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Re: Sweet... how are the 18's? (archive)

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Posted by Brett on September 27, 2001 at 17:54:52:

In Reply to: Sweet... how are the 18's? posted by Dan on September 27, 2001 at 17:30:59:

Ride is firm but sporty. Southern California roads are in pretty good condition, so 18's and H&R springs do just fine in my book. I upgraded to
18's and H&R springs on the same day, so trial run, but ZERO regrets! First set of tires were
Pirelli P7000SS, which were ok, but since then
I have upgraded to Michellin Pilot Sports which are awesome and completely change the set up of the car...smooth, quiet and fun around corners, BUT pricy at $250 a tire. No dents or problems
with the 18's, but I have heard other people having problems due to road conditions in thier area. Let me know if you have any questions.

Brett

How's the ride with the 18's? (Did you get a chance to test them out before you put the springs in?) How does the whole setup feel?

Probably a silly question, but are the 18's prone to denting easily (stiff bumps etc) any more so than smaller diameter wheels?

Cheers,
Dan


Hey Dan,

Thanks for the compliment. I bought the wheels
at Crevier BMW (Santa Ana, CA). They are
18X8 all the way around, 235/40/18 Michellin
Pilot Sport tires with H&R lowering springs.
You are correct, no hub centric rings needed
as E38 & E34 share the same hub and off set,
therefore I bought E38 18X8 Radial Styling
wheels. The whole set up has worked out
perfectly! Now if I could only add the Dinan
exhaust like JE has....that would be the
finishing touch!

Brett






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