed on them. have had my m3 for a year (live in manhattan) and have not had any issues.
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Old 07-01-2013, 05:53 PM
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I find the ride on 19's on 'comfort' more compliant on metro Atlanta roads than my '11 328i ZSP.
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