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Old 07-11-2010, 09:30 PM   #41
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if i ever convert my car from performance to looks i would totally rock some of those.
You guys realize widened steelies were originally made so people could throw some fat sticky tires on for cheap....
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Old 07-11-2010, 10:19 PM   #42
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Old 07-12-2010, 05:03 PM   #44
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does anyone make steelies in 17? because i called Diamond Racing and they said they only go to 16 now.
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Old 07-12-2010, 05:08 PM   #45
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You guys realize widened steelies were originally made so people could throw some fat sticky tires on for cheap....
right. but those people were NOT running -4 degrees in the back on a stretched 205 or 195.


I wonder how much a 17x9 or 17x10 square set would cost anjd how much it would weight.

So i decided to look at the site. a 15x8 weights 18lbs about as much as my m68s., light weight? no way. a 15x10 weights like 24lbs.

they make custom wheels. 17x(8-24) or whatever you want.
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Old 07-12-2010, 05:26 PM   #46
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if i ever convert my car from performance to looks i would totally rock some of those.
Im sorry but that made me laugh out loud. Performace 323
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Old 07-12-2010, 05:34 PM   #47
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Im sorry but that made me laugh out loud. Performace 323
i was gonna make a comment about the sebring but then figured it was probably a joke.


comments like your really confuse me. I drive my car hard at autoX and do well against similar class cars. I do not run against m3's cause that would be dumb. cars can be fast and performance oriented IN THEIR CLASS w/o having to be rockets. my car handles awesome, grips great, and provides plenty of power. i am happy, and performance oriented.
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do they make an 18"? and what do some of those cost?
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just need you guys to walk me thru this because I still don't quiet know how wide I can go.

I need them to sit at least flush with the fender if not a tiny bit of poke. Absolutely no tire stretching and no spacers.

Offsets confuse the hell out of me.

Also with steel wheels being presumably heavier, I may want to stick to 17's rather than 18's.

Any input?
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Old 07-27-2010, 01:10 PM   #52
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****I WILL DO THIS AND POST PICS****

just need you guys to walk me thru this because I still don't quiet know how wide I can go.

I need them to sit at least flush with the fender if not a tiny bit of poke. Absolutely no tire stretching and no spacers.

Offsets confuse the hell out of me.

Also with steel wheels being presumably heavier, I may want to stick to 17's rather than 18's.

Any input?
Dont know anything about fitting rims/tires but i want 2 see it done on an e46 so I'm here to tell you to DO IT.
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****I WILL DO THIS AND POST PICS****

just need you guys to walk me thru this because I still don't quiet know how wide I can go.

I need them to sit at least flush with the fender if not a tiny bit of poke. Absolutely no tire stretching and no spacers.

Offsets confuse the hell out of me.

Also with steel wheels being presumably heavier, I may want to stick to 17's rather than 18's.

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If I go steel, I wouldn't go past 16". Those suckers are close to 20lbs each at 16"! But that's just me
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If I go steel, I wouldn't go past 16". Those suckers are close to 20lbs each at 16"! But that's just me
I'm wondering what size those are on the black e34 up there
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^ my guess is 17" or 18" . Not sure
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come on guys you have a BMW not a civic. say no to cheap steelies. it will make your ultimate driving machine look like a joke.
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come on guys you have a BMW not a civic. say no to cheap steelies. it will make your ultimate driving machine look like a joke.
Werd, get replica wheels instead guys.

Of course, there is no shame in your game, but whats with hating on alternate styles Not what I was expecting from this member
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come on guys you have a BMW not a civic. say no to cheap steelies. it will make your ultimate driving machine look like a joke.
This is also popular with Volvo and VW guys, and I've seen it on plenty of e30's.

As for e46's... seeing as how I can widen an oem steel BMW rim I think it's a very its very clean and appropriate choice for more aggressive wheels.
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