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Old 04-24-2004, 10:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys ('n girls)

I bought my first BMW ('94 318is) about a month ago and was looking to buy some nice rims.

I have a the opportunity to purchase a set 18x8.5. they look sweet (maybe too wide?) but Im not sure if they'll even fit or look too big . Could someone post a pic of thier 18" rims on a 318 if possible?

Any advice/pix on wheel/tire sizes would be much appreciated. Its a lot of money and my first BMW so its a big decision for me. You guys obviously know your stuff

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Thanx guys, sweet cars. I'm was more concerned with the width (8.5 inches) if they'll interfere with the shock. I put a rim on , sans tire but wasn't sure.

Now I know I'd like the 18" just from looking at your wheels, are they 8.5"?
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Now I am sure it will be fit. When I was in search of the breyton 18" wheels, I saw their site (Breyton). Here is a list available which shows the rims that can be fit.

BTW, also the ET value is important!
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Here is a picture of my rims. They are 18" x 8.5". You shouldn't have to worry about the shock rubbing. Tire size should be about 235/40-18
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TYVM, exactly what I needed to see. Think I'm gonna buy the ones I was looking at.
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18" Limited Wheels on WANLI 235/40/r18's

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Here's my car with the same rims as his. 18x8 225/40/18's no rubbing, very smooth ride.
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its not the rim size , that is unless you are running a 10" wide rim, the tire size is more important. 235 is a resonable size, even though my rims ar 17x8, im running 235/40/17's and with lowered suspension.
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