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Very tempting early upgrade

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GENUINE-BMW-19-MSPORT-5-6-SERIES-F10-F11-F12-F13-35I-M-ALLOYS-WHEELS-M5-M6-/321432443021?pt=UK_CarParts_Acc_Wheels_tyres_Rims_Car_Wheels_ET&hash=item4ad6ddd88d

Very tempted seeing as they cost the same as 4 new tyres on the 18" rims and these are the same wheels but 19". I like the way it looks and rides on the18's but the 19's do finish off the arches.

Wonder how much the ride would stiffen?

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Do it. I really like those wheels.

Put normal tyres on it and the ride will be better than 18s with run flats.

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Do it. I really like those wheels.

Put normal tyres on it and the ride will be better than 18s with run flats.

Very tempted but as the wheels are exactly the same design as the 18" wheels I have will it look much different, don't have budget to ditch the RF tyres that come with the eBay wheels.

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They look fantastic +++

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Unless I am very much mistaken (which is probably the case!) then they aren't the same wheels you have on your car.

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Just looked at your "post a pic of your car" thread post and they do look similar. Never seen 18" version of those wheels but they do look very similar.

I thought you had the stock 18" M Sport alloys.

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Just looked at your "post a pic of your car" thread post and they do look similar. Never seen 18" version of those wheels but they do look very similar.

I thought you had the stock 18" M Sport alloys.

The 2014 models come with that design too which just about looks big enough rather than the 2013 design that looks too small.

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I said previously that I didn't agree on the 19's damaging the ride.  I drove cars with 18 and 19's on - and could hardly notice the difference.

 

Mine is on 19's.

 

Be aware that the rear Bridgestone RE050A's on 19's are £315 a corner.

 

Took this a few weeks ago and it shows the 19's off nicely.

 

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I said previously that I didn't agree on the 19's damaging the ride.  I drove cars with 18 and 19's on - and could hardly notice the difference.

 

Mine is on 19's.

 

Be aware that the rear Bridgestone RE050A's on 19's are £315 a corner.

 

Took this a few weeks ago and it shows the 19's off nicely.

 

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They do finish off the car don't they :)

Looking at the mm remaining on the ebay wheels/tyres the should be good for 20k miles.

Wonder how much my 18" versions would fetch or keep the wheels, sell tyres and use as winter wheels.

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How much do you pay your detailer guy for a clean, Chris? Sorry off topic.

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How much do you pay your detailer guy for a clean, Chris? Sorry off topic.

 

Initial new car preparation was £300.

 

Reglaze is done every 3 months for £60.

 

Weekly or fortnightly (depending on my travels) interior and exterior clean is £20 (that's meant to be £35 but I haggled it down on the basis of it going there so often).  I'm fortunate in that the detailer is about 3 minutes from my office so he comes and collects the car and brings it back for that too.  The sheer convenience of it and the time it saves me, apart from stopping me ruining the paintwork, makes it ideal.

 

We had the same new car prep done on the X6 and it has exactly the same regular treatment.

 

I've never washed mine myself because I don't trust myself with the Jet Black paintwork.  I have jet-washed the X6 off once when MrsMe appeared to have driven it through a field of mud, but other than that it has never been touched with a sponge/mitt etc except at the detailers.

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I gave a local guy a go at the wifes black car. I knew before he started he was a valeter. Bloody useless.

I don't mind paying someone to do it regularly but it's finding the right person.

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Indeed. Big difference between what you get from a valeter as opposed to a detailer.

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I find the best bet is not to bother...... I have the car fully valeted before selling it.

 

530 - 2.5 years - never cleaned.

 

328 3.5 years - never cleaned.

 

530 is the daily driver & is perfect inside, cleaned regularly by me, when driving I can't see the outside & maybe it makes others think they should keep well clear.

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Indeed. Big difference between what you get from a valeter as opposed to a detailer.

I would say it's more a case of you get what you pay for rather than what your car washing person calls themselves, most of the 'valeters' around here are now calling themselves detailers, they do exactly the same job, they just get to charge more money.

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Azure, should we now be addressing you as Hampshire?? :)

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I would say it's more a case of you get what you pay for rather than what your car washing person calls themselves, most of the 'valeters' around here are now calling themselves detailers, they do exactly the same job, they just get to charge more money.

 

I'm sure those people do exist. 

 

However, I'm also sure they'll soon be found out and find themselves with some very unhappy customers.

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Still looking at this 19" wheel upgrade and have found 2 on ebay. 1 with Bridgestone RE050A's and other with Michelin HP Primacy. Not read great things about the RE050A's in the wet/greasy and the Michelin Primacy HP doesn't seem very sporting. Any experience of either please?

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Michelin Primacy HP came on our A3 when it left the factory and I've also got a pair on my recently acquired snotter.  Perfectly decent and certainly better than anything with Dunlop or Pirelli written on the side imo.  Will give you better mileage than a Michelin Pilot

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I accidentally ended up with Bridgestone RE050 on the rear of the 530 & with the same reservations as you was pleasantly surprised at both grip & longevity.

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Happy with the 19" RE050s on my 3 series coupe. Excellent longevity and plenty enough grip for my needs. They're firm being RFTs but I suspect they protect the rims from the rash of potholes we get every winter.

 

(if only they protected the rims from being kerbed by my cackhanded parking,,, )

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