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ballin
08-18-2003, 03:26 PM
Hi guys
Im getting 18's for my 94 320 e36
but the problem is that i havent dropped it yet
and I wanted to know...if my car is gonna look really stupid, is it gonna raise it by a lot, or will the opposite effect happen and the wheel might tuck...

I will drop my car its just a mattter of time..but for the time beein...

ballin
08-18-2003, 03:39 PM
???

djcontra
08-18-2003, 03:40 PM
drop the car first and then install the 18's. I find the car looks really goofy if you keep the ride height stock.
you should be able to fit anything up to 8.5" wide without having to roll your fenders.

Soldo
08-18-2003, 03:45 PM
Nah not even, i mean i drop does look a LOT better, but if you can't afford the drop just get the rims, what i like with 18's is that fill in the wheel wells perfectly, and i found that it didn't raise my car at all since i had the same tire ratios!

Mitch555
08-18-2003, 04:48 PM
Originally posted by ballin
Hi guys
Im getting 18's for my 94 320 e36
but the problem is that i havent dropped it yet
and I wanted to know...if my car is gonna look really stupid, is it gonna raise it by a lot, or will the opposite effect happen and the wheel might tuck...

I will drop my car its just a mattter of time..but for the time beein...


I say put the 18's on first and then lower it to your liking! Also, you shouldn't have any problems with rubbing or making the car look raised. Good luck with the setup! *th-up*

///MsAniTy
08-18-2003, 06:39 PM
hey mitch how much did those rims run you. cuz im interested in gettin rc's and theri somewhere near that price but only 18's

Mitch555
08-18-2003, 07:26 PM
Originally posted by ///MsAniTy
hey mitch how much did those rims run you. cuz im interested in gettin rc's and theri somewhere near that price but only 18's

Check your PM brotha!!!!

DbIiRrTdY
08-19-2003, 12:25 AM
hey i have 18s (bbs ch) on mine and no drop ... i agree it does look better if it were ... but it by no means looks bad!

so i say do it ... then worry about the drop later ...

Mitch555
08-19-2003, 04:26 AM
Originally posted by DbIiRrTdY
hey i have 18s (bbs ch) on mine and no drop ... i agree it does look better if it were ... but it by no means looks bad!

so i say do it ... then worry about the drop later ...

BASTARD!!! You have the same rims as me!!!! :D But mine are 19z

DbIiRrTdY
08-19-2003, 02:29 PM
lol ... yeah ... i was thinking the same thing ...

ballin
08-19-2003, 03:04 PM
Im getting moda r6...is anyone familiar with them
are they goood rims...do you guys find them nice

i think there reallly nice and i heard they are goood rims

just want other peoples opinion

sjinto
08-19-2003, 03:29 PM
Originally posted by DbIiRrTdY
hey i have 18s (bbs ch) on mine and no drop ... i agree it does look better if it were ... but it by no means looks bad!

so i say do it ... then worry about the drop later ...

what size tires are u running?:rolleyes:

bart320i
08-19-2003, 04:01 PM
my 18's are for sale, $2000 firm with the tires. they are brand new 3500km on them at most

Mitch555
08-19-2003, 05:46 PM
Originally posted by bart320i
my 18's are for sale, $2000 firm with the tires. they are brand new 3500km on them at most

How come your selling your rims dude?

bart320i
08-20-2003, 03:13 AM
Originally posted by bart320i
my 18's are for sale, $2000 firm with the tires. they are brand new 3500km on them at most

my car is being stored for a while and they won't be used for about a year and I don't want them just laying around. I'm gonna be looking at some 5 spoke m3 staggered rims or 18" ACS III. I don't really want to let them go cause I haven't really seen these rims yet on any bimmer in the GTA

here's one of my fav pics

Mitch555
08-20-2003, 05:27 AM
Originally posted by bart320i
my car is being stored for a while and they won't be used for about a year and I don't want them just laying around. I'm gonna be looking at some 5 spoke m3 staggered rims or 18" ACS III. I don't really want to let them go cause I haven't really seen these rims yet on any bimmer in the GTA


Keep those rims man!!! I don't know anyone that has those on any car in the GTA either! Itz only 1 year, big deal. You'll rip your hair out after that year passes and you'll be pissed that you sold those nice rims!

