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#1 (permalink) Old 07-22-2006, 06:25 PM
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1998 528i Wheel and Tire Choice Help

I wanted to know if it would be possible to put 18" wheels on my 1998 528i? I would like to do this mainly because I want to put performance tires on my car, but HP tires aren't made for my stock tire specifications. Also I would like to upgrade my dated headlights to the newer styles, such as the newest BMWs. Thanks

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you can do both.
As far as tires go: make sure they'll have the right width. I got 17s now, and i can definitely go bigger if i want to.
As far as lights go: there are plenty of lights available. The main question is: Do you have xenon lights or not? If you got non-xenon headlights, you can upgrade for abour $300 using Ebay, if you got xenons, you're looking at over $1000!!! In this case, you might want to just buy DDE Angel eyes (that's what i have) - they look AMAZING! and cost is around $200


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If you go with larger diameter, lower profile tires, you may also need to think about lowering springs (to stock Sport suspension springs, H&Rs, or Eibachs). As the distance between the rim and tire tread shrinks, the greater the gap between the fender and the tire appears to be.

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As a side note, I'm gunna get new tires for my e34 here in a sec, anyone ever fit 245/40/18's up front before? Ive run 235/40/18's and they fit, but there seems to be a question as to wether 245's will..
I'll be running 275/35/18's in the rear.
Anyone?

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