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Re: 18" M Parallels - Warren Questions: (archive)

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Posted by Warren on December 18, 2000 at 16:01:25:

In Reply to: Re: 18" M Parallels - Warren Questions: posted by George Mann on December 18, 2000 at 12:54:48:

Hi Warren,
Thanks for the post. How do you like the M-parallels replicas? I've been thinking about
these for my 735il. I believe they are the best
looking wheels.
A few questions:
- Any vibration at 55-60 mph?
- How is the ride, did you lower your car, if
so what spring/shock combo did you go with?
- Are the Supersports aside from being less ex-
pensive fairly compliant on ride?
- Are you running the 40 aspect ration/235 width?

Thanks for any comments,
90 735il

Hey George,

I really like the wheels. My other choice was the Breyton Inspiration but at $350+ was pricey when tires factored in. The parallels give the car a nice balanced look and my car is artic silver, so the rim color compliments the paint and trim. I did have vibration at 50-60 which was cured by the hubcentrics, a re-balance, and an adjustment in tire pressure. I haven't lowered the car yet, and the ride is not as harsh as I expected. But, with such low profile tires, you are going to feel your share of rough road. The Pirelli's feel solid, are fairly quiet, corner well, and have good wet traction. Yes, I did go 235/40 which gives a good looking stance.

As soon as I can, I will post some pics.

Warren G
1995 525i

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