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      06-04-2008, 11:37 AM   #1
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Lowering a 325xi Summer and Winter Setup. Help Needed

What should I purchase to lower my BMW 325xi. I have an alpine white, with steptronic. I have added a spoiler, Blacklines, and Exhaust Tip. I plan to Get 20" Wheels and Tires soon which I am saving up for Hopefully Spring Next year. However, I Live in NJ and plan to use stock tires / wheels in the winter. Should i Wait till i get the 20" and lower it? Will it affect the fact that i'll be putting stock 16"s back on ? Will there be a very big gap ?
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At the end of the day, the overall tire size is going to be the same. The 20" tires will have almost no sidewall compared to the 16" ones.
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The 20 inch set up is almost the same overall diameter of your 16 inch set up but it's still taller and you can tell. I would first do the wheels and then lower it. This way if you run into any problems you can just roll your fenders. I have many 20 inch style wheels in stock let me know if you need some help.
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