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Old 06-05-2011, 12:18 PM   #1
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VMR CSL 18'' or 19''?

I'm thinking about getting VMR CSL reps for my 330ci. Just wondering what would look better. 18's or 19's. If you guys can post some pictures that would be helpful. Also if someone has a titanium silver with hypersilver wheels that would be even better. Thanks.
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Old 06-05-2011, 12:20 PM   #2
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19's imo...
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Old 06-05-2011, 12:25 PM   #3
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Old 06-05-2011, 12:59 PM   #4
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18's. Sorry but those who say 19 obviously don't DD their cars in the city. Think about how expensive tires are going to be, how easy it will be to curb rash them, and how much more susceptible to potholes you'll be.
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Old 06-05-2011, 01:01 PM   #5
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Old 06-05-2011, 01:28 PM   #6
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there is a thread dedicated to the wheels. think this will help you see what it will look like.
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...l+wheel+thread
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Old 06-05-2011, 01:49 PM   #7
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18's. Sorry but those who say 19 obviously don't DD their cars in the city.
OP is in norcal. Not too many cities up there between SF and Portland OR.
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Old 06-05-2011, 01:52 PM   #8
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Yeah I know 18's are more practical... but 19's just look so good! And I don't think I'll have a big issue with potholes and such... Its not to bad in norcal.
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OP is in norcal. Not too many cities up there between SF and Portland OR.
Potholes are universal. I still don't think the impracticality is worth it.
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Old 06-05-2011, 02:08 PM   #10
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Yes and you also dont notice the potholes as much until you have larger rims. That is why I went with 18s. Great looks especially when lowered and still better performance without as much hassle.
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Old 06-05-2011, 02:13 PM   #11
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This has been covered many many times.. 19 look too big and don't go well with non-ms atleast csl's.. 18's are perfect and with a drop even better..

I have a tiag 330ci with black csl's I'll post pics up when I get home
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Staggered 18s. Mike at ModBargains (forum sponsor) sells them and has them on his TiAg 330Ci. Scroll down to see Mike's car. I bought mine here. No problems. http://www.modbargains.com/Velocity-...-Staggered.htm
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18's, car will be faster, handle better too. and tires will be cheaper and the wheels wont bend if you hit a pot hole or bump.
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18s are a good compromise between looks and performance. 19s look great but expect your handling and acceleration to take a dip. And this topic has been beaten to death with no clear answer. Now lets talk about oil or intakes please...
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The smaller the wheels, the better. 19's look terrible and they raise the car too much.
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Old 06-05-2011, 05:52 PM   #17
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The smaller the wheels, the better. 19's look terrible and they raise the car too much.
19s should not raise the car. It's a wheel/tire "plus system"

it would only visually trick one to thinking it's raised
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Here are some pictures of my 323Ci with VMR 18" staggered
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...ght=bimmerfest
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I've said it before but I must say it again.........SICK car Alex Btw:not to switch topics but did you ever "wade" into the cross drilled rotor debate? What is your take?
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