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Old 06-07-2011, 03:35 PM   #41
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Thats the main thing I was worried about. If the ride isn't different... then I really think i'm gonna go with the 19's. They just look so good!
you will be surprised at how much a tire's sidewall firmness (brand to brand) is more dependent on how firm the ride is. it contributing factor a lot and not just wheel size
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:26 PM   #42
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you will be surprised at how much a tire's sidewall firmness (brand to brand) is more dependent on how firm the ride is. it contributing factor a lot and not just wheel size
Yeah that makes sense. Any brand you recommend for a good ride, but still great performance? I'm running bf goodrich G-force sports right now on my 17's and am pretty happy with them.
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:51 PM   #43
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Old 10-20-2011, 11:34 AM   #44
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Function over form. For cars that we put expensive mods on to squeeze out every pony, why take 10 steps backwards with larger heavier wheels?
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Old 10-20-2011, 11:49 AM   #45
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not sure why this thread was bumped but you should get 18"s OP because 19"s are stupid looking. especially on a silver coupe. don't be a looser
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Old 10-20-2011, 11:59 AM   #46
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I have no clue what half of you guys are talking about. Some of your claims are ridiculous. I live in LA and I went with 19" VMR V710's and I'm so glad I went with them over the 18's. The ride is no harsher than it already is and the car is not any slower what so ever.

Just get a good set of tires and you will be ok. I went with the Hankook Ventus V12's and I'm happy with how it turned out. Also, for those saying your car will be slower, how so? If anything your car just got lighter(or at least not gotten any heavier) depending on if you've went from your stock rims to something like these VMR's because the VMR's are actually lighter than your stock rims.
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Old 10-20-2011, 12:00 PM   #47
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Obviously from the sig picture the OP already got the wheels. Kinda hard to tell what size they are but the car looks good.
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Yeah not sure why it was bumped. But I went with 19's. And they look amazing! Would never change my decision!
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Old 10-20-2011, 12:04 PM   #49
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Yeah not sure why it was bumped. But I went with 19's. And they look amazing! Would never change my decision!
no they really do look good. i think i'm getting 18"s just because i feel like the 19"s are too big for a non-m. i really think they look damn good on your car, but it's just my personal preference and the fact that the roads here are schit.
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I have no clue what half of you guys are talking about. Some of your claims are ridiculous. I live in LA and I went with 19" VMR V710's and I'm so glad I went with them over the 18's. The ride is no harsher than it already is and the car is not any slower what so ever.

Just get a good set of tires and you will be ok. I went with the Hankook Ventus V12's and I'm happy with how it turned out. Also, for those saying your car will be slower, how so? If anything your car just got lighter(or at least not gotten any heavier) depending on if you've went from your stock rims to something like these VMR's because the VMR's are actually lighter than your stock rims.
Haha exactly. My ride didn't get any worse! I was prepared for something a little more rough, but was surprised when it rode exactly like before! Went with the VB3's. I was about the get the V710's. They look amazing as well

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no they really do look good. i think i'm getting 18"s just because i feel like the 19"s are too big for a non-m. i really think they look damn good on your car, but it's just my personal preference and the fact that the roads here are schit.
Thanks dude! yeah the roads here aren't to bad, at least where I live. So 19s worked out perfectly!

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You've made a great choice! The VB3's look amazing on your car! It took me quite a while to decide on either the VB3's or the V710's. They both look great on the E46.
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...Also, for those saying your car will be slower, how so? If anything your car just got lighter(or at least not gotten any heavier) depending on if you've went from your stock rims to something like these VMR's because the VMR's are actually lighter than your stock rims.
The CSL reps 18" and 19" weigh more than almost every 17" E46 stock wheel out (which is understandable). Rotating mass on even 1 lb makes a difference. And we're talking more than that, like 3-5lbs.
You also have "moment of inertia".
The car will not accelerate as quick.
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The CSL reps 18" and 19" weigh more than almost every 17" E46 stock wheel out (which is understandable). Rotating mass on even 1 lb makes a difference. And we're talking more than that, like 3-5lbs.
You also have "moment of inertia".
The car will not accelerate as quick.
Yeah my stock style 119's square set up weighed 23.126lb each according to BMW.

My VMR's are 24.75lb front and 25.25lb rear. So yeah they are a little heavier. I haven't noticed much difference in acceleration. And I wont be using these for the track... so I think i'll live. haha.
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Yeah my stock style 119's square set up weighed 23.126lb each according to BMW.

My VMR's are 24.75lb front and 25.25lb rear. So yeah they are a little heavier. I haven't noticed much difference in acceleration. And I wont be using these for the track... so I think i'll live. haha.
umm...actually they're 25.7 lbs front and 27.00 lbs rear

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umm...actually they're 25.7 lbs front and 27.00 lbs rear

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but who's counting right
Oh I just looked at modbargains website.

http://www.modbargains.com/VMR-VB3-B...-Wheels-19.htm

They say 24, and 25 there. haha.
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hey what tires did you get? and how much did they cost?
i'm looking at getting 18"s but tires cost more than the wheels
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hey what tires did you get? and how much did they cost?
i'm looking at getting 18"s but tires cost more than the wheels
I'm running 235/35 Toyo T1R's in the front, and BFG G-Force Sport KDW 265/30 rear. yeah the tires cost more than the wheels. I already had the T1R's. Bought the KDW.

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