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Old 02-16-2013, 02:12 PM   #1
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Looking For Some Info,I Have To Replace My Tires This Year,So I Decided To Upgrade My Rims,Found A Set I Liked But They Are 18".My Car Is A 2000 323CI With 16" On It Now.Would I Have Any Issues If I Put 18" On It?Any Input Would Be A Help.thanks
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:15 PM   #2
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Nope, no issues, should fit. What wheels are you looking at?
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:37 PM   #3
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18's are good as long as you don't go wide
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:40 PM   #4
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guess that works
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:46 PM   #6
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I would not recommend those rims :/
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:51 PM   #7
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Important things to know for wheel fitment:
bolt pattern
center bore size
offset
rim width
longer bolts may be needed
if rims are oversize
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:58 PM   #8
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why would not recommend them
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:52 PM   #9
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You can go from 16 to 18 without issue, we just did it on our VW Sportwagen. The thing is you have to compensate with the right tire size to keep the outside diameter of the tire is the same so it doesn't throw your speedo off.
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If you're going from 16 inches to 18 inches, you'll want to make sure you get a set of rotor expanders so that your brake rotors still fit properly.
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:24 PM   #11
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If you're going from 16 inches to 18 inches, you'll want to make sure you get a set of rotor expanders so that your brake rotors still fit properly.
Wait, what? Rotor expanders? What do rotors have to do with the size of the rim? Do cars with stock 16s have different rotors then cars with factory 18s? No, no they don't.
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Don't spread your volkswagen lies around here. Stance is not in for BMWs.
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:51 PM   #13
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Don't spread your volkswagen lies around here. Stance is not in for BMWs.
Who mentionned stance in here ?

Honest question about wheel fitment.
Yes of course, OP should have searched better but no need to reply stupid info.
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Don't spread your volkswagen lies around here. Stance is not in for BMWs.
Oh do ****! What does stance have to do with the price of tea in China? How about you stop spreading nonsense about rotor expanders. Beyond that, what's your issue with VWs? Just because I went with 18 in wheels on the wife's car doesn't mean I slammed it on it's nuts and played the whole poke and stretch game with her daily. Stop with the hate already. I wouldn't have expected a bunch of "civilized" BMW owners to stoop to the level of a bunch of high schoolers with Mk3 Golfs.
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You have a lot of play with your wheel size. You are good all the way up to 19" 9.5. Just be careful to watch your 'plus' ratio's. Keep the computer from going nuts trying to figure out your wheel speed.
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I went with staggered Beyern 18's on my 2000 323i sedan 8 in front 10 in back and they fit and look great
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