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bchickness 02-16-2013 02:12 PM

Rim Size
 
Looking For Some Info,I Have To Replace My Tires This Year,So I Decided To Upgrade My Rims,Found A Set I Liked But They Are 18".My Car Is A 2000 323CI With 16" On It Now.Would I Have Any Issues If I Put 18" On It?Any Input Would Be A Help.thanks

Zell 02-16-2013 02:15 PM

Nope, no issues, should fit. What wheels are you looking at?

Mf3st 02-16-2013 02:37 PM

18's are good as long as you don't go wide

bchickness 02-16-2013 02:40 PM

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bchickness 02-16-2013 02:40 PM

guess that works

Zell 02-16-2013 02:46 PM

I would not recommend those rims :/

lszlszx 02-16-2013 02:51 PM

Important things to know for wheel fitment:
bolt pattern
center bore size
offset
rim width
longer bolts may be needed
if rims are oversize

bchickness 02-16-2013 02:58 PM

why would not recommend them

Kemer1 02-16-2013 04:52 PM

You can go from 16 to 18 without issue, we just did it on our VW Sportwagen. The thing is you have to compensate with the right tire size to keep the outside diameter of the tire is the same so it doesn't throw your speedo off.

NOVAbimmer 02-16-2013 05:00 PM

If you're going from 16 inches to 18 inches, you'll want to make sure you get a set of rotor expanders so that your brake rotors still fit properly.

Kemer1 02-16-2013 05:24 PM

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Originally Posted by NOVAbimmer (Post 15169429)
If you're going from 16 inches to 18 inches, you'll want to make sure you get a set of rotor expanders so that your brake rotors still fit properly.

Wait, what? Rotor expanders? What do rotors have to do with the size of the rim? Do cars with stock 16s have different rotors then cars with factory 18s? No, no they don't.

NOVAbimmer 02-16-2013 05:26 PM

Don't spread your volkswagen lies around here. Stance is not in for BMWs.

MrGL2 02-16-2013 05:51 PM

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Originally Posted by NOVAbimmer (Post 15169482)
Don't spread your volkswagen lies around here. Stance is not in for BMWs.

Who mentionned stance in here ?

Honest question about wheel fitment.
Yes of course, OP should have searched better but no need to reply stupid info.

Kemer1 02-16-2013 05:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NOVAbimmer (Post 15169482)
Don't spread your volkswagen lies around here. Stance is not in for BMWs.

Oh do ****! What does stance have to do with the price of tea in China? How about you stop spreading nonsense about rotor expanders. Beyond that, what's your issue with VWs? Just because I went with 18 in wheels on the wife's car doesn't mean I slammed it on it's nuts and played the whole poke and stretch game with her daily. Stop with the hate already. I wouldn't have expected a bunch of "civilized" BMW owners to stoop to the level of a bunch of high schoolers with Mk3 Golfs.

NOVAbimmer 02-16-2013 06:37 PM

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asht3 02-17-2013 12:56 PM

You have a lot of play with your wheel size. You are good all the way up to 19" 9.5. Just be careful to watch your 'plus' ratio's. Keep the computer from going nuts trying to figure out your wheel speed.

dlth1129 02-18-2013 12:10 AM

I went with staggered Beyern 18's on my 2000 323i sedan 8 in front 10 in back and they fit and look great

Andy2108 02-18-2013 02:29 AM

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Originally Posted by NOVAbimmer (Post 15169633)

:rofl:


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