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      08-23-2012, 09:34 AM   #1
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Advan Racing RZ wheels, need advise....

Hi all!

This is my first post here as i have recently purchased the 2011 135i coupe. Couldnt find it here in Taiwan so i had to import it from USA. Really excited about getting this car and have been reading tons of post here on this forum. It'll take about 1 month before i receive the car.....

In preparation for the cars arrival i have recently ordered Advan RZ dark gun metal 18x8 +45 (f) and 18x9 +50 (r). However, i'm still confused as to what tires i could fit on them without rubbing. A lot of post here indicate they have either had their fenders rolled or some form of suspension change. I don't plan on changing my suspension just yet as the car comes with the M-sport suspension package. I was hoping i could get some advise from some of the members here. The popular tire brands which are mention here are Yokohama Advan 08, Falken, Hankook V12 & Michelin PSS....but not sure which to go with and what size to avoid any rubbing....the roads here are in pretty bad shape and not very friendly for very lowered cars

Really been inspired by reading this forum so here's a list of my first few upgrades i have planned for:

From BMW performance:
1. BMW Black kidney grills
2. CF side mirrors
3. CF interior trim
4. Aluminum pedals

Others:
5. JL Motoring CF front lip
6. Scopione CF rear diffuser
7. and finally the Advan Racing RZ wheels

Looking forward to sharing some pics when the car arrives and discuss mods here

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      08-23-2012, 01:15 PM   #2
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Get star specs or rs-3s and to be safe 225/255 but you could probably get away with 235/265.
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      08-23-2012, 06:32 PM   #3
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Get star specs or rs-3s and to be safe 225/255 but you could probably get away with 235/265.
These tires might be overkill for a street driven car. PSS would be great, even if it will see a bit of track time.
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      08-23-2012, 08:44 PM   #4
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Get AD08s in 225/255 and let me know how they fit, as I am thinking of the same set up
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Get star specs or rs-3s and to be safe 225/255 but you could probably get away with 235/265.
Thanks! I think i would stick with 225/255, i think the other might cause some rubbing...just to be on the safe side
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      08-23-2012, 10:16 PM   #6
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Get AD08s in 225/255 and let me know how they fit, as I am thinking of the same set up
Sure thing! I'll let you know but if you get yours done do hit me up and let me know if it fits...my car will only arrive in 3 weeks time.
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      08-23-2012, 10:17 PM   #7
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These tires might be overkill for a street driven car. PSS would be great, even if it will see a bit of track time.
Thanks for the advise! I hear Michelin PSS grips and holds the road way better than the yokohama's.....will still do some research and post my results when the time comes!
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      08-23-2012, 11:03 PM   #8
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Hi all!

This is my first post here as i have recently purchased the 2011 135i coupe. Couldnt find it here in Taiwan so i had to import it from USA. Really excited about getting this car and have been reading tons of post here on this forum. It'll take about 1 month before i receive the car.....

In preparation for the cars arrival i have recently ordered Advan RZ dark gun metal 18x8 +45 (f) and 18x9 +50 (r). However, i'm still confused as to what tires i could fit on them without rubbing. A lot of post here indicate they have either had their fenders rolled or some form of suspension change. I don't plan on changing my suspension just yet as the car comes with the M-sport suspension package. I was hoping i could get some advise from some of the members here. The popular tire brands which are mention here are Yokohama Advan 08, Falken, Hankook V12 & Michelin PSS....but not sure which to go with and what size to avoid any rubbing....the roads here are in pretty bad shape and not very friendly for very lowered cars

Really been inspired by reading this forum so here's a list of my first few upgrades i have planned for:

From BMW performance:
1. BMW Black kidney grills
2. CF side mirrors
3. CF interior trim
4. Aluminum pedals

Others:
5. JL Motoring CF front lip
6. Scopione CF rear diffuser
7. and finally the Advan Racing RZ wheels

Looking forward to sharing some pics when the car arrives and discuss mods here

Importing a 135i nice....I'm coming to Taiwan next weekend...too bad your car won't have arrived by then...If you get it before the 15th...PM me as I'll still be there!
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      08-24-2012, 12:37 AM   #9
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Importing a 135i nice....I'm coming to Taiwan next weekend...too bad your car won't have arrived by then...If you get it before the 15th...PM me as I'll still be there!
Sure, unlikely but if it does i'll PM you!
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      08-24-2012, 03:16 AM   #10
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Hi there, I'm from Taipei too. I had my 135i imported from the US earlier this year. I'm also looking to buy a set of Advan RZ in gunmetal. May I ask you where did you order the wheels from? US or local vendors?

