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E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013)
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:45 PM
swimjim swimjim is offline
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wheels for 128

hi:
i am sure its been asked before, but what might be the best source for selection and price for 17" rims for e82 128i?

i want to upgrade to a 17x8.5 in back, 17x7.5 up front; or similar.

thanks.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:28 PM
Sunnysbmw Sunnysbmw is offline
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If I was u mate I would go on BMW land this forum is crap u will get help on there but 235/35/19 will fit
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:20 AM
Tom K. Tom K. is offline
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If I was u mate I would go on BMW land this forum is crap u will get help on there but 235/35/19 will fit
Now that's a real useful post for someone looking for 17" wheels!

OP, you might check TireRack.com. And consider non-staggered wheels as there will be less understeer and you would be able to rotate the tires.

Tom
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Old 03-06-2012, 02:03 PM
jatbeni jatbeni is offline
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I have not experienced the understeer that Tom K. is referring to, but neither have I tracked my 128.

But having read some reviews on this - I think Tom K. is right. The staggered setup with the fatter wheels at the back is supposed to result in understeer, which seems like such a shame on a BMW. I think the reason provided for this was that BMW wanted to protect their bread and butter 3 series, as well as compete in a segment full of FWD cars.

So - try a non-staggered setup. Or - how about this - have the fatter tires at the front !!! :-)
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