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Re: 18" wheels on 92' E34, comments (archive)

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Posted by Marty on February 22, 2000 at 08:44:02:

In Reply to: Re: 18" wheels on 92' E34, comments posted by Karl on February 21, 2000 at 18:32:15:

OK, maybe I'm showing my lack of experience. I get Roundel, but what is BMW Magazine and where do I get it (I'm planning a wheel tire upgrade and wand to read the article you refer to)?
: The latest issue of BMW Car magazine has an entire article devoted to the larger tire/wheel concept. The author didn't think too much of it in terms of a real performance increase. One of the biggest reasons was expense and weight, namely of the unsprung kind.. My own experience is that I bought 17 inch wheels because there were very limited high performance tire choices in the 225/60/15 size. You lose an inch and a half of sidewall height going from 15 to 18. I don't think that would be a good idea in an urban area like NYC, where I live. I'm staying with 16" on my 328.
: Karl

: : I wanted to know if anyone out there has any experiences and/or advice that they can give as i consider a one peice BBS wheel in a 18'

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