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Old 04-13-2013, 08:37 AM   #1
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Hi guys!

I'm currently in a dilemma about some wheels. I have an E46 coupe with style 152 wheels and a friend of mine is selling a set of Asa AR1's, both sets are 18's.
What would you do? Keep the 152's and throw some spacers on them or get the AR1's?
Here are some pics with the 152's and the ar1's on the car:





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They will probably be repainted gunmetal gray if I get them; also the car will be lowered with the Prokit from Eibach. The specs are: 8j et37 fronts and 9j et35 rears and I'd be using 225/40/18 and 255/35/18 tyres

What would you do?
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Old 04-13-2013, 10:28 AM   #2
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Keep your 152s for the classy look. The Asa AR1's will make your car look cheap. What is the other driver thinking of replacing the Asa AR1's with?
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He bought a set of Vossen wheels, not sure exactly which model. Something concave with 5 spokes
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i“d go with asa and spacers. And centers in silver, or something bright, dark centers make wheels look much smaller
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:03 PM   #5
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I'm gonna stick with my 152's for the moment. We'll see in the future what I'll put on the car.

@hacksawmark: Here's a pic with his new wheels

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Old 05-07-2013, 05:58 AM   #6
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Re: ASA AR1 wheels

Just curious. What tire size are on asa's now. Front and rear. And are those 18x8 and 18x9 respectively

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I'm gonna stick with my 152's for the moment. We'll see in the future what I'll put on the car.

@hacksawmark: Here's a pic with his new wheels
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Old 11-14-2013, 11:37 AM   #8
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Sorry, I had problems with my imageshack. I'll post the pic again.

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Just curious. What tire size are on asa's now. Front and rear. And are those 18x8 and 18x9 respectively

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Sorry I just saw this. The tires were 215/45 and 225/45 I think.
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Old 11-22-2013, 12:44 PM   #9
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I have the ar1's and out of the cheap wheels I think they are one if the best looking.


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Old 11-22-2013, 05:45 PM   #10
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Cool The wheels are long gone.. Post a pic or 2 with the setup, I'm curious how it looks with the right tyres (225 and 255).

Now I'm waiting to receive my wheel spacers, 12mm front and 15mm in the back.. ET35 all around here I come
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