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#1 (permalink) Old 03-16-2005, 08:08 PM
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I was hoping you guys might know what proformance rims will look good on my 325is. Im not lowering the car it is stock ride hight, its just to shitty of roads around where i live to do it and i dont want to mess up the bottom of my car. Right now i have stock rims with big bolloon tires on it (think there stock size). Also how lowpro can i go with out showing to much of the wheel well and making it look shitty. I would like to get some BMW rims but my mind is open rigth now,. Pic would be great

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#2 (permalink) Old 03-16-2005, 09:03 PM
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i got 225/45/17's.. and 245/45/17 in back.. they looks good! IMO

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I had 17" momos when I was @ stock ride height, it looked pretty good. The tire size was 225/40 17. Now that I have 18's I gotta lower my car so I dont get made fun of by everyone in here. :P

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I just bought 235/40/17's all around and new wheels. I should have them on in the next couple of days. Right now I have the same wheels as you, yes they are stock and they are 15".

Check out the internet

tirerack.com
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aaarims.com

I bought mine from aaarims.com

the last 2 sell some replica wheels which is what I went with. They look the same as the expensive wheels but are alot cheaper. They are cast instead of forged.

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my 18's are sweet and im not ever gonna lower it. especially not for "looks" looks fine and it handles fine for me. 225/40/r18. screw the people who make fun of you...our wheels pry cost more than their car is worth

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ok....whatever balance.


Benji, it is all a matter of preference. There are thousands of rims out there for you too choose from. I think what you are looking from us are some brands or places ot get soem rims. If you got th emoney and want to go authentic then look into ACSchnitzer and Hamman. If not look into replica rims for BMW's. Generally I recomend replica rims of rims that are already BMW styles.

Take the advice out of the people who have told you their tre sizes also. Do you want wider tires in the rear?

For you I personally recomend 17. Fromt he short information you have given I believe that you aren't tryign to be the hottest large rim bearing person out there or the msot sporty styling either. 17's would be more comfortable while also makign your car look significatnly better than the hideous 15 inch bottle cap rims.


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thanks for all of the replys guys. How are the quality of the replica BMW rims? And you are right ///M3 im looking for more of a sportyer look anf feel. Do you guys mostly do the same width all around? I know the M3 is wider in the back but by how much? 7" in front 8" in back?

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As quality goes it depends of who made the replica. The main thing is that most replicas are not forged they are cast. This can decrease the toughness of the rim. Is it noticable......no. Is it going to really matter at all for you...... no. I bought a set of replica 17 inch rims from aaarims.com they are going on my car this weekend. I would look at aaarims.com and wheelexchange.com they both carry replica wheel and I know wheelexchange has some M3 replicas. Also jlevisw.com has some wheels too.

So the choice comes down to wheel size.

18's -look more bling, give a harsher ride, fill the wheelwells a bit more
17's -more confortable everyday ride, handle better than the 18's on our cars, don't fill the wheelwells as much though, still look real good.

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discount tire has some good cheap rims as well....not bmw replicas though

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ive got 17's. 215 40 17 tires. it looks a little small. but i think once i drop it it will be better. i duno. i wanted 17's thougth they would be big enough. if i had a choice again i would get 18's. if u get 17's get bigger tires. dont go as low profile as me. but im still happy. i just know it could be better. u know. the bmw perfectionist.

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Originally posted by BaLAnCe17@Mar 16 2005, 11:23 PM
my 18's are sweet and im not ever gonna lower it. especially not for "looks" looks fine and it handles fine for me. 225/40/r18. screw the people who make fun of you...our wheels pry cost more than their car is worth
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Thanks man. I hope my car doesnt look retarted when I put my 18s on (at stock ride height). If not, I'll save a bunch of money $800 total, on shocks and springs.

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Rims for stock ride height, go with 18's. Look at Balance17's car. Ask him for photos, those look sweet... especially for stock ride height.

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i have Fittipaldi Force wheels. you can get them for around $212.00 per wheel at american tire stores(they own Fittipaldi wheels)or pay around $280.00 per wheel else where. i have 18x8.5 with 225/40ZR 18.88 tires on them.
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www.discounttire.com they will take care of you.

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i have Fittipaldi Force wheels. you can get them for around $212.00 per wheel at american tire stores(they own Fittipaldi wheels)or pay around $280.00 per wheel else where. i have 18x8.5 with 225/40ZR 18.88 tires on them.
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Is your car stock hight scott? Your car looks nice btw.

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