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      04-22-2013, 07:11 PM   #1
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Just double checking...and some opinions

I have a 2007 328i base model - Jet Black

Currently it's go the crappy 16" 156 wheels w/Cont RFT 205/55/16

I purchased a set of 189 wheels over weekend (18" of course)

Since they've got some curb rash and I want a different look than OEM color, I'm going to have them powdercoated
I'm seriously leaning toward Diamond Graphite (glossy gunmetal look)
Also thought about hyper black....
What are your opinions on a good color to pick??

Also....I want to confirm, I'll have no issue with fitment of the 189's using the following tire sizes:

Front: 225/40/18
Rears: 255/35/18

This is just a daily driver, stock - think I'm leaning toward Hankook V12 but might be more tire than I need?
In thinking of a budget conscious tire for a 328i daily driver, what tires would you guys recommend? (I'm in FL so would be looking for an all-season tire basically since we don't battle snow here, etc)

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I'd get 235/40/18 and 265/35/18.
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Those are essentially the sport package tire specs so no you wont rub
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      04-22-2013, 09:36 PM   #4
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Oh thought I read on here that factory sizes on those wheels were what I mentioned in my post.....guess that's not correct?

any input on tire brand to get and powder coat suggestions?

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I'd get 235/40/18 and 265/35/18.
Well the sport package for the 328i came with 17" wheels/tires....

The 335i sport package came with the sizes I mentioned (staggered setup)

Will I have any issues getting the sizes I mentioned or do I need ones mentioned above?

Now I'm really confused lol
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bump....anyone?
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Well the sport package for the 328i came with 17" wheels/tires....

The 335i sport package came with the sizes I mentioned (staggered setup)

Will I have any issues getting the sizes I mentioned or do I need ones mentioned above?

Now I'm really confused lol
The sizes you mentioned will definitely fit, those are the recommended size by BMW.

The sizes I wrote will also fit, and will look better and more aggressive
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The sizes you mentioned will definitely fit, those are the recommended size by BMW.

The sizes I wrote will also fit, and will look better and more aggressive
So even on stock suspension I won't get ANY rubbing at all, even with the car loaded?

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I don't think you would. There are members running 235/40/18 and 265/35/18, maybe they can chime in
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Yea I'm getting very close to getting tires so would like to make sure
Don't mind the aggressive look but I will err on the side of caution most likely unless I know 100% for sure....

thanks for the input
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Also, what brand tires would you suggest - keeping in mind I am in FL so don't need a winter/summer setup, etc - just an all year long tire
I don't drive very aggressively - it's a daily driver - so would like to have a nice look and longer tread life, etc......but a nice smooth ride as well

And any suggestions on powder color?
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bump

suggestions on which tires and wheel color to choose?
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suggestions on which tires and wheel color to choose?
Sent you a PM. You are on the right path with the 225/255 setup, and of course, I would purchase the Hankooks, because you live in FL and don't need to worry too much about weather much below 45 degrees. These are my Hankooks:



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