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Old 11-01-2011, 05:13 AM   #1
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Which winter rims?

I'm on the market for some winter rims and have basically narrowed down my search to two: Motegi Racing MR118, and Drag DR-37 wheels, both in black, 17", and a squared set up.

I prefer the look of the drag wheels, but I'm worried about their offset (42). My current wheels have a 34 offset in the front (style 162s) and I don't know what a 14mm retraction (according to the Tire Rack calculator) would look like in my car. I don't want them too look sunken in if that makes sense. The Motegis have a 32 offset and are 8" wide, vs the 7.5" wide Drags.

What do you guys think?

I have a 2004 330Ci with H&R racing springs so my car is lowered a bit too.
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Old 11-01-2011, 02:10 PM   #2
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Old 11-01-2011, 02:13 PM   #3
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I prefer the Motegi. If the offset bothers you, get spacers...or get both and sell me those wheels since I'm local.
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Old 11-02-2011, 03:13 AM   #4
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Would the 42 offset maybe be better for the winter? My current wheels rub in the back (255/35/18, 37 offset) if I have people in the car and/or hit a speed bump. Would a 42 offset stop that from happening, without looking lame?
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