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      02-22-2006, 06:25 PM   #35
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Originally Posted by BMW3
My new 325i is expected to arrive at the dealer in a week. When it does I want to swap the standard 156 wheels/tires with 159 wheels/tires. I called my sales rep yesterday to find out the cost of the upgrade and he'll get back to me on this today.

My questions are:

1. Will 159 wheels/tires fit non SP 325i? Would this cause any problem down the road, performance/handling wise?

2. What would be reasonable price for the upgrade? I'll find out soon from the dealer but I want to know if anyone has done the same in the past and what they paid for.

I believe the 159s would fit with no problem, so would the front fit 161s for that matter...same offset. As they are OEM I don't expect to have warranty/safety/performance issues.

I am really, really considering the same upgrade to 159s, the 156s just doesn't cut it...please let us know what the outcome of your negotiations with your dealer)..very interested to know (you can PM me if you prefer). You might also want to consider quality spacers to go with the 159s (search forum).

Back up plan for me are 17" ASA AR1s and A/S Run Flats (ELs) from Tire Rack..coming in under 2k including shipping.

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