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Old 02-15-2010, 05:28 AM
dolphin77 dolphin77 is offline
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Keep 19"s or go to 18"s?

'04 M3 Convert....has the OEM 19"s with a lot of curb rash, but no major damage. Tires are about new. I am considering moving to 18"s to get newer wheels and for a softer quieter ride.......what should I do? Thanks WC
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Old 02-17-2010, 01:56 PM
sfca-325i sfca-325i is offline
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Do you dislike the ride on 19's? If you do, then I think the move to 18's makes sense.


2004 e83 3.0, 2003.5 e46 M3 Cic, 2008 e9x 335xia, 2008 Sienna XLE Limted AWD
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Old 02-17-2010, 05:52 PM
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I don't like the look of the 18s for a DD. they look good on the track. but if you're looking for more comfort thats the way to go
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Old 02-21-2010, 04:22 AM
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Unless you want to use your car on the track and take advantage of the numerous 18" track tyres stay with the 19". Much better look.
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Old 03-19-2010, 03:50 AM
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Post up pics of both and personnally bigger is better with oem
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