Genuine wheel options.

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Genuine wheel options.

Postby Spac » Thu May 31, 2018 2:30 am

I know that I should be buying proper motorsport wheels, but that isn't happening yet.

So what are the strongest factory 15" wheels for my Compact?

I currently have/have access to the following wheels in 15":
Style 27;
Style 32;
Style 34;
Style 46.

http://www.bmwstylewheels.com


My preference is the Style 46s because they are 6.5" wide (all of the others are 7.0").

Any input? Previous experience has taught me that some genuine wheels are pretty tough, some are as soft as butter....The shiny finish on the Style 46s make me nervous.
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Re: Genuine wheel options.

Postby Bimsy » Thu May 31, 2018 5:51 pm

I would go for at least 7" on the front and 8" on the rear, but depends on engine and power you have.

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Re: Genuine wheel options.

Postby Overthelimit » Thu May 31, 2018 8:32 pm

HI,
We have used 27 for tarmac and 46 for forest or wet. 46 are very light.
we have bent a couple of 27 at Melbourne going over a 3" concrete step with slicks on at about 70.
27s look nice!
Otherwise no problems.
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Re: Genuine wheel options.

Postby Spac » Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:25 am

Bimsy wrote:I would go for at least 7" on the front and 8" on the rear, but depends on engine and power you have.

Cheers


Stock M44 on gravel doesn't want to have to turn 8" rims!
Or the tyres that fit on 8" rims.
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Re: Genuine wheel options.

Postby Spac » Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:26 am

Overthelimit wrote:HI,
We have used 27 for tarmac and 46 for forest or wet. 46 are very light.
we have bent a couple of 27 at Melbourne going over a 3" concrete step with slicks on at about 70.
27s look nice!
Otherwise no problems.


So no dramas will bending 46s?
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Re: Genuine wheel options.

Postby Overthelimit » Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:29 pm

So far no.
The gravel tyres are higher profile so there is a bit more give before the rim hits the rock or whatever you're driving over!
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