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      02-21-2013, 11:00 AM   #1
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Style 269 and 313 E90

Car came with 18 by 8 et 34 front and 18 by 8 et 37 rear.

The BMW performance wheels offered in style 269 in the right offset are 19" only. Is that correct?

I see that style 313 has an 18" option but not sure of these are for e90 or not.

What is the lightest best performance 18" wheel for the e90?

Why would I want to run 19" style 269's when 18" 269's weigh less.

Any thoughts or opinions on the best OEM options available for e90?
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Bump any thoughts guys?
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19 and 20 for that matter, are for pure looks, not performance. For optimizing performance considering overall rim/tire weight and sidewall profile the optimum is 17-18 for a street car. Car and Driver (or MT I forget) did a study and article on this recently. They showed overall performance numbers for the same car (VW something) with 15,16,17,18,19 in wheels/tires. The sweetspot was in the 17-18 range.
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19 and 20 for that matter, are for pure looks, not performance. For optimizing performance considering overall rim/tire weight and sidewall profile the optimum is 17-18 for a street car. Car and Driver (or MT I forget) did a study and article on this recently. They showed overall performance numbers for the same car (VW something) with 15,16,17,18,19 in wheels/tires. The sweetspot was in the 17-18 range.
Ty! That's what I thought, so which are the lightest 18" OEM wheels for e90?

Would it be a set from the M3?
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I have 19" 313 and they are superb. had a set of 269 and they are VERY difficult to keep clean
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I have 19" 313 and they are superb. had a set of 269 and they are VERY difficult to keep clean
Acer, are you running the 19's with RFT's or regular tires?

Any pics of them on your car??
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