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      06-01-2006, 04:19 PM   #23
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I'm looking to buy some 19" wheels real soon plus an eibach kit. Living in southern cali, this wouldnt be a problem at all. But I plan to drive back home to ny this summer, and I was wondering if 19" might be too big for ny? I still want to maintain somewhat of a comfortable ride. What do you think?
I bent 6!!! 16" OEM wheels and 5!! 17" M3 reps in Brooklyn on my E46. Now I have 18" with RF and very worried :mad:

bottom line - I would strongly advise against getting 19" in NYC!
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This might be a stupid question but are the OEM 18" #162 wheels covered by the warranty?
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i had all four of my tires changed because of pot holes , it made a bubble on my tires and i claimed tire insurance. none of my wheels bent yet. when i run over pot holes somtimes, it makes this really loud BANG! i dont know if its the runflats or 162s.
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I run 19" in summer and 18" in winter
lowered my car also
so far so good
just have to be careful and drive slower where some areas that I am not fimilar with

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i got 19" rims and drive ALL over NYC, its really not that bad.
As far as lowering the car? NO THANK YOU! Been there, done that, changed a few oils pans, never again (some of my other cars). You just need to be really cautious while driving, but if you tend to drive like a pissed off teenager most the time, then i say stick with OEM's
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its not that bad, well in mid spring when then fix some pot holes.... cali doesn't have the contrasting temps that cause potholes either! (in most spots)
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I live in queens..but I am in Little Neck which is basically 1 mile outside of Nassau Long Island. I have not had any major problems with the 18" and RFT's on my e92. I had one bubble when I first got the car and I am about to take it in for a new tire this week. After that happened I realized that when I am in queens I have to be a little more careful than I did when I had my other cars in the past.

I am planning on jumping into a 19" setup this summer and I am not concerned, however it is very rare that I drive in manhatten, almost never in the bronx, occasionaly in brooklyn, and never ever in staten island.

When I say occasionally I mean all of the above boroughs a combined total or 6-8 times per year....

In the event that I do get a flat, bent rim or anything else because of the terrible streets I now have an insurance policy that I highly advise for anyone in NY.
http://www.theautoclub.com/

They cover up to $350 per tire $350 per wheel, and up to $1400 per year..and the whole plan with roadside is like $58 per year...I signed up for just the wheel and tire insurance from them for $27 I think maybe $29...or you can actually pay monthly for like $3 a month or something stupid.

Definetly worth it...I will be using it for the first time most likely this week to cover that bubble in my tire...we'll see how it goes.
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In the event that I do get a flat, bent rim or anything else because of the terrible streets I now have an insurance policy that I highly advise for anyone in NY.
http://www.theautoclub.com/

They cover up to $350 per tire $350 per wheel, and up to $1400 per year..and the whole plan with roadside is like $58 per year...I signed up for just the wheel and tire insurance from them for $27 I think maybe $29...or you can actually pay monthly for like $3 a month or something stupid.

Definetly worth it...I will be using it for the first time most likely this week to cover that bubble in my tire...we'll see how it goes.
let us know how it goes. I've been debating theautoclub.com insurance versus a $500 policy from the dealer.
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On my M3 I had 19" iForged Daytonas. bent one slightly on the Taconic Pkwy, then bent 2 others going through Central Park in a crater which I couldn't see under and overpass. All three UNrepairable. Might want to keep the 18's. But the 19's do look so damn cool!
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I live in queens..but I am in Little Neck which is basically 1 mile outside of Nassau Long Island. I have not had any major problems with the 18" and RFT's on my e92. I had one bubble when I first got the car and I am about to take it in for a new tire this week. After that happened I realized that when I am in queens I have to be a little more careful than I did when I had my other cars in the past.

I am planning on jumping into a 19" setup this summer and I am not concerned, however it is very rare that I drive in manhatten, almost never in the bronx, occasionaly in brooklyn, and never ever in staten island.

When I say occasionally I mean all of the above boroughs a combined total or 6-8 times per year....

In the event that I do get a flat, bent rim or anything else because of the terrible streets I now have an insurance policy that I highly advise for anyone in NY.
http://www.theautoclub.com/

They cover up to $350 per tire $350 per wheel, and up to $1400 per year..and the whole plan with roadside is like $58 per year...I signed up for just the wheel and tire insurance from them for $27 I think maybe $29...or you can actually pay monthly for like $3 a month or something stupid.

