Tacfoto
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Sport Wheels on a 2017 REx

Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:10 pm

I really wanted custom wheels but it seemed impossible to find any that would actually fit, then I came across a set of wheels and tires from a 2018 sport model. They are just what I was looking for. Custom and yet still BMW i3. They do stick out a little more in the fender which I really like.

ImageIMG_6788 by RexPhoto91, on Flickr

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TheMK
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Re: Sport Wheels on a 2017 REx

Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:06 pm

I have the RIAL X10-i in black, and with the blue BMW i center caps they make the car look stellar IMO. Unfortunately mine were curbed during a recent snow storm, so I'll have to repaint a part of them/ touch them up. I also have the stock 20-inch wheels that I used during the summer.

i3Bev
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Joined: Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:37 pm
Location: Colorado

Re: Sport Wheels on a 2017 REx

Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:48 pm

Love those 431 style wheels and I might get a set in black next year. I bought the X10-I and it has the all season tires and thinking of selling the set. I'd rather have the OE 431.
2015 i3 BEV
- Giga World
- Parking Assist
- Tech+Driving Assist
- Style 430 20” OE Staggered Wheels
- Rial X10-I 19” Wheels (Winter Setup)

Tacfoto
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Re: Sport Wheels on a 2017 REx

Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:25 am

A few more pics. (including the before with 19" pinwheels.)
ImageUntitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr
ImageIMG_E7052 by RexPhoto91, on Flickr
ImageUntitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr

ksnax
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Re: Sport Wheels on a 2017 REx

Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:45 am

Looks like they stick out a good 10mm more than my stock (non-s) ones with 15mm spacers. I know they are wider as well though . .

https://photos.app.goo.gl/igQepqqhrqPJ7QnCA

KolorMeCarbon
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Joined: Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:23 pm

Re: Sport Wheels on a 2017 REx

Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:01 am

Mercedes-fitment are the ones to shop for. 5x112 PCD, 66.5CB, and find the lowest offset possible. ET40 on a 7.5J x 19" rim needs a 24mm spacer with 215 tyres to clear the front spring by 4mm (same if you're fitting i8 wheels). ET 32 offset will work with 15mm spacers. You'll need arch extensions, the i3-S arch-trims + a 1cm plastic spacer keeps it legal.

TurboDream17
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Re: Sport Wheels on a 2017 REx

Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:25 pm

Any rubbing? Also mind reposting the pics? Seems like the links are broken.

Cheers!
-Rob

wixoff
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Re: Sport Wheels on a 2017 REx

Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:28 am

I have 20mm spacers on all four corners of my 2017 i3 BEV with 428 wheels (which I don't really love), and I think it looks great. Is there more stability due to the wider track? I don't know about that, but it seems good and smooth, even in the wind. And there's been no penalty in efficienty or handling, as far as I can tell. No rubbing.

I agree that pushing the tires outward a bit looks nice, especially if you have the skinny winter tires on the 427 rims. Spacers + black PlastiDip = a good looking combo.

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