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Old 03-02-2017, 09:07 AM   #1
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Which wheel is more sturdy: Style 68 or Style 119?

My son is about to get his license, so my ZHP will become my DD between Alexandria and Washington DC. I love the style 135, but I've already replaced all 4 due to bending/cracking (mostly from previous owner). I just think the roads around here aren't suited for such a fragile wheel. I'd rather store them in my garage.

So, I'm looking at 68 and 119. Which are more sturdy? I love the looks of both of them.

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Old 03-03-2017, 05:34 PM   #2
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I have the style 68 and always consider going to an 18 setup, but then think about all the pot holes and ride comfort I give up, by reducing tire width...the style 68 are light and hold up well for dd imho. I have the sport suspension on my build spec.

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Old 03-05-2017, 03:33 PM   #3
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We have some of the worst roads in the country here in Tucson, and my 330Ci ZSP with Style 68's rides fine and comfy. IMO some of the best looking stock wheels you can come by, really cheap and lightweight. They're plenty sturdy and easy to find a nice set of.

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Style 119 you can rotate as they're the same size. Style 68's look better. I would choose 68.

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Style 119 you can rotate as they're the same size. Style 68's look better. I would choose 68.

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There were square sets of 68's as well - 7.5", so you'd run 225 wide tires squared. Not a bad option either.

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Old 03-14-2017, 07:34 AM   #6
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Style 68s are impressively strong, especially when considering how light they are.
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Old 03-14-2017, 04:39 PM   #7
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I bent a 7.5" style 68 without even realizing until the tire went flat, so ymmv.

Edit: 68s are far easier to find a set of when compared to 119s, so that may be a factor in your decision. I think the 119 looks glorious on the wagon, but in my 8 months of ownership I have yet to see a set go up for sale.
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Old 03-15-2017, 10:14 AM   #8
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I think the 119 looks glorious on the wagon, but in my 8 months of ownership I have yet to see a set go up for sale.
Same here, so ended up getting a set of 137 instead.
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