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Old 01-08-2013, 12:57 PM   #1
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18's or 19's on my 2006 E90?

Finally decided on a rim....now just can't decide on size. Pros/cons to 18 vs 19's? Thanks!
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:31 AM   #2
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It is a trade off between looks and harshness of ride. As you go up on wheel diameter you go down on tire aspect ratio in order to maintain overall tire diameter. The "thinner" tires will handle better but will result in a harder/firmer ride quality. You can't have both.
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:07 PM   #3
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18s look way too small and retarder on E90, if you considering 18s thn just keep your stock wheels on, go with 19s at least they will look proportional with the car, and theres not a HUGE different in ride and comfort 18s vs 19s
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:20 AM   #4
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Seems like you guy know more about 19" rims.
I have a bimmer 328i 2007 coupe, is there a configuration for BMW when you put 19's on and lower it. I guess what I'm trying to say is that the previous owner lowered the car and now I'm having trouble with tires and alignment coming off often. Is there a solution to that?Click image for larger version

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Old 03-04-2013, 11:34 AM   #5
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Looks vs tire cost is one of the big considerations with 18s vs 19s. To many 19s look a bit better, but the cost of 19 inch tires is considerable compared to 18s. We run 18s, 19s and even 20s on our 335 depending on the look we want to achieve for any given shoot.

Markymarc305 - your car shouldn't need to be aligned to often, it sounds like you may have some worn suspension components causing the car to go further and further out of alignment.
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:24 PM   #6
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I am running 19s are yes tires are a bit more but the overall look I feel is worth it.
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:00 PM   #7
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Defo go with 19's, first thing I did. any smaller look stupid if not lowerd, and price isn't much different if any!
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:31 PM   #8
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Markem I have same car is urs lowered?
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:08 AM   #9
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No it's not, that I know anyway, but obv with 19's on there's less of a gap
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Old 01-23-2014, 07:05 PM   #10
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Any opionions on 295 25 20 on the back of 330i... Will the ride be too harsh?? It is optional back tire size on tire rack for advanti five star

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