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Old 05-13-2002, 09:05 AM   #1
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Question 19 inch PG3's on 323CI What do I need?

In order to fit 19X8.5 and 19X9.0 what do I need to do to my car?
Can I fit these rims without getting a cup kit or anything? Can I get by at least another 2 months just putting these rims on without adequate suspension?
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Old 05-13-2002, 09:33 AM   #2
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you will probably need to get springs to eliminate the wheel gap when you put the 19's on. otherwise it will look somewhat like a "dune buggy." trust me it will look alot better when the car is lowered to get rid of that gap.
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LOL@dune buggy!
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Old 05-13-2002, 09:35 AM   #4
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What kind of springs and/or coils do you recommend for this car and these type of rims?
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What kind of springs and/or coils do you recommend for this car and these type of rims?
i am waiting for a set of 19" wheels to come in, and i purchased a set of H&R race springs. They have been tested and proved on BMW's, and are a popular choice around here. springs are the cheapest way to go, around $250. cup kits and coilovers are much more expensive. the shocks of course will wear out over the course of time with just the springs, so eventually they have to be replaced.
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Old 05-13-2002, 10:58 AM   #6
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If I use 245/40/19 and 255/40/19 will I Have to roll my fenders? Also if I put on the 19 inch pg2 and the h&r cup kit will I be able to use my stock 16's when winter rolls around?
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with 19 x 8.5 go with 225/35/19 front 235/35/19 rear
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Old 05-14-2002, 10:29 AM   #8
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If I use 245/40/19 and 255/40/19 will I Have to roll my fenders? Also if I put on the 19 inch pg2 and the h&r cup kit will I be able to use my stock 16's when winter rolls around?
245 are too big for the front. 235 is the widest you should go, and with 255 in the rear, you might have to get the fender rolled. i know with 265 in the rear, you will have to get it rolled. so the 255 is iffy.......

my size im going with is:
FRONT: 19x8.5, 235/35/19
REAR: 19x9, 245/35/19
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