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Old 09-19-2012, 04:46 AM
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Rims for 2012 z4 3.5i

I am thinking about upgrading the standard rims. Currently have standard 17s. What is the advantage of 19s over 18s? Can annyone recommend any rims. I have a alpine white z4 with coral red interior. I am think about going to a black rim. Any suggestions?
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Old 09-19-2012, 04:56 PM
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I would go to Tire Rack, plug in your car and see the different styles and colors. Speaking from my stand point only, I have 18' because I prefer a little more sidewall and also the cost factor.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:01 AM
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Hi ! 19" rims make for a firmer ride especially with runflats, take the runflats off and it transforms the ride. The 19" give what I feel is tighter handling, as I have driven one with 18" rims and hate to say it ! but it felt like the rubber was flopping around corners, you know that feeling as you go left to right on a bend!!!! Some may say the lack of rubber with 19" is to harsh as I know many with 18" rims prefer the softer feel!!!! Opinions will be quite diverse on this subject!!!
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:50 AM
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the advantage is that it simply looks better

19x8.5, 19x9.5 VMR VB3 CSL style wheels with Hankook Ventus V12 Evo tires 235/35/19, 265/30/19

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19" wheels really look best and is the more popular choice. I'd recommend that you check out the VMR V710 wheels. They feature a classic mesh design that looks good on just about any car you put them on!



Here are a couple pictures of the Hyper Silver finish installed on a Z4 which will give you a good idea on how this is going to look.





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Old 11-15-2012, 08:03 PM
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I just put my snow tires on (17" wheels) and I cannot believe how "different" they feel compared to my normal summer tires (18"). In New England it would be risky to go with 19" wheels - but I am missing my 18"s... and its only been 1 day... well it was a long day - 225 miles.

If you are in PA you may want to keep your 17s for snow tires and go with 18s for the summer.
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