Definetly worth it...I will be using it for the first time most likely this week to cover that bubble in my tire...we'll see how it goes.
Not to brag or anything but this really isn't worth it. My rims were 1300 each. This policy wouldn't cover I assume.
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I'm looking to buy some 19" wheels real soon plus an eibach kit. Living in southern cali, this wouldnt be a problem at all. But I plan to drive back home to ny this summer, and I was wondering if 19" might be too big for ny? I still want to maintain somewhat of a comfortable ride. What do you think?
damn thats a long drive
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      04-19-2007, 01:38 AM   #34
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why doesn't the nyc government fill in all those potholes? I've never been to new york but you guys are always talking about huge potholes that never seem to be fixed.
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i heard real bad roads like linden blvd and Atlantic avenue (in Brooklyn) and else where are kinda being left liket hat due to cops or city not wanting street racing or faster driving..

Anyway, I am getting 19's for sure. My current stock 17inch style 159s have tires from sears with road hazard insurance. I had a flat yesterday around lunch time. I hit a new pot hole on that street i usually park by. Went to the gas station for some dumb reason hoping air will fill it up.. (it deflated within 20seconds lol) I made it to the nearest sears driving no more than 20-24mph I noticed when driving it pulled a lil to the right but it didn't feel too bad..because i chose the smoothest roads and shortest path. Got the tire changed for $24 and I'm good..it was a risk but i had to get back to work and i needed the car asap right after work. Thankfully it worked out but i don't expect to do it again.

When i get my 19's I will get my tires from SEARS or from tire rack with a local spot to get the tires replaced... I think i'll lean towards sears cuz i don't like to wait. Their inventory is usually good.
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BTW: They were working on this project to fixing up alot of roads last year... and did a good job. I am unfamiliar with the terms but the grated out the old and paved over with the new.. and those roads, some of which are in my usual main routes, are still good ever since. much much smoother. I think the cheap material and heavy trucks and buses help F the road up more.
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in new york city, it's inevitable to have pot holes.


too much traffic and typical northeast weather = many potholes. and there's no way for the gov't to come out and fix everything ASAP, although I wish they did. already bent a rim on Pulaski Skyway rt 1/9 south expressway (jersey city area). gotta be careful if you don't know the roads.
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DAMN HOW MANY MILES IS THAT? I know from NYC to miami, florida is like 2.5k miles
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I live in queens..but I am in Little Neck which is basically 1 mile outside of Nassau Long Island. I have not had any major problems with the 18" and RFT's on my e92. I had one bubble when I first got the car and I am about to take it in for a new tire this week. After that happened I realized that when I am in queens I have to be a little more careful than I did when I had my other cars in the past.

I am planning on jumping into a 19" setup this summer and I am not concerned, however it is very rare that I drive in manhatten, almost never in the bronx, occasionaly in brooklyn, and never ever in staten island.

When I say occasionally I mean all of the above boroughs a combined total or 6-8 times per year....

In the event that I do get a flat, bent rim or anything else because of the terrible streets I now have an insurance policy that I highly advise for anyone in NY.
http://www.theautoclub.com/

They cover up to $350 per tire $350 per wheel, and up to $1400 per year..and the whole plan with roadside is like $58 per year...I signed up for just the wheel and tire insurance from them for $27 I think maybe $29...or you can actually pay monthly for like $3 a month or something stupid.

Definetly worth it...I will be using it for the first time most likely this week to cover that bubble in my tire...we'll see how it goes.

Let me know how it goes. I live in NYC and will need to buy some type of Rim/Tire Ins..

As far as the 19"ers... if you live in NY or NJ.. DON'T DO IT..!! These states are Rim/Tire eaters!! I have damaged 7 in the last 11 years.
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biggest i would go around here (NJ/NY area) is around 18"..i had 19" on my other car but that proved to bend all four wheels over the span of a year.. so many bumpy, uneven, pothole-filled roads around its almost not even worth it to get big wheels..im stayin away from low profile wheels as long as i can keep my lust for big wheels down lol
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Gotta be crazy to have them in NYC looks good but the roads in NYC is a nightmare with 19" wheels.I have 18" on an xi and it sucks driving thru the city.

FYI BMw does not offer rim/tire warranty in NYC.
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19"s are kinda asking for it.... I drive in Manhattan, LI, Queens, Brooklyn, and NJ.
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basically,I don't drive in Manhattan
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maybe that's why my 19" is still ok
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i used to have 19s on my old 240Sx for like over 2 years with really no issues, except one tire the sidewall teared. Other than that one, no major problems with wheels. Just have to be careful out there, especially when its cold or after a storm.
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