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      02-12-2013, 09:58 PM   #1
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18' or 19' 313's

About to order a new 335is so any happy 18 incher's out there?? Love 19' but live in the N.East so you all know what that means..Crack/Bends. Any happy stories either way?? Would like to know since this is my only hang-up before placing order. Crimson / Le mans Blue likers out there too?? Thanks people
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Get the 18s still look good and better drivability
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Get 18's, less headache and still look cool. 19's are too fragile in the north east, trust me ....I know.
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19s for sure #yolo
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Around here I'd have to cap wheel size at 18". I'm looking to pick up a new set, and as badly as I want to run 19s I just know the roads will destroy them in no time.
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Around here I'd have to cap wheel size at 18". I'm looking to pick up a new set, and as badly as I want to run 19s I just know the roads will destroy them in no time.
Exactly the way I feel GreaseMonkey..Love the look but cracking rims is one expensive little hobby.
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Get the 18s still look good and better drivability
Thinking mans reply..Gotta agree
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      02-12-2013, 10:16 PM   #8
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I've got the 19s and they're nice, but definitely fragile and must be careful to avoid large potholes. In addition, if you get the 19s, you'll only find that you can get summer tires. In the winter, you'll need a separate setup. My 313s are in the closet until April due to the Northeastern Winter. Nonetheless, I love my 19s during the summer.
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I hope you guys know the 19" style 313 are genuine forged BBS wheels while the 18s are essentially a BMW made rep. The 19s are MUCH stronger than the 18s.
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I hope you guys know the 19" style 313 are genuine forged BBS wheels while the 18s are essentially a BMW made rep. The 19s are MUCH stronger than the 18s.
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
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I've got the 19s and they're nice, but definitely fragile and must be careful to avoid large potholes. In addition, if you get the 19s, you'll only find that you can get summer tires. In the winter, you'll need a separate setup. My 313s are in the closet until April due to the Northeastern Winter. Nonetheless, I love my 19s during the summer.
Hows that RFT tread life working out?? 19's wearing the same as 18's?? Man I ask a lot of questions
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Exactly the way I feel GreaseMonkey..Love the look but cracking rims is one expensive little hobby.
I cracked a rim in December, and that was only a 17 inch wheel. Of course the run flats are entirely to blame, but that's enough to scare me away from anything too aggressive. I figure 18s with real rubber should fare better, but I don't feel confident running 19s with the smaller sidewall. Goodluck with whatever you choose, and be sure to share your new look.
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just fyi... i bent my 19" 313 on a big pot hole. but i will still go with the 19" - look so good
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just fyi... i bent my 19" 313 on a big pot hole. but i will still go with the 19" - look so good
Kinda like having a hot babe with a pea brain..Hear ya though those 19's are freakin nice,Thanks
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18's if you're in the northeast.

I've lived up there before and know what the roads are like.
Not worth having to fix your wheels time after time.

That and the harsher ride will get VERY old VERY quick.
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About to order a new 335is so any happy 18 incher's out there?? Love 19' but live in the N.East so you all know what that means..Crack/Bends. Any happy stories either way?? Would like to know since this is my only hang-up before placing order. Crimson / Le mans Blue likers out there too?? Thanks people
I had 19 on my 335 e92 ......with Run Flats they are EVIL. Without they were pretty good. 18 with RFT will be similar to 19 without I imagine. You will still bend the odd one. Swap out tires when you get it . You'll be happy you did.
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19s look awesome on the car, the ride is harsh though.
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Wanted 18's but the car had 19's so I went with them. So far, 16,000 miles, so good. Removal of RFT's at 2500 miles solved the harshness & pounding over bumps issues. Have 18" versions of the same non-RFT on another BMW with M sport suspension & can't really tell the difference ride wise.

Long time Jersey resident & the Northeast is a crapshoot with any very low profile tire.
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18's if you're in the northeast.

I've lived up there before and know what the roads are like.
Not worth having to fix your wheels time after time.

That and the harsher ride will get VERY old VERY quick.
Thanks and can not disagree...Like the bends aren't bad enough you have to deal with being semi-uncomfortable I just need to get over this ridiculous obsession.
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Get the 19s, remove the RFTs and store for when you need to trade or lease turn in. 18s only 8.5" out back 19's are 9". Then buy some Conti DWS in a little bigger size, 245/35 fronts and 275/30 out back. Got the look, wider contact patch, comfort and little extra sidewall for those potholes
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Wanted 18's but the car had 19's so I went with them. So far, 16,000 miles, so good. Removal of RFT's at 2500 miles solved the harshness & pounding over bumps issues. Have 18" versions of the same non-RFT on another BMW with M sport suspension & can't really tell the difference ride wise.

Long time Jersey resident & the Northeast is a crapshoot with any very low profile tire.
Thanks...Agree the only way to make this work is to rip off those RFT's,hate em!!
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