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Old 05-15-2013, 06:18 PM
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How do you figure that? 21's are becoming more and more scarce as manufacturers have virtually abandoned them for 20's or 22's. If anything they will stay the same price or more expensive over time as they are phased out. You may find them cheaper from cheap cut rate tire manufacturers, but then good luck with that. I'm not risking it for a crappy cheap tire. There will always be expensive 21's that are reliable I'm sure, but get ready to empty the wallet for them.
Currently there are Bridgestone, Continental, Dunlop, Good Year, Hankook, Michelin, Pirelli and Yokohama are all offering 21 inch passenger car tires, that is 8 manufactures, the cost on tires is base on the amortization of the tire mold, 5 years ago only 3 manufactures were offering 21 inch passenger tires, the OE , Porsche, BMW, Audi and Mercedes Benz are adopting 21 inch tires, making it more competitive, hence the price will drop. One can purchase a set of staggered Hankook in 21 inch for about $800.00 3 years ago 21 inch tires were will over $1600 for a set of 4. This is the reason why we decided to build 21 inch wheels for F01 BMW, W221 Mercedes Benz and Cayenne / Q7 / GL applications.
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Would these look classy? or too sporty? i really like these but dont know how they will look 20" on the car, i dont want it to be too small, some wheels look smaller than they are if you know what i mean.
That is a very sporty wheel, BUT will work on a 750i. A 20" with H&R or Eibach will work.

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Old 05-15-2013, 06:30 PM
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Currently there are Bridgestone, Continental, Dunlop, Good Year, Hankook, Michelin, Pirelli and Yokohama are all offering 21 inch passenger car tires, that is 8 manufactures, the cost on tires is base on the amortization of the tire mold, 5 years ago only 3 manufactures were offering 21 inch passenger tires, the OE , Porsche, BMW, Audi and Mercedes Benz are adopting 21 inch tires, making it more competitive, hence the price will drop. One can purchase a set of staggered Hankook in 21 inch for about $800.00 3 years ago 21 inch tires were will over $1600 for a set of 4. This is the reason why we decided to build 21 inch wheels for F01 BMW, W221 Mercedes Benz and Cayenne / Q7 / GL applications.
That may be the case, but when I look on the largest retailers in the country such as Tire Rack and Discount Tire you have between 1-3 choices for the F01/F02 sizes. Very few companies actually stock them. You will be lucky to have a local store that routinely stock's 21's at all. Get a blow out or have a problem, you may be w/o your ride for a while until a new tire can be brought in. Anyhow. I like the looks of your rims, just not a fan of the 21's.
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I respect your opinion, you are fortunate to live in SoCal, there are well over 10 retailers that stocks the 21 inch tires, as well as 5 local tire distributors that stock and distribute 21 inch tires, I had 22 inch wheel and tires on my W221 before, love the looks but unfortunately I have often bend the wheels via pothole, so I decided to build the 21 inch wheel because Alpina B7 was equipped with 21inch, and I thought it is a good compromise, I believe more wheel manufactures will be building 21 inch wheels in the future, the 22 inch will still be there as the 20 inch as well. I am in the wheel and tire business, I am fortunate to be privy to some information with the Tire Companies and Strategies and Trends. I was not trying to be opinionated or being a smart ass, I just have some insider information.
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Hi I am in need of new rims and saw these and thought they would look good but I cant find them online. Does anyone know what the name of them are and where I could find them. Thanks
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:38 AM
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Hi I am in need of new rims and saw these and thought they would look good but I cant find them online. Does anyone know what the name of them are and where I could find them. Thanks
Try a search on www.tineye.com. That may pin them down.
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:16 AM
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Hankook 245/35-21 & 285/30-21
245's seem a bit narrow for 9" rims though. Can you post close-ups of the rims/tires?

I personally also think that 21" wheels are the sweet spot for the 7 but am concerned about the limited tire/wheel choices.

Do these rims also come in gun metal?

I have been looking at the BMW 321 wheels in ferric gray, but couldn't imagine spending that kind of money on non-forged rims...
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:40 AM
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I think the 21 inch is the sweet spot as well. As for the concern for the 245 width. I would have prefer a 255 on a 9 inch wide wheel. But I was more concern about the overall diameter than the cross section width. The 9 inch wheel does "pull " a little on the 245,( see attached ) but the 10.5 rear wheel on the 285 have the same look. Hope this helps.
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Picture attached. 245 on a 9 inch wheel profile
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Wow. While that can look good when the front/rear is the same am wondering if that could survive a single car wash?

I normally like to hand wash our cars, but not in the winter time.


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My cars are usually hand washed.. However the newer automated car wash dos not damage these wheels, they must accommodate corvette, amg , m cars and such. The older automated car washes I would be concerned.
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:11 PM
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Axis007, could you post some additional pics? I run 245s on 17x9 on the e36, its about as small as you go on a 9.

Automated car washes are too scary for me.
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You can have your rims straightened and they will ride like new for like 90 dollars per rim. I have used these guys before and they do a fantastic job! They also will provide a very quick turn around time so you will not be without your car for very long. They company is Weldcraft Fabrication & Welding, Inc. 734-779-1303 and you can also visit their website at www.weldcraftfab.com for more information... They are located in Plymouth, Michigan.
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here is an image of a 20x9 on a 235/35-20, It is a little stretched, but I like the look, hope this helps,
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Thanks, like that look, no hellaflush for me. I have 20" 303s now, but thinking about getting a second set of wheel for the non-RFs.

Like these M6 style 20s" on eBay, why are they so cheap around $800 for 4? They have bunches of these on eBay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/20-Wheels-Fo...6d628e&vxp=mtr
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Thanks, like that look, no hellaflush for me. I have 20" 303s now, but thinking about getting a second set of wheel for the non-RFs.

Like these M6 style 20s" on eBay, why are they so cheap around $800 for 4? They have bunches of these on eBay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/20-Wheels-Fo...6d628e&vxp=mtr
I took a pic at the dealership recently of a customer with those wheels in 20inch. Just if you are wondering how they will look on a 7.
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I Have a brand new set of 303m rims if your interested... I'm located in Brooklyn... Would take 2 Grand for them , have my Reciept from Life Quality Bmw in Brooklyn
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I took a pic at the dealership recently of a customer with those wheels in 20inch. Just if you are wondering how they will look on a 7.
Thanks for the pics! Very helpful in that the wheels blow me away on the M6, but I think they look kind thin on the larger 7.

Axis, the Allies kinda look like CSLs that I always wanted for my e36. Not what I was thinking for the 7, but let me consider it.
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those wheels aren't OEM, and they make the 7 look like an infinite IMO
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303's IMO are one of the best looking wheels on the F01/02, don't know how I'd feel about running an $800 cheap wheels on my F02 .
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don't know how I'd feel about running an $800 cheap wheels on my F02 .
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Guys i need a suggestion about these wheels.

I found a dealer who is giving these wheels for really cheap, i need your suggestion on how these will look 20". They are TIS 536 wheels which are deep concave. The pics are in machine finish but i will get them in matte black. My concern is i dont want it to look like a "Rapper car".




Please also post some suggestions on other concave wheels in 20"

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A "Rapper Car"....?

What is your definition of this???

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