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Old 06-03-2006, 12:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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17's or 18's

looking into getting some new rims.... should i go 17" or 18"??
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Old 06-03-2006, 01:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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First off, be more specific on your and description.

Secondly, depends on what you want?

Thirdly, how much are you willing to spend?

Lastly, are you racing or daily driving?
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Old 06-04-2006, 12:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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looking at getting 17" or 18" rims with tires, good condition, mainly just for looks while keeping the ride solid while on the road. looking on spending less than 1k and as far as use, daily driving. oh and no chrome. i'm new to the whole aftermarket swapping so i appreciate your input, thanks
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18's with low-profile tires should fit your E46 without requiring fender mods, bit rougher ride though.

You could get 17's with 40-profile tires, keep the ride comfortable, and at a later date purchase a lowering kit to reduce the fender gap and improve performance.
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18's all the way!
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Old 06-07-2006, 01:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
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18s, a friend of mine had an e46 and put on some 18'' Moda R6. damn it look awesome,
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go for 18
17 is more for a less harsh ride
19 is just for looks
18 is a good balance
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18's with z rated 35 and 40 series tires rock( i put them on my last 2 bimmers ) for both cornering and looks and ride is more like the sporty ride you look for in a bimmer
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My 330xi came with 17's and it looks good, but I chose to get a set of M wheels (18's) for the summer, since the wheels are OEM I didn't have to worry about hubcentric rings and crap like that...but they wouldn't have been cheap either
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