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      09-11-2019, 01:05 PM   #1
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Question Star Spoke 189 wheels...keep them, or go aftermarket?

I picked up a used 07' 335i a while ago. It needs a little TLC......but overall it's in good shape.

The previous owners did a horrible rattle can paint job on the factory BMW 18" "star spoke 189" wheels that it's got on it. I'm going back and forth trying to decide if I should have the wheels sand blasted...and then powdercoated black.....or just sell them, and spend the $1,000+ on a nice set of aftermarket wheels.

What's your thoughts on these BMW 189 style wheels?


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189s are probably the nicest non-M wheels for this generation, and it looks like you have some decent Michelin PSS strapped to them.

You won't get more than $700-800 for the wheels + tires unfortunately. If you don't want to keep them then I would buy a set of 18" and then transfer the tires over to those, and sell the 189s as is for whatever you can get, most likely $400-500.
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189s are probably the nicest non-M wheels for this generation, and it looks like you have some decent Michelin PSS strapped to them.

You won't get more than $700-800 for the wheels + tires unfortunately. If you don't want to keep them then I would buy a set of 18" and then transfer the tires over to those, and sell the 189s as is for whatever you can get, most likely $400-500.
Yeah.....the guy has some really wide tires on those wheels. 255/35/18 on the front and 275/35/18 on the rear. I'm thinking about lowering the car a little bit on some coilovers one of these days....so I'll probably have to with with a 235 in the front..maybe 265 in the rear?
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Yeah.....the guy has some really wide tires on those wheels. 255/35/18 on the front and 275/35/18 on the rear. I'm thinking about lowering the car a little bit on some coilovers one of these days....so I'll probably have to with with a 235 in the front..maybe 265 in the rear?
If you got some wider wheels in back then those 275s could work, but the 255s are definitely a little wide for the front if you're going with coilovers. Not saying they're impossible to run, I would rather opt for a 235/40 tire that fits well.

I have 235/35/19 and 255/35/19 tires at the moment on my 8" & 9" wheels, but I plan to upgrade these to 9" & 10" and go with 235/35/19 and 265/35/19. I like the look of having a larger sidewall/wheel diameter in back.
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I would change them back to their original color, I would also wrap the trim black. If you want a change, I’d find a style 225 or other M Sport wheels. Is the bumper broke on the bottom? I would address that before doing anything else.
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