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Old 06-01-2013, 09:09 AM   #21
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look for tires that rap/protect rim and stay with 18"s
Curb rash is not an issue, it's the profile of the tire and how they're taking a beating with the roads around here.


Nay to style 57 and 157, they look small and thick.

Style 42 is not bad, I actually always liked those wheels but I'll have to look around a lot for 17's which I might start doing now.

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Old 06-01-2013, 09:21 AM   #22
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look for tires that rap/protect rim and stay with 18"s
The issue is not curbing the lip, 18" wheels have to be accompanied by a thinner tire then 17" rims do. Thus, more prone to wheel damage.
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:55 AM   #23
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a wheel link from an older post

http://felgenkatalog.auto-treff.com/

some of these we've never seen in the US .... use the pull downs E46 then get the wheel / tire sizes
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:59 AM   #24
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Style 68's or style 44's are the best looking OEM wheels you can get, no questions about it... I'd try and get a hold of either of these. In fact I'm having my stock style 44's re-painted and taking my 18" VB3's off, possibly for good, and can't wait to get back to a less harsh ride while dropped on KW's.

Edit: I'd have to add that style 23 E36 M wheels can look damn good also on our cars.

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Old 06-01-2013, 12:14 PM   #25
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You seem to have your mind made up on 17s, would have done the same.

I personally love the look of the 96s, i may be a bit bias, haha.
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Old 06-01-2013, 12:51 PM   #26
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I kind of like those 17s
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Old 06-01-2013, 01:05 PM   #27
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those are hideous Jake.
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Old 06-01-2013, 01:14 PM   #28
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18s. Sounds like you had a good run before they got bent. And on a side note, every state in the north east seems to think their roads are the worst ones.
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Old 06-01-2013, 01:21 PM   #29
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I'm going to fix up my 18's


I'm editing a vid of when I hit it from my dashcam
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Old 06-01-2013, 01:28 PM   #30
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NY roads do suck id still stick with the 18's heck I have 19's on mine and I live in midtown manhattan...how much would you ask for the 18's if you do part with them?
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keep the 18s.

hit the city up (or your insurance) to pay for the wheels/tires and be done
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Hah, good luck getting NYC to pay for any damages
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sell bent wheels to unsuspecting 16yr old who beats on & drives their E46 like a pick-up truck anyway??...
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:12 PM   #34
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What about Style 71? Looks easy to clean, too radical for my taste, but might fit the younger set. Available in 17 and 18.



Or, you can go with the Style 269. Sicker, but only available in 18 and 19. Won't last long in NYC.
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Old 06-02-2013, 12:53 AM   #35
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I put the 18" starspoke 123 for 5 series on my e46. They are made for the heavier car so they hold up. They look good and can be found cheap when e60 owners go bigger.


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My BBS' seem to be holding up better than any other wheel I've had, even though these particular ones are cast.
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What to do with my bent wheels?

Style 119s. 17x8 ET42. Conservative fitment (probably the same as your friend's). I'm running 12.5 mm spacers in rear to even out the gap front to back. Plus they're easy to clean.


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Old 09-25-2013, 08:29 AM   #38
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:08 AM   #39
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:13 AM   #40
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