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      05-12-2010, 05:56 PM   #1
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Debating BBS CH-R 19's or 20's for my E92

I'm looking at picking up these BBS CH-R wheels for my ride but wasn't sure which size to go for.. It seems that most people are going for the 19's, but I don't know if this is more for a performance reason, or a financial reason.

I'm willing to spend the money for the 20's, but my main concern is the way the car sits, and having enough tire so the car doesn't ride like its riding on a rubber band feeling every crack in the road.

I would appreciate your input on which size you recommend and why..

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      05-12-2010, 06:46 PM   #2
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I prefer 19" wheels on the M3 for some reason. I don't know why but 20's seem too large.

It's all personal preference though!
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      05-12-2010, 06:57 PM   #3
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19's > 20's due to weight
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      05-12-2010, 07:06 PM   #4
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20s do seem large IMO too. I would do 19
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20s Look great IMO but too big for some tastes. It's all personal preference.
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      05-12-2010, 10:03 PM   #6
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20's look good when the drop is perfect and low enough. If you don't have a decent drop, you will look like a 4 wheeler.

Go with 19's.
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      05-12-2010, 11:14 PM   #7
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20's look good when the drop is perfect and low enough. If you don't have a decent drop, you will look like a 4 wheeler.

Go with 19's.
Haha thats what I was afraid of, and messing with the suspension is definitely something I DON'T want to get into yet..
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      05-12-2010, 11:16 PM   #8
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I prefer 19" wheels on the M3 for some reason. I don't know why but 20's seem too large.

It's all personal preference though!
I hear ya.. I really wish I could compare a e92 with 19's with 20's side by side.

For some reason, I keep having this notion that 20's would look good on a 5 series/6 series.. and 19's for the M3 since its more of the smaller/nibble/sportier

But I really just want the car so sit perfect..
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      05-12-2010, 11:45 PM   #9
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IMO if the wheels have a lip 20" is the way to go along with a drop, if no lip or drop then for sure 19"
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      05-12-2010, 11:54 PM   #10
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I have 19's for my track setup and 20's for the street. The 20's look much better, however the 19's do make the car feel more agile. Just pick whatever size works for you, there's plenty of pictures on M3post for you to make up your mind.
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      05-13-2010, 12:14 AM   #11
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I have 19's for my track setup and 20's for the street. The 20's look much better, however the 19's do make the car feel more agile. Just pick whatever size works for you, there's plenty of pictures on M3post for you to make up your mind.
Just checked out ur setup, car looks good bro! Did you drop it??
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I'm installing CH-R 20 tomorrow and I'll be at the bimmerfest.
So if you like, you can check my ride at the bimmerfest.
(I also wonder how 20s will look on my M3 and afraid as well to be honest).
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      05-13-2010, 02:55 AM   #13
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I'm installing CH-R 20 tomorrow and I'll be at the bimmerfest.
So if you like, you can check my ride at the bimmerfest.
(I also wonder how 20s will look on my M3 and afraid as well to be honest).
Yea, thats a great idea. I'll be there.. shoot me your number in a PM.

PS: your previous Z and E46 were fukin sickkkk!!!

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I'm looking at picking up these BBS CH-R wheels for my ride but wasn't sure which size to go for.. It seems that most people are going for the 19's, but I don't know if this is more for a performance reason, or a financial reason.

I'm willing to spend the money for the 20's, but my main concern is the way the car sits, and having enough tire so the car doesn't ride like its riding on a rubber band feeling every crack in the road.

I would appreciate your input on which size you recommend and why..

Thanks!
Nice wheels but they are heavy. The 20" would be like strapping anchors to your ///M. However, they look great so the question is, do you want the look or performance?

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      05-13-2010, 08:59 AM   #16
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It really depends a lot on the rim. Rims with lips...especially a stepped lip, look better in 20's IMHO. Rims without a lip really look big enough in 19's... CH-R's included.
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      05-13-2010, 02:10 PM   #17
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It really depends a lot on the rim. Rims with lips...especially a stepped lip, look better in 20's IMHO. Rims without a lip really look big enough in 19's... CH-R's included.
Totally agree. However, the CH-R are abit concave, which in 19's does make the rim appear bigger already.

My biggest dilemma is that I don't want to lower the car or mess with suspension.

But I'm getting a feeling that with 20's it will look sloppy if its not dropped on springs atleast..
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      05-13-2010, 02:11 PM   #18
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Anyone got a picture of an e92 with CH-R's in 19's and in 20's that isn't lowered I can use to compare to??

Much appreciated!
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Totally agree. However, the CH-R are abit concave, which in 19's does make the rim appear bigger already.

My biggest dilemma is that I don't want to lower the car or mess with suspension.

But I'm getting a feeling that with 20's it will look sloppy if its not dropped on springs atleast..
I wouldnt do the 20s at stock height IMO either. I dont know of any cars that did the 20s on stock springs. i dont know anyone that would admit to it even! haha

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      05-13-2010, 05:17 PM   #20
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Ride quality of 19s will be better than the 20s
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Just installed CH-R 20s on my E90 M3.
I was worried about putting 20s in my ride since I always thought that 20s are too big. But guess what, it's not actually in person.

When I put my matte black SF-71, I kinda felt that it seems smaller (looks more 18s. I think black color makes it look smaller) so i had somewhat confidence putting black CH-R 20s on my ride. And.. I'm very happy. It looks very 19s. Doesn't look too big at all. I'm sure I lost some ride quality but I didn't drive it yet so I can't tell anything yet.

Anyway, here are pictures of CH-R 20s on AW E90M3 with Dinan stage I suspension.
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      05-13-2010, 10:47 PM   #22
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I think you need to drop further now since you have the 20's. I have Dinan springs too and the drop is near perfect with 19s but with the lower profile tires combined with the 20s the car looks higher than OEM now to me. The wheels look good even though they are a bit big for my taste.
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