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Old 04-01-2015, 10:04 AM
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tire sizes for new rims

I'm thinking about getting some rims soon but need help in choosing tires...

Rims im looking at will be 20x8.5 front , 20x10 rear.
What's the best tire choices? My 528i 2012 is completely stock.
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Old 04-01-2015, 10:25 AM
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I'm thinking about getting some rims soon but need help in choosing tires...
Rims im looking at will be 20x8.5 front , 20x10 rear.
What's the best tire choices? My 528i 2012 is completely stock.
I don't know why you'd even consider 20" rims for a 528 ... unless you drive only on really nicely paved roads. This tire size info is from TireRack ...

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Old 04-01-2015, 10:42 AM
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I know you have to be cognizant of the wheel offset. What are you using?


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Old 04-01-2015, 10:57 AM
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Honestly I'm not even sure. I dont know much about rims. I've been looking at elementwheels.com n found some i actually like. Theres a setting where you can let the experts choose the best offset for the car. I forgot all about the tirerack website being there
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Old 04-04-2015, 02:11 PM
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I the have 20" wheels on my car with no issues. I have 285/30 on the rear and 245/35 on the front. Using Nitto Invo tires. Same size rims that your looking for. 8.5" in the front and 10" rear.
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Old 04-07-2015, 03:16 PM
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I the have 20" wheels on my car with no issues. I have 285/30 on the rear and 245/35 on the front. Using Nitto Invo tires. Same size rims that your looking for. 8.5" in the front and 10" rear.

Thanks alot sofla. Your car looks nice in ur signature. Is it dropped?
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Old 04-07-2015, 04:25 PM
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Thanks dboyy! I'm riding on the stock suspension. No drop. The 20's fills it in nice, but I do think it would look a little better with a slight drop. Just not sure if it would be worth it since the ride is much firmer now.
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I wouldn't do it. 19's are bad enough when it comes ride quality and bent rims over potholes and rough roads. Additionally you're raising the center of gravity, larger wheels make the car slower from a standing start, and unless you're going with expensive forged wheels, you're adding unsprung weight.
If you still want to do it, then go with Michelin A/S 3's to keep the ride reasonable comfortable, but realize these are not runflats, so you'd need to carry a repair kit or a spare tire.
For runflats, Bridgestone DriveGuards are getting decent reviews.
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Old 04-07-2015, 09:31 PM
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Thanks for the great advices and suggestions to you both sofla and sonic as i am a newby to the world of wheels. I haven't actually made up my mind yet but will think hard about it. If you are wondering how my car looks.....it has the vossen front look on my f10 similar to the video on you tube.

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