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Old 03-02-2008, 04:05 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 03-02-2008, 04:31 PM   #2
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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
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Old 03-02-2008, 10:07 PM   #3
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E46 needs 19"
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Old 03-04-2008, 11:07 AM   #5
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^^all cars need 19's, people just kid themselves about it.
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Old 03-04-2008, 02:45 PM   #6
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^^all cars need 19's, people just kid themselves about it.
The absolute truth. 18s suck
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how come im happy with 17s
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how come im happy with 17s
the inner you isn't too happy about the 17's tho
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Old 03-05-2008, 09:10 AM   #10
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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.
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Old 03-15-2008, 05:01 PM   #11
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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!!!
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Old 04-21-2008, 11:54 AM   #12
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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.

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^^all cars need 19's, people just kid themselves about it.
Gah. I can't be cool with 17s
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Old 04-22-2008, 10:40 AM   #14
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^^all cars need 19's, people just kid themselves about it.
I disagree. Diferent cars, required for a different size.
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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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