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      12-13-2012, 10:46 AM   #1
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New wheels question

I'm looking at getting some new wheels for my 335d. I've got 18" sport wheels now but I'm honestly a little confused about the whole process. What size do I need? What the heck are spacers? What's a good brand? Any answers would be greatly appreciated!
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I'm looking at getting some new wheels for my 335d. I've got 18" sport wheels now but I'm honestly a little confused about the whole process. What size do I need? What the heck are spacers? What's a good brand? Any answers would be greatly appreciated!
It depends on what size wheel you want. Most people on here run 18's or 19's in the summer and 17's or 18's in the winter.
A spacer essentially is a disc (similar shape as a rotor) that gets bolted in-between the hub of the wheel and wheel. This results in the wheel being flush with the fendor of the car. It's primarily an asthetic thing.
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      12-13-2012, 03:46 PM   #3
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I'm not planning on getting new tires since I just replaced the OEM RFTs a couple of months ago. Just want a new look.
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