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      08-29-2012, 01:44 PM   #1
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19 or 20 inch

I have a 2012 jet black 550 m sport and would like to put on some black avant garde rims and h&r srpings. For pratical reasons I would like to put on 19 inch so I don't have to buy new tires (can keep my current ones). However, I noticed that most members put on 20 inch. Do you guys think that 19 inch will look ok? Are there any pictures of a car with h&r springs and 19 inch wheels. I want to save money but don't want the car to look cheesy.
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      08-29-2012, 02:08 PM   #2
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The minute you have those 19's on, you will wish you went with 20's. Personal experience (not on the F10).
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      08-29-2012, 02:36 PM   #3
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19 are too small imo. I have 20s considdering 21 next season.
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      08-30-2012, 09:02 AM   #4
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Def go 20's man. Like others have said you'll surely regret not doing so down the road. Plus, depending on width of aftermarket wheel you may not be able to retain the stock tires anyway. But keep in mind you can get a good set of hankook's for around $800 anyway so don't let that hold ya back!
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      08-30-2012, 09:07 AM   #5
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Trust us. 20"s minimum on the F10.

When i went to 20" non RFT from my stock 19" RFT's i didn't even notice any change in comfort. If anything the ride might actually a little better. 21"s looks perfect but only if the roads are pristine by you. 20"s is the best compromise.

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      08-30-2012, 01:04 PM   #6
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      08-30-2012, 06:28 PM   #7
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If you want a go 19, just powdercoat the stock rims. In that way you will save more money and stay with stock tires. But if you plan to purchase the wheels, definitely go with 20.
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      08-30-2012, 06:49 PM   #8
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The minute you have those 19's on, you will wish you went with 20's. Personal experience (not on the F10).
I agree... Also personal experience...
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      08-30-2012, 08:55 PM   #9
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Just put on hyper silver A G s 20 inch and it was the correct decision. They just look "right" on the car! Classy but a standout.....
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      08-30-2012, 10:42 PM   #10
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Just put 20's on my car with runflat, no difference in the ride and I don't feel like they're big enough. 20's at least.
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      08-31-2012, 11:35 AM   #11
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Just put 20's on my car with runflat, no difference in the ride and I don't feel like they're big enough. 20's at least.
Did you mean to say 20's or 19's? I haven't found any suitable tires that fit 20" rims.
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      08-31-2012, 01:14 PM   #12
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Dunlop has 20" runflats for the F10... TireRack.
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      09-01-2012, 02:35 AM   #13
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19" is good to put your garden hose on. 20" is ok for winter setup. 21" is best for summertime.
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      09-01-2012, 08:41 AM   #14
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20" hands down
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      09-01-2012, 09:21 AM   #15
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I have 20's, Michelin run-flats, not sure exactly what they are because HRE just put them on for me before shipping me the setup.
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