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Old 06-05-2011, 07:00 PM   #21
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depends on the roads for me not looks....here no larger than 18's. very rough roads, patch patch patch, and 4 feet by 1 feet deep pot holes. (monroe county mi)
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Old 06-05-2011, 08:40 PM   #22
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Here are some pictures of my 323Ci with VMR 18" staggered
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Those look really good! Is that with stock sports suspension or did you drop it?
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Old 06-06-2011, 12:48 PM   #23
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Those look really good! Is that with stock sports suspension or did you drop it?
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I don't recall if that was with the oem Sport springs and Konis or with the H&R Sport and Konis.
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Old 06-06-2011, 12:54 PM   #24
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I had 18" CSLs, ride was smooth, everything was fine to be honest.

Roads in my area and where I work aren't too bad so one day I was thinking about it and decided to see how much my 18's would sell for. Found a buyer to purchase them for a couple hundred less than what a new 19" set would cost me with tires included.

Decided to go for it and went with 19" CSLs.

Yes it's a bit bumpier but I forget all about that everytime I look at the car. With a proper drop, 19's can't be beat when it comes to looks.

Provided you have decent roads, I'd say go for it. If you don't however, I'd say to stay practical.
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Old 06-06-2011, 01:25 PM   #25
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I have 18" staggered right now and i wish i got 19" sometimes, but ive had them for a month and one rim is already got 4 dents... damn city construction
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Old 06-06-2011, 01:29 PM   #26
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I have 18" staggered right now and i wish i got 19" sometimes, but ive had them for a month and one rim is already got 4 dents... damn city construction
lol, dundas?
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Old 06-06-2011, 01:57 PM   #27
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I've been avoiding dundas for about a year now lol, im from suaga, whole god damn city centre (where I live/work) is doing new roads or expanding them for the last 2 years and if i try to avoid those, I have to drive on the roads with pothole heaven and uneven roads D:
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I don't recall if that was with the oem Sport springs and Konis or with the H&R Sport and Konis.
Ya cause i'm not sure i wanna lower it anymore... my sport suspension looks great already.
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Old 06-06-2011, 02:24 PM   #29
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I've been avoiding dundas for about a year now lol, im from suaga, whole god damn city centre (where I live/work) is doing new roads or expanding them for the last 2 years and if i try to avoid those, I have to drive on the roads with pothole heaven and uneven roads D:
I hear ya, i'm slammed on 19's and square one area is a total nightmare. That's why you should just stick to lakeshore, nice roads and very scenic

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Ya cause i'm not sure i wanna lower it anymore... my sport suspension looks great already.
If that is the case, you should just stick to 18's then. The moment you get 19's, you'll want it lowered as your wheel gap will be that much more noticeable.
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Old 06-06-2011, 02:33 PM   #30
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I hear ya, i'm slammed on 19's and square one area is a total nightmare. That's why you should just stick to lakeshore, nice roads and very scenic



If that is the case, you should just stick to 18's then. The moment you get 19's, you'll want it lowered as your wheel gap will be that much more noticeable.
Do you have any pics of your car?
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Old 06-06-2011, 02:41 PM   #31
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I hear ya, i'm slammed on 19's and square one area is a total nightmare. That's why you should just stick to lakeshore, nice roads and very scenic
have you been on hurontario lately?! From burnhamthrope to the 403 entrance takes 15 mins... that like 1.5km... I work in sq1 so I have no choice

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Do you have any pics of your car?
Sure, here I'll give you a quick comparison

Here are 18" CSL's on my car when I was on stock sport suspension:


Here are 19" CSL's which are currently on my car with coilovers on almost lowest setting:


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have you been on hurontario lately?! From burnhamthrope to the 403 entrance takes 15 mins... that like 1.5km... I work in sq1 so I have no choice
I hear ya fuu, that's why I avoid hwy10 like the plague, that road and my setup are a nightmare
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Old 06-06-2011, 02:44 PM   #33
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Sure, here I'll give you a quick comparison

Here are 18" CSL's on my car when I was on stock sport suspension:


Here are 19" CSL's which are currently on my car with coilovers on almost lowest setting:
Wow! I am so torn again! 19's look so good... haha
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Old 06-06-2011, 02:45 PM   #34
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Oh and what type of coilovers do you have?
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Oh and what type of coilovers do you have?
They are B+G coilovers.
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:22 PM   #36
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I've said it before but I must say it again.........SICK car Alex Btw:not to switch topics but did you ever "wade" into the cross drilled rotor debate? What is your take?
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(i personally like cross drilled rotors. have them on the 323Ci and also bmw oem CSL ones on my latest M3)
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They are B+G coilovers.
How much more rough is the ride since you got the 19s?
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How much more rough is the ride since you got the 19s?
To be honest, the ride quality difference going from 18's to 19's was as far as I remember almost negligible. In other words, I barely noticed the difference. The main difference in ride quality was going from my stock sport suspension to the coilovers. Definitely doesn't feel as soft as the sport suspension did. These coils won't beat you up but they definitely provide a very connected feel to the road.
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To be honest, the ride quality difference going from 18's to 19's was as far as I remember almost negligible. In other words, I barely noticed the difference. The main difference in ride quality was going from my stock sport suspension to the coilovers. Definitely doesn't feel as soft as the sport suspension did. These coils won't beat you up but they definitely provide a very connected feel to the road.
Thats the main thing I was worried about. If the ride isn't different... then I really think i'm gonna go with the 19's. They just look so good!
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