westside
08-20-2003, 01:56 PM
if you run the tyre size 225/40/18 your have no problem. if your going 19 then 235/35/19 will be ok

sjinto
08-21-2003, 03:09 PM
Originally posted by bart320i
my 18's are for sale, $2000 firm with the tires. they are brand new 3500km on them at most

check your PM bro*th-up*

WASABI
08-21-2003, 03:23 PM
Originally posted by ///MsAniTy
hey mitch how much did those rims run you. cuz im interested in gettin rc's and theri somewhere near that price but only 18's

Those RC's are damn light though, hence the price, like 17lbs for 18x8.5 :eek:

ballin
08-30-2003, 03:02 PM
Does anyone know anything about the moda r6
good wheeels?
do they look good ont he e36, the look really nice on the e46 but I just wanted to see if anyone has any pics of them on an e36

SpudBoy
08-30-2003, 04:50 PM
320i on 18's = slow IMHO

bart320i
08-31-2003, 12:33 AM
Originally posted by SpudBoy
320i on 18's = slow IMHO
320I'S are not fast to begin with. I really haven't seen that much of a decrease in performance after I installed my 18's

Soldo
08-31-2003, 12:36 AM
i saw a HUGE decrease when i installed my rims, they were MEGA heavy, and they were so heavy i literally could not spin the wheels!

Jon@Bimmersport
08-31-2003, 02:45 AM
Originally posted by SOLDOMATIC 325i
i saw a HUGE decrease when i installed my rims, they were MEGA heavy, and they were so heavy i literally could not spin the wheels!

i noticed..whenever u powershifted it seemed as if u were slowly doing it cuz it didnt chirp

Soldo
08-31-2003, 04:33 AM
Originally posted by E46_lover
i noticed..whenever u powershifted it seemed as if u were slowly doing it cuz it didnt chirp
NO IDIOT!!!
i can chirp, SOMETIMES< its just cause my body says to do it, but my feet don't let me be rough on the car, rember also dumbass, lol, chirping second is a BAD thimg!

Mitch555
08-31-2003, 06:47 AM
Originally posted by bart320i
320I'S are not fast to begin with. I really haven't seen that much of a decrease in performance after I installed my 18's

I 2nd that. After I put on my 19z I noticed a little less power going to the wheels. Who cares though. I don't care much bout being fast off the line anywayz. :cool:

328power
08-31-2003, 03:18 PM
After i installed my 18's i noticed a minimal change in power... ( according to my g tech on avg maybe .1-.2 on the 0-60.... DROP YOUR CAR.... but be prepared for changing your shocks 6 months after !!

ballin
09-01-2003, 03:36 PM
Im only gonna drop my car at the starting of next spring...it aint worth it to drive my car lowered all winter....if i only have to suffer 2 month's of having rims and not dropped
this winter...I will just save up money and the first week of sprigns all my mod's will go on

Sooo guys anyone has an e36 with 18's moda r6
I would love to see what they look like

burnhard22
09-01-2003, 06:18 PM
not sure but I have 2 brand new ES100's yoko's
if anyone's looking
*smoke*

DbIiRrTdY
09-01-2003, 07:29 PM
Originally posted by sjinto
what size tires are u running?:rolleyes:

235/45?40/18 all round

umnitza
09-03-2003, 08:10 AM
I'm running 18X9s all around on my M3 E36.
245/35s.

Goodyear Eagle GS-D3. No rubbing. Stock height.
http://www.umnitza.com/albums/personal/mgcomparo.jpg

BiBimBap
09-04-2003, 02:35 PM
HOLY CRAP! That looks awesome! And no lowering springs too eh? Very nice combo..

umnitza
09-04-2003, 04:35 PM
nope, straight suspension.
Those wheels and tires are for sale.
2pc w/ 3pc rivets.
18X9s
Polished Lip
Brushed ALuminum Center
Clear Coated

less than 8K miles on them and they are in perfect condition.
forged centers.

Asking $2300.
Wheels retail for $700+ each.
Tires are Goodyear Eagle's GS-D3s. Quite nice those I got for $765.

zoomster
09-09-2003, 02:13 PM
Just fitted 18X8 on my 318i with 235X40 allround and lowered it 40mm at the same time looks really good,all i had to do was cut some of the inside off my mud flaps on the front just hit on full lock,Seeya