E90Post
 


Extreme Power House
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > Regional Forums > Australia > Pics of Car with New Wheels



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      07-09-2007, 10:20 PM   #1
WOPALX
Lieutenant Colonel
 
WOPALX's Avatar
 
Drives: 335i Sedan
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Sydney, Australia

Posts: 1,993
iTrader: (2)

Pics of Car with New Wheels

Just had these 19's fitted this morning. Sorry about the picture quality, used the mobile phone camera & the car is pretty dirty due to all the rain recently.

Running continental sport contact 2's (only non-RFT in the sizes needed that had the same tread pattern front and back). Haggled with the stealership and ultimatly got a good price for the wheels only & they were kind enough to get the rubber for me at their cost via their normal tire people.

Will be interesting to see what the difference is in grip compared to the RFT's fitted as standard.

Also bought the mobility kit, insurance I guess against a flat!
Attached Images
  
WOPALX is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      07-09-2007, 10:37 PM   #2
astra
Brigadier General
 
astra's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW 325Ci Individual
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Sydney

Posts: 3,748
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Send a message via MSN to astra
they are clean looking, i like em a bit racey/sporty = nice
__________________
astra is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      07-09-2007, 11:52 PM   #3
walbjj
Private First Class
 
walbjj's Avatar
 
Drives: s2000
Join Date: May 2007
Location: sydney

Posts: 125
iTrader: (0)

can we ask a price? why did u choose oem over say an aftermarket brand, im sure oem aint cheap
walbjj is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      07-10-2007, 12:20 AM   #4
WOPALX
Lieutenant Colonel
 
WOPALX's Avatar
 
Drives: 335i Sedan
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Sydney, Australia

Posts: 1,993
iTrader: (2)

Went OEM as I liked them, did not have to worry about offsets etc and I figure OEM = better resale at the end of the day. Also they will most likely cover them under the cars warrenty (well the wheels anyway, not the tires as they are not RFT) in the even a problem occurs that isn't user related.

I was bit of a bastard and bounced several dealerships off one another so got a good discount from what was originally quoted. Wheels were $4050 from BMW Sydney and tires were about $2600 from Jax @ Bondi.
WOPALX is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      07-10-2007, 12:32 AM   #5
Johnny Lin
Lieutenant General
 
Johnny Lin's Avatar
 
Drives: AW E92 M3
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Bellevue, WA

Posts: 11,312
iTrader: (42)

Looks real clean! Nice!
Johnny Lin is offline   Taiwan
0
Reply With Quote
      07-10-2007, 04:24 AM   #6
BMW //MPOWER
Major
 
Drives: BMW 325CI MY04 //M Clubsport
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Sydney, Australia

Posts: 1,398
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Send a message via MSN to BMW //MPOWER
Looks the goods!
__________________

BMW 325Ci MY2004 Individual //M Clubsport Edition, //M Clubsport package, //M Sport 18"s, Manual //M Short Shift, Carbon Black, Black Aluminium Cube Interior.
BMW //MPOWER is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      07-10-2007, 04:30 AM   #7
Chris.G
Banned
 
Chris.G's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 LCI MSPORT X5 30d
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Sydney, Australia

Posts: 3,122
iTrader: (0)

Looks great!
Chris.G is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      07-10-2007, 04:42 AM   #8
daninsyd
Second Lieutenant
 
daninsyd's Avatar
 
Drives: e92 335i
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: australia

Posts: 260
iTrader: (0)

V nice!
daninsyd is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      07-10-2007, 05:02 AM   #9
BMW320i
Colonel
 
BMW320i's Avatar
 
Drives: '06 AW 320i
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Muscat, Oman

Posts: 2,915
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2006 320i  [0.00]
Send a message via MSN to BMW320i
looks great, clean looking
__________________

19" velocity CSL replicas staggured // Continental sport contact 2: rear: 255/35/19, Front: 235/35/19 // Blacklines // rear OEM spoiler // y-connector // 30% v-kool tint all around // Black Roof/Mirrors // H&R Sport springs // H&R TRAK+ 15mm spacers //
BMW never makes ordinary cars . . .
BMW320i is offline   Oman
0
Reply With Quote
      07-10-2007, 05:04 AM   #10
WOPALX
Lieutenant Colonel
 
WOPALX's Avatar
 
Drives: 335i Sedan
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Sydney, Australia

Posts: 1,993
iTrader: (2)

Had a spirited drive home from the office, encompassing some back streets in Sorry Hills and then the Commenara Parkway and a detour on the way to Berowra via the old Pacific Hwy on the way to collect the kids from the outlaws. A quick belt back to Wahroonga on the F6 gave me some high speed fun as well (Porsche 911 kind of wanted to play). Those in Sydney's north will know these are lovely windy roads.

