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Old 03-08-2006, 09:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Threw on some new 17's ....

My kid smacked a concrete median with her car the other day coming home from school.... Could've been worse. At least she didn't hit anybody else... Anyway, trashed, I mean broke, the two left side rims (stock 10-spoke "i" rims...), and destroyed the Yokohamas that were on there. Called up the local rim guy and he fixed me up with some new 5-spoke 17's off the E46 types. Here's a pic .... nothin special really, trying to maintain a stockish appearance. Decided to use Yokohama AS430's in the 225/45-17 size (AA/A rated). Have to be careful with size choice because of clearance issues with the front struts, not a lot of room to play with.













About 1/2" clearance against the front strut body....













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Looking good dude. I have the same exact rims on my car too, I love them.
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Old 03-09-2006, 12:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Looks great! Hope you won't be too hard on your kid.
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Old 03-09-2006, 12:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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nice choice in rims, looks great
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same rims to , nice, plus there pretty damn light for being 81/2 in the rear
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Old 03-19-2006, 10:50 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Look good! I just sold a pair of 8.5" all around to a member of another board... They look good on his e36 too:

I might have another set coming up soon...
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Old 03-19-2006, 12:15 PM   #7 (permalink)
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looks good... congrats..
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Old 03-19-2006, 10:47 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Good choice. Love the car man!
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