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Tnd-_-b 06-16-2008 01:33 PM

18" over 19" on E46?
Am in quite a bind i am about ready to buy the wheels, and am not sure if i should get Staggered 18" or 19" rims. keeep in mind it will be lowered about 2" in the front and 1.4" in the rear. What should i do? :confused:

INFAMOU$ 06-16-2008 01:42 PM

e46 = 19" FTW...

StikiGreenZ 06-16-2008 02:23 PM

19's on an e46.

Tnd-_-b 06-16-2008 03:31 PM

yea but i was told that it wouldnt be the best ride. and i drive from brampton to scarbrough now and then. *rockout*

JunzieB 06-16-2008 03:54 PM


Anything smaller on a E46 and you'll be dubbed a waste of sperm:D

All jokes aside, maybe one of the many guys in here running 19's can chime in on the ride quality.

I know there are a couple E36's running it and i've heard no complaints.

Michel 06-16-2008 04:08 PM

hey man, go for 19's... I know u pm'ed me about my suspension a while ago, if ur still interested in picking it up, i can take u for a ride in my bro's e46 with 19's and lowered when we meet up

Tnd-_-b 06-16-2008 05:53 PM

sounds great still. ill let you know when my wallet is ready lol. butr your saying it still rides nice, does it really depend on the tires also.*smoke*

shimajer 06-16-2008 11:53 PM

hoenstly, i have 18s for winters and 19s/20s for summer. i gotta tell you there's a bit of a difference. in terms of looks, no doubt the 19s will look nicer. but if you want comfort, 18s is the way to go. 18s ride so much better.

tlaselva 06-17-2008 01:21 AM

Definate difference in ride quality between the 18" & 19".

18" do give you a more compliant ride, the 19" give you a tighter ride, but at the expense of comfort.

AceOfSpades 06-17-2008 01:54 AM

19s or go home

Tnd-_-b 06-17-2008 03:43 PM

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I hear yall am still a bit in the middle between the two i am going to lower it, and i know 19" look sexy but am not sure is i wanna go smooth ride and look Good or do i wanna go for damn sexy. i think i jus rather turn heads. i hope the ride isnt that bad on the 19" *mumble*


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j0nblayz 06-17-2008 04:54 PM

19's for sure.. dont listen to people saying 19's are so harsh ride, i drove on 18's CSL's on my e36, and now on my e46 i have 19" CSL's, and to be honest its not as bad as people make it sound. However, you do have to be more careful of potholes, 19's are less forgiving...

maxevo 06-17-2008 08:27 PM

19's and go home happy

INFAMOU$ 06-18-2008 02:44 PM

The ride differences between 18-19" is nothing.. however on my truck.. the difference from a 295/45/18 to a 295/30/23 is very noticeable!!! Don't worry so much about it.. 19" will be fine on your e46! Plus we all know it's what you really want!

JNSchnitzer 06-18-2008 03:00 PM

Trust me, you'll regret getting 18's on an e46. 19's fill up the gaps very nicely and if they're the right offset you should have no problems on a lowered car.

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