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kjk645 12-21-2012 02:21 PM

FROM 19" TO 21" Do I need lowered
 
Hi Guys,

I am going from 19 Elipsoids to 21" 128's on my 05 645. Do I need anything except spacers? Does it NEED to be lowered or do you just slap em on? If I need a wheel alignment do I do it with the new shoes? And lastly, how do I know they are OEM and not knockoffs. Too late to ask now but it would be good to know. Thanks

Yorgi 12-21-2012 07:41 PM

Lowering after plus sizing wheels is normally just for looks only. When you lower the sidewall thickness with a lower profile tire the gap between the tire and the fender looks bigger, it's an optical illusion.

You will see "BMW" and a BMW part number cast into the wheels, normally on the back of the wheel, if it's OEM. The Ellipsoids have the number cast on the front under the center cap.

kjk645 12-21-2012 11:49 PM

thanks Yorgi I knew I could count on you.

OVRTKR 12-23-2012 07:44 PM

21's will most likley fill the extra gap you do not have to lower it and get the wheel alignment done with the new rim and tire set up as per the "knockoff" issue Yorgi is on point as usual..


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