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Old 10-18-2004, 03:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys, im about to buy these rims in a few weeks, they are 17x8, and tire racks recommended tire size sounds right, but, im planing to drop the car 1.5 inches with the UUC stage 3 suspension. Should i still go with the same tire sizes or will i have to make them thinner...thanks
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Old 10-18-2004, 03:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think you should take another look at those wheels before you buy them. Sorry if that offends you, but they're pretty ugly, IMHO.

You should roll 225/45-17 on 17x8.

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no offense taken, damn man, im not really a "rim" person, im looking to spend about 1200 for rims and tires, can anyone reccomend anything good? (17 inch)
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Old 10-18-2004, 08:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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there are soo many threads on tires.. do a search!
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lol ok just did a search, how about these?

If i got 17X8 in the front and 17x9 in the back, what size tires should i get keeping in mind my car is about to drop 1.2- 1.5 inches
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I have 18x8.5'' wheels. I lowered my car 1.5''. I have ZERO rubbing issues.
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Try checking out AAArims.com

They really don't have too much thats unique, but they stock some really nice replicas on the cheap. You can walk away with E46 M replicas (e36 offsets) w/ decent to good rubber for under your budget amount.

http://aaarims.com/specials/bmw-3-17.shtml

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Those ASA's you have up there are hot. You should get those. Those look right at home on an E36.

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thanks buddies, im goin with the ASA's 18x8...ordering 'em on the 2nd of nov hopefully...
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Originally posted by uiuc240@Oct 18 2004, 01:33 PM
I think you should take another look at those wheels before you buy them. Sorry if that offends you, but they're pretty ugly, IMHO.

You should roll 225/45-17 on 17x8.

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on 17x8, you should go with 245/40 R17

on 18x8 you should go with 245/20/ R18

I'm running 225/45/r17 on my M3 rims (17x7.5) and they are small. Correct tire size is 235/40 R17, but I'm going with 245/45 R17 on the rear next tire change.
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I'm running 225/45/r17 on my M3 rims (17x7.5) and they are small. Correct tire size is 235/40 R17, but I'm going with 245/45 R17 on the rear next tire change.
Im thinking the same thing...for wheels i think i have my mind set on SSR Type C / SSR Competition lightweight wheels. (~15 pounds!)

Ive been reading european car's "project 325is"; it is an interesting and useful article. part 3 is below:

http://www.europeancarweb.com/projectcars/...25is/index.html

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