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bmv69 03-02-2008 04:05 PM

stay with 17" rims or go with 18"
 
I currently have pilot sport 17" all season tires, and I think there's still enough tread left, maybe one more season. Should I go with getting new 17" rims or should I upgrade to 18" rims and all season tires? I drive a 330i (2001) and I'm thinking of going with 225/45R18 tires and rims?

propr'one 03-02-2008 04:31 PM

if your all seasons are worn out, keep the 17 inch rims (buy winters for next season) and buy 18's/19's for the summer

Mickey Knox 03-02-2008 10:07 PM

+10000
 
good call by the mr proper

AceOfSpades 03-04-2008 10:45 AM

E46 needs 19"

propr'one 03-04-2008 11:07 AM

^^all cars need 19's, people just kid themselves about it.

dbworld4k 03-04-2008 02:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by propr'one (Post 1118500)
^^all cars need 19's, people just kid themselves about it.

The absolute truth. 18s suck :(

BMW_7 03-04-2008 05:41 PM

how come im happy with 17s

AceOfSpades 03-04-2008 06:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BMW_7 (Post 1118702)
how come im happy with 17s

the inner you isn't too happy about the 17's tho:D

shimajer 03-04-2008 11:14 PM

19s ftw

Michel 03-05-2008 09:10 AM

I had the same dilemma last year. I picked 18's and I'm pretty happy with them. They do look a little small because of the dish but they perform much better in my opinion. That being said, I wouldn't mind to eventually upgrade to 19's only when I get the opportunity to get light ones.

0wna5er 03-15-2008 05:01 PM

I have 225/50/17 on my 530i now with all season and can't make up my mind if I should get 17's or staggered 18's for the summer. Too many options!!!

arsevader 04-21-2008 11:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bmv69 (Post 1117634)
I currently have pilot sport 17" all season tires, and I think there's still enough tread left, maybe one more season. Should I go with getting new 17" rims or should I upgrade to 18" rims and all season tires? I drive a 330i (2001) and I'm thinking of going with 225/45R18 tires and rims?

225/45 is the 17" sport package size. On an 18" wheel, these will be too tall.

James

craz azn 04-21-2008 11:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by propr'one (Post 1118500)
^^all cars need 19's, people just kid themselves about it.

Gah. I can't be cool with 17s *sad*

bmwm5lover 04-22-2008 10:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by propr'one (Post 1118500)
^^all cars need 19's, people just kid themselves about it.

I disagree. Diferent cars, required for a different size.

Souvrain 04-29-2008 10:29 PM

im in the same questioning .. but .. is the road ok with 19 ??? loll we got pot hole the size of yo moma here


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