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Old 03-12-2017, 03:07 AM   #1
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My Ride: BMW 128i Coupe
BMW 128i Tires.

I recently bought a BMW 128i, and the previous owner had ECS Tunning 18" V710 Wheels Staggered Set 18x8.5" ET35/18x9.5" ET33 72.6CB 5x120. Matte black. And I loved the look that it gives the car, but When I bought the car, the owner took them off and put some horrible 19 inches wheels in it that they even rub in the fender. Now, I'm planning to remove those horrible wheels and put some nice 18 inches. This is my first BMW, and I want to make the right decision on the tires so, the question is what are the pros and cons of having this type of Staggered Wheels Vs Having standard 18 Inches Wheels? Other than looking good on the car?
Please Help me make a decision.

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Old 03-17-2017, 03:14 PM   #2
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Staggered wheels and tires are going to be mainly looks unless the cars suspension was engineered around the stagger fitment and then you can get better handling. The only real downside is you cannot rotate the tires and that's where your same size wheel and tire all around hold the advantage.
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Old 03-17-2017, 03:43 PM   #3
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My Ride: 2003 330xi
I need help on fitments
255/40/17 rear
225/45/17 front
Would they fit on a 2003 330xi
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