Must say the new tires (and I guess larger wheels) have made a +ve difference. I can now sink the go go peddle from a standstill and not have the traction control kick in. She still gets unsettled mid corner, esp with bumps, under acceleration but that is probably more associated with a lack of LSD & a very heavy right foot.

I think the combination with PROceed when it arrives (still waiting Mr UPS!!!)will be very good. I now just need to convince the other half that a LSD is a NEED not a WANT.
WOPALX is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      07-10-2007, 07:17 PM   #11
VGR00
Major
 
VGR00's Avatar
 
Drives: 125I Edition Sport Carbon Blk
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Brisbane - Australia

Posts: 1,493
iTrader: (1)

Congrats .... they look fantastic. Just as a mater of interest, how much did BMW hit you for a Mobility kit. I've seen versions by Michilin on Ebay for low $$$ but if the BMW one was under $200 I was going to buy that.
VGR00 is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      07-10-2007, 07:35 PM   #12
astra
Brigadier General
 
astra's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW 325Ci Individual
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Sydney

Posts: 3,748
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Send a message via MSN to astra
Quote:
Originally Posted by WOPALX View Post
Had a spirited drive home from the office, encompassing some back streets in Sorry Hills and then the Commenara Parkway and a detour on the way to Berowra via the old Pacific Hwy on the way to collect the kids from the outlaws. A quick belt back to Wahroonga on the F6 gave me some high speed fun as well (Porsche 911 kind of wanted to play). Those in Sydney's north will know these are lovely windy roads.
sounds like a great drive home you had the area around berowra is great, unless you get slow cars
__________________
astra is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      07-10-2007, 07:48 PM   #13
ChadE
Major
 
ChadE's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 328i / ATR-72
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Atlanta, Charlotte

Posts: 1,402
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via AIM to ChadE
Nice..Clean
__________________
"When you are passionate, you always have your destination in sight and you are not distracted by obstacles. Because you love what you are pursuing, things like rejection and setbacks will not hinder you in your pursuit. You believe that nothing can stop you!" - Coach K

ChadE is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-10-2007, 09:12 PM   #14
WOPALX
Lieutenant Colonel
 
WOPALX's Avatar
 
Drives: 335i Sedan
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Sydney, Australia

Posts: 1,993
iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by vgr02 View Post
Congrats .... they look fantastic. Just as a mater of interest, how much did BMW hit you for a Mobility kit. I've seen versions by Michilin on Ebay for low $$$ but if the BMW one was under $200 I was going to buy that.
$120 from memory. Fits perfectly in the spot next to the first aid kit.
WOPALX is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      07-11-2007, 02:09 AM   #15
ed-320d
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: Prado 150, CT200h
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Posts: 209
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2012 Lexus  [0.00]
Very Nice wheel.

I am curious, what are the contents of mobility kit?
__________________
320d (E90) Sparkling Graphite, Bi-Xenon, Rear PDC, 17 Alloy 158(athome) 157 (On the car), Climate comfort Wscreen, Sport Steer, Electric Rear Blind, Mirror Package, Lemon interior with poplar trim, Comfort access, Partial Electric Seats, Through Loading and Adjustable Arm Rest
ed-320d is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      07-11-2007, 04:10 AM   #16
CaptOz
Captain
 
CaptOz's Avatar
 
Drives: Porsche 911 Carrera S
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Sydney, Australia

Posts: 833
iTrader: (0)

All you need now is a good carwash Wopalx.

Do they give a softer ride being non-runflat?

Cheers.
CaptOz is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      07-11-2007, 06:20 AM   #17
WOPALX
Lieutenant Colonel
 
WOPALX's Avatar
 
Drives: 335i Sedan
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Sydney, Australia

Posts: 1,993
iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by CaptOz View Post
All you need now is a good carwash Wopalx.

Do they give a softer ride being non-runflat?

Cheers.
I think so, but then again I have been avoiding pot holes like the plague.

Handling is certainly better, road noise similar (then again I always have the sterio on so not that good a comparison).
WOPALX is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:36 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST