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Old 06-10-2008, 10:01 PM   #1
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decisions (18's?), decisions (19's?)...



I have a '97 E36 4-door and I am trying to decide which wheel size to run.
I want to know some of your subjective opinions about 18's vs. 19's. I've
talked to a number of people with 19's and know they can fit. But it doesn't
seem like they can get the same stance as the cars with 18's. I'll probably
get coilovers for the adjustability factor.
Anyway, I'm torn...
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Old 06-10-2008, 11:32 PM   #2
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17s + slammed
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Old 06-11-2008, 09:26 PM   #3
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also, some good side pics of lowered cars with 18's or 19's would be very helpful in the decision making process.
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19's + slammed. dont be a pussy.
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Old 06-11-2008, 11:24 PM   #5
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Check my threads in the Rides section for pics of my car on 18s and 19s. I have 19s now and I love them. I replied to your PM about my rears, I'm running a not-so-ideal offset/width combo in the rear, which is why I had so much trouble with fitment. With the right offset and width it's totally doable.

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18s: http://maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=94880
19s: http://maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=104486 and http://maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=105356
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Old 06-12-2008, 07:45 AM   #6
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19's + slammed. dont be a pussy.
please back up your "more than witty" comments with pictures of your car.
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Old 06-12-2008, 07:56 AM   #7
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Check my threads in the Rides section for pics of my car on 18s and 19s. I have 19s now and I love them. I replied to your PM about my rears, I'm running a not-so-ideal offset/width combo in the rear, which is why I had so much trouble with fitment. With the right offset and width it's totally doable.

edit: I dug them up anyways...
18s: http://maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=94880
19s: http://maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=104486 and http://maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=105356
Thanks dude, you've been more than helpful. The wheels I've been looking at
happen to be the same sizes and offsets as yours. I'm thinking about running
all fronts to save the hassles of stuffing them into the fender wells. Also, I
have concerns because my wife will be driving it as much if not more than
me. That's why I am having an extra hard time deciding.
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Old 06-12-2008, 02:24 PM   #8
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Then go with the no-staggered. It will give you some nice clearance out back. But if you go with 19s, you'll have to have a nice drop to pull it off - (which is where the wife issue comes in). Honestly, with H&R Sport and 19s you still might be able to pull it off and it should be friendly enough for your wife.
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Old 06-12-2008, 07:58 PM   #9
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yeah...I love the staggered look, but I don't want to worry about my wife
driving it around town. I can picture her thinking "oh, that pothole/bump
doesn't look so bad" and then having her call me up saying "honey, the car
made this strange noise and now the back of the car is gone" I think non-
staggered 19's are what I'm going with!
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