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Old 03-10-2008, 11:11 PM   #1
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Why are bigger rims better?

What is the benefit of getting 18+ plus rims if ur car is not an m? Well besides the bling factor, wont that make your car perform worse in every single way? I'm having a little dilemma! Obviously bigger looks better but is there any other benefit to big Rims? Is it really worth it?
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Old 03-11-2008, 12:34 AM   #2
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Old 03-11-2008, 01:15 AM   #3
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Other then corner like its on rails...i dont know!

But seriously, big rims are not only for "bling". They affect handling a LOT. A low profile tire has way less flex in cornering, giving a much better feel and respons...(along with much harder ride).
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Old 03-11-2008, 03:10 AM   #4
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Bigger is only better to a certain extent performance wise. less tire to roll equates to better handling. But when you get really big you sacrifice weight, and you still need a little bit of sidewall give when handling. People say 17" is the optimal size for E36 (thus M3's come with 17's)

Looks wise, to me at least, is only good as long as it suits the car. E36 for example, I would say 18 looks perfect, with the odd exception.
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Old 03-11-2008, 05:39 PM   #5
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IMO it just looks better, plus a harder side wall is nice too.
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Old 03-11-2008, 06:02 PM   #6
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My 7 needs at least a 21" like the factory 760 style 128 rims to close off them nasty wheel gaps.
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What is the benefit of getting 18+ plus rims if ur car is not an m? Well besides the bling factor, wont that make your car perform worse in every single way? I'm having a little dilemma! Obviously bigger looks better but is there any other benefit to big Rims? Is it really worth it?
what rims are those? looks deep dish.. man i want to get these on my ride...
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Bigger is only better to a certain extent performance wise. less tire to roll equates to better handling. But when you get really big you sacrifice weight, and you still need a little bit of sidewall give when handling. People say 17" is the optimal size for E36 (thus M3's come with 17's)

Looks wise, to me at least, is only good as long as it suits the car. E36 for example, I would say 18 looks perfect, with the odd exception.
Yes, when i say bigger, i mean +1 +2" from stock...so 17/18" on E36 for example...There is a reason why you dont see 22's on the track!
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