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Old 03-14-2017, 01:46 PM   #1
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My Ride: 2004 Dinan 330ci
Need Help w/ Wheels

I'm looking for 18" wheels for my silver 2004 330ci convertible w/ sport package & VIS Racing Design Style Body Kit and VIS R Tech Style Front Fenders.

I'm looking for a lightweight black wheel that will be as flush with the fender as possible. Tire Rack recommended Alleggerita HLT, 8" or 8.5" width, 40 mm offset, 18 lbs for the front and 9", 40 mm offset, 19.8 lbs for the rears. $1600 total.

The other recommended setup was RGR, 8.5" width, 38 mm, 18.6 lbs for the front and 9", 45 mm offset, 19 lbs for the rear. $3200 total.

These were the only two set ups that were recommended. The RGRs are more than I'd like to spend and the 9" Alleggerita are not available until May.

Does anyone have any suggestions on these setups or other options? I really dont want to spend more than $2k, but I also dont want to wait two months. The car currently has stock wheels.

For tires, I was thinking about Continental DWS 06.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-14-2017, 03:42 PM   #2
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Buy a square set of wheels for better handling.

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Old 03-15-2017, 02:23 PM   #3
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Tire rack recommends 225 in the front and 255 in the rear. So if I do a square set up, for street driving is the 225 square set up or the 255 square set up better, and what width wheels (8, 8.5, 9)? The car has sport package and Dinan front strut tower brace and rear trailing arm mono ball kit. It will not be track driven, just looking for street performance.
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:35 AM   #4
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^^^will that require fender rolling in the rear???
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