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Post by Mr Tidy » Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:39 pm

Thanks for the offer Andy. :thumbsup:

I only have a C110 scanner - if that doesn't fix it you might be getting a PM!
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Post by Mr Tidy » Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:11 pm

This afternoon I picked up my freshly refurbed 224s in Silver Glitter with their new tyres fitted.

Based on a few recommendations on here I went for Kumho Ecstas and got them from Black Circles for just under £400 which seemed pretty good to me. After reading many of "mrwilks" posts I went for 225/45 fronts and 255/45 rears and am pleased with how they look. I actually prefer them to the 19" CSL Reps I took off. It seems strange that reverting to standard is more unusual but when I met 4 other Z owners a couple of weeks ago 3 of them had some sort of CSLs (although only one set were Genuine ones)!
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I'll find out how they feel tomorrow when I go to my sister's for dinner. :driving: !
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Post by mr.tourette » Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:26 pm

Looks fantastic mate.. 224s are a great wheel, Id take them over csl's any day :thumbsup:
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Post by Huzee4 » Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:37 pm

Looking good, love those wheels :thumbsup:
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Post by idej_z4 » Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:45 pm

+1 for the Kumho's. The 224s look great on your Zed, but with Aeros it has to be CSLs for me...but I've tried 3 different wheels on mine and always ended back on the CSLs. :wink:

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Post by Mr Tidy » Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:12 pm

I did like the CSLs, but like I said everyone's got them and these 224s came up at a good price just half a mile from home. And I don't think they look too bad with the Aeros. :D

Otherwise I would probably have gone for something completely different, like Veemans or similar.
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Post by TomK » Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:54 pm

mr.tourette wrote: Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:26 pm Looks fantastic mate.. 224s are a great wheel, Id take them over csl's any day :thumbsup:
I'm not a huge fan of 224 aesthetically, at least in silver, but my big issue with them is their weight. I can't remember exactly but putting on arc8 18s saved around 20kg or so :o (unsprung mass let's not forget). OEM CSL save a bit less but they are 19" of course, it's still significant. I don't really understand why whoever made the 224 wheel did it so badly/cheaply :cry: cost is the obvious answer I guess. Shame as the m3 18" wheel of similar vintage is a lovely wheel significantly lighter.
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Post by mr.tourette » Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:07 pm

Dont get me wrong i dont dislike csl's but i do have a soft spot for the 5 spoke wheel style :)
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Post by IRD » Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:39 pm

Mr Tidy wrote: Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:12 pm I did like the CSLs, but like I said everyone's got them and these 224s came up at a good price just half a mile from home. And I don't think they look too bad with the Aeros. :D

Otherwise I would probably have gone for something completely different, like Veemans or similar.
Car looks great Iain. What’s next on your list? There can’t be much left to do. :D

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Post by Mr Tidy » Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:17 pm

IRD wrote: Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:39 pm Car looks great Iain. What’s next on your list? There can’t be much left to do.
Thanks Ian. Only the suspension and a 4-wheel alignment to go - well on the planned list anyway!

I'll see how it feels on the new wheels/tyres with the H & R coil-overs, but if they still feel too stiff I have a set of H & R springs and a set of Eibachs, but would need some shocks. I'd probably go for Bilsteins - we'll see. :lol:
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Post by inkey$ » Sat Apr 24, 2021 12:11 pm

Looks lovely on the 224s. Really good looking car you have there Mr Tidy.
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Post by abar121 » Sat Apr 24, 2021 8:16 pm

Also love the 224s and the classic profile. Although fabulous, CSLs make it look less like an M car somehow.
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Post by mr wilks » Sun Apr 25, 2021 4:46 pm

Looks "clean" & uncluttered on its 224s , CSLs are always a win but done to death ( for obvious reasons )
Have you got any spacers on Iain ? Difficult to tell from this angle .
"255 45 18 " on rears :? that should be 255 40 18 i assume ?
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Post by Lynchy » Sun Apr 25, 2021 5:17 pm

They look great Iain as does your Zed with the Aeros. Kumhos are a good choice. I had them on my ///M and was never found wanting.

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Post by Mr Tidy » Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:14 pm

I've done almost 100 miles on them over the weekend and ride quality is slightly better, but most noticeable is how much smoother and quieter they are over cats-eys.

I'll see how they cope with exuberant cornering once I've got some more mileage on them!

And it wasn't a typo, I really did get 255/45 rears. They certainly fill the arches. :lol:

Next planned change will be suspension then an alignment.
Coupes because stunning!
Current - Silver Grey MC, Imola Red heated Nappa & carbon trim. Aeros, H & R Coil-overs, 224s, Strut brace, Nav, cup-holders, DSP Hi-Fi, pdc, cruise, MFSW, no CDV! E90 330i daily
Gone - Montego Blue
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