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Old 05-06-2002, 09:06 AM   #1
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HM2 vs SSR

I'm trying to decide which one I should getfor my 330ci. Please help me out.

Let me know which one do you think is better between the two and why...
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Old 05-06-2002, 09:07 AM   #2
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here's the other rim.. (SSR 18")
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Old 05-06-2002, 09:10 AM   #3
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The dish on those HM2's is just awsome.. I say go with those!
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How about trying the 19" SSR-GT3?? they are sweeettt! But if you choose either of those, I'd go with the 19" Hamann HM2..they have an awesome dish to them..thats why I love'em!
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the SSRs will make your car stand out more cause they're not very popular.

If going HM2, I recommend going to 19s, cause the dish is oh-so-sweet on the 19s!!!

I would go with 19" HM2s.

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Old 05-06-2002, 09:11 AM   #6
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i like the HM2's better than those SSR wheels. the HM2 has a really nice lip on them. have you seen the PG2's? those are a bit more expensive though, but check them out, you might like them. also have you seen the SSR GT3's? they look great on 3-series coupes! good luck with your choice. I went with the 19" lowenhart br5 in silver.
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SSR's would be a change for sure and the HM2's are almost like stock Bmw wheels, many people have them.
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one thing to be careful with the 19" HM2's, is that you can't fit a big brake kit behind them.... if you ever wanted to upgrade your brakes
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have you seen the PG2's? those are a bit more expensive though, but check them out, you might like them. also have you seen the SSR GT3's?

Do you pics of those rims ?
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HERE YOU GO JESS....

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Old 05-06-2002, 09:28 AM   #11
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If I get the HM2 19", would it affect the performance of the car ?
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Old 05-06-2002, 09:32 AM   #12
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jpetch - you're right SSR GT3 looks great!
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If I get the HM2 19", would it affect the performance of the car ?
going with 19" wheels is more of a looks thing. if you are more interested in making your car look really good, then go with the 19". of course it will affect your ride quality, mostly depending on the quality of roads where you live. you have 17" now, but from what i have seen on a lot of 330ci's, 18" looks like stock size, but 19" will blow you away with their looks and size. i was going to go with 18" because i was worried about the ride performance, but, i figured if i was gonna spend a ton of money on wheels, why just go one size up? in my opinion you would regret not getting 19"s.
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Old 05-06-2002, 09:41 AM   #14
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Weight is important

When I was going through this exercise few months ago, I not only looked at how it looks but how much it weights. On my old E36 I purchased some rims without taking weight into account - each summer when I changed from winter to summer tires I would see a bigggg difference in performance and breaking - the stock wheel+tire weight about 40lb on E46 - good 18" rims are about 19lb with SSR being about that or lower. Do a google.com search for wheel weights - there are some good sites around. As for tire weights those are harder to find, but not impossible.

In the end I think anything is better than stock

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