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      04-29-2012, 07:09 AM   #17
2006 330i, TSM, Black, manual, sport
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Drives: 2015 GTI, E86 Z4 3.0si Racecar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Chester Springs, PA

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Started with 18" and have NEVER regretted it!

I'm able to get an 18x8.5 front with 255/35 (wheel only weighs 17.8lbs) and 18x9.5 rear with 265/35 (wheel only weighs 18.5lbs). Saves about 10lbs per corner of rotational mass and you can feel the difference!
Get a set of wheels with the spokes going all the way to the lip. Difficult to tell they are 18".
Added sidewall helps quite a bit for rough roads.
2015 GTI S, 6M, LP, Volk TE37SL 17x8.5, Michelin PSS 245/40, HPA SHS Coil-Overs, Peloquin LSD, Sachs SRE, Eurocode F/R Sway Bars, SuperPro Control Arms, Remus Catback, APR Stage 1 Tune, APR CAI, Aero Force Gauge Pod, APR Boost Gauge, Kersher Front Lip, Short Shifter, Tyrolsport Deadset, Stoptech BBK, HPA Dogbone
2008 BMW Z4 3.0si Coupe - because racecar