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Old 02-21-2005, 07:53 PM   #1
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Damn decisions! Please recommend some 18"s

Alright guys. I am having a hard time deciding on what to do. I have some 17" OEM style 50s on the car right now. The S03s are about shot. So I want to move up to 18"s while buying new tires. I am torn between some OEM replica 71s, 37s, or the CSL style from Velocity. I need to do the whole deal for about $1500 for the wife to keep from killing me. lol Which of those three would you guys recommend? I have a Topaz Blue Dinan coupe with the Stage 1 suspension, so it's dropped a little. I have my credit card in hand and ready to order ASAP. Teach me oh fanatics!

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Old 02-21-2005, 07:58 PM   #2
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what about style 135s in 18" the ZHP style wheels
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Old 02-21-2005, 08:30 PM   #3
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Just got the Type 71 replicas from AAA rims with Goodyear Eagle F1s (18") - look spectacular and ride much quieter and smooter than the stock Michelin Sports
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Old 02-21-2005, 08:41 PM   #4
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i guess you're no longer interested in the m68s... good luck with the new wheels, i like the csl replica, myself...
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Old 02-22-2005, 02:26 AM   #5
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Alright guys. I am having a hard time deciding on what to do. I have some 17" OEM style 50s on the car right now. The S03s are about shot. So I want to move up to 18"s while buying new tires. I am torn between some OEM replica 71s, 37s, or the CSL style from Velocity. I need to do the whole deal for about $1500 for the wife to keep from killing me. lol Which of those three would you guys recommend? I have a Topaz Blue Dinan coupe with the Stage 1 suspension, so it's dropped a little. I have my credit card in hand and ready to order ASAP. Teach me oh fanatics!

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$1500 shipped isn't a problem as long as you don't go crazy on the tires

Kumho is having a special on their 265/35/18 Supra 712 tires. So i hope you have a CI or are ready to roll some fenders. A staggered setup with 225/40/18 and 265/35/18 rear comes out to $1490 with shipping. Sounds good for you?
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Old 02-22-2005, 11:27 AM   #6
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I personally like to keep my car as close as possible to oem. I have the oem 18's style 71 on my 330i. They look awesome...and not that many people have them.
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I like the 71s. The CSLs are cool, but I'm way to lazy to deal with cleaning mesh or wheels with a ton of 'spokes'.
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Old 02-25-2005, 03:24 PM   #8
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Just got the Type 71 replicas from AAA rims with Goodyear Eagle F1s (18") - look spectacular and ride much quieter and smooter than the stock Michelin Sports
How exact are these rims to the OEM's. I've been thinking long and hard about getting these rims in replica and have hesitated due to quality and exactness?!?!

Can you post a pic?
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