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Old 09-06-2004, 09:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi:

It's my first participation in the group and I'd like to know if I can have problems changing the wheels size of my BMW 323IA from 16" to 17" or 18". Can I have problems with suspension or any other things concerning the structure of the car ??

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Doubtful, my 2001 325i came stock with 17s
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19" or under youll be fine.

more importantly, it is how wide and profile tires you get that affects problems
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The tires are Yokohama AVS-db. I guess that is a good choice but if you have any more considerations, please let me know.

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Old 09-07-2004, 07:33 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Im in the UK and the sport models have 18s, BMW factory fit continental tyres for the 18s

PS go to blackcircles.com, its a UK site where you can buy tyres but it also gives a whole list of alternatives, just enter the trye sizes you want and you will get a list, and some pics of the tryes
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Don't forget if you change anything from standard car... it will effect
your insurance on the car, so don't forget to tell your insurers of ANY modification.
Its easily forgotten............. As far as wheels and tyres go, if your looking for
making your car something special, go for big wheel as possible, ie 19" all round
maybe 19" x 9" front and 19" x 10" rears. Tyres would have to be
245 x 19 front and 255 or 265 x 30 rear. Depending on offset and style, if you go
this big you might need to get the arches rolled. I have sent pic of my car so it gives you idea wot it looks like in these sizes.
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Don't forget if you change anything from standard car... it will effect
your insurance on the car, so don't forget to tell your insurers of ANY modification.
Its easily forgotten............. As far as wheels and tyres go, if your looking for
making your car something special, go for big wheel as possible, ie 19" all round
maybe 19" x 9" front and 19" x 10" rears. Tyres would have to be
245 x 19 front and 255 or 265 x 30 rear. Depending on offset and style, if you go
this big you might need to get the arches rolled. I have sent pic of my car so it gives you idea wot it looks like in these sizes.
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sundo1, looks great. One question - what's the offset on your wheels?
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