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Old 02-19-2005, 12:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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so, i got some 17s on my car now! 225/45/17 tires

my ride is horrible, i feel every bump!!

anyways, i am thinking about moving down to a 16 in wheel!! i want something nice.. and i wanna wrap some rubber around it!!

any thoughts?
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Go to www.thewheelexchange.com and look at the Alutec M and M-Pro. And check out the other wheels while you are there. They also sell the same wheels on Ebay. Not sure if they are any cheaper there.
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Old 02-19-2005, 01:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
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the wheelexchange sells cheap shitty made replicas!!... i bought the rims i have on the car now.. from aaarims.. and i am extremly dissapointed by the quality!! and how easily they bend!
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wow. i just got my new 18 and i havent noticed much difference in ride comfort. lol thats why i saved up some money and didnt buy replicas. no offense. it also depends on the tire you have too. that could be ure problem
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Old 02-19-2005, 01:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i got 225/45zr/17!
falken tires..!
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you have more tread than me...maybe im just used to the stiffness. could there be somethign wrong w/ your suspension or is it just the tires?
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Old 02-19-2005, 01:50 PM   #7 (permalink)
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if u saw any of the recent topics!! i've just spent 2200 bucks on a whole new front end suspension! i highly doubt that it is my suspension!
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thats crazy....$2200 for suspension parts WTF!!!!!.....its definately not your suspension!!! It's the weight of your wallet thats pinning the car down..... :P
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Originally posted by Cruzin 323is@Feb 19 2005, 03:08 AM
the wheelexchange sells cheap shitty made replicas!!... i bought the rims i have on the car now.. from aaarims.. and i am extremly dissapointed by the quality!! and how easily they bend!
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The Wheel exchange wheels are made in Germany. Just like the BMW wheels. Do you think BMW makes their own wheels? The exchange wheels have to pass the same quality government inspection that the BMW wheels do. I guess that makes all German wheels shitty.
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Old 02-20-2005, 01:31 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally posted by tomctx+Feb 19 2005, 05:33 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(tomctx @ Feb 19 2005, 05:33 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-Cruzin 323is@Feb 19 2005, 03:08 AM
the wheelexchange sells cheap shitty made replicas!!... i bought the rims i have on the car now.. from aaarims.. and i am extremly dissapointed by the quality!! and how easily they bend!
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The Wheel exchange wheels are made in Germany. Just like the BMW wheels. Do you think BMW makes their own wheels? The exchange wheels have to pass the same quality government inspection that the BMW wheels do. I guess that makes all German wheels shitty.
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i don't care about the size.. imma go to tire rack,and buy a nice set of 16's... and put like a 55 or 60 profile around them!
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lol pry not ure suspension then, go for the 16's if u want comfort
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or get some stock m3 wheels, contours are sick!

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I haven't read most of the new suspension threads but it is possible that the combination of a stiffer suspension with less rubber is the deal. It is interesting to hear that 17's are rough. I thought you could really start to feel the difference with 18s or 19s. Good luck with getting everything back to a nice ride!
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are the replicas really that bad? I have posted a topic on this a while back and didn't get much response to if they were alright or not. I guess I may have to start a new topic right before i buy my new wheels.
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