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Old 06-26-2002, 01:28 PM   #1
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Wheel Choice for 323iT

Desperately want to get rid of the Type 44's on my wife's wagon. Not only do they weigh a bloody ton, when she hits the curb, which is inevitable, they chip really easy rather than just getting rash. I would like to go with either a BBS RX or CH stock size with a 235/40 instead of the 225/45. I am guessing this should provide a little rim protection. Recommendations, experience?
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Old 06-26-2002, 01:37 PM   #2
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just a thought......why get new aftermarket wheels if your wife is going to hit the curb a lot?
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Old 06-26-2002, 01:51 PM   #3
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Well, don't forget I drive the car too. Also, she doesn't slam into the curb and I think a little protection would take care of the problem. The 225's barely make it to the outside of the rim. I also think the ride and handling of the car will be greatly improved if I take 5lbs per corner off the unsprung weight.
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'91 M5 Alpine White/Black, rear sport seats, D'Sylva chip (330+hp)
Dinan springs/shocks/camber plates, RD swaybars, 345mmx32 Euro M5 brakes, 18" BBS RC's
Track tires: stock 17x8 turbines with Toyo RA1's
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Old 06-26-2002, 05:28 PM   #4
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Both of those BBSs should be lighter than the Type 44s. Quality will also be a notch above the 44s. The CHs seem to be a very popular choice amongst the BMW e46 crowd. (Search the archives for tons of pics.) However, either of them will look good on the e46. Just go for the one you like best.
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