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      02-13-2013, 02:56 PM   #23
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Have 19s on mine, only way to go if you can afford the tyres come replacement time!
One last question...How many miles did you get out of the RFT 19's?? Couple people i've encountered have shredded them @ 8k,Screw that!! Thanks for the feed back.
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      02-14-2013, 04:05 AM   #24
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One last question...How many miles did you get out of the RFT 19's?? Couple people i've encountered have shredded them @ 8k,Screw that!! Thanks for the feed back.
All depends on the roads, way you drive, make of tyre ect. 8k seems very low, I'd expect about 12,500 out of mine.
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      02-14-2013, 09:56 AM   #25
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Have 18,300 on my current 18'RFT's and believe it or not still looking good..Conservative on the back roads but pick my spots on highways but no crazy cornering that's for sure.12,000 at least fairly reasonable,thanks
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      02-14-2013, 10:06 AM   #26
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I got 20K on back and 25k on front 18" rft's...Now I have Mich PSS's and love it. I have seen the 19" and think the curvature make the rim look different than the 18"-not better or worse, just different.

The idea of having very little rubber around my wheels and supporting my car was cool 10 years ago when people were using 26" rims...now I'm looking for practical street wise, cost wise, comfort, performance, etc.
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      02-14-2013, 03:21 PM   #27
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the 18's have more rubber between the rim and the road.
just like the 19 have less rubber.
But the diamiters are the same, so it will fill the wheel well the same on each.
this info was per Tire Rack.
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I've heard the 19's were forged too but others I have spoken with are skeptical about that and asked a couple of C/A's and let me tell ya they are in the clouds clueless..If they are as you say it would make my choice easier by the way hows the ride that much harder?? Uncomfortable or barely noticeable?? Thanks
if you get 19s just get non-runflat tires to make up for the ride.
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      02-14-2013, 10:51 PM   #29
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Get the 19s...
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If you are going to run alloys then 18's are the way to go. If you can drop the money and get some good quality forged wheels then definitely go 19's.
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bmw only do 19" for the 3 series the 18 are for the 1 series and am sure they are not forged, all the same a very strong wheel.
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