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View Poll Results: Rims or Coilovers ?
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Old 05-13-2011, 06:02 AM   #1
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Rims Or Coilovers ????

I Have a 2006 BMW 325Ci EURO MANUFACTURE, I wanna drop my car, but i don't kw if i wanna get RIMS for the drop, or stay on STOCK 17" with COILOVERS !

What do u guys think would b the best drop, i love my STOCK rims but i also want a great drop ! As in the front lower then the back, so far I'm leaning towards the coils (ROKKOR) but i DONT wanna do both, its EITHER OR !

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Old 05-13-2011, 06:19 AM   #2
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Old 05-13-2011, 12:56 PM   #3
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It depends on your needs really. If you're looking to get coilovers I'd look into ST coilovers or something comparable. They should be pretty reliable and the ride quality will be nice. ST is also made by KW which is pretty neat.

As for the wheels, we have plenty of customers that stay at stock height and run our wheels. Their cars look great. So it just depends on what you really would like. Were you planning on lowering the car eventually with the 19" wheels on it?
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Old 05-13-2011, 08:11 PM   #4
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Coilovers with my stock rims huh....I want the racer look as in the.front lower then the rear...u think ROKKOR will do the job without camber kits ?
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I do want to get 19" n lower it ... but I got a big subwoofer box in the trunk ... so my trunk is lower then the front right now ... Thats y I wanted to do the drop ... either on 19" or 18" ... my stock height is kinda low-ish but I was wondering if changing rims would fix the problem I have.from the rear lower then the front ..if rims fix that I might as well get rims... but if I go 19" how much lower can I drop it without scraping the.fender ?


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Old 05-13-2011, 08:44 PM   #7
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Can someone PhotoShop my car with my stock rims with a mean sick drop?????

Y do u say both coil n rims bro ?

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Can someone PhotoShop my car with my stock rims with a mean sick drop?????

Y do u say both coil n rims bro ?

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I say start with rims first, then get coilovers to amplify the look, that way at least you have better wheels than your stocks.
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i had someone tell me to get the coils 1st..n then determine the rims,
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Old 05-14-2011, 02:34 AM   #10
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I'm debating ..I like the 1st set from VMR wheels....r u located in Anahiem ?
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I say start with rims first, then get coilovers to amplify the look, that way at least you have better wheels than your stocks.
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i had someone tell me to get the coils 1st..n then determine the rims,
I say get both, but if you have to get one first then get coilovers so that you can lower it first. It will look better lowered than high on 19's. Then you can make it even better when you get rims and throw them on your lowered car
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Ya I think ill just get coils 1st n see how the look is ...then determine the rims ... unless someone has a better opinion !

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Don't put 19" wheels on your car, you will regret it if you do.

Get coils first, then get some nice 18" wheels down the road. Those wheels look pretty nice as they are and if you like them then why fix whats not "broken"
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Old 05-15-2011, 03:42 AM   #16
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what makes u think i would regret putitng 19" wheels on my car ? what are ur CONS about it ?
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Car will be slower, handle worse, and stop slower due to larger diameter and mainly increased unsprung mass. You'll also have to run extremely small ratio tires, equating to more loss of rims and tires due to impacts with items in the road, and pot holes. Tires will be more expensive and more difficult to mount on the wheels (shops suck at putting tiny tires on huge wheels, they can barely handle my 18"s ). Ride quality will decrease even more due to the tiny tires. I also think it just doesn't look right, especially on a car as stock as yours (no offense, it seems you just got it ). Depending on the offset and tire width you chose, when you lower the car you most likely will have to roll some fenders and maybe add some camber, it just depends... offsets, wheel widths, tire widths, and even tire make can change everything with that small of a clearance.

It's mainly just personal opinion, and my opinion is biased towards 18" wheels. Its your car, do what you want with it.

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Old 05-15-2011, 02:11 PM   #18
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^ What Andy said. I'm a mechanic and am regretting the day when I'll have to replace my 18" tires. If someone came in with 19s I'd warn my boss before beginning the job that the likelihood I'm going to scratch the **** out of his/her rims is quite high no matter how careful I am doing it... and I've probably mounted well over 1000 tires.
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Old 05-15-2011, 07:03 PM   #19
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ANDY - no i didnt just get it...had it for the past 2 year, im just doing performance parts now cuz im almost done with factory warranty, i just put in a aFe Cold Air Intake and shark injector, after i figure out the COILS or RIMS issue i have im doing a HAMANN exhaust, thanks for the help tho, but i am going to do the coils 1st n drop on the stocks i have and then hit the VMR 18" wheels
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