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Post by nickw6666 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:28 pm

Beedub - love the M3 allows in grey colour on your Z4MR. Looks superb... :thumbsup:

Rally - love the black/dark grey wheels and front air dam on your Imola Red Z4MR. Even if they are 19"s... :P
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Post by IRD » Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:36 pm

I enjoy reading threads like this one with a variety of different views. Personally I am not keen on black wheels. I think they lose some definition when black. However, I did like Marlon’s on his Imola Red car with the black hardtop. As far as size goes it is 19 inch rims for me every time. I like the CSL look too. A lot of cars have them I know. But that is because they look good. In the end all that matters is that we have on our cars the wheels that we like best. The only limiting factor for me, is cost and what I can get away with spending before SWMBO begins to fret a bit. :roll:

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Post by Argenta » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:58 pm

Fully agree on the "black rim trend".
Why should I try very hard to HIDE my new, expensive rims by simply camoflage them in the SAME COLOR AS THE TIRES. :roll:

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Post by Beedub » Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:09 pm

nickw6666 wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:28 pm
Beedub - love the M3 allows in grey colour on your Z4MR. Looks superb... :thumbsup:

Rally - love the black/dark grey wheels and front air dam on your Imola Red Z4MR. Even if they are 19"s... :P
Thanks nick! appreciated !

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Post by Darren Slone » Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:55 pm

I’ve been chavved up 3 times in total :D
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Post by IRD » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:15 pm

Darren Slone wrote:
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I’ve been chavved up 3 times in total :D
Looks good in all three photographs but best in silver. :thumbsup:

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Post by Yorkie Z » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:16 pm

MACK wrote:
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Just out of interest for those who've had a non M Zed on 19s and now an M on them. How does the ride compare? Is the M comfier than the normal zeds on 19s (both on non runflats) or are things pretty similar?
I can answer this... No difference whatsoever :thumbsup:
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Post by MACK » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:56 pm

Yorkie Z wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:16 pm
MACK wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:03 pm
Just out of interest for those who've had a non M Zed on 19s and now an M on them. How does the ride compare? Is the M comfier than the normal zeds on 19s (both on non runflats) or are things pretty similar?
I can answer this... No difference whatsoever :thumbsup:
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Post by mcbeee » Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:54 pm

Both my Z3's were on 19's, two of my Z4's were on 19's, both Porsches ran 19's, A6 was on 19's, but my M roadster is on 18's , it's comfy, handles OK ... the wife likes it.
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Post by tee.gilding » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:04 pm

19's look spot on in my books. Big enough to fill the arches, not so big they look out of place. 18's or 19's both suit the Z4, M or not. The Z3 on 19's would look a bit mad! @mcbeee - got any pics?
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Post by Felix79 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:23 am

I am sorry for my dumb question, but I am just lost when I read about offsets etc.

Would the wheels from an E46 Alpina B3 3.3 or the E90 B3 Bi-Turbo/D3 fit my Z4MR? I'm interested in the 18" staggered wheels, rather than the 19"s, as I think I would have issues with my OEM setup?

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Post by wspohn » Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:07 pm

R60BBA wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:50 pm
19s for show.

18s for go.
Agree. One sort of owner will sacrifice a little performance for looks, and the other sort won't. Not sure what the ratio works out to be....

PS - I also much prefer stock silver rims to backed out ones. Some colours look rather nice with gold rims, mind you!
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Post by Papa_Zee » Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:12 pm

Mangozac wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:25 am
I daily mine and the ride is fine. Stock suspension.

These are M359 19" wheels from E92 competition pack. No more perfect fitment/offset exists - I still can't believe they don't rub ever!

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Nice but I think it looks a bit high?
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Post by Mangozac » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:49 pm

Papa_Zee wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:12 pm
Mangozac wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:25 am
I daily mine and the ride is fine. Stock suspension.

These are M359 19" wheels from E92 competition pack. No more perfect fitment/offset exists - I still can't believe they don't rub ever!

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Nice but I think it looks a bit high?
Thanks, you're right that aesthetically it could be a little lower, but I'm not prepared for the trade off in practicality and scrubbing inside the guards ;)

For those acting like theyre getting superior performance sticking with 18" wheels, you do realise that the different tyre profiles used mean that the difference in rolling diameter in only around 1%? The larger wheel size and thinner sidewall also impart handling benefits but even ignoring this you're never doing to notice such a small change in performance solely due to wheel diameter.

Edit: I should add that my comments above are for spirited street driving: there are
additional trade-offs (including tyre cost) which make 18s a common choice for track work.
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