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      03-09-2006, 08:22 PM   #1
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161's good to go

Just picked up a nearly new set of 161 rims 17 :rocks: " with Pirelli Eufori RFs...225/45 front and 255/40 rear. Monster difference from the stock 205/55 16's. Don't know what the fuss is about with 18's and 19's. The 17 inch sport rims are good to go.
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      03-26-2006, 01:18 AM   #2
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got any pics? I am thinking of getting the 17s in 161 also
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      03-26-2006, 01:24 PM   #3
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I have oem 16" wheels on e91. My last car an e46 I fitted 18 rims to it and it was nice, but too much feedback through the wheel for my liking. I was thinking about going to 17" with my e91 320d, but the guy I get wheels and stuff through said "I wont supply you 17" rims you will regret it everyone is fitting 18 and 19" rims these days".

I was looking at 162 replicas the other day 18" They look really cool, but still not sure.

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      04-05-2006, 05:39 PM   #4
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Sorry it has taken so long to reply...been out of town. There is a great picture on the E90 forum pics link of a sparkling graphite 3 series with 161s. They look awesome. Point is the bigger the rim diameter, the more prone the wheel is to getting bent. Newton's law of "when you hit a bump, something's gotta give" or something like that. Seriously, these wheels are the right balance of performance, size and looks I was looking for. I am delighted. Best of luck!
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