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Old 12-14-2014, 02:43 PM
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I have to drop down to 19s, anyone running or have an n opinion on the F10 351 rims?

I just can't do the 20s any longer in Chicago, too many potholes and the Conti Kit is useless for tire rips. Hit a pothole today, 2 flats, again!

Considering getting the 351 rims from an F10 instead of using the stock 19 inch M wheels that came with my car (kind of boring IMO).

Anyone have these on their car or can photo shop it ?

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Old 12-14-2014, 04:03 PM
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how much more tire sidewall would you get with the 19's? I think either way if you hit a pot hole hard enough you going to pop a tire , get a bubble and or bent the wheel.
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Old 12-14-2014, 04:11 PM
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I somewhat agree with that, but you can't get 20 inch run flat tires! Anywhere! well, you can, but only summer, I need all season. i don't want to have two sets of rims again and then have to buy 2 sets of run flat tires. Too much of a pain in the arse and a lot of money to boot.
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Old 12-14-2014, 04:36 PM
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Actually 1 extra inch of sidewall is a big deal. I went from 20 to 19 and can attest to that. I also think RF tires ride like crap so I have regular Hankooks. Very happy. Hit several bad potholes - nothing.
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Old 12-14-2014, 05:28 PM
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Old 12-14-2014, 05:44 PM
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Actually 1 extra inch of sidewall is a big deal. I went from 20 to 19 and can attest to that. I also think RF tires ride like crap so I have regular Hankooks. Very happy. Hit several bad potholes - nothing.

To get a full inch of sudewall u will need 18's as then u get 1 inch at top and 1 at bottom. A 1/2 inch of sidewall wont do too much
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Old 12-14-2014, 06:00 PM
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I'm going to suck it up and get RFTs, just not sure if I want to use my old wheels, which have quite a bit of rash or get a whole brand new setup for $2400.
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Old 12-14-2014, 06:18 PM
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you can get your wheels refurbished rather cheaply am afraid to say this, but I have 19's and have never gotten a flat hitting a pothole.( I know I have doomed my self now)
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I put on 20" Pirelli SottoZero2 on my Msport wheels. Rides so smooth and has tremendous traction in the snow. Very stable in the few snow storms we recently had.

245/40/20 in front
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Old 12-14-2014, 06:26 PM
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I've had too many flats to keep risking it honestly. And I have young kids and really have to try...try...to be more responsible. And hughes, you have never experienced Chicago potholes, they're like craters! And they're everywhere...
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Old 12-14-2014, 06:59 PM
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What does your 19" look like? Is it style 252?
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Old 12-14-2014, 07:13 PM
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No. I have the M wheels. I like the 252 but not very aggressive looking for an M model.
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Old 12-14-2014, 08:36 PM
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Put them on first. After a few weeks, they just might grow on you. I have my 18" winters now. First week was tough. After a month, they're fine. :-)
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Old 12-14-2014, 09:43 PM
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To get a full inch of sudewall u will need 18's as then u get 1 inch at top and 1 at bottom. A 1/2 inch of sidewall wont do too much
Your math is good, but I did not mention that I put wider and fatter tires 255/45/19 and when I measured the size, the difference was about 1 inch. Oops, you are right 1/2 inch on either side. Man, my math sucks.

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Old 12-14-2014, 10:31 PM
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that's alright, under "new math" its just important that you tried!
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Put them on first. After a few weeks, they just might grow on you. I have my 18" winters now. First week was tough. After a month, they're fine. :-)
I have a nice set of 252's if you change your mind. I was going to sell them as winter wheels to those members here who live in freezing winter states.
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I do like the 252s actually. I have a line on a set of 302s for $2399 including shipping with run flats already installed and all are brand new. Not sure what you're looking for on your wheels. Tires will run me $1250 from tirerack with shipping, plus $100 to install them. So I'd have to get your wheels alone for about a grand, which I personally think is too low if yours are in excellent condition.
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I do like the 252s actually. I have a line on a set of 302s for $2399 including shipping with run flats already installed and all are brand new. Not sure what you're looking for on your wheels. Tires will run me $1250 from tirerack with shipping, plus $100 to install them. So I'd have to get your wheels alone for about a grand, which I personally think is too low if yours are in excellent condition.
We might have a deal. I am just looking to clear out some space in the garage. Lemme clean them up tonight and upload some pix.
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Don't do it yet. I just bought a set but might have to return them. The RFTs are summer and idiot me didn't pay enough attention.
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I'm trying now to figure out if I can dispute the charge before the setup ships and then maybe you and I can work something out. Thanks!
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I'm trying now to figure out if I can dispute the charge before the setup ships and then maybe you and I can work something out. Thanks!
No worries. I was going to put'em up for sale on the forum anyways. You can always call dibs when you are ready.
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Old 12-15-2014, 04:41 PM
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I'll pm you.
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I'll pm you.
Replied to your PM and the wheels are now up for sale!
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Old 12-16-2014, 10:53 AM
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Thanks. I just decided to refurbish my current 19s to save some money, cost me about $450, powder coating them gunmetal silver, slightly darker than the original color. Your price is very good, you should be able to sell those quickly, barely any curb rash at all.
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Replied to your PM and the wheels are now up for sale!
Can you post a link where you have pics of those?
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