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      05-23-2022, 04:21 PM   #1101
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Originally Posted by minty335i View Post
Im in the market for some 19s and am noticing most people go with 18 for their e92 (non m). Is there a clear reason for this? Ive always preferred the look of 19 over 18, but maybe Im missing a clear reason people go for the latter. For reference, Im looking at arc8s in the following spec for my 12 e92 335i:

Front 19x8.5 +33
Rear 19x9.5 +35

Im lowered on kw v2s and no camber plates.
Hi there,

From a performance and functionality standpoint, it is always more beneficial to go with the smallest diameter wheel you can fit over your brakes. When comparing 18" and 19" wheels specifically, 18" wheels will be lighter in overall unsprung weight, which increases performance and agility. 18" wheels will also be less expensive, with cheaper tire options compared to 19"s. Lastly, 18" wheels will use taller sidewall tires, which provides additional ride comfort and compliance, as well as more rim protection for your wheels.

Overall, 18" wheels tend to be the most popular for the non-M E9X chassis but some folks will opt for 19" wheels simply due to aesthetic preference.

If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to reach out!

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