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Old 08-22-2005, 04:24 PM   #1
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lip or no lip?

I really like the look of a rim with a lip, but not sure if i should get a rims with one.
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1) Im going with 18" wheels and heard having a lip on a rim makes them look smaller
2) Im have a 323i sport and dont want to lower it anymore then it is and think a lip doesnt look right on a non slamed car.

What you guys think ??
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Old 08-22-2005, 04:36 PM   #2
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I really like the look of a rim with a lip, but not sure if i should get a rims with one.
Reasons....
1) Im going with 18" wheels and heard having a lip on a rim makes them look smaller
2) Im have a 323i sport and dont want to lower it anymore then it is and think a lip doesnt look right on a non slamed car.

What you guys think ??
1) I have yet to see a car with 18'' wheels with a lip.
2)No rim looks the best if the car is not dropped.
3)I would recommend that if you don't want an agressive drop, just go with H & R Sport srings.
Good Luck Bud.
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Old 08-22-2005, 04:37 PM   #3
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Old 08-23-2005, 04:13 AM   #4
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Old 08-23-2005, 12:58 PM   #5
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thats what im talking about wheels like on Brad323i ride. Those are clean! Anyone know what those are?
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Old 08-23-2005, 04:12 PM   #6
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thats what im talking about wheels like on Brad323i ride. Those are clean! Anyone know what those are?
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Old 08-22-2005, 04:52 PM   #7
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1) I have yet to see a car with 18'' wheels with a lip.
2)No rim looks the best if the car is not dropped.
3)I would recommend that if you don't want an agressive drop, just go with H & R Sport srings.
Good Luck Bud.
Arn't my sport spring like the H & R Sport srings.?
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Arn't my sport spring like the H & R Sport srings.?
no, the H&R are a lot lower
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Old 08-22-2005, 05:16 PM   #9
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**** i had a lowered car before and really did not want my bimmer to be lowered!!
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Old 08-22-2005, 06:10 PM   #10
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**** i had a lowered car before and really did not want my bimmer to be lowered!!
I think 18" rims with 2 inches or more on lip will look smaller. Mine is 1 inch which look OK for me. I am still using stock sport supension. I can put 3 fingers between the front tire and fender. If you use Eibach pro kit spring, U can put 2 or 1.5 finger in. I think lower the car will make your wheels look bigger and improve handling. I will do it sooner or later.


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Old 08-23-2005, 01:37 PM   #11
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Get Lip....

fronts are 18x8.5 (2" lip) on 235/40's and rears 18x9.5 (2 1/2" lip) on 255/35's, car is dropped on BavAuto Performance Springs w/Koni Yellows; no finger gap in front and half finger in the rear.

As for look, most non-fanatics often ask me if my wheels are 18 or 19's
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Old 08-25-2005, 03:48 AM   #12
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fat lip-->looks much better man...

where can i get more info on suspension and hr springs?
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big lips makes 18s look smaller than they really are. 19s is the way to go if you want huge lips. step lips look great on 18s
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