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Old 11-15-2006, 07:33 PM   #1
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What size wheels for a vert?

I was hoping to put some CSL reps on my 05 330 vert. I would really like to put the same size wheel on all 4 corners. Being able to rotate the tires would really be nice. The car doesn't see a lot of hard driving so I am willing to give up a little performance for the cost saving issue on the tires. One thing I am concerned about is appearance. What wheel- tire size would give an aggessive stance without rubbing issues. The reason I mentioned it was a vert is because it appears to sit lower on the rear wheels than a coupe, maybe because of rear weight associated with the top assembly. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 11-15-2006, 08:03 PM   #2
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19x8.5 in the front, 19x9.5 in the rear.
235/35/19 in the front
265/30/19 in the rear

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Old 11-15-2006, 09:55 PM   #3
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Great looking car man! Gray seats and a front end and our cars are twins (sadly lacking those sweet rims though). Hoping same size rims in front as the rear doesn't take away too much from the appearance though... Thanks for the help! Sweet ride!
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Old 11-16-2006, 01:01 AM   #4
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19x8.5 all around will be fine. 235/35/19 tires to go on them.
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Old 11-16-2006, 11:11 AM   #5
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Great looking car man! Gray seats and a front end and our cars are twins (sadly lacking those sweet rims though). Hoping same size rims in front as the rear doesn't take away too much from the appearance though... Thanks for the help! Sweet ride!
Thanks man! Yea, if you just use the 19/8.5 all around, I'm sure it'll look great!
The performance did take a hit when I put them on.... at first I felt like I was sitting in a monster truck! I really could feel the car sat a lot higher than before. Then when driving, you can feel a slightly harsher ride. You can really feel the bumps in the road. Finally, when diving into a corner, the car rolls more now and then ends up rubbing. I think I'll upgrade the suspension soon and hopefully that will eliminate the rubbing when hard cornering, but I'm just afraid it will result in an even harsher ride.
But if you ask me now, I'd still do it just cause it looks bad ass.

Good luck and I hope you're able to get some dope rims soon!!

I actually changed a few things since that picture. Here she is currently....

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Old 11-16-2006, 06:53 PM   #6
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Thanks guys. Christmas is a good reason for rims and hey, I needed tires anyway! Now we'll see if the wife is so Christmasy... Nice front ends on both cars. I'm not much for modding but my tunes are improved. Bye Bye 68s!!!
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Old 11-17-2006, 10:12 PM   #7
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TKC, Nice looking ride. love the color combo.
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Old 11-18-2006, 11:45 AM   #8
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Old 11-22-2006, 10:01 AM   #9
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Want to go with CSL also now have ZHP reps.

[QUOTE=MaulMaul;5137421]I was hoping to put some CSL reps on my 05 330 vert. I would really like to put the same size wheel on all 4 corners. Being able to rotate the tires would really be nice. The car doesn't see a lot of hard driving so I am willing to give up a little performance for the cost saving issue on the tires. One thing I am concerned about is appearance. What wheel- tire size would give an aggessive stance without rubbing issues. The reason I mentioned it was a vert is because it appears to sit lower on the rear wheels than a coupe, maybe because of rear weight associated with the top assembly. Any help would be appreciated.[/QU 18" Dia. 8.5 " wide on all 4 with 235-40-18 also on all 4. Great pics from other fanatic don't see many verts. with CSL. Good Luck
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Old 11-24-2006, 04:32 PM   #10
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We have CSL wheels in stock and ready to ship for your convertible. We can even do wheel and tire packages so that they arrive ready to mount.
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