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Before you start modding the car too excessively how is the maintenance on the car? All the fluid changes up to date? How are the bushings? Rear Shock Mounts? rear Trailing Arm bushings? Before you dump a bunch of money into flashy wheels make sure your not going to have something break and leave you stranded. With any "new" car you should give it a thorough look over.

As for wheels, the lighter the better. 17"s are better for performance, 18"s are just for looks. A 17" rim and low profile tires will retain the same tire profile as stock so you won't have to have your speedometer adjusted. 18"s are heavy and require a fair bit of energy to spin taking away from overall performance. And will also increase stopping distance slightly. More wheel to turn is also more wheel to stop. - Alberta based BMW Community
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