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Old 04-22-2013, 04:51 PM
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E92 coupe-18 BBS CH-H&R suspension

2011 E92 328i Deep Sea Blue Metallic with Oyster interior

I struggled between choosing 18's and 19's. Now I'm glad I went with the 18's especially living in the Midwest US.

18x8.5 BBS CH Bright Silver +35 offset - Michelin Pilot Super Sport 225/40/18
18x10 BBS CH Bright Silver +40 offset - Michelin Pilot Super Sport 255/35/18
H&R Coil Over Suspension, H&R front and rear sway bars

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Old 04-22-2013, 10:37 PM
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Those 18's fit the car perfectly without the obvious issues of a 19..Nice look
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:33 PM
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E92 coupe-18 BBS CH-H&R suspension

Great looking wheels and the drop is just perfect, not too much and still noticeable! Great taste!
How is the ride changed with the H&R suspension and bars.I have a 11 335i coupe with M pack and I can't decide between Eichbach or H&R full suspension kit. They look very similar in price and quality.


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Old 04-23-2013, 02:04 PM
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Thanks.
The ride is better than I expected. My car already had a sport suspension, and this is stiffer still but in a positive way, especially at interstate ramp speeds. It's only slightly bouncier, due to the shorter springs and shocks. The bigger difference in ride quality is from the lower profile tires.
I looked at both Eichbach and H&R suspensions and went with the recommendation of the knowledgeable staff at Turner Motorsports.
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:16 PM
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:30 PM
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Looks sick, wheels are the perfect size.

Did you lower your frame at all? Maybe with your altered suspension?

Looks like the wheels fill the wells a bit more than other pics I've seen.
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:54 PM
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Perfect fit love the BBS wheels.
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:09 PM
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The reason I'm asking, is because I have almost the exact same car, and I just ordered almost the exact same wheels.

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2011 BMW 335i xDrive Coupe w/ Sport Pkg.
Deep Sea Blue Metallic
Red Dakota Leather Interior

Wheels (in the mail!)
BBS CH in Black, went with 18x8.5 all around.

Tires
225/40RF-18 Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS

I'll post some pics next week when I have the package.
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:11 PM
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Niiiice..... sigh. I like the wheels, tires, color combo, chassis... I would (and did) go with a much lighter tint, but with a touch of blue, on that paint, Llumar AirBlue 80. I'll say that I'm quite surprised that Chop didn't bash your orange side markers.
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:44 PM
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looks good, I think 19's would look perfect, 18's looks a tad bit small.
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Old 07-26-2013, 03:33 AM
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Looks sick, wheels are the perfect size.

Did you lower your frame at all? Maybe with your altered suspension?

Looks like the wheels fill the wells a bit more than other pics I've seen.



The body and frame are lowered a couple inches by using shorter springs and adjustable shocks.
Thanks for the comment. Filling the wheel wells was exactly what I was trying to accomplish by changing the suspension.
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Old 07-26-2013, 03:45 AM
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looks good, I think 19's would look perfect, 18's looks a tad bit small.
19's require a lower profile tire. I went with 18's for more rubber because the roads here are full of potholes and I use the car for my daily driver. My compromise was to lower the car and fill up the wheel wells better.
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:34 AM
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I'm actually seriously looking to upgrade my suspension. Did you notice improvement over the sport suspension?

Do you mind linking out where you got your parts? That's such a perfect drop. Not too much, but enough to kill that gap. Beautiful man.

Edit: Did you notice any negative camber while lowering your car? That's a concern of mine, too. Your ride height is my dream. Again, very nice!

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Nice ... 18 > 19 and I'm doing similar research, looking hard at the Apex EC-7 in 18, but these look sweet and like the contrast and glad you skipped the black.
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nice ... 18 > 19 and i'm doing similar research, looking hard at the apex ec-7 in 18, but these look sweet and like the contrast and glad you skipped the black.
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:02 PM
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As promised, here are the pics with the 18' BBS CH in Black. Pretty happy with the way this turned out, considering I can stick with run flats on the 18 inch wheels. Could do with a little less space between the fender and tires, maybe I'll mod the suspension in the future.

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I put 19" in mine. Too big especially on rough ****ty Australian roads. I might go back to 18".
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Old 03-08-2014, 10:30 PM
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Those 18's fit the car perfectly without the obvious issues of a 19..Nice look
Totally agree.
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