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Shark
03-16-2006, 10:22 AM
I want to put on some 18"s rims for my Z3 2.8L but I found a good deal on 19"s. I know that 19"s will have a harsh ride to them, which it's ok with me. Just wondering, will there be any rubbing on stock springs? I see that on tirerack.com, it can be done. And I will eventually put on new springs on it too, thinking of putting on H&R. Just wondering what you guys think?

BMWF1
03-16-2006, 10:41 AM
if you put 19's on yes it will be a very stiff ride .... However you should not have any rubbing with the stock setup. the wheel wells are very big, and on 2000-2002 they are even bigger. However I do recommend you drop it as it will sit pretty high on 18's.

If you put on just springs on your Z your shocks will last you no more then a year, its recommend you change both at the same time, but if it's low miles and you wanna get the most out of your current shocks then just ridem out and make sure to have a set of bilistens laying around ...

19s is the absolute biggest you should go and if you drop the car it will fill in the entire wheel well. If you want some more information check out the Z3 section at bimmerforums.com, They have some Z guru's on there.

Anyway good luck and make sure to post pictures when your done with it.

**i'm riding on 18's by the way.

Shark
03-21-2006, 10:23 PM
I'll keep you posted

330ci05
03-24-2006, 02:10 PM
if you put 19's on yes it will be a very stiff ride .... However you should not have any rubbing with the stock setup. the wheel wells are very big, and on 2000-2002 they are even bigger. However I do recommend you drop it as it will sit pretty high on 18's.

If you put on just springs on your Z your shocks will last you no more then a year, its recommend you change both at the same time, but if it's low miles and you wanna get the most out of your current shocks then just ridem out and make sure to have a set of bilistens laying around ...

19s is the absolute biggest you should go and if you drop the car it will fill in the entire wheel well. If you want some more information check out the Z3 section at bimmerforums.com, They have some Z guru's on there.

Anyway good luck and make sure to post pictures when your done with it.

**i'm riding on 18's by the way.


i changed my springs to H&R and i have 19k+ on the shox,struts and there is no wear to them at all, still feels like day one :D:D

BMWF1
03-24-2006, 07:34 PM
i changed my springs to H&R and i have 19k+ on the shox,struts and there is no wear to them at all, still feels like day one :D:D

Zee's are alot different with suspension, trust me on this one.

Soldo
03-24-2006, 07:45 PM
Ya, the Rears are similar to the E30/Ti's and the fact that its a convertible makes it VERY harsh on suspension components!

330ci05
04-01-2006, 02:52 PM
Zee's are alot different with suspension, trust me on this one.


yeah guess *mumble* :)

Shark
04-04-2006, 02:45 AM
what do you guys think on a red Z3, 19" chrome rims?

JazzM
04-04-2006, 10:46 AM
Don't get 19's. I used to have them. Its a very harsh ride and you will bend them very easily. Trust me on this one. Get a nice set of 18s instead :)

T.

Shark
04-04-2006, 06:45 PM
what chrome rims? *th-up* or *thmbsdwn*

BMWF1
04-08-2006, 01:16 PM
pass on the chrome.....pewter or gunmetal coded are nice