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Specific discussion about the E89 2009 Z4 (sDrive35is, sDrive35i, sDrive30i, sDrive23i)
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Post by idej_jedi » Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:00 pm

From a distance they look great...close up though they look a bit cheap, like they're missing the final finish.
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Post by Z4M-2006 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:14 pm

They look ok.. Hard to beat a 5 spoke on the E89.

They remind me of Merc SL wheels...
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Post by buzyg » Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:37 pm

I quite like those. I clean cut take on the double five spoke. :thumbsup:
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Post by Nanu » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:10 pm

Think they look plastic in the photos but may look better in the flesh. Like the blue brake calipers though :thumbsup:
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Post by Busterboo » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:20 pm

Not actually bad, but they look like a poor man's version of someone else's wheels.

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Post by Tabz123 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:31 pm

Hmm its a difficult one. From the angle of uniqueness, not many people will have these on a z4 so thats a positive but yes they do look like cheap copies of something else. However blue callipers look the shnizzle!

Ps: I love CS LITE so I am bias
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Post by MrBrucelee1972 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:51 pm

Mmmm? There ok but overly mad on them. Need deeper dish i think 😊

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Post by Johnh1976 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:04 pm

It's a thumbs up from me :thumbsup:
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Post by Z4Rick » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:39 pm

Thanks to all of you. I knew I could count on honesty from this bunch. These are made by Verde. Got them from Tire Rack on sale for $130 each. They are low pressure cast with machined inner rim surfaces with polished spoke faces, light weight (24 lbs.), and matte silver with epoxy clear coat. I about went blind looking at wheels and ended up liking the angular surfaces as opposed to curved lines in many of the BMW wheels. The angles contrast nicely with the Z's curves IMO. They won't tolerate kerbing, but I don't see many curbed roads in the mountains where I live and pretty much refuse to parallel park anyhow. In hindsight I do wish I'd got a little more sidewall - once I tear these up at the track, I'll go up a size! Painting the calipers became important when I saw the wheels on the car. I used G-2 epoxy paint and chose blue to compliment the rounded badging. Looks better than I thought it would! I get to see how the rubber performs tomorrow!

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Post by the stripler » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:57 pm

Mmm probably not for me...but what matters is that you like them :thumbsup:
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Post by Sae » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:10 am

They look pretty nice but leaves too much airgap, either needs more rubber profile or lowered, might look awesome in titanium grey of some sort :thumbsup:
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Post by hopz121 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:25 pm

Not a fan personally but each to there own :)
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Post by PeterZed » Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:28 pm

Hmm . May be not for me but nice n open to help brake cooling when the red mist decends :evil: :) like the painted calipers.
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Post by Number5 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:30 pm

Yep. I like them.
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Post by si-forks » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:39 pm

Love them very clean modern unfussy
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