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Old 01-29-2014, 01:57 PM   #1
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18 vs 19 inch wheels...

Currently have stock 17in alloys on my '09 silver 328. Moving too a larger wheel package this spring, any suggestions on size? Looking to fill out the wheel well but don't want any rubbing issues...thanks!

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Old 01-30-2014, 12:40 PM   #2
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Currently have stock 17in alloys on my '09 silver 328. Moving too a larger wheel package this spring, any suggestions on size? Looking to fill out the wheel well but don't want any rubbing issues...thanks!

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For a rub-free fitment with the same size all around, use 235/40R18 in 18" or 235/35R19 in 19".
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Old 01-30-2014, 01:21 PM   #3
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Thanks Gary...is there a simple easy to determine whether my wheel package is off set or all the same? Simply look sty the tire specs on each tire?

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Since you're purchasing new wheels, it would not matter if your current setup is staggered. You can purchase staggered or non-staggered setups, but non-staggered setups are typically more economical and allow for more tire rotation to better tire wear.
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Currently have stock 17in alloys on my '09 silver 328. Moving too a larger wheel package this spring, any suggestions on size? Looking to fill out the wheel well but don't want any rubbing issues...thanks!

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I would suggest a 19'' staggered setup:

19x8.5 & 19x9.5 or 19x9.0 & 19x10.0 wheel setup with 235/35/19 and 265/30/19 tires.

I got some limited time specials on new wheels from Avant Garde and VMRs if you are intersted in picking up a set for spring.

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Old 02-14-2014, 09:21 AM   #6
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Frank,

Why staggered vs non staggered? What sort of deals are you running on VMR's? The V710's is what I am looking at. Will my stock BMW badges fit in the center of VMR's?

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Old 02-14-2014, 09:40 AM   #7
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Loud Tires

I'm currently running some garbage Sunny tires on my 328xdrive (they were on it when i bought it) and they're the most god awfuly noisy things I've ever heard. Not kidding in the least bit. They have an aggressive tread pattern, similar to what I'm seeing on some of the tires I've been looking at to fit some 19in wheels. Will I have the same issues with load road noise and vibrations with these tires?
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The noise will vary greatly depending what the model of the tire is. In other words, there may loud tires and quiet tires available in a given tires size.
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Old 02-25-2014, 01:03 PM   #9
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18 is the economical choice to go with.
If you want to go 19" that's fine as well.

18" Is easier for daily driving, I like being able to drive normally and not worry about potholes too much.

Check out http://www.vorsteiner.com/wheel/ I've been debating getting some of their stuff. VMR is also a good company.
Alan at ModBargains can hook it up too !
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