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17 Inch Wheels On BMW E36

12th May 2008

17 Inch Wheels On BMW E36

 

Hello,

I published the 18 Inch Wheels On BMW E36 which talks about the 18 inch wheels and shows some photos of how they’re supposed to look on the BMW E36 cars. Today, I’m doing the same but this time, I gathered photos for BMW E36 cars with 17 Inch wheels and without any drops. One of the things that I feel I need to tell you is that you should be prepared to pay for extra 1 to 4 miles per gallon if you decided to upgrade your car wheels from 15" to 17". Yes, the 17" wheels will make your mileage per gallon worse by 1 to 4 miles (at least on BMW 318is). In my opinion, the look upgrade deserves the sacrifice, but that’s just me 😈 I don’t know about you!

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6th May 2008

18 Inch Wheels On BMW E36

 

Hi Guys,

I’ve seen many BMW E36 cars with 16", 17" and 18" wheel setups. I personally like the 17" wheels on BMW E36 cars most. The 16" wheels are too small and they don’t give the BMW E36 car the look it deserves, which leaves your car unappreciated. So, If I were to change my wheels, I would either go with the 17" or 18" setups. Now, if you want to go with either of these, you will have to take into account 2 factors that will help you decide:

1. Car’s engine:- If you’re riding a 318is like I do, then go with the 17". You can’t go wrong because, believe it or not, the 18" setup will put a heavy load on your engine and worsen your car’s performance.

2. Car’s suspension:- If you have a little low ride, like me (I have a stock sport suspension), then you can go with either 17" or 18". The trick is just to make sure you will not have any tire rubbing. For me, I have the 17" and they look fantastic on my car. If you have stock suspension, you can go either with 17" or 18". 18" is preferable unless you’re going to give your car a drop soon.

If you decided to go with the 18" and looking to give your car a little drop, you may either go with the 60mm drop or 40mm drop. The 60mm drop will make the car look cool, but it’s going to have tire rubbing (most likely) and it will definitely be a hard ride.

I’ve prepared some E36 pics with 18" wheel setup for you to check them out. Take a look:

 

   

 


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2nd September 2007

BMW E36 Car Review . . . Part3!

 

This is the third and final part of the BMW E36 car review series. If you didn’t read BMW E36 Car Review . . . Part 1 or BMW E36 Car Review . . . Part2 I strongly suggest that you read them first before reading this part. This final part talks about the cost analysis of a BMW E36 maintenance in the period of 1999~2006. And finally there are some tips for new BMW E36 buyers. I hope you will like this post.

Before I leave you with the post, I want to thank Doug Vetter for this great article as it shows a realistic record of how much we (BMW E36 owners) are paying for maintaining our cars without realizing how expensive it is.

 

BMW E36 Review – Cost Analysis

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29th August 2007

BMW E36 Car Review . . . Part2!

 

This is the second part of the BMW E36 review. As I’ve promised in my previous post (BMW E36 Car Review . . . Part 1), I’m talking about the bad things in the BMW E36. Especially, the parts that are almost guaranteed to fail and how to try to avoid that. Avoiding these failures will save you from calling your dad for a ride back home in the middle of the night!. Now, about these bad factors that I’m going to mention below, I’m not sure if you all are going to agree about them and about which parts will fail more often than the others, but I think the review is fair and that these parts really need some special attention and closer watch.

The last part in this review will be about BMW E36 cost analysis and some advices to new buyers, but I’m not sure if you are going to like this, so I decided to wait and here what you’re going to say? Do you want that last part? I’m going to follow your decision about it :D. OK, I have to admit that I’m being mean (a little bit) for asking this question, but I really want to know if you guys like reading such series of posts or not. So, I will leave it up to you to decide. . . mean while enjoy this post and if you didn’t read part 1 yet, please do.

Oh . . . One last thing, please welcome with me Mark Harris our latest member who posted his information on the Welcome BMW E36 blog readers!. Until now we have 9 members and I hope we will be able to get more in the near future. If you didn’t read that post yet, I recommend you do and post your information as we love to hear from BMW E36 enthusiast like yourself.

BMW E36 Review – The Bad

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28th August 2007

BMW E36 Car Review . . . Part