Originally Posted by LarThaL
Love the fact that your car has 18's. Wheels are just trending to bigger and bigger for no good reason. Back in the day when a 15" wheel was common even amongst performance cars, there was the obviously discovery that a shorter sidewall made for a more responsive car. Bigger wheels also allowed for bigger brakes. However, the trend has gone too far. The look that signified performance, now actually hinders performance. Funny thing is that I don't even think it looks good. 20's on an M3 are just too big. 19's don't really look better than 18's. Just dependent on the particular wheel. I had the opportunity to drive an M3 with 18's and some nice fat rubber. What a difference in both ride and handling. Too bad the high end companies like HRE don't even offer most of their wheels (especially the one-piece forged) in 18". Could you imagine an 18" P40SC at like 18-19lbs !!
I COULD NOT AGREE MORE!!!!!
Not to mention the ridiculous price difference in the rubber when it comes to 19's. I can't wait to get my 18's on the car.
20's shouldn't even be considered for a car unless you're goal is to simply "cruise" the strip looking donk.
Lighter, better performance is the key to the M3 and real performance machines everywhere!