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Old 11-27-2015, 07:18 AM   #1
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whats up! Yes, I'm new to this forum.. curious about what i can learn from you guys.. my first question is, i want to buy some rims and i was thinking about getting 18x8.5 front and 19x9.5 rear on my 2004 330ci coup...
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Old 11-27-2015, 02:11 PM   #2
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Old 11-27-2015, 03:52 PM   #3
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Old 11-28-2015, 06:23 AM   #4
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Welcome. Why do you want different size wheels? Stay with either 18's or 19's
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Old 11-28-2015, 07:58 AM   #5
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gonna pick these up! keeping it 19" all around..

https://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-33...oys/ES2695482/
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Old 12-12-2015, 09:33 AM   #6
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That link looks to be for a set of 19s not a mixed set of 18 front and 19 rear. I would go with 18" for all four if it was between 18 and 19. The track guys are running 17 or 18". An article out there says that 18" is the ideal size for racing. Personally I have 17x8.5" Apex on all four corners. Cheaper tires and a resale market to spec e46 racers if I decide to sell.
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Old 12-16-2015, 02:38 PM   #7
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I wouldn't recommend going double staggered. There really aren't any benefits and it doesn't look particularly good on our cars. I would also personally recommend going with a square set up (probably something like 18x8.5 +/- .5 all around). Staggered looks more aggressive, but it increases the understeer that our cars already suffer from.
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I believe you are trying to get a staggered look. You can achieve this by using a taller tire in the rear. Do you have a set in mind?
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