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      04-28-2008, 10:40 PM   #1
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NEW Wheel and Tire Suggestions

Hey all! I am currently looking to replace my 16" on my 2006 325i Sedan.

I am looking at the Beyern Mesh 18"-19"

I am wondering what are your all suggestions on which would be better the fit between.

1. 18" x 8.5 ---- 18" x 9.5
2. 19" x 8.5 ---- 19" x 9.5

What will my tire size be with those configuration and what is a good tire for summer and rain weather?

The 18 on 335i looks pretty big, so I am not sure if 19" will be too big. My car is Silver Metallic, and I really like hyper silver but I guess they don't have it. So which be be the best color to go with. Chrome, Silver or Black?

Please let me know. And thank you for all of your help!!!
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3. 20" x 8.5"...............20" x 10"
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If you don't have sport package I would stay with 18 for now unless you are planning to drop the suspension otherwise the gap is too big.
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I'd like to point out something rather obvious, and what will imply. The larger the wheel, the smaller the amount of tire to absorb bumps and ruts in the road. Also, the larger the width of the rim and tire, the more likely it is you will experience tramlining.

Before you go ahead and purchase the wheels, what are your road conditions like? If the roads in your area are bumpy, broken, and full of potholes (mine are) then forget about anything larger than 18" and be prepared to drive much more slowly over them. My dad has 18s on his 5 series, and we have had to replace 3 of them because of bad roads and potholes coupled with poor driving :-)
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If you go with 18s, use 235/40/18 and 265/35/18 ties. If you go with 19s, use 235/35/19 and 265/30/19 tires.
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