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Old 11-23-2006, 03:04 PM   #1
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Hey all, I am new to all of this.. am looking for a set of 18" wheels! I have a few questions. What size will fit on my car? can i buy the 18x8 or 18x8.5 all around? or do i absolutely NEED the staggered set?

Also, at a local club meet for m3 owners, i saw a set of BMW wheels which were dished in about 2". Which wheel is that?

Please help me answer these questions! i really dont want to buy the wrong set of wheels.
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Old 11-23-2006, 03:12 PM   #2
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Just go to tirerack and put in your vehicle model. They'll tell you what wheel tire size will fit your car.
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Old 11-23-2006, 03:28 PM   #3
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of course tire rack says that only the original factory spec can be used. I want to know if the same size all around can be used.

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Old 11-23-2006, 04:43 PM   #4
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you have non-stagged or stagged.

I prefer staggered, gives the car a more aggresive look.

I have 235 in the front

and 265 in the back.

Obviously I have wider rims in the back and not as wide in the front, hope that helps.
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of course tire rack says that only the original factory spec can be used. I want to know if the same size all around can be used.

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The answer is absolutely, yes you can run the same size on all four wheels and tires. Most folks prefer the same size because they want to be able to rotate their tires. M's come standard with staggered wheels, you can change the set up if you like, it's really up to you.
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you have non-stagged or stagged.

I prefer staggered, gives the car a more aggresive look.

I have 235 in the front

and 265 in the back.

Obviously I have wider rims in the back and not as wide in the front, hope that helps.
did you have to roll your fenders and do you have a modified suspension?
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Old 11-23-2006, 06:31 PM   #7
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The answer is absolutely, yes you can run the same size on all four wheels and tires. Most folks prefer the same size because they want to be able to rotate their tires. M's come standard with staggered wheels, you can change the set up if you like, it's really up to you.

and 330's.. well mine did..
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Just go to tirerack and put in your vehicle model. They'll tell you what wheel tire size will fit your car.
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Old 11-24-2006, 04:27 PM   #9
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You can run 18x8.5 up front and 18x9.5 or 18x10 in the rear. You can also do 18x8.5 all around if you want the ability to rotate your tires.

We carry a wide variety of wheel choices from replica CSL wheels to custom made DPE wheels.
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