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Well, I had some problems with my '91 318is. The control arms were going out so I had someone I know replace them and he got the parts at whole sale. FANTASTIC. Now I need new tires. I called up a place in town and they told me that many manufactureres are leaning away from my size tire (P195/65R14 88H). I did manage to get some picked out (Yokohama AVID H4). I was thinking that maybe I should get some new wheels for this ride sometime in the future. How big of a wheel can I fit on my car? I was thinking like a 17 or an 18 but I don't know if there would be a mod necessary or not. Any links or ideas would be appreciated. Also, the headlights in the bimmer are becoming harder to find. These are not the standard 9005 and 9006 that AutoZone and the like are telling me should be in the car. They are replacement lamps. They run about 6 bux a pop for the whole assembly. I need to know where I can get a replacement for these lights so I can put in the 9006s and 9005s. Any thoughts?
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18" would probably be too big and wouldnt look right. also it is very hard to find wheels for a e30 with the proper offset, so you will most likely need to buy spacers with your wheels. you can easily convert your headlights to ellipsoids, which can be found on 88 e30s, and some e34's, and use 9005 and 9006 bulbs (i think). Or you could get european ellipsoids, about 350 new, which use H1's
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Another problem with the 318iS, cause i have one (1st car im finally 16) is that they have a 4 lug setup, but i went to this website, and they had a 4lug to 5 lug conversion i think you just connect one side to the car's lugs and then there is the other side that connect to the wheel. I dont know how well these work, but ill find the website and then post it

other thatn that i have Hid and they work very well, a lil expensive, but give the car a good appearance.
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