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Old 08-27-2011, 02:46 PM
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Does anyone know if the F10 M5 Double Spokes will be available soon in 20" size? Would they fit the 550i?
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Does anyone know if the F10 M5 Double Spokes will be available soon in 20" size? Would they fit the 550i?
M5 wheels are definitely available in 20". The 20's are what has been shown in all the photos and videos.

As for fitting the 550, I'm sure they would since there are other 20" options that fit the boggo F10.
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M5 wheels are definitely available in 20". The 20's are what has been shown in all the photos and videos.

As for fitting the 550, I'm sure they would since there are other 20" options that fit the boggo F10.
Yes but both the front and rear M5 wheels are wider. This is why cars like the M5 and Panamera have higher cornering speeds. There is more physical rubber in touch with the ground. Since I will be changing my tires anyway, I may change the wheels too.
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Yes but both the front and rear M5 wheels are wider. This is why cars like the M5 and Panamera have higher cornering speeds. There is more physical rubber in touch with the ground. Since I will be changing my tires anyway, I may change the wheels too.

Slightly OT, but the larger contact patches is only one part of higher cornering speeds.

But since the car has the same suspension, just with different tuning, you should be fine. You will probably have to roll the fenders a bit as they'll stick out a bit.
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:41 AM
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Slightly OT, but the larger contact patches is only one part of higher cornering speeds.

But since the car has the same suspension, just with different tuning, you should be fine. You will probably have to roll the fenders a bit as they'll stick out a bit.
Yeah I understand that but I believe it is the largest single driver. Weight and contact patch are always bigger drivers than suspension tuning, camber, aerodynamic differences in this car class.
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