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Old 10-06-2003, 01:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 2000 323i with 15"rims and I would like to upgrade them to 17" or 18" rims. What tire combination and rim off set will work the best for my car?
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15" rims! wow those are tiny!

i always thought they came with 16" stock, 17" for sport package.

personally, i would go to for 18"; a perfect balance. or you can go all out and get 19" but nothing over that.

tire wise, i recommend michelin pilot sports. if you are on a budget, pirelli p7k supersports are very good for the price you pay, and they last a long time.
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wow, i don't even remember the e46's ever having 15's. personally, i would go with 18's. i will be putting some 18's on mine. just don't know what brand yet. i think you would be most happy with the michelin pilot sports.
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I would go for BBS or HRE. HRE are great looking wheels and very strong too but a little expensive. BBS are very tough, straight from Germany, and aren't too expensive. www.tirerack.com is the best site to find wheels.
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I also had 15 inch rims on mine. I went to the Tirerack web site and bought 18 inch wheels 225/40/zr 18 Tires and wheels all for about a grand. I use 15 inchers for winter now. www.tirerack.com
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I also had 15 inch rims on mine. I went to the Tirerack web site and bought 18 inch wheels 225/40/zr 18 Tires and wheels all for about a grand. I use 15 inchers for winter now. www.tirerack.com
what brand of rims did you get?
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Mille Miglia Avia 1 piece . I think they have discontinued 18 inchers in that style but they have a updated Avia 2 multi-piece in 18 and 19 inch sizes. I have Kumho tires that were priced reasonabley and are decent tires.
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i really like smoked 18" mille migila MMII-2's on sedans
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