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Old 04-20-2012, 03:29 PM
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Tires on base line

Can we get 18" tires on a base line? If yes, Can it be done at the dealer - My car is already produced and on its way...

Any thoughts on 17" vs the 18" ?
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Old 04-20-2012, 03:38 PM
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17's ride better. 18's look cool, but have a harsher ride. They also increase the risk of damage to the wheel if you hit something, like a pothole.
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Old 04-20-2012, 03:49 PM
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Can we get 18" tires on a base line? If yes, Can it be done at the dealer - My car is already produced and on its way...

Any thoughts on 17" vs the 18" ?
I got the 17"s due to the road conditions here in Michigan. I think you would have ordered it which the different wheel size. The dealer may accommodate you but it will cost ya
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:23 PM
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Stick with the 17s. They are better unless you want to speed around curves and burn rubber every day. American Roads are getting worse each day. I am thinking of getting the luxury line and am a bit disappointed that they only come with 18s in the US. BMW needs to rethink how lines work..
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:26 PM
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Agree w previous post. Don't need run flat or 18, 17 works fine for me but then must go with base.
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:22 PM
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Agree w previous post. Don't need run flat or 18, 17 works fine for me but then must go with base.
I have baseline with 17s. At first I really wanted to upgrade to 18s, but this is expensive.

Now I think they look pretty good so I'm keeping them.

The star style looks good.
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Old 04-21-2012, 05:25 AM
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I agree 18 looks better but with very harsh ride with RFT.
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