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Old 09-14-2004, 01:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok so a friend of mine was looking into highly expensive rims... and I looked at my beaten up dirt ones. Thought... What if?

This is what 16" rims look like now....(not litterally, but the style, I beleve it's #42)

And this is what I'm looking at....

They call it a Cross Spoke Composite II 42. A size 17" with widths of:
7.5....fits 225/45
8...fits 225/45
8.5...fits 245/40 (i don't think this would really fit my E46? maybe spacers?).

The 8 size would run about $1700 for a set (no tires). Prices are from BMW Wheels.

Any opinions? Too gheto? Too much?

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Looks good but a minor mod. I would think it would look sweet w/ 18's if they make em. Too Ghetto??? No way! Just my opinion.
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Not too shabby of a wheel style. Although the pics make the wheels seem small... like 15s IMO.

It would set your car apart from all the style 44s around
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I've got the Dinan Stage 1 suspension and am quite low to the ground... my wheels are pretty deep in the wheel well. With stock 16s on in, it seems a bit small... but only a bit. with 17s it would look and fit better, but going higher would perhaps make it look unproportional.... just an idea.

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it would be more worth it if you plus size more than just one step. you currently have 16", IMO it would be nicer if youve gotten 18" maybe even 19"
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I've got the Dinan Stage 1 suspension and am quite low to the ground... my wheels are pretty deep in the wheel well. With stock 16s on in, it seems a bit small... but only a bit. with 17s it would look and fit better, but going higher would perhaps make it look unproportional.... just an idea.

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I think with the stage 1 the 18's would be a perfect fit with a lower profile tire. But that's just my opinion b/c I like that look. Seems like Woobie is with me on this one!
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i think the larger wheel definetly gives it more of an "m3" feel to it
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I get ya... 18s... sweet... now just gotta blow up a bank.... :P

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