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      05-14-2008, 12:00 AM   #89
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thanks ucb . the 120 is my current car, the 135 is coming. i see your point. i'm trying to kill too many birds with one stone here. i certainly want to have more oversteer, which i take to mean a lower difference than 225f 255r. i would ideally also like to be able to rotate my wheels which is why i was thinking of 235s all around.

i am told that the 8.5 breytons will not fit at the front without spacers so i would need 7.5s then and the widest would then be 235s at the front. only if i forget about rotating tires could i get the 8.5s and 255s for the rear. maybe that would be less insanity and get closer to my objective of encouraging oversteer. what do you say?
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      05-14-2008, 12:06 AM   #90
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why the intense hate for the red lip-stripe?! i guess i'm alone in actually liking it. i saw a picture of an fxx with a red stripe on the wheel. didn't look so bad on it. really, it didn't.
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      05-14-2008, 01:36 AM   #91
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The time attack stripes on wheels use to be a performance mod. The stripe is actually a groove cut into the lip of the wheel, which cuts about 1-2 lbs off each wheel. Then the groove is painted to a desired color. But now that it has become the in thing, people are just painting stripes on wheels, some even using vinyl tape to create the time attack look. Thats weak if you ask me.
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      05-14-2008, 07:18 AM   #92
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Gil what he says.

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Sorry guys, but no hopes for a group buy.

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      05-14-2008, 01:45 PM   #93
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gill, any chance you can fix the visualizer for these wheels on the 135i? also, for the widest tires without spacers then, is the only option the 7.5s with 225s all around?

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      05-14-2008, 02:03 PM   #94
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I too am looking for a grey-to-black wheel for my soon to arrive SGM 135. But the stripe is also a deal killer for me.

Just some feedback for you Gil.
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      05-14-2008, 02:53 PM   #95
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why the intense hate for the red lip-stripe?! i guess i'm alone in actually liking it. i saw a picture of an fxx with a red stripe on the wheel. didn't look so bad on it. really, it didn't.
Your not alone, I like those to, i'm actually considering buying a set.
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      05-14-2008, 02:55 PM   #96
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Cool, I can't wait for these wheels.
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      05-14-2008, 05:17 PM   #97
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wow, they look good. thanks gill.

so then, one more question. are 235s on 7.5s at the front and 255s on 8.5s at the back fine without spacers?
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      05-21-2008, 07:19 AM   #98
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wow, they look good. thanks gill.

so then, one more question. are 235s on 7.5s at the front and 255s on 8.5s at the back fine without spacers?
235's are technically too wide for the front 7.5" rims. 255's on the rear are fine.
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      05-21-2008, 04:57 PM   #99
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Had to take a look. Please forgive the quick and dirty PS work, but here they are with and without the red stripe. I think without is better, but it might need to be seen in person.
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      05-21-2008, 06:06 PM   #100
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I vote for red stripes with red BMW Logo on Calipers
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      05-21-2008, 06:11 PM   #101
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No red stripes look more like BMW to me.
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      05-21-2008, 09:13 PM   #102
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I think the red stripe might go well with my Coral interior on an SGM car. Anyone else think this?
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      05-21-2008, 09:55 PM   #103
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Gill you haven't answered if these will be available without the ricer stripe?

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      05-21-2008, 10:04 PM   #104
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Love the wheels hate the stripes.
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      05-21-2008, 11:19 PM   #105
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can anyone please advise on what spacers i would need to have the 8.5s up front with 245s all around?
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      05-21-2008, 11:24 PM   #106
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I would start with 10mm and see what the results are. May need to adjust from there. Pretty sure that will clear the steering arm and struts, but may cause fender issues. Only way to know is try it.
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      05-21-2008, 11:29 PM   #107
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thanks, but a bit risky though mike when i'm going to have to have them shipped half way across the world!
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      05-21-2008, 11:42 PM   #108
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thanks, but a bit risky though mike when i'm going to have to have them shipped half way across the world!
Indeed! Guess you'll need to wait for someone else to take the plunge first. Isn't there anyone in Australia that sells hub-centric spacers to fit BMWs? You know you don't need to buy the extra set of 18x8.5 with 245s to do a test fit, just swap rears to front with spacers and fronts to rear and drive it around an empty parking lot. Yes, it'll look and handle goofy, do not try any high-speed cornering with the test config, but you'll find out if they fit without rubbing in normal conditions.
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do you have an estimated date when the 19s in silver will be available?
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Gill you haven't answered if these will be available without the ricer stripe?

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I didn't know there was still confusion. Black and Gray have the stripe, silver does not.

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do you have an estimated date when the 19s in silver will be available?
No date at all on those. I wouldn't be surprised if it was next spring before we see those.
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