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      02-11-2012, 09:06 PM   #1
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E90 alloy wheel options

My 2008 BMW e90 320i is currently running staggered 18" MV3 alloys.

As i have only just purchased this motor, looking to get a second set of alloys with winter tyres ready for next year.

What other OEM BMW Alloys are a straight fit? Must be 18".
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Keep your money. Mv3's are probably the best looking 18" alloy out the even if they are very common.
If your going to invest in another set of alloys why not get 19" for the summer? A lot of guys on here keep the 18's for the bad weather and run 19's in the summer. I personally keep 19" csl wheels on mine all year and have had no issues what so ever.
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What are your Tyre sizes?? I run an E92 on 189's (front 225/40/18 - rear 255/35/18)

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What are your Tyre sizes?? I run an E92 on 189's (front 225/40/18 - rear 255/35/18)
The tyres on there at the moment are the same size as yours: 225/40/18 and 255/35/18
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Keep your money. Mv3's are probably the best looking 18" alloy out the even if they are very common.
If your going to invest in another set of alloys why not get 19" for the summer? A lot of guys on here keep the 18's for the bad weather and run 19's in the summer. I personally keep 19" csl wheels on mine all year and have had no issues what so ever.
Personally i am happy with 18's, drove a friends motor running 19's and i didnt like the ride quality
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The tyres on there at the moment are the same size as yours: 225/40/18 and 255/35/18
Not sure about the offsets but this style may be an option for you then. Not overly sporting but nice and easy to keep clean

Good luck with your search
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Keep your money. Mv3's are probably the best looking 18" alloy out the even if they are very common.
If your going to invest in another set of alloys why not get 19" for the summer? A lot of guys on here keep the 18's for the bad weather and run 19's in the summer. I personally keep 19" csl wheels on mine all year and have had no issues what so ever.
+1, stick with MV3, and they are the best looking alloys.

For winter, get 16 or 17 OEM wheels with winter tyres to save some money and spend it on the modification of your car.
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Not sure about the offsets but this style may be an option for you then. Not overly sporting but nice and easy to keep clean

Good luck with your search
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+1, stick with MV3, and they are the best looking alloys.

For winter, get 16 or 17 OEM wheels with winter tyres to save some money and spend it on the modification of your car.
Was thinking of a second set of MV3 but most are going for 400+ and they need a 200 refurb on top, i was just looking to see if there were any other options.

Ideally want 18's, i know 16s/17s will be cheaper but the motor doesnt look as nice running them lol.
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+1, stick with MV3, and they are the best looking alloys.

For winter, get 16 or 17 OEM wheels with winter tyres to save some money and spend it on the modification of your car.
Each to their own on choice of wheel but you can't say Mv3's look better than a 19" mv4 or csls. You wouldn't give a bmw with Mv3's a second glance as they're so common. The Mv3's is still a nice 18" alloy but dosent compare appearance wise to the larger alloys listed above.
As for ride quality I didn't personally notice any difference but I can see the ops point that he prefers the ride quality in a smaller alloy.
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Each to their own on choice of wheel but you can't say Mv3's look better than a 19" mv4 or csls. You wouldn't give a bmw with Mv3's a second glance as they're so common. The Mv3's is still a nice 18" alloy but dosent compare appearance wise to the larger alloys listed above.
As for ride quality I didn't personally notice any difference but I can see the ops point that he prefers the ride quality in a smaller alloy.
I found that the 19s gave a firmer ride than the 18s and it was less capable of absorbing road imperfections, and trust me, there are a lot of road imperfections round here lol
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I'd second that - not just on the E90 but on pretty much any car. The reduction in ride quality fron 17" to 18" is nowhere near as pronounced as from 18" to 19". I love the look of 19s but I know from experience I'd regret it if I went there.
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Keep your money. Mv3's are probably the best looking 18" alloy out the even if they are very common.
If your going to invest in another set of alloys why not get 19" for the summer? A lot of guys on here keep the 18's for the bad weather and run 19's in the summer. I personally keep 19" csl wheels on mine all year and have had no issues what so ever.
Ive been looking around for 19" csl wheels for my mates 335d touring found some for sale which are et27 rears yours are et35 I believe is there any chance of a link or a website where you got yours from?
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Even the 18s? Ouch.

I know the 19s are insane money. If I had the cash I'd have the wheels in a heartbeat!
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check it out...csl alloys are the only way to go. im running with 162's but looking to change very soon. just dont know what colour of csl's will look best on my red e90! does anyone have any pics of a red e90 with csl's on it?
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There's a pic of a red E90 on BM Autosport's website, on the page for one of the CSL style wheels as it happens. Looks good
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Ive been looking around for 19" csl wheels for my mates 335d touring found some for sale which are et27 rears yours are et35 I believe is there any chance of a link or a website where you got yours from?
As the guys have said got my wheels from mark at bm autosport. I stayed away from et27's as i didn't want to risk rubbing. Glad I did as the no rubbing issues and the look of the car is transformed
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As the guys have said got my wheels from mark at bm autosport. I stayed away from et27's as i didn't want to risk rubbing. Glad I did as the no rubbing issues and the look of the car is transformed
Got to agree with you there it looks stunning I do love the csl wheels Ive got 313 wheels on mine which were on it when I bought it but would love some of those. looks like my mate is gonna go down the ET 35 route as its a daily driver and often gets filled with gear
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Got to agree with you there it looks stunning I do love the csl wheels Ive got 313 wheels on mine which were on it when I bought it but would love some of those. looks like my mate is gonna go down the ET 35 route as its a daily driver and often gets filled with gear

That's a safe bet and he won't be disappointed. The 313's are a cracking wheel, Im considering getting a set this summer.
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