I have some mods in mind as well, maybe we can exchange modification plans.

Join the TW 1-series facebook page if you haven't already. Hope to see you around soon.
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      08-24-2012, 03:40 AM   #11
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Hi there, I'm from Taipei too. I had my 135i imported from the US earlier this year. I'm also looking to buy a set of Advan RZ in gunmetal. May I ask you where did you order the wheels from? US or local vendors?

I have some mods in mind as well, maybe we can exchange modification plans.

Join the TW 1-series facebook page if you haven't already. Hope to see you around soon.
Hi!! I found this guy in Taipei who imports these wheels directly from Japan. I'm meeting him today to find out more about how he does it etc just to make sure its legit as he wants a deposit! I did try Vivid racing in USA to get those wheels but they were out of stock....so decided to try a local vendor instead.

Be good if we can exchange info on mods...i did try joining the facebook group but it said something about being a "closed" group.

Will keep you posted on my opinion of the local vendor and hopefully we can meet up one day and check out the mods!
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      08-24-2012, 04:07 AM   #12
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I have a couple of friends who owns car shops on Minzu East Road. I'm planning to have him order the wheels for me...maybe we can order together as we're looking for the same wheels. Anyways, let me know how your talk with the vendor goes.

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      08-24-2012, 04:21 AM   #13
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I have a couple of friends who owns car shops on Minzu East Road. I'm planning to have him order the wheels for me...maybe we can order together as we're looking for the same wheels. Anyways, let me know how your talk with the vendor goes.

The facebook group requires admin to accept you...just click join and the admin will let you join. Add my facebook too, the ID is the same as my 1addicts id.
That sounds great, the vendor called saying he might not make it now as he's too busy.......i'm not sure how reliable he is as a colleague found him on the yahoo taiwan auction site. Perhaps you could help ask your friend how much he will charge and we can decide from there? If you want, PM me and we can discuss this further....thanks!
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      08-31-2012, 11:49 AM   #14
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you don't need the best street performance tires for daily...just waste of your money and they finish fast! Hankook V12 is a good choice for daily, if you want something nice, Michelin PS2 or 3 and Bridgestone RE970AS, they have good traction with good amount of life thread.
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      08-31-2012, 12:53 PM   #15
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you don't need the best street performance tires for daily...just waste of your money and they finish fast! Hankook V12 is a good choice for daily, if you want something nice, Michelin PS2 or 3 and Bridgestone RE970AS, they have good traction with good amount of life thread.
Thanks for the feedback, much appreciated. Will definitely look at the options you mentioned and check their prices here.
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      08-31-2012, 02:02 PM   #16
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btw, where did you order your Advan RZ? I can't find them in 18" in 5x120, i only see 19" for BMW 5x120
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      08-31-2012, 11:03 PM   #17
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btw, where did you order your Advan RZ? I can't find them in 18" in 5x120, i only see 19" for BMW 5x120
I had a friend of mine who owns a shop here in Taiwan to order it directly from Yokohama in Japan (he has yet to confirm the price with me). Strangely the website has changed and they don't advertise 18" however if you scroll down it still list the specs available for the 1 series.....

http://www.yokohamawheel.jp/brand/ad...ndex_euro.html
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      09-01-2012, 04:36 AM   #18
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cool! thanks!
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      09-08-2012, 01:43 AM   #19
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Just a quick update, Yokohama Japan dont sell the 18" Advan RZ wheels anymore...i decided to try vivid racing and it said it would take them 8-12 weeks to get them. In the end i decided on 18" BBS RS-GT wheels in diamond black Hope they will fit without too much issues!
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      09-09-2012, 10:11 AM   #20
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here's mine with 19" rz's. 225/255 set up. no issues. i actually have another set brand new that i'm looking to sell but i'm not sure about shipping to Taiwan...
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showp...&postcount=358
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      09-10-2012, 07:23 AM   #21
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that's bad...i guess i will be moving on...I only want 18"
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      09-11-2012, 10:40 PM   #22
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here's mine with 19" rz's. 225/255 set up. no issues. i actually have another set brand new that i'm looking to sell but i'm not sure about shipping to Taiwan...
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showp...&postcount=358
Your ride looks sweet with those wheels! Hope i can get the same effect with the BBS RS GT. Already paid for them so cant take your other set off u Thanks though!
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