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      05-11-2012, 10:13 PM   #1
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Smile 220M? 359M?

I know 359M on ZCP is 0.5" wider than 220M, so in my head I always have thought 359Ms are, well, "better".

Until just now, I discovered that 220Ms are actually more expensive despite being narrower, since they are forged. Apparently in the US, 220M is a $1200 option (for 2013 M3).

Learned something new today.
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      05-12-2012, 12:35 PM   #2
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In the US they are both added cost options over the stock 219 wheels. Which one is "better" really comes down to which style you like more, both are great wheels. If you were to buy from a dealer now the 220 wheels are about $200 more per wheel than the 359.
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In the US they are both added cost options over the stock 219 wheels. Which one is "better" really comes down to which style you like more, both are great wheels. If you were to buy from a dealer now the 220 wheels are about $200 more per wheel than the 359.
I didn't know this. I was getting ready to switch to the 359s. I really like the look on the 359s.
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In the US they are both added cost options over the stock 219 wheels. Which one is "better" really comes down to which style you like more, both are great wheels. If you were to buy from a dealer now the 220 wheels are about $200 more per wheel than the 359.
I didn't know this. I was getting ready to switch to the 359s. I really like the look on the 359s.
The 220m is a forged, lighted weight, and can take more abuse from my experience.

I have both as 359 summer and 220 dedicated winter.

The stance of the car with the 359 is more aggressive...
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I know 359M on ZCP is 0.5" wider than 220M, so in my head I always have thought 359Ms are, well, "better".

Until just now, I discovered that 220Ms are actually more expensive despite being narrower, since they are forged. Apparently in the US, 220M is a $1200 option (for 2013 M3).

Learned something new today.
Go with whatever style you like best. For the stock BMW tire sizes, the 220M wheels are actually a better width. You can make the stance more aggressive with spacers. 359's are just so good looking, however. About a 2 lb difference in weight per wheel with the 359's being heavier, but having a more favorable weight distribution.

In all honesty, I am probably going to make the jump to 18's with the Apex EC7. Drove my buddy's car yesterday with Apex 18" wheels and 265/285 tires and the grip and ride were both noticeably better. DSC was much less intrusive overall.
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I was going to get a set of 359's as well. Until I spoke to a fellow M3 owner who has bent two of them on our wonderful NJ/NY roads in the past few months. He is either switching back to 220 or most likely 219. I do like the style of 359 much better, but don't want the headache.
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The 220m is a forged, lighted weight, and can take more abuse from my experience.

I have both as 359 summer and 220 dedicated winter.

The stance of the car with the 359 is more aggressive...
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I have the same setup you do.
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I think 359 looks better, too. In fact I was on the hunt for a set, until I read about the whole forged / cast thing.
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I think 359 looks better, too. In fact I was on the hunt for a set, until I read about the whole forged / cast thing.
Why is the forged/cast thing an issue?

There are a ton of 359M owners on these boards. Please show me where one of them cracked/broke/whatever. It's an OEM by BBS, doesn't get much better than that.
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^^^It's not an issue. I was merely pointing this out so others could be educated about this fact like I was.
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BMW would'nt sell the 359s if they were'nt solid enough for the road ! I swapped my 220s for 359s and never had any problems , even with the ugly roads in Québec , that speeks for itself !
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They also wouldn't put them on the GTS if they were somehow an inferior wheel...
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I was going to get a set of 359's as well. Until I spoke to a fellow M3 owner who has bent two of them on our wonderful NJ/NY roads in the past few months. He is either switching back to 220 or most likely 219. I do like the style of 359 much better, but don't want the headache.
Can you ask him if he wants to sell his damaged oem competition wheel set to me?
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