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      02-27-2022, 10:09 AM   #1
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Recently finished restoring the exterior on my E46 touring. The wheels are staggered but came with 225 tires all around from the PO. I had them refinished and just ordered proper sized tires (235 fronts, 255 rears). Am now debating if I should go up a wheel size to 18". What do you guys think?
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Looks good with the 17s. You will also get a harsher ride with 18s.

Since your wheels look great I would stick with what you have.
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No, stay 17's. Less rotational mass and tires are lighter. Why go bigger?

Looks good as presented. Facelifted 325iT with Manual and sport is a great combo
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No, stay 17's. Less rotational mass and tires are lighter. Why go bigger?

Looks good as presented. Facelifted 325iT with Manual and sport is a great combo
You are right staying with the lighter 17" will keep the car more nimble. I was thinking going 18" to fill up the wheel arches a bit more.
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Looks perfect the ways she sits currently. However, if you want to move to 18s, I'd only do it if that model came with 18s from the factory or... if they are 18" BBS wheels!
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Looks perfect the ways she sits currently. However, if you want to move to 18s, I'd only do it if that model came with 18s from the factory or... if they are 18" BBS wheels!
Don't think 18" was an option for the touring but I do know it was an option for the coupes. I'm trying to find a set of 18" BBS RKII.
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I put style 162s on both of my E46 330Ci and that damn wheel looked just perfect on the E46... and didn't need spacers
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I put style 162s on both of my E46 330Ci and that damn wheel looked just perfect on the E46... and didn't need spacers
Once upon a time, I did have those on the wagon. While fitment was perfect it didn't feel period correct to me.
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Once upon a time, I did have those on the wagon. While fitment was perfect it didn't feel period correct to me.
looks so damn good
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ENDL3SS what is shown on your first post picture looks just perfect.
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I had 18s on my old e46 and it was perfect. Got compliments on it all the time.
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Found a square set of fronts Style 67. Had them refinished one shade darker than OEM shadow chrome to contrast Alpine White.
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Found a square set of fronts Style 67. Had them refinished one shade darker than OEM shadow chrome to contrast Alpine White.
Those look great. E46 m3 wheels, right?
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Those look great. E46 m3 wheels, right?
Yup! Period correct with a modern touch.
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Dream OEM wheels for the wagon acquired.
Love those, but now you've ruined it with the mud flaps.
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Love those, but now you've ruined it with the mud flaps.
But I love the flaps T_T
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