Advice on Rims - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
BMW Forum BMW Forum

Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E46, E90)
Register Home Forum Active Topics Gallery / Showroom Auto Loans Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

3-Series (E46, E90) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1999 to Current. Models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318Ci, BMW 320i, BMW 323i, BMW 325i, BMW 330i, BMW 328 Ci, BMW 328i, BMW 325i/xi, BMW 330Ci, BMW 320d, BMW 330d, BMW 335d.

BimmerWerkz.com is the premier BMW Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-22-2004, 09:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Car:
Posts: 10
Photos:
timmay_lars is an unknown quantity at this point
I'm a total newbie to mods, have stock 16" rims (sports package, nice ones), but really want something that looks a lot better (looks more 'performance' like).

As I understand it if I go to 17" I get 4x 225/45 tires.

If I go 18" rims, I need 225/40's (8" wide) on the front, and 255/35's (8.5" wide) on the back.

So my first question is what are the pro's/con's of 17vs18? I live in Boston and plan to keep my 16's for 3 Winter months. I think the 18's might look a little too 'pimped' or 'getto'.

My second question is I'm looking at OZ's Superleggera, and TOYO'S T1-S UHP. But these seem SOOOO expensive from a store vendor ($2.1k or $2.6k for 18's). I was told these are GREAT rims that will last a long time, and the the tires should be great for performance and last a while If I don't get on it too much. I plan on mostly highway miles, but I do want quality stuff (especially rims) that are going to last 10 years if I take care of them) and tires/rims that will perform when I get on it. I'm adding 100+HP over time to my 328i/E46. Are there better suggestions for Rim's/Tire's or where to get these?

Thanks sorry so wordy.

Timmay
timmay_lars is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-22-2004, 10:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
 
Relevart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: New Hampshire, US
Car:
Posts: 113
Photos:
Relevart is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
I'm adding 100+HP over time to my 328i/E46.
What are the means to acheave 50% power increase?
As far as rims goes, You can get OZ superlegera in 17" for about $1500 at tirerack.com ; on e-bay it is even less, if it isn't an oriental knock-off :nana .
For the performance I am concidering for next summer lightest wheels I can get for resonable money in 17": less then 15lb for about $350 per wheel.

If you live in Boston, I live just 30 mi north of you, I wouldn't reccomend 18" due to the road conditions: one contineous pothole... Besides, the rubber gonna cost you too.
I was at Bavarian Autosport last weekend, they have on display a nice two pice19" wheel that weighs with tire less then my OEM 16" rim alone $4500 set of four....
Relevart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2004, 12:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Encinitas, CA now at Sonoma, CA
Car:
Posts: 472
Photos:
white 330ci is an unknown quantity at this point
my neigbor has OZ superleggera 17''x 8 and he likes them, but he now wants to get 18'' to fit his huge brake kit that he is ordering, so if you are adding 100+ hp you might want to consider 18'' to fit larger brakes too.
white 330ci is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2004, 10:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Car:
Posts: 10
Photos:
timmay_lars is an unknown quantity at this point
Thanks both on the Input. :P

On the performance question I'm going to add significant HP and Torque via the dinan mods. www.dinancars.com software, differencial, cool air intake, exhaust.

In addition I'm seriously considering the supercharger at http://www.esstuning.com/ that is made for the 328i, E46.

I Think I'm going 18" now based on what I'm hearing and what I saw at BMW this weekend.

Timmay
timmay_lars is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E46, E90)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Advice Needed For Replacement Rims For 94 325 Vert igotthepowers 3-Series (E36) 1 05-18-2005 12:14 AM
FS: JDM Altstadt 1 Rims (Multi 3pc) cuhrupt Classifieds Sell & Buy 1 08-19-2004 04:07 AM
18" inch, Fittipaldi Diablo Rims - Tires swank Classifieds Sell & Buy 5 08-15-2004 01:43 AM
Need Your Advice On Rims Size THANKS! 2004BMW325Ci 3-Series (E46, E90) 13 03-02-2004 07:49 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:32 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.