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Old 11-04-2009, 04:34 AM   #21
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well thanks for the help. how about the offset combos and pcd? (i'm not even sure what pcd is) do these options impact performance? or is it more cosmetic then anything?
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Old 11-04-2009, 04:36 AM   #22
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PCD - bolt pattern 5x120mm

18s or 19s doesn't matter
8.5" 35-40mm offset
9.5" 40-45mm offset

18s 235/40/18 and 255/35/18
19s 235/35/19 and 255/30/19 (or if you want to go a bit wider in tire then get a 265/30/19)
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Old 11-04-2009, 04:45 AM   #23
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19s 235/35/19 and 255/30/19 (or if you want to go a bit wider in tire then get a 265/30/19)
is the difference in width in the numbers above make a difference in how much tread is on the pavement?

also, any negatives to going with a 9.5 over an 8.5 rim?
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:03 AM   #24
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^it'll be a heavier wheel...19's are strictly for looks, they'll noticeably make the car slower.

But hey, at least you'll look good going slow
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:04 AM   #25
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:34 AM   #26
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Yeap 18" or less, 17" best, I'm running 17x9 42et @ 17.4lbs, good luck
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is the difference in width in the numbers above make a difference in how much tread is on the pavement?

also, any negatives to going with a 9.5 over an 8.5 rim?
When it comes to tire sizes a 265 is 10mm wider than 255. Not super noticeable, but some poeple enjoy more rubber as it increases the size of the contact patch on the road, but also can increase your probability of rubbing if say you decide to lower the car.

A wider rear wheel LOOKS much better, but it also creates more understeer. So it's your choice.
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thanks a bunch for your help chris, and everyone else.
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Yeap 18" or less, 17" best, I'm running 17x9 42et @ 17.4lbs, good luck
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Looks like Chris took over the thread...

Roastbeef, since you are located in Huntington Beach come by our warehouse in Santa Ana and we can throw on some wheels for you.

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anyone have any illustrations that show the difference between say 235/35/19 and 255/30/19? i don't want my rim to be sticking out farther then the tire all retarded.
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I also drive a 325. While I completely understand looks over performance(as a 325 is only a 325 anyway!) I can def feel the difference between the stock 17's and my 19s. The car has more pep with the 17's. Have you seen d-force empowers? They are 18" which will suit the car, especially if you lower it. While the 710s look good and all, they are NOT lightweight!

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anyone have any illustrations that show the difference between say 235/35/19 and 255/30/19? i don't want my rim to be sticking out farther then the tire all retarded.
235/35/19 will be perfectly square on a 8.5" wheel. The 255 will give a slight stretch on a 9.5" wheel depending on what tire manufacturer and model you decide to go with.

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I also drive a 325. While I completely understand looks over performance(as a 325 is only a 325 anyway!) I can def feel the difference between the stock 17's and my 19s. The car has more pep with the 17's. Have you seen d-force empowers? They are 18" which will suit the car, especially if you lower it. While the 710s look good and all, they are NOT lightweight!

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...=325xi+empower
thanks for the info. i also wanted to compliment you on your great looking, tastefully modded car. good job.

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235/35/19 will be perfectly square on a 8.5" wheel. The 255 will give a slight stretch on a 9.5" wheel depending on what tire manufacturer and model you decide to go with.

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thanks for the info. do you guys have 18/19" rims with rubber mounted on them? i would like to come by and see if i can fit a rim to the car to gauge how i like the look of the size. i'm still flip-flopping between 18's and 19's.
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thanks for the info. do you guys have 18/19" rims with rubber mounted on them? i would like to come by and see if i can fit a rim to the car to gauge how i like the look of the size. i'm still flip-flopping between 18's and 19's.
Maybe these pics might help?

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charles, the car in the lower pic looks lowered, but do you know if the car in the upper pic has suspension mods?
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