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Old January 17th, 2018, 17:35   #586
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That's with Conti Extreme Contacts, none of which turned out to be round. Warrantied them. Now I have Conti DWSs on, but the weight is similar. IIRC these saved 12 lbs. a corner. That's huge.
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Old January 17th, 2018, 19:14   #587
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That's with Conti Extreme Contacts, none of which turned out to be round. Warrantied them. Now I have Conti DWSs on, but the weight is similar. IIRC these saved 12 lbs. a corner. That's huge.
Peter that's a nice set up, so 12lbs per tire that's a lot, what kind of rim is it on the pic? That is nice and if you'd be able to pls share the weight on it i got bmw oem rims does anybody know how much they weigh?
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Old January 18th, 2018, 03:23   #588
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They're 17" Kosei K5Rs, weigh 16 lbs. OE wheels are HEAVY, I bet they weigh 25-28 lbs. Run flats are heavy too.
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Old January 18th, 2018, 05:06   #589
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Very nice,, these stock brakes are messy they release a lot of dust on the wheel, i may have to look at some hawk or akebono pads low dust
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Old January 18th, 2018, 07:14   #590
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Shameless plug: We have ceramic pads https://www.idparts.com/idparts-cera...90-p-5404.html. They're going on my car in the Spring. I have these on my wagon and the wheels stay really clean.
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Old January 18th, 2018, 07:37   #591
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Nice! I just replaced my brakes through Turner, didn't know you carried brakes parts unfortunately... Guess I need to take a closer look at your inventory

Love those wheels too; great weight savings. I want some lightweight bronze wheels, as I think they'd look amazing with the mineral white. Unfortunately, I need to buy another car for my son so mad money is pretty slim right now...

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Shameless plug: We have ceramic pads https://www.idparts.com/idparts-cera...90-p-5404.html. They're going on my car in the Spring. I have these on my wagon and the wheels stay really clean.
I have low dust ceramics on my 335d and OEM (clean the wheels once a week) on my X535d, and I almost bounce my head off the windshield every time I drive the wife's X5 because the brakes grab so much harder with the same pedal effort.

I'll be interested to see your opinion on the ceramics vs the OEM pads on your 335d.
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Old January 18th, 2018, 16:02   #593
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Ceramics in general don't grab as hard initially as organic pads. I'm probably a bad test subject as I tend not to use my brakes.
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Old January 19th, 2018, 00:06   #594
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So Peter if you claim 12lbs less with the tires when you switch to contis, and i googled and you were right oem rims are in the 28lbs, so if im doing my math right 12lbs less on tires and 12lbs less with kosei rims k5, thats 24lbs per wheel then? That's like 96lbs total
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I don't think the tires are 12 lbs. less. Probably half that. So maybe my 12 estimate was low, but not low by half. Maybe 14-18 lbs. per corner. Still very significant.
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Especially since it's both unsprung weight and rotational mass. Probably feels like a couple hundred pound + difference in cargo weight.
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Old January 21st, 2018, 08:12   #597
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Looks like the 2018 will be available in February.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/bmw-quiet...025804397.html
I wonder how much longer the diesel option will be offered as BMW transitions to electrification. The diesel option will be pricey, whereas the 530e pricing is equivalent to the 530, and even cheaper after the tax credits.
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