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View Poll Results: Which wheel should I pick?
ZHP Replica 19X8.5/9.5" ET37 0 0%
BMR V715 19X8.5/9.5" ET40/45 6 60.00%
Beyern Mesh 18X8.8/9.5" ET40/45 3 30.00%
135 Replica 19X8/9.5" ET38 1 10.00%
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Old 04-19-2009, 11:49 AM   #1
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Which wheels should I go with?

Hello guys, after searching for couple of weeks and with major discussion on whether to go with 18s and 19s I'm still undecided. But I picked few styles in both 18s and 19s and would like your opinion on which one to go with for my silver 2004 BMW 330 ci convertible.

No offense to everyone who gave me good advise on picking either of the sizes, whether to go staggered or non staggered and their pros and cons etc. But after talking to few of the sponsors and other sellers everyone seem to ensure that 9.5" width at the back will not rub with the right size tire on factory suspension. That's why I have decided to go with the staggered setup but I'm still torn between 18 or 19.

My choices and the reasons:
My first choice is the ZHP replica hyper silver finish, but unfortunately I couldn't find any in the 18s in that finish; that's why thinking of getting the 19s.
My second choice from VMR is also 19 because Velocity Motoring doesn't have 18s in that style.
My 3rd choice may be the best choice considering the size being 18 and the option of actually being at the Discount Tire store in person. If those wheels don't fit my car or don't look good it would not cost me anything to return them.
Choice # four is just darn good deal on a cool looking wheels set. The only issue is they are again 19s and very common style.

Considering my variables in picking these choices what say you? Which one should I go with?

Here are the options and the pics of the wheels in order:

1. BMW ZHP replica or VT908 - 19" Staggered (19X8.5/9.5", ET37, 28 lbs) in Hyper Silver, Price $950 shipped from Vortex tuning.

2. VMR V715 - 19" Staggered (19X8.5/9.5", ET38/45) in Hyper Silver, Price $1,100 shipped from Velocity Motoring

3. Beyern Mesh - 18" Staggered (18X8.5/9.5", ET40/45) in Hyper Silver, Price $1000 at Discount Tire

4. BMW M3 replica - 19" Staggered (19X8/9.5", ET 38) in Super Gloss Silver, Price including tires $1300 shipped from Eurotech
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Old 04-19-2009, 12:48 PM   #2
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Old 04-19-2009, 01:31 PM   #4
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Let's get a few things straight shall we? Wheel 1 isn't a ZHP replica, it's more of a BMW performance wheel replica. Wheel 4 is not a ZHP/135 replica either, it looks more like an M3 rep.

My vote goes for either the V715 or Beyern Mesh.
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Old 04-19-2009, 03:25 PM   #5
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Old 04-19-2009, 06:41 PM   #7
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Old 04-19-2009, 08:30 PM   #8
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Let's get a few things straight shall we? Wheel 1 isn't a ZHP replica, it's more of a BMW performance wheel replica. Wheel 4 is not a ZHP/135 replica either, it looks more like an M3 rep.

My vote goes for either the V715 or Beyern Mesh.
Hey Chris, VT has the first set listed as ZHP wheel on Ebay and as VT908 on their site.

About the 4th one though, I'm not sure, may be they are M3 rep....

Thanks for your vote but do you think the people of VMR is right when they say that VT715 with the 19X8.5/9.5" with ET 40/45 will not rub with 225/40/19 and 255/35/19?

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Hey Chris, VT has the first set listed as ZHP wheel on Ebay and as VT908 on their site.

About the 4th one though, I'm not sure, may be they are M3 rep....

Thanks for your vote but do you think the people of VMR is right when they say that V715 with the 19X8.5/9.5" with ET 40/45 will not rub with 225/40/19 and 255/35/19?
Yes. I used to sell those wheels for ModBargains. You really should be getting a 235/35/19 and a 255/30/19 tire instead. The 40 front and 35 rear are a bit too tall for a 19". I now that Generals don't come in that size and you'd have to get a 255/35/19 like I did.
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Yes. I used to sell those wheels for ModBargains. You really should be getting a 235/35/19 and a 255/30/19 tire instead. The 40 front and 35 rear are a bit too tall for a 19". I now that Generals don't come in that size and you'd have to get a 255/35/19 like I did.
Thanks man. I don't know which one I will be going with.......my heart says 19s but my brain says 18s. I think I may just go with the Beyern Mesh 18s. In that case, I guess I will have to go with 225/40/18 and 255/35/18 even though I will try to go as wide as I can. I'll see what the Discount Tire guys recommend if I do decide to go with them.

But do you know of any other sites that would have these wheels cheaper than what was quoted? Thanks.
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Thanks man. I don't know which one I will be going with.......my heart says 19s but my brain says 18s. I think I may just go with the Beyern Mesh 18s. In that case, I guess I will have to go with 225/40/18 and 255/35/18 even though I will try to go as wide as I can. I'll see what the Discount Tire guys recommend if I do decide to go with them.

But do you know of any other sites that would have these wheels cheaper than what was quoted? Thanks.
No I don't.
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