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jeremy
12-05-2003, 01:16 AM
need some help deciding.........

should i go with a set of :

-18" rims

or

-16"x9" rims



try to think of handling issues.....as well as looks...also, keep in mind how my cars looks now.....i probably wont be giving it a make-over like i had planned...

thanks

*th-up*

Soldo
12-05-2003, 01:23 AM
if you take away that rear spoiler (sorry, i HATE exposed alluminum on cars!) i would say go with the 18's!
BUT!
i would KILL to have a car like yours, i'd thro an M tec package all around with some NICE 16 X 9's, looks SOOOOOOOO SEXY!

notmpowered
12-05-2003, 01:24 AM
16x9!!!!!!! Take the wing off though. It worked with the 18s but I think it would look out of place with 16s. Less rim means less show.

windsor318is
12-05-2003, 01:24 AM
neither................19"

Miguel
12-05-2003, 02:24 AM
where's the 24" spinners option?

bmwm5lover
12-05-2003, 02:27 AM
U go w/ anything but the 16x 9, and im personally gonna attepmpt to kick YOUR ASS!!

gsbadbmr
12-05-2003, 02:33 AM
Originally posted by windsor318is
neither................19"

Agreed!*th-up* I personally hate small wheels on a lowered e30 with a bodykit, it just looks funny. I still think 18's are a good choice tho...

-gsbadbmr

qimis
12-05-2003, 04:20 AM
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nah ... 16x9 all the way ! *th-up*

Euro_E30
12-05-2003, 04:27 AM
18's bro....too much hassel and money for 16X9's!

Mitch555
12-05-2003, 06:34 AM
If your gonna dump your car on 16z, it'll look nice. Pending on the rims obviously. But I don't think you'd want to go any lower than you are right now with the Rieger kit. The 16z would not look that great if your gonna leave it at the height itz at now, and if it goes any lower aren't you gonna scrap? I would go with 18'z personally. But get what YOU like.

19inch doesn't look good on an E30. Too big. This is how I see it:

E30 - 18inch looks perfect
E36 - 19inch looks perfect
E46 - 19/20inch looks perfect

M50E30
12-05-2003, 12:40 PM
jeremy,

With your body kit the 16" X 9" wheels will look odd. Stick with a nice set of 18's.

Dave

Miguel
12-05-2003, 01:27 PM
you know what... you've done the 18" thing before right? go 19".
be original.

BimmerMan
12-05-2003, 01:44 PM
My bro sent me this link. 13-9.5, with an offset of -16...yeah negative offset..ugly old school rims...crazy size

http://www.lunaticfringe.org/vwfox/temp/OpelAsconaA03.jpg

BMW BMXer
12-05-2003, 01:51 PM
With A big kit you need big wheels.

FastM3
12-05-2003, 10:42 PM
18" or 19" is good!

jeremy
12-06-2003, 04:18 AM
hmmmmmmm......you think i should try 19"s eh ?? anyone know of a proper fitting 19" rim (for the e30) ?

jeremy
12-06-2003, 04:45 AM
19" 5zigen copse ? lightweight...http://www.wheelmax.com/Wheels/5zigen/copsehb.gif

jeremy
12-06-2003, 04:49 AM
19" adr gt sport ?
http://www.wheelmax.com/Wheels/ADR/gtsportwht.gif

AndreNY
12-06-2003, 05:35 PM
well i would say 18" with the body kit u got now, but if you ever decide to go with a M-tech kit, then def 16X9, but if u wanna be all out Euro then 16X11 :P

windsor318is
12-06-2003, 06:04 PM
jer those 5zigen rims are nice but really expensive, dont the m-sport rims on that wheel max place come in 19" with a proper offset?? only thing is they are 8.5 wide..........can you say bmp fender flares?????????????

Krim 325I
12-06-2003, 07:54 PM
hmm you ever saw a e30 with 19 inches wheel?? it looks ridiculous (imo) there was a pic floating around on max with a E30 on 19 inches, someone post it so he can get a good idea how it looks.

btw i say 18 with the car as it is now , 16 if you go m-tech

jeremy
12-06-2003, 09:05 PM
Originally posted by windsor318is
jer those 5zigen rims are nice but really expensive, dont the m-sport rims on that wheel max place come in 19" with a proper offset?? only thing is they are 8.5 wide..........can you say bmp fender flares?????????????

ya, 8.5" would be too wide.....the 5zigen's aren't to bad in price....i gotta a good hook up for them......plus the 5 zigen are not a proper fit (high offset)......

the roja formula 7 come in 19"x8" 4x100 et 23.... according to their site... click here (http://www.rojawheels.com/wheels/details.asp?parent=5&wheelid=6&name=Formula%207%20Gun%20Metal&style=2471&desc=Forged%20Center%20Cap,%20Lightweight)

notmpowered
12-07-2003, 07:04 PM
hmm you ever saw a e30 with 19 inches wheel?? it looks ridiculous (imo) I agree. Also think of the tire size you would need to run. Canada has winters, therefore potholes are pretty abundant. Hit a pothole with a 215/30/19 tire, your rims will not come out on top. I have a hard enough time not ****ing up my 16s with a 215/45/16 tire. I've already had to get them fixed after only 1 summer of driving. I am relativey careful.

windsor318is
12-08-2003, 01:22 AM
Originally posted by jeremy
ya, 8.5" would be too wide.....the 5zigen's aren't to bad in price....i gotta a good hook up for them......plus the 5 zigen are not a proper fit (high offset)......

the roja formula 7 come in 19"x8" 4x100 et 23.... according to their site... click here (http://www.rojawheels.com/wheels/details.asp?parent=5&wheelid=6&name=Formula%207%20Gun%20Metal&style=2471&desc=Forged%20Center%20Cap,%20Lightweight)

dude thats it!!!!!..... those are the ones, gun metal centers and polished lip*th-up* *th-up* can your hook up get you those too:cool:

jeremy
12-08-2003, 01:38 AM
Originally posted by windsor318is
dude thats it!!!!!..... those are the ones, gun metal centers and polished lip*th-up* *th-up* can your hook up get you those too:cool:

i dunno.....i'm kinda scared of 19"S......i remember hitting bumps/pot holes with the 18"s, that was scary enough :(

windsor318is
12-08-2003, 01:48 AM
Originally posted by jeremy
i dunno.....i'm kinda scared of 19"S......i remember hitting bumps/pot holes with the 18"s, that was scary enough :(


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hey if not just go with the 18" of those, they are EXACTLY what you need on your car *th-up*

can i get you mad for a second........ YOUR OTHER RIMS WHERE ALSO PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!

and a teaser............. ha ha this is my fav p shop of your car

jeremy
12-08-2003, 01:54 AM
MAN ! i wish the hm2's came in a 4 lug setup :(

the 18" roja's have a 42 offset (u know i don't like spacers :D)

windsor318is
12-08-2003, 01:56 AM
oh.... they only come in 23mm in the 19"??? thats gay...... looks like you will have to buy the 19's then.... ha ha

jeremy
12-08-2003, 01:58 AM
Originally posted by windsor318is
oh.... they only come in 23mm in the 19"??? thats gay...... looks like you will have to buy the 19's then.... ha ha

maybe ......gotta find out if that's true or a missprint......they only say 19"x8" 4x100 et23 under the gunmetal ones.....

AndreNY
12-08-2003, 03:24 AM
y not get 5 lug so u can pimp some 20" BBS LM's