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Old 05-26-2009, 02:45 PM   #1
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Hello,

Going to buy new rims for my 320i next month, was thinking of the m6 replica rims although im not too sure what size i should get, 18's or 19's ?? :S:S

I dont want any rubbing as i am usually riding with 4 people in my car etc

any suggestions, i dont know anything bout rims etc, need help

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Old 05-27-2009, 11:41 AM   #2
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19s look nicer in my opinion. Get some 19" staggered wheels. 19x8.5" 35-40mm front offset and a 19x9.5" rear with 40-45mm offset.

When purchasing wheels it's very important to note the OFFSET of the wheel, that is where the rubbing problems are most common.

Pair those wheels with 235/35/19 front tires and 255/30/19 rears.
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:50 AM   #3
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Thnx a lot mate, thats really helpfull, i will take that information you have given me when i purchase my rims to make sure i get the right offsets.

So if i go with those details you gave me, i shouldnt get any rubbing when turning, and having my car full load

Any other suggestions welcomed!


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With a 255 you won't have any rubbing in the rear. If you do plan to lower it you might have rubbing and need to roll the fenders, but this is normal for lowered vehicles.
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Ditto, 255's should be ok but if you do have a full cabin of people and go over large bumps, rubbing may still occur. If you want to stay on the safe side without the need of fender rolling, 245's are a better bet.

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Old 05-30-2009, 04:22 PM   #6
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cheers mate, i will go for the 245's, safest bet

hope my wheels fit nice

thnx everyone for your help

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Old 06-07-2009, 08:14 PM   #7
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I am also planning on getting M6 Replicas but am not sure what size I should get. I have an 06 325Ci. I don't want a harsh ride because this is my daily driver and I want a good amount of tread on the tires. I don't want to touch the suspension either. What size wheel and tire do you guys recommend?
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Old 06-12-2009, 07:38 AM   #8
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Hello,

Going to buy new rims for my 320i next month, was thinking of the m6 replica rims although im not too sure what size i should get, 18's or 19's ?? :S:S

I dont want any rubbing as i am usually riding with 4 people in my car etc

any suggestions, i dont know anything bout rims etc, need help

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The rubbing issue won't matter whether you go with 18's or 19's as long as you stay with the recommended tire size because overall circumfrence is relatively the same. If your riding with 4 people a lot I would go with 18's. The extra sidewall will provide more ride comfort & a little added protection against bending rims.
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Old 06-12-2009, 08:01 AM   #9
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I would rather prefer to go for the 19 inch m6 replica but as i said before, at times i go with full cabin maybe on small trips, thus making me go for 18 inch instead. As with looks, how different is the 18's and 19's on the Beamer.

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