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Old 12-14-2012, 08:24 AM
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Bear with me...I'm sure it's been answered already!

Hi All,

How would an F10 550i sport package with 20" M5 343m style wheels look, without any lowered springs? I would love to see pics if anybody has done it!

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Old 12-14-2012, 08:46 AM
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Would look like an M5 minus the side gills and with very subtle modifications to the front valence.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:53 AM
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Thanks...The reason I asked....I don't like the standard 351M or any of the "optional" star-spoke style 311, or the cross-spoke 312, or v-spoke 356 as much, BUT I love the way the 343m look on the car.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:57 AM
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Please send pics if you have done it on your new F10! Thank you....!
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:54 AM
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The M-division is excellent in designing wheels that brings out the best of each body style. This is true for pretty much any M car ever built. So imo the M wheels make any model of the body style wether it's the low end or the M look fantastic.
The more sensitive the car is to the right wheel the more this is true. The F10 is not one of the most sensitive due to it's elongated elegance and will look good with a large number of wheel types making the M--wheels less of a standout and might not be worth the cost when purchased separate from the car. One of the most wheel sensitive BMW body styles is the E60. It's very muscular,angular and compact body looks absolutely terrible with the wrong wheels but with the M5's wheels it looks great.

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Old 12-14-2012, 12:23 PM
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Thanks for the comments....I agree with you
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I personally would not put the M5 M343 wheels on a regular F10. Looks like an imitation M5. Take a look at the 373M 20" Wheels. They are an optional wheel upgrade on the M Sport Package for the 6. I'm sure they will fit the F10. I just wish BMW offered them on the F10 from initial purchase.
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