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Old 03-20-2016, 08:54 AM
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Had 19" on the 335is. They do ride harsher than 18", less sidewall to soak up the bumps. Had no trouble with wear or broken wheels is the 3 years I had the car. Have the DHP on the 435 M-Sport. It will handle the 19" wheels better than the normal sport suspension but 18" will always ride better all things equal.

If the ride is problematic with 19" tires once you have the car switch to get flats from the stock RFT. Equal sized get flats are much smoother over bumps & other irregularities in the road.
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@Bear-avhistory.

yesterday when my wife and I went out for saturday breakfast and running errands, at the small breakfast place we went to, we saw someone who had a car like in your signature (I believe its a cobra?).

Looked exactly the same, except for blue.

I had no idea how awesome those cars look, because I have never seen one in person. The driver and his female passenger looked to be retirement age, but "active" if that makes sense. They looked like they were really enjoying life. I complemented him on the car, and he just grinned at me and started it.

OMG what a sound! was probably the best sounding engine that I have ever heard! While grinning at me, he says " coyote engine ", and then backed up and drove off... wow what a car!

I truly envy you now


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Old 03-20-2016, 09:15 AM
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LITE HYJACK. they are truly fun. Expect us old farts have more time to build these things than guys with day jobs. Our Cobra group has about 30 guys in it. Slants more toward older expect the median age is in the low 50's. Youngest are in their mid thirties.

Am helping one guy in his mid 30's build his. He has the perfect job for it. Pilots a Corporate Jet so he has quite a bit of down time, but when he is gone it can be a few weeks at a clip. He is also doing a Coyote. A number of the original Coyote powered builders were the guinea pigs for mounting the engine into the car.

Some trial & error but the manufacturer has added a number of things we discovered as workarounds to get the thing into a chassis designed for a small block FORD V8. One of the internal sheet metal changes I did in the engine compartment is now a standard piece in the kit.


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Old 08-04-2017, 02:19 PM
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Just took delivery of a 2017 340i xDrive, 6 speed MT, M Performance I & II. Brilliant car. Sold a DD 2004 911 C4S, so any car following it would be a tough compare. Love the 340i with the MPPSK.

Living in Toronto, I've got to figure out a winter wheel set up. I'm considering replacing the 19' Style 442M wheels with 18's for summer and winter with either VMR 710's or Avant Garde M359's. Just love the CSL / competition look of the older BMW 359 wheels.

Reason I'm considering running the 18's all year round is because 1) I'd run 18's in the winter regardless and 2) I can't find a VMR 710 or AV 359 set up that matches the OEM 442 staggered set up for summer. Maybe I'm looking at it wrong - but neither marque makes 19 x 8 or 19 x 8.5 wheels. So I'd park the 19's and just run 18's all year round with different tires.

Question: If you've got the 19' Style 442 set up like I do, can you run the 18' 'Track Handling Package' tire set up without negatively affecting gearing ratios (etc) and fitting over the M Sport Brakes? That package has 18" X 8.0" FR & 18" X 8.5" and P225/45R18 Fr & P255/40R18. VMR makes a 18 x 8 and 18 x. 8.5 wheels, so I could in theory run those wheels with new winter / summer tires and get the CSL look I want.

Thanks for reading...any thoughts/comments appreciated.


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Front: 19x8.0, 225/40 R19
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Old 08-04-2017, 04:11 PM
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I'm also in TO and have a 340. I ditched the 442's and run flats. I got a squared setup VMR Flow formed 19x8.5 running MPS4S 255/35/19 for summer and some turbine style OEM 18x8 running 225/40/18 winters.
With the square setup the car feels way better than with the staggered setup, especially with xDrive. I also saved about 5.5 Kg per wheel on the back and 3.5Kg per front wheel.

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Old 08-04-2017, 06:07 PM
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Went with 19" on the 440. Had 19"s on the 335is 18"s on the 435. 19" just look better on the car.



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Old 08-04-2017, 07:04 PM
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I found the perfect balance: MPSS on 403M for the summer and Blizzak WS80 on 400M in the winter. The winter setup feels/is a lot softer, but the summers not overly harsh at all. Around where I live the roads are much better (maintained) than in the city so I can't comment to the likelihood of pothole damage.

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Love the 19's with the estoril. Gorgeous.


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