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View Poll Results: Fill in the blank: I have _______ wheels for my summers
17" or lower 7 4.96%
18" 52 36.88%
19" 77 54.61%
20" or higher 5 3.55%
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      01-16-2012, 04:55 PM   #23
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Slightly in the front maybe, but I still get compliments in any case..
Do you have pictures? I'm curious how it looks.
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      01-16-2012, 06:30 PM   #24
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Slightly in the front maybe, but I still get compliments in any case..
Do you have pictures? I'm curious how it looks.
What do you drive? The E92 will look different in stance than the E90, obviously. I have an E92. Looking for pics now
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      01-16-2012, 06:41 PM   #25
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      01-16-2012, 08:41 PM   #26
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Well, for what it's worth, here are some pics. Car is pretty much stock now, but that is what she was in her heyday
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19s don't look bad at all on an xDrive.
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      01-16-2012, 11:20 PM   #28
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I didn't think so
I'll admit the slight rake bothered me at first, but I got over it. Hope this helps you bro.
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I didn't think so
I'll admit the slight rake bothered me at first, but I got over it. Hope this helps you bro.
How did you like the ride?
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19s are for people who don't think they are cool enough and need an excuse to think they are... 18s are almost always lighter, look more aggressive, better handling, better ride, less likely to bend, and have cheaper tire options. Quite easy choice in my opinion.
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      01-17-2012, 01:17 AM   #31
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19s are for people who don't think they are cool enough and need an excuse to think they are... 18s are almost always lighter, look more aggressive, better handling, better ride, less likely to bend, and have cheaper tire options. Quite easy choice in my opinion.
More than 57% think that as per the poll above.
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      01-17-2012, 01:31 AM   #32
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More than 57% think that as per the poll above.
Sad isn't it?
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      01-17-2012, 04:17 AM   #33
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Ive got 17" and that is enough.. my old e46 had 16" and that worked well also. Better quality ride then these 17". I cant understand why people put on 19" or bigger, but maybe its because Im an old guy.

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I didn't think so
I'll admit the slight rake bothered me at first, but I got over it. Hope this helps you bro.
How did you like the ride?
No different than 17"s really, a bit more harsh. Definitely do NOT keep RFTs on em, switch to rubbers for sure.

Just don't drive like an asshole and be fairly careful when you have em- because you WILL do more damage to tires and potentially rims.

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I've got 2 sets of 19's and my stock 18" 162's. I interchange them whenever throughout the year/seasons. Weather isn't too much of a factor for me. The 19's fit well for the size of the car. I do like the way 18" wheels ride better than my 19's. I think suspension can play a big role also. Really it's just a matter of personal preference.
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Wide 18"s for summer, narrow 18"s for winter.
Wide 18"s > generic 19"s
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can someone post a picture of a sedan with 19s that has the BMW SPORT SUSPENSION?

... then maybe some pics of same setup but with 18s? ( sedan, sport suspension)

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If you are running 17"s and you spend money to upgrade, the 18"s are still going to look too small. I had 17" RFT on my car stock. 19" and regular tires and I can't complain at all about the ride quality.
I spent money to upgrade from my stock 18's to nicer, wider, and lighter 18's and I'm very happy. They don't look too small to me; 19's look too big to me.

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While i believe 18 and 20 inch setups are cheaper, 19's simply fit the car perfect... If its a 135 you should go with 18's. And on 5 series you need 20's for sure.
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