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Old 01-11-2015, 12:14 AM   #1
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Rim/tire ideas!!!

Hey Guys,

I own a 2003 330i. Im looking for a new set of wheels. I'd appreciate if you guys leave some suggestions of rims you know of or that you have on your car. If you can include pictures that would be great. I want 18's but am willing to do 19's.
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Old 01-11-2015, 02:04 AM   #2
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A lot of people go with something like VMR V710s in either 18" or 19". Good looking wheels, but some variety looks cool as well. I suggest viewing some of the showroom threads and seeing the wheels that people have because at the end of the day, you'll be looking at them every time you get in for a drive.

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Old 01-11-2015, 11:50 AM   #3
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Old 01-11-2015, 02:22 PM   #4
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My car has stock 18s wearing 255/35 in the back; the ride is rough, especially where I live.
My last car had your wheels.

I love your wheels and wish I had them again. Stick with the clean 68s.
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Old 01-11-2015, 02:34 PM   #5
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I own a 2003 330i. Im looking for a new set of wheels. I'd appreciate if you guys leave some suggestions of rims you know of or that you have on your car. If you can include pictures that would be great. I want 18's but am willing to do 19's.

I may be interested in those style 68s if you choose sell them. Shipping would probably be cost prohibitive though.
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Old 01-11-2015, 03:02 PM   #6
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I consider Florida to have overall good roads, so I'd recommend a lightweight performance oriented wheel & tire.

My first choice would be the D-Force LWT5 in either 17 x 9" or 18 x 9" square with the performance tires of your choice.



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Old 01-11-2015, 08:03 PM   #7
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Style 135. I would check car-part.com, Style 135 was the only 18" rim for the non-M3 e46.

I like stock.
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Old 01-11-2015, 08:12 PM   #8
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Style 135. I would check car-part.com, Style 135 was the only 18" rim for the non-M3 e46.
Nope.

Style 72s. Not as pretty, but also an 18" wheel for the E46.
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Old 01-11-2015, 08:16 PM   #9
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I own a 2003 330i. Im looking for a new set of wheels. I'd appreciate if you guys leave some suggestions of rims you know of or that you have on your car. If you can include pictures that would be great. I want 18's but am willing to do 19's.
I'll trade you a set of M3 wheels...
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Old 01-11-2015, 09:15 PM   #10
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Picked up these last month, i like em so far.

Alzor style 020 18x8 et 30 225/40 and 18x9 et42 255/35
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Old 01-12-2015, 06:38 AM   #11
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Mtech 1 and style 68's, I would call that a win and use that cash for more important issues. How's your maintenance? Everything completely up to date with the essentials? You have a clean looking car, I would take what you have and just refresh it making it like new again. If your wheels are curbed or rashed then just have them re-done. You have a desirable package so don't ruin it.
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Old 01-12-2015, 02:39 PM   #12
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OP my personal opinion is don't go bigger than 18's unless you have a M. I think anything bigger makes the ride very harsh and doesn't look right. Again not bashing anyone that has 19's just my 2 cents.

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I may be interested in those style 68s if you choose sell them. Shipping would probably be cost prohibitive though.
I'm gonna get rid of my style 68's soon. I'm moving to FL. If you give me like a month ish I can PM you. 3 of them were professionally fixed for minor bends and all 4 were road forced balanced with receipts for proof.
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Old 01-12-2015, 02:45 PM   #13
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I'm gonna get rid of my style 68's soon. I'm moving to FL. If you give me like a month ish I can PM you. 3 of them were professionally fixed for minor bends and all 4 were road forced balanced with receipts for proof.
Any rash? I'd be interested in the fronts if you would be willing to split the set.
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Any rash? I'd be interested in the fronts if you would be willing to split the set.
PM'ed. Not trying to hijack the thread
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Old 01-12-2015, 02:50 PM   #15
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I honestly don't understand why people like the style 68s. They're probably the ugliest E46 rims. Contrary to general opinions for rims larger than 18" the ride isn't that bad. You notice slower acceleration and harder braking more than anything else.
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I honestly don't understand why people like the style 68s. They're probably the ugliest E46 rims. Contrary to general opinions for rims larger than 18" the ride isn't that bad. You notice slower acceleration and harder braking more than anything else.
I was neutral at first but they really grew on me. Far from ugly, IMO.
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I honestly don't understand why people like the style 68s. They're probably the ugliest E46 rims. Contrary to general opinions for rims larger than 18" the ride isn't that bad. You notice slower acceleration and harder braking more than anything else.
I actually like them, it gives off a different look. I just with they were originally 18's and not 17's.
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Old 01-12-2015, 03:57 PM   #18
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I like my APEX ARC-8 in 18x9 et 42 255/35 tires all around.

Ive seen some M68 rear squared that looks pretty good too.
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A lot of people go with something like VMR V710s in either 18" or 19". Good looking wheels, but some variety looks cool as well. I suggest viewing some of the showroom threads and seeing the wheels that people have because at the end of the day, you'll be looking at them every time you get in for a drive.

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Old 01-12-2015, 06:04 PM   #20
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