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Charlie
06-09-2000, 11:49 AM
19" wheels and the M3 only has 18"? Is there a reason for that? Please don't say because its a bigger car. Why didn't they think of putting 19" on the M3?

Animboy
06-09-2000, 12:07 PM
(you knew it was coming) the X5 is a bigger vehicle, thus the sidewalls on the 19" tires can be much larger than they would be on the M3. On an X5, the sidewalls can be 50 and 45 profile. In order for the 19" wheels to fit on the M3, you'd have to go with super low profile 30s. This would be impractical in every sense of the word. Not only would they be extremely expensive, but people would be having their wheels damaged left and right by the slightest of bumps in the pavment. Also, when you drive on tires of that low profile, they will actually preform worse. A tire needs some sidewall flex to perform at its best. With 30 series tires, your sidewalls would be rock stiff and you would have a lesser perfoming automobile.<p>Yes, 19s would look awesome on the M3, but it just doesn't make sense to have BMW put them on the vehicle. Hell, BMW owners are complaining about their M3s 17" wheels as it is!<p><i>: 19" wheels and the M3 only has 18"? Is there a reason for that? Please don't say because its a bigger car. Why didn't they think of putting 19" on the M3?<p></i>


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