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Old 04-11-2012, 02:18 PM   #1
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Question need opinion on wheel/tires 2004 bmw 325i e46,

Hi Guys

Suddenly i have this urge to upgrade my tires bcoz the stock 16" wheels look pretty boring on my car.

I have been reading a lot on forums, Now unless i hear a few opinions i am not comfortable going ahead to buy them. Thats where you guys come in and hopefully help me decide.

Based on the bimmer wiki article (which i assume is pretty dependable) on wheels i searched umnitza website and found couple of wheels to my liking.
Here they are
1. http://www.umnitza.com/umnitza-style...ls-p-1228.html
2. http://www.umnitza.com/bmw-zhp-3301-...et-p-5743.html

So those are the wheel styles i am looking for. So assuming that for my car the offset needs to be between +35 to +50 could you guys please help me with the following
* Whats your opinion on the quality /durability/price etc on the above wheels.
* any more suggestions?
* Most important, what kind of tires would be best (255/35/18 or 235/40/118)?, I am looking to drive (not much) in snow too.
* I know this q has been asked many times, just for my clarification, will the above wheels fit on my 2004 bmw 325i w/o any modifications??. Meaning i just want to swap out the stock wheels with the 18" wheels. I need more info on this please. Will there be any wheel alignment/ balancing required when installing the new wheels/tires.

Looking forward for your responses on this. Please be kind if its a repetition.

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Old 04-11-2012, 07:58 PM   #2
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You'll need 35ET-40ET depending on sizes.
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