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Old 12-30-2016, 07:45 PM   #1
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help me choose rims on my 325i



should i go with these? if anyone can, is it possible to photoshop these on a stock e46 sedan and show me how it would look?


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Old 01-01-2017, 07:56 AM   #2
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Only YOU can decide what looks good. Here's a link to a pic that seems to be at least close to the wheels shown.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8171/8...2daf315d_c.jpg

Here's another. Looks like exact wheels on a sedan. Albeit not a full side shot.

http://i59.tinypic.com/v5yiox.jpg

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Old 01-01-2017, 03:55 PM   #3
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true, thank you for the help.


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Old 01-01-2017, 10:52 PM   #4
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Anything with a wheel offset in the ~22 ET range is a COMPLETE mistake, don't do it.

The wheels you're looking at are HEAVY, try to buy something lighter if your budget allows.

I would personally tell you to sick with something in a 17" size, but if you really want that 18" wheel diameter I'd limit your width to 9"* because it will make fitment easier. Play with this wheel/tire fitment calculator.

http://www.willtheyfit.com/



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* This assumes wheel offset is correct.
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Nitrous is a little trickier than boost, but it's not the spray that kills motors, it's STUPIDITY!!
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Old 01-01-2017, 10:53 PM   #5
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thank you, i don't know much about rims. my budget is around 650


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Old 01-02-2017, 07:05 AM   #6
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should i go with these? if anyone can, is it possible to photoshop these on a stock e46 sedan and show me how it would look?


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Way too much cleaning and maintenance for me. Fewer spokes and places for dirt and corrosion to set in would be my choice.
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Old 01-02-2017, 07:56 AM   #7
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maybe i should go for 18" m parallels?


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Old 01-02-2017, 09:05 AM   #8
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Go to www.tirerack.com. Enter your car info. Put in you are looking for wheels. Find these wheels or ones like them (BBS RS-GT look close). Where the wheel picture is shown there is a "View on vehicle" that you can click on below and to the right. It will show those wheels on an E46. You can also change the color of the car to match yours.
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Old 01-02-2017, 10:11 AM   #9
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M parallels don't look good on the E46 at all IMO. Just doesn't work, and the offset would be wayyy too low.

I'd go something like style 68 or 44.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sg...926756055.html
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Nothing wrong with E90 BMW Style 286 Staggered on a 2002 Cabriolet.
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Old 01-02-2017, 11:02 AM   #11
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Factory rims look best anyway.
Why don't you focus on investing in the mechanical maintenance.
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Old 01-02-2017, 03:30 PM   #12
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i don't know, i'm mostly focusing on looks right now. i've already spent money on maintenance


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Again, let this sink in.......don't buy heavy wheels. It is a common mistake for guys like you to buy heavy wheels & tires, then you wonder why your 325 feels sluggish like it just lost 25 HP.

Spend More Time on this before you purchase, you'll thank me that you did.




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Old 01-04-2017, 05:49 PM   #14
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do you guys have any recommendations for lighter wheels?


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I will create a new thread on this subject later tonight,..... wait for it.




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Nitrous is a little trickier than boost, but it's not the spray that kills motors, it's STUPIDITY!!
I Know How To Fix The Rear "Bouncing" Problem On Your Cheap Coilovers Like: Jom RL FK SE & RK.
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Old 01-04-2017, 06:19 PM   #16
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Save another 650 and get some Apex wheels
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Old 01-06-2017, 09:35 PM   #17
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I will be upgrading my wheels and tires shortly and very interested to see what is considered a "light" rim. Various wheels that I have been looking at range anywhere from 21 to 26 lbs.

I'd like to go with 18s om my 2001 325ci. I really like the look of the VMR V702. I also am consider a more traditional looking V703.

VMR V702 Wheel Weight:
18x8.5 - 23.4 lbs
18x9.5 - 24.5 lbs

VMR VB3 CSL Style Wheel Weight:
18x8.5 - 23.0 lbs
18x9.5 - 24.5 lbs

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