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Posted by KevinS on August 23, 2000 at 14:24:54:

In Reply to: Bigboys post is actually what all of us are think posted by ing but dont have the balls to post. on August 23, 2000 at 03:14:53:

Cons:cost--sure 18" wheels and tires cost more than 15"-17" but if that is what you want(and can afford) don't settle for less. Harsh ride--true, however, the upside is increased cornering ability, traction...increased weight--not always. I have an E36 M3 and the stock wheels are 23#'s and the BBS RC's that will replace them are 18#'s (according to tirerack)so right there I dropped 20#'s of rotating mass from the car. I belive that this translates into INCREASED acceleration and a suspension that will work a little easier. Reduced tire selection??? Check out and find someone who DOESN'T offer an 18" tire. Reduced performance--covered that one already. Rubbing or fender damage--no comment. Wheel damage--no more so than with any other size.

I think I will stick with 17s and just lower the car 1 inch.

Thank you very much Josh

I would like to run 18" wheels what are the pros and cons of doing this? I posted this before with no help. Any ideas.

Josh Austin

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