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Old 07-26-2014, 09:09 PM
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Hello everybody! I just got my new 2014 750i xDrive M-sport, everything in this car I love but... it has only 19th inch wheels on it, and I think that they are too small and just to plane. The color of the car is Imperial Blue. So what kind of wheels do you guys recommend for a Blue 750i? I'm new in this, so I would really appreciate your help. Thanks!
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Old 07-27-2014, 12:19 AM
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Welcome to the forum. Check out the sticky by "Samlambo" at the top of the main page (photo thread) to get an idea what others have done. Wheels are very much a matter of personal preference and what "you" think suits the car best. I would also suggest google BMW F01/F02 wheels and see what comes up.

With regards to wheel size, some board members have gone up to 22". With a drop they look really good. I personally prefer 20" with ride comfort as my deciding factor. It seems that you will get different opinions on ride comfort with 22" depending on who you ask. In the end it will be a matter of personal preference.

Here's a board member's pics with 22's...those are Beyern Multi. He has since replaced them with Beyern Mesh 22".
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Old 07-27-2014, 04:14 AM
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Congrats on the new car! Enjoy in good health. For the wheels, this is one of my favorite setups.
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Old 07-27-2014, 06:04 AM
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What brands do you guys recommend? I don't want to buy some nice looking wheels that are very bad quality and would destroy the ride quality.

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Old 07-27-2014, 06:22 AM
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depends if you want stock or not. I have 303M 20s and love them, OEM BMW. But people say they get bends, though mine have been fine on chicago potholes for the last 6 months or so, no issues at all.
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Congrats on the new car! Enjoy in good health. For the wheels, this is one of my favorite setups.
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Those look like your wheels. Isn't your ride black?


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Old 07-27-2014, 05:29 PM
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I did not like my 19" wheels when I bought the car. But I have not bent a wheel. Unlike my 650 with the 20" msport wheels. But the 19 are growing on me.. I wish the tires were wider..

I do have a set of 20" sports from the 650 but I do not know what I am going to do.

The ride and not worrying about every hole in the road is giving me a pice of mind with the 19"

Take you time and think about it.
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It's not my car. The wheels are similar in design you're right. My wheels are from Vorsteiner and as long as I know they don't produce this style no more. That's why I suggest Velos
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Hello everybody! I just got my new 2014 750i xDrive M-sport, everything in this car I love but... it has only 19th inch wheels on it, and I think that they are too small and just to plane. The color of the car is Imperial Blue. So what kind of wheels do you guys recommend for a Blue 750i? I'm new in this, so I would really appreciate your help. Thanks!

This is how it looks right now....

I would stick with the 19 inch rims. They look fine and they will hold up better during daily driving than larger rims with low profile tires. If you do not like the stick rims, swap them out with a different set of 19 inch rims.

The more important and remaining question about your car: Do you have a RWS?


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Welcome & Congrats on the 7! Firs thing I would do is tint the windows, then get to work on your wheel set up. Given that you are in a cold climate, I would keep the current setup for winter driving and get a summer set with the rims you want. BTW RWS means Rear Wood Shelf, not Rear Window Shade!
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With your paint color, I would stick to a silver/polished wheel. Maybe get something with a lip (mirror/polished) and that will pop!
Tinting the windows is a tough call on your car as the interior/exterior color combination is awesome. If you tint them, that's kinda gone.

NB: I saw your exact car color combination polling by before I purchase my F02. I told my wife "I loved that color combination". Now the Space Grey has grown on me
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By way of further explanation: RWS = rear wood shelf. In all 2014 Sevens, except those with fine line wood trim (both matte & gloss), there is trim between the rear seat and rear window (see picture posted by Predator 007 above). For some unexplained reason, Sevens with fine line wood trim do not have this piece of trim, which does result in the interior of the car looking different. Some have said that the absence of a RWS makes the Seven look like a KIA, which results in ridicule and scorn upon the owner of a non RWS BMW owner. Which trim do you have in your vehicle?

As to your wheels, I stand by my original opinion, i.e., stay with the 19 inch rims. Larger rims, in all probability, will result in lots of headaches.
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If you must go bigger, go 20", and stay away from 22's, unless you have a good wheel guy in your area. When you increase wheel size, you must run a lower profile tire so that you do not increase ride height, and throw off gear ratios, ABS, speedo/odo, etc.
19" is considered a large wheel on my 3, and I've already replaced both rears because of pothole explosions. If you are running RFT's it's even worse.
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Which brand 20' are you guys recommending?
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I have 19" Radenergie on my 5er and that looked proportional, but it's also an e60. I think 20" will be a good fit on the 7er F01. The F01 is about 9" longer than an e60.

While 22" looks good in photo, it may not be practical and costly in maintenance if your city has bad roads. Even the 19" on my 5er have been repaired several times, and trust me, I am a very careful with them. Another hassle with low profile tires and custom rims is tire replacement. You cannot just roll up to a Discount Tire and get them to replace your tires. No matter how careful you tell them, there will be scratches and scuffs. Your only option to have the tires changed at a creditable custom rims shop for premium of course.

It goes to say that more beauty requires more maintenance.
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