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If you want to skip the background info just go down paragraph 3:

I currently have Bretyton Magic 19" by 9" with 235/35/19 BFgoodrich GE force tires on all 4 corners and Dinan Stage 3 suspension (lowering springs, koni shocks and struts, sways, camber plates)

I am tired of having these rims because they are just too big and heavy, also they have worn away both front fender lineers. I heard of several members on here that that 235/35.19 with no rubbing issues at all, but I am guessing my dinan suspension is the reason it wore away the fender liner, also a bmw tech told me the tires were wearing on the strut assembly.

Anyhow I am tired of these rims I don't like the looks of them, they are heavy I think around 31lbs and the tires sidewall is too thin for everyday driving, however I do LOVE how my car handles right now, but I think acceration is suffering because of these rims.

I want to go with a Moda R6 rim, not exactly a ltw wheel I know but still not that bad comapred what I have.

I am can't decide wether to go with a an 18" by 8" with 40+offset rim 28.9lbs with Kumho ecsta 712 235/40/18 tires or 225/40/18. I am worried that going with a 225 my handling will suffer, I am also worried that getting the extra sidewall introduce too much flex, but I think I really should have a 40 there because 35 just can't take the heat of the street very well.


The other option I am toying with is going with a 17" by 7.5" rim 25.5lbs 38+ offset and getting 235/40/17 kumho ecsta 712. I am worried the 17" just gonna be too dramatically smaller from what I am used to a 19" rim.

Bottom line though I am looking for more performance while retaining the the moda r6 rim. I just need to pick the best combo for handling acceleration and no rubbing.

Please donate your 2 cents.

Tom
 

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Hey Tom,

I feel you buddy. I currently have some adr m-classics on my topaz and i hate how heavy they are. I myself would stick with a 19 if you can. I'm biased on my decision but I think dpe wheels are great and they are not too heavy. i have the r20s in full polish on the mvr and they feel great. The topaz will get some dpes for sure. I'm sold on dpes build quality and pricing. I hope that helps.


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1BADe46 said:
Hey Tom,

I feel you buddy. I currently have some adr m-classics on my topaz and i hate how heavy they are. I myself would stick with a 19 if you can. I'm biased on my decision but I think dpe wheels are great and they are not too heavy. i have the r20s in full polish on the mvr and they feel great. The topaz will get some dpes for sure. I'm sold on dpes build quality and pricing. I hope that helps.


rickey

Thanks for your input, I just got another FLAT today! So I have to do something different! 4th flat since january.

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you gotta check the tire pressures in those 19's constently, especially with Breytons. Everyone I've known with Breytons have trouble keeping the tire pressures which endup in bent rims. I really don't want to say this, but they are "leaky" wheels.
 
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