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Old 09-20-2014, 12:11 AM   #1
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My Ride: 01 330i
Square or Staggered...that is the question

Hey all, just here learning.

Recently got an 01 330i (sport pacakge) and Im trying to figure out what is what in the tire fittment area. I come from Jeeps so its def a new world Ive stumbled upon.

My 330 has staggard wheels, Style 68s...I dont mind them too much (hate cleaning them) but with their age and wear, Im thinking Id like to turn them into a winter set and get something a bit better for summers.

Why does one choose staggered over squared or vice-versa?

I have to say my favorite style is the 127/163 (not sure of the difference)...but I actually much prefer the seven spoke version...such as the VMR 710!!

Im also interested at going up to an 18. I care not for fender rolling, or stretching or all that extra nonsence (just my opinion), I just want them to look good on the car.

What are stock staggard sizes?

I feel Id just keep it the same to not run into any rubbing issues...and if anything, possibly use spacers to bump out to the body lines.

I also dont plan on lowering the car any more than it already is with the sport susp. and feel, with 18s I wouldnt need to anyway (look wise)

Any guidance in ALL of this is greatly appreciated.

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