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#1 (permalink) Old 07-17-2004, 11:17 PM
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Hello to everyone, i am new to the bimmer world. Came over from the Ford Cobra world and liking it, but having trouble finding out what size in 18's what is the max size i can put on my 95 325i along with the offset as well. Any websites with some good wheels would be great as well. Thanks,
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Welcome dude, Cobras are F***ing awesome in their own right...raw power

anyway, tirerack.com , wheelexchange.com , and even Ebay are great places to look for wheels, especially OE replicas. E36 Bimmers usually shouldn't use any larger than 8.5s on 18s. 8in wide is the best overall size. The Offsetfor e36s is usually right around +40mm give or take a few mm...hope this helps. Look around Tirerack.com for some good tech info on wheel fitment

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Hey thanks for the replies guys...and ohh yeah it is great. the only thing i miss is the the power. And that is another thing i plan on fixing here soon. i own a 95 325i sedan and this thing is not exactly fast off the line. if it only had a little bit more torque i would be satisfied. i also wish it had a stick... the auto is really slow and shifts so early in the rpm range. the only way i can get it to pick up quickly is to take it down to 3rd. in overdrive this thing is grandmaw slow, and shifts at around 2 1/2 rpms. anyway thanks guys.
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Hey thanks for the replies guys...and ohh yeah it is great. the only thing i miss is the the power. And that is another thing i plan on fixing here soon. i own a 95 325i sedan and this thing is not exactly fast off the line. if it only had a little bit more torque i would be satisfied. i also wish it had a stick... the auto is really slow and shifts so early in the rpm range. the only way i can get it to pick up quickly is to take it down to 3rd. in overdrive this thing is grandmaw slow, and shifts at around 2 1/2 rpms. anyway thanks guys.
I know how you feel man. I realized my mistake in buying an auto the first time I floored it... Which was as soon as I bought it. :P The first thing on my list (once I get some money ghead) is to help out the struggling slush box with some more power. I was thinking of a tranny swap, but I just decided to sell it after a few years and upgrade to an M3!!

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I have 18 x 8 all around...it's a tight squeeze, but you can fit 8.5 from what I hear.

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