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Old 08-29-2013, 09:18 PM
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Thoughts / Opinions - 18" Wheel Setup

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So after my long search for 18", I finally found wheels that are affordable and a much better look than (i think) my 17" stock alloy w/run flats. The company down the street deal only with European cars. It's going to be a staggered setup with 9 in the back and 8 in the front.

Wish I had not opted for the wheel and run flat tire insurance when I purchased the vehicle through BMW. Don't know if I'll ever put them back on when or if I get the 18"s.

I want them in black. They are able to powdercoat them but could take up to 2 weeks. They can also paint them - said nobody could tell the difference. They do not plastidip.

Has anybody seen these wheels before? Model? Transfer TPMS or buy new set? Staggered or squared? (I don't think I have a choice in this).

Leave Chrome (puke), paint or plastidip black?

I've asked the owner some of the questions but probably won't hear from him til next week. Would like a few opinions/thoughts/comments from all the experienced pros here i'm so new at this. Want a few mods but still keep it clean and classy.

Just save my $ and keep the 17"s???
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Old 08-30-2013, 08:13 AM
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what color is your car? I kind of like the chrome look on a lot of cars. Try em out in chrome, if you dont like them, then go take them to get powdercoated. It will buy you some time so that you can make up your mind.
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Received a reply from the company saying they can transfer the TPMS from my wheels to the new ones for $150 each wheel. damn that's a lot (for me). thinking i can live with the sensor light on the display or install TPMS later.
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Old 08-30-2013, 08:23 AM
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what color is your car? I kind of like the chrome look on a lot of cars. Try em out in chrome, if you dont like them, then go take them to get powdercoated. It will buy you some time so that you can make up your mind.

it's alpine white...

good idea with trying them out first and then powerdercoating or plastidip if needed. found a place here that does it $150 for the whole set. i don't have a garage or the time and patience to do myself...would like sh!t if i did them.
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Old 08-30-2013, 08:47 AM
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Received a reply from the company saying they can transfer the TPMS from my wheels to the new ones for $150 each wheel. damn that's a lot (for me). thinking i can live with the sensor light on the display or install TPMS later.
That is ludicrous. No way it should cost that much. Just looked and a new sensor is about $85. When I bought new tires and wheels and Discount Tire transferred the TPMS, I think they charged me something like $10-15/tire and that included a rebuild kit. That would cause me some real concern about the honesty of that business.
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Old 08-30-2013, 09:28 AM
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this is why i needed your thoughts! thank u.

i do need 18" wheels/tires and think the ones i will purchase from them are nice in terms of looks and price...$550 for all for used. not including tires.
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Received a reply from the company saying they can transfer the TPMS from my wheels to the new ones for $150 each wheel. damn that's a lot (for me). thinking i can live with the sensor light on the display or install TPMS later.
I lived with the sensor light for a little then eventually installed them on my new wheels myself
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That is ludicrous. No way it should cost that much. Just looked and a new sensor is about $85. When I bought new tires and wheels and Discount Tire transferred the TPMS, I think they charged me something like $10-15/tire and that included a rebuild kit. That would cause me some real concern about the honesty of that business.
I replied back to the owner asking if it was $600 total to switch the sensors. Waiting.
Called Discount Tire and he quoted me at $167.00 total!

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