Issues with 18'' rims on '04 325i 4DR
Greetings to all,
About 3 years ago I decided to upgrade my OEM rims so I purchased a set of M3 style 18'' rims on EAS and slapped on (4) 235/40 R18 YOKOHAMA AVID W4S XL. The road noice on them was terrible even after the first year but I decided to bite the bullet untill it's time for new ones.
My issue is that I've been doing certain maintenance on my vehicle given it has 100K miles (control arms, engine mounts, transmission mounts) and my mechanic is saying that I should not have gone up to 18" and that I should switch back to 16"/17" and that this is the cause of the recent maintenance I've had to do. So my questions are:
1) Has any body had issues with 18'' on their cars? Is there some modification that needs to be done?
2) What tire size is the best consevative selection? I'm thinking of switching to 225/40 R18 Nexen N3000 ZR