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Post by Z4C_er » Tue May 28, 2019 10:45 pm

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Yeah they were refurb'd, sorry don't know the colour name, I picked it from an example in the shop. They are quite bright in the sunlight - maybe a few shades darker would be spot on but its individual taste.

The fronts are actually 235's, when I got the wheels the front tyres were ok, which was a bonus for my wallet.
I think they look brilliant on an e86.
That makes sense, coz the fronts look a little more 'square' than the rears. The tyres that came with my rear wheels were 275s, and the fronts were 245s which look huuuuge! This is what has scared me somewhat. Seeing yours makes me feel a lot better.
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Post by Z4C_er » Fri May 31, 2019 9:02 am

So... after a bit of navel-gazing, I've decided to not put these on my car. :oops:

I'll sell them on, and happy to take what I paid for them, which is £225. They are all in good condition, that is: no curb rash, no buckles. One rear needs a tiny weld on the back rim edge, and generally they need a refurb.

I'll post a new entry in the 'for sale' section, but if you want to get in before they get there, let me know. I am based near Swindon.
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Post by Sidewaze Samm » Fri May 31, 2019 11:07 am

From the photo, as a slightly darker wheel it's a good look against the Phoenix Yellow. :thumbsup:
A bit better on an E89 but absolutely fine on your E86, though wouldn't look right with all colours I think. And not on an E85.
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Post by Z4C_er » Fri May 31, 2019 11:09 am

Sidewaze Samm wrote:
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From the photo, as a slightly darker wheel it's a good look against the Phoenix Yellow. :thumbsup:
A bit better on an E89 but absolutely fine on your E86, though wouldn't look right with all colours I think. And not on an E85.
Thanks but I've decided against it. They're up for sale.
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Post by greg81 » Fri May 31, 2019 1:23 pm

Z4C_er wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 11:09 am
Sidewaze Samm wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 11:07 am
From the photo, as a slightly darker wheel it's a good look against the Phoenix Yellow. :thumbsup:
A bit better on an E89 but absolutely fine on your E86, though wouldn't look right with all colours I think. And not on an E85.
Thanks but I've decided against it. They're up for sale.
Personally think you made the right decision. They dated the car too much for me

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Post by Z4C_er » Fri May 31, 2019 2:25 pm

greg81 wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 1:23 pm
Z4C_er wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 11:09 am
Sidewaze Samm wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 11:07 am
From the photo, as a slightly darker wheel it's a good look against the Phoenix Yellow. :thumbsup:
A bit better on an E89 but absolutely fine on your E86, though wouldn't look right with all colours I think. And not on an E85.
Thanks but I've decided against it. They're up for sale.
Personally think you made the right decision. They dated the car too much for me
Thanks, but I think most like them. For me, and this is a personal thing, I felt they made the car look too 'mean' or 'muscle car'-ish. The more I look at them though, the more I think they suit the car, just not for me.
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Post by john-e89 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:02 pm

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Love them. Mind you my opinion could be biased. I’ve got them on my E89. One thing I will say is that they are easy to keep clean. :wink: D8D40FA5-D267-4BDE-AA34-95960D4D9964.jpeg
Completely off topic but that’s a really nice looking spot you’ve got there IRD. :thumbsup:
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Post by IRD » Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:28 pm

john-e89 wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:02 pm
IRD wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 11:14 pm
Love them. Mind you my opinion could be biased. I’ve got them on my E89. One thing I will say is that they are easy to keep clean. :wink: D8D40FA5-D267-4BDE-AA34-95960D4D9964.jpeg
Completely off topic but that’s a really nice looking spot you’ve got there IRD. :thumbsup:
Thanks John. We live in a little village just south of Lincoln. Blink and you miss it. Been there close on 20 years now and love it.
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Post by Mr Tidy » Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:29 am

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Thanks John. We live in a little village just south of Lincoln. Blink and you miss it. Been there close on 20 years now and love it.
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Oh yes, it is stunning! :thumbsup:

I bought my 295s from IRD when he got his 230s. :lol:

The village is fabulous, but more importantly IRD is a real gent. :thumbsup:
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Post by IRD » Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:18 pm

Mr Tidy wrote:
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IRD wrote:
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Thanks John. We live in a little village just south of Lincoln. Blink and you miss it. Been there close on 20 years now and love it.
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Oh yes, it is stunning! :thumbsup:

I bought my 295s from IRD when he got his 230s. :lol:

The village is fabulous, but more importantly IRD is a real gent. :thumbsup:
How much is that comment going to cost me Mr T? :wink:

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Post by Mr Tidy » Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:40 pm

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How much is that comment going to cost me Mr T? :wink:
Nothing - it's true! :thumbsup:
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Post by IRD » Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:04 pm

Mr Tidy wrote:
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How much is that comment going to cost me Mr T? :wink:
Nothing - it's true! :thumbsup:
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Post by Sandman77 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:59 am

Bing wrote:
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Worth saying, the width of the tyre doesn’t affect the speedo. The profile is what can affect the speedo, and the size of the wheels of course, because they affect the rolling radius.

I think they look great btw, muscular :thumbsup:
Yes but if the profile ratio stays the same (as in this case) then the width of the tyre does effect the radius and therefore the speedo.
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Post by esafaeian » Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:57 pm

I think they suit the z4 nicely, but maybe only on certain colours?
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Post by Z4C_er » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:13 pm

esafaeian wrote:
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I think they suit the z4 nicely, but maybe only on certain colours?
Thanks for the pic, and it does indeed look lovely. I've decided to go with some 326's and will post up some pictures soon.
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