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.
If Im not mistaken the 325ci i ordered with Sport Package, includes the 225/45/17
So if i go up to an 18" wheel and stick with 45 series tire, Will it raise the car up too much and make it look like 4x4??? I think a 40 series tire would ride tooo rough, i dunno, thats why im asking YOUR opinions.. lol
BTW, I do not want to lower the car at all by the way of springs,shocks, im keeping it STOCK besides the tires and wheels
well if you look at my above post, im running 234/40-18 tires and i dont think it looks like a 4x4 and the from the view i took that pic, it may look like its lifted a bit; its stock suspension btw. but im gonna lower it subtly.
Originally posted by woobiee@Jan 14 2004, 01:49 PM well if you look at my above post, im running 234/40-18 tires and i dont think it looks like a 4x4 and the from the view i took that pic, it may look like its lifted a bit; its stock suspension btw. but im gonna lower it subtly.
Notice any ride quality diff.? How does it feel?
I mean i DO live in the suburbs, but if i do city travel I dont want it to feel like a Pinto B)
as for ride quality, i did notice a bit more tire noise (this maybe the tires themsleves since ive heard ppl say pirelli P7000 SS tires are on the louder side). Handling was so much better than stock (for obvious reasons: i wished i had michellin pilot sports!). As in driving in pot holes and such: yes i must admit its a TINY bit more sensitive to holes and bumps, but its not very serious. Unless you live in like DC or something, i dont think it would be that bad.
...believe on this, if you took a ride in a M Roadster, you will love your 3er's smoothness and quietness so much more. The M roadster, you go over a tiny pebble, it rattles the car...but its fast
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