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      07-08-2006, 11:38 AM   #1
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If I put 18's on my stock suspension 325 how will if ride comp to the 16's

We test drove in the 325i with stock 16's the ride was great, If I put the 18's on it without having the sports package will the ride suffer any, I dont want to lose any of the ride comfortability, I know I am going to a smaller tire with the stock 18's but has any one had any gripes or is it still ride fantastic, does anyone know if the car will still look good without the sports package suspension, does the sports package suspension, lower the car any or is it just for turning purposes??
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We test drove in the 325i with stock 16's the ride was great, If I put the 18's on it without having the sports package will the ride suffer any, I dont want to lose any of the ride comfortability, I know I am going to a smaller tire with the stock 18's but has any one had any gripes or is it still ride fantastic, does anyone know if the car will still look good without the sports package suspension, does the sports package suspension, lower the car any or is it just for turning purposes??
I got them went with the m5 replicas 18x8 front & 18x9 rear.. the rides better than with the stock run flats it came with...glen
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depends on what you consider a better ride... If you stick with Run Flats, I dont think you will notice much of a difference in ride quality.

If you go with a staggered 18 or 19 inch setup though, you will see the handling vastly improve.
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how do 18s on non-sport suspension look?
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      07-09-2006, 12:23 PM   #5
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like you're going to go off-roading.
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like you're going to go off-roading.


ya, if you get bigger rims and smaller tires the wheel well gap will be huge. u should lower the car a little.
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how do 18s on non-sport suspension look?
They look like this
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Depends on what profile tires you got. Something like 255/35, 225/40 would look horrible because of the gap.
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Depends on what profile tires you got. Something like 255/35, 225/40 would look horrible because of the gap.
thats why they make lowering springs!!
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