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      07-18-2012, 08:46 PM   #1
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18's or 19's with Run flats

Hi guys I just picked up an e90 and it has crappy 16" wheels with run flats. I am wondering if anyone can comment if they know what it is like to go from that to a set of 18 or 19's with or without run flats.

Will there be a noticeable difference? If I'm going to go to the larger wheel should I get non run flats?
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      07-18-2012, 08:53 PM   #2
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Hi guys I just picked up an e90 and it has crappy 16" wheels with run flats. I am wondering if anyone can comment if they know what it is like to go from that to a set of 18 or 19's with or without run flats.

Will there be a noticeable difference? If I'm going to go to the larger wheel should I get non run flats?
The best sort of run flats are non run flats. Worst fkn tyres you can have. They are heavy, too stiff and all round just a sht tyre.
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      07-18-2012, 11:47 PM   #3
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Don't get runflats. You would just be paying double for the misery of harsh ride.

Personally I prefer 17" or 18" non-runflats. With larger rims you are basically compromising ride quality and the potential for wheel damage just for the sake of looks. However if you live in a place with good roads then its not as much of an issue.
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Only reason I asked about the runflats is because I can get a set of 19's second hand with run flats on them for reasonably cheap.

I understand that they arent the best tyre, but going from run flats on 16's, to non-run flats on 18 or 19's will there be much difference?
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      07-19-2012, 06:07 PM   #5
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Only reason I asked about the runflats is because I can get a set of 19's second hand with run flats on them for reasonably cheap.

I understand that they arent the best tyre, but going from run flats on 16's, to non-run flats on 18 or 19's will there be much difference?
Huh??? The question was asked by whatnow...is that your other account BBk? Lol learn to login/logout!

Trying to hide the fact you bought an e90 hey?! Still can't afford an M though I see.. go sell more chickens boy!

So now u have a 1er and a 3er. Congrats ur not gay anymore, you have graduated to bi sexual
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runflats = shit. stay away at all and any cost
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      07-19-2012, 06:16 PM   #7
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runflats = shit. stay away at all and any cost
But they allow you to drive around on punctured tyres! To me that is very important as i cant afford to replace tyres.
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      07-19-2012, 06:20 PM   #8
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But they allow you to drive around on punctured tyres! To me that is very important as i cant afford to replace tyres.
for an additional 50 km. Then they're as good as toilet paper.
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But they allow you to drive around on punctured tyres! To me that is very important as i cant afford to replace tyres.
might be ok if you have a slow m3 but in a x35 you generally need the added traction, you know from the extra torque

I understand as a contractor money might be a little tight so have a look on the second hand forums for some slightly used rubber
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      07-19-2012, 06:27 PM   #10
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might be ok if you have a slow m3 but in a x35 you generally need the added traction, you know from the extra torque

I understand as a contractor money might be a little tight so have a look on the second hand forums for some slightly used rubber
Im a perm buddy. Long service leave coming up in 2 more years! Then we will see who is laughing


Anyway, that last 50kms that RFT allow you to drive could be the difference between sleeping on the couch with the dog or getting home on time and making the wife happy. So to me RFT are very important
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Huh??? The question was asked by whatnow...is that your other account BBk? Lol learn to login/logout!

Trying to hide the fact you bought an e90 hey?! Still can't afford an M though I see.. go sell more chickens boy!

So now u have a 1er and a 3er. Congrats ur not gay anymore, you have graduated to bi sexual
Sorry, that was my wife. I didn't realise I was still logged in when she was using it. I am a little embarrassed to have the 3 series though, makes me feel like an old man who bought it just for the badge...
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Im a 9-5 slave buddy. Long service leave coming up in 2 more years! Then we will see who is laughing


Anyway, that last 50kms that RFT allow you to drive could be the difference between sleeping on the couch with the dog or getting home on time and making the wife happy. So to me RFT are very important
fixed bwahahahahaha

BTW we have this service in NSW called road side assist you might want to look into it
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9-5 buddy? Oh he works for someone making them richer... must suck having to answer to someone all the time.
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must suck having to answer to someone all the time.
Tell me about it I got a wife and 2 kids, these days I only go into the office so I get to tell people what to do.
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. must suck having to answer to chickens all the time.
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Tell me about it I got a wife and 2 kids, these days I only go into the office so I get to tell people what to do.
When i take my long service leave next year we should hang out!
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When i take my long service leave next year we should hang out!
Perhaps we could go to the track together. You can sip a latte and watch me drive
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Perhaps we could go to the track together. You can sip a latte and watch me drive
You know Paul as much of a drop kick that you are, I have that little bit more respect for you because you track your car.

You are now probably my most fav member on these forums in the 40+ years old category.......Richard is coming a very distant last behind IanF and Zuzu
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Sorry, that was my wife. I didn't realise I was still logged in when she was using it. I am a little embarrassed to have the 3 series though, makes me feel like an old man who bought it just for the badge...
Richard, hurry up and tell your 'wife' (whatnow) to get to 10 posts. I want to send her a PM!
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When i take my long service leave next year we should hang out!
What is this long service thing you keep talking about? I wouldn't know... when I want to take a holiday, I just do it...



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You know Paul as much of a drop kick that you are, I have that little bit more respect for you because you track your car.
I've been to the track too, surely that makes me as good as Paul?



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Richard, hurry up and tell your 'wife' (whatnow) to get to 10 posts. I want to send her a PM!
Mate, she's married, why would she want to talk to someone who doesn't have anyone that actually wants to spend their life with them?
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You know Paul as much of a drop kick that you are, I have that little bit more respect for you because you track your car.

You are now probably my most fav member on these forums in the 40+ years old category.......Richard is coming a very distant last behind IanF and Zuzu
So its a date then
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What is this long service thing you keep talking about? I wouldn't know... when I want to take a holiday, I just do it...
I hope one day i can have my own business like you. Then i might be able to afford an M3.....oh wait


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I've been to the track too, surely that makes me as good as Paul?
Short answer....No


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Mate, she's married, why would she want to talk to someone who doesn't have anyone that actually wants to spend their life with them?
You know what they say, when you eat KFC all your life you start to crave McDonalds....

Anyway, why are you worried. I have no chance against a big shot like you right? Tell her not to be shy, I am fluent with google translate so I will be able to understand her.
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