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View Poll Results: What size you will you pick?
18 inch wheels 27 45.76%
19 inch wheels 20 33.90%
OEM wheels 12 20.34%
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      07-30-2007, 09:51 PM   #1
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18's or 19's

I was wondering if you guys will buy new set of 18's or 19's wheels or stay with your originals...
Personally, I will buy a new set of 18's. Nice set of wheels that are lighter and wider compare to OEM...
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      07-30-2007, 11:14 PM   #2
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I can't say. I have to see it in person to decide. I wonder what the offsets are.
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      07-31-2007, 08:36 AM   #3
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I'm liking these 18" 261 M's that are available in the German brochure
with the 337 M Sportpacket. I'm also staying away from thinking about
19"s because of the 1-ers size and how (I suspect) they could throw off the proportion which is so critical on small cars.
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      07-31-2007, 09:36 AM   #4
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I'll go for 18" - gotta keep the weight down, and it's easier cheaper to get semi-slick tyres in 18" than in 19".
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      07-31-2007, 09:59 AM   #5
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ack. meant to choose 18 but clicked 19 instead.
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      07-31-2007, 10:24 AM   #6
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Its amazing that for such a small car it seems to swallow very big rims. I mean 18's and 19's dosent seem as drastic as they would appear on other cars of this size. Maybe its just me...I dunno.
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Its amazing that for such a small car it seems to swallow very big rims. I mean 18's and 19's dosent seem as drastic as they would appear on other cars of this size. Maybe its just me...I dunno.
18 & 19s can fool you, depending on the design.
An 18" 261 (like above) looks larger because the spokes extend into the rim.

Wheels with thick barrels & a convex face will look relatively smaller.
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      07-31-2007, 11:57 AM   #8
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I like the look of the OEM rims, and I doubt i'll want to pony up for new rims.
Plus - if I could, I would try to find a way to put 16" rims on it...love the looks of the big rims, but prefer the lighter weight and cheaper price of smaller rims & tires...
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      08-02-2007, 12:32 PM   #9
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I may be asking a premature question, but does any know the weight of the 261M's as compared to 18' CSL replicas?
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      08-02-2007, 02:16 PM   #10
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18" all day, it seem like it has become the standard on most cars $25K and up.
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      08-02-2007, 06:48 PM   #11
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18" lighter, plus cheaper tires
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My brain say 18'' but my hart scream 19''!!
19'' has always been the ultimate size!
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      08-08-2007, 01:55 PM   #13
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18. Cheaper tires, lighter all around, and I live in NJ with some crappy roads.
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I'm on 19s now, but would likely go to 18s on the 1er.
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Due to the wheels arches and flare, 19s look right on it.
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      08-09-2007, 08:30 AM   #16
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18's for go

18's are for go. 19's are for show.

I am a go guy, so 18's for me.:smile:
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you can get some lightweight 19's and it would look sick.
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      08-10-2007, 11:01 PM   #18
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why only 3 choices at least put an other..."never on teenage rims"
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      08-11-2007, 12:02 AM   #19
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I have a baaad feeling this car is going to be relegated to a rice punk mobile in no time.

Why all this talk about how rims LOOK?

19's would be absurd on this car.

Even 18's might be over the edge.

It's a driver's car, not a pimpmobile.

It's all about handling... 19's are just too stiff. 18's are better. 17's might actually be ideal on this car.

I'm starting to hope the car is more expensive, not less, to keep punks out of it.
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19'' are perfection!
But yes, if you're like my father in mid 50s you want as much rubber on the wheels as you can get.


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      08-13-2007, 01:32 AM   #21
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Quote:
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19'' are perfection!
I think you misspelled that. Certainly you meant to write "poser-fection" right?
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      08-13-2007, 04:51 AM   #22
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Poser, yeh that's what I ment!
Hey, why don't you get a 7-series and you won't be having problems with youngsters.
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