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Old 06-25-2002, 01:05 AM   #1
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pics of Breyton Inspiration 18"ers??

Does anybody have 18" Breyton Inspirations? If so, can you post pics?
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Old 06-25-2002, 06:40 AM   #2
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Here you go....18x8.5 Breyton Inspirations on my 00 323i with stock sport suspension.... Just remember that Breyton wheels are 8.5" wide and you must use at least 235mm tires...
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Old 06-25-2002, 11:22 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply and the pic. 235 is the widest tire you can fit on the front of these cars without other modifications, eh?

I wonder why these wheels aren't more popular. They don't seem very talked-about. I guess people just buy ACS Type III's...
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Old 06-25-2002, 07:33 PM   #4
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Yes, 235's are the widest on the front. You can put 255x35x8.5x18's on the rear with stock sport suspension. I don't know why Inspirations aren't more popular. To me they are nice looking wheels. If SSR GT3's had been available a year ago I would have gotten them.......
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Old 06-26-2002, 10:06 AM   #5
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Mine will be coming today in the mail. I just looked at the tracking info. from tirerack. Can't wait to put them on my car. I opted with the staggered setup on my car:

18X8.8 with 225/40 in the fronts
18X9.5 with 255/35 in the rears

I'm pretty sure that I need to roll my fender lip a little bit in the rears to get them to fit. I will see when I put them on.
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Old 06-26-2002, 11:28 AM   #6
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As you can see I have Inspirations on my 00 323i sport. I made the mistake in putting 225mm tires on them. I should have put 235's on the Inspirations. The Inspirations have a very thick lip and they will stick out past the 225mm tire. I am pretty sure you will not like what they look like when you get them. You also should have gotten the 8.5" for the rear. The 255's look great on 8.5 inchers... According to the BMW Wheel Catalog, the proper staggered wheel set up for 18" wheels are... Front 225x40x8 and Rear 255x35x8.5... When my 225's wear out I'll be getting 235's all around... I spoke to TireRack about a month after I got the wheels and tires from them and they said that if I didn't ride on those wheels, I could have returned them and they would have put the 235's on the Inspirations...Who new........

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As you can see I have Inspirations on my 00 323i sport. I made the mistake in putting 225mm tires on them. I should have put 235's on the Inspirations. The Inspirations have a very thick lip and they will stick out past the 225mm tire. I am pretty sure you will not like what they like when you get them. Yoy also should have gotten the 8.5" for the rear. The 255's look great on 8.5 inchers... According to the BMWWheel Catalog, the proper staggered wheel set up for 18" wheels are... Front 225x40x8 and Rear 255x35x8.5... When my 225's wear out I'll be getting 235's all around... I spoke to TireRack about a month after I got the wheels and tires from them and they said that if I didn't ride on those wheels, I could have returned them and they would have put the 235's on the Inspirations...Who new........
Just got the wheels and tires from tirerack today. They really look sharp. Cannot wait to put them on my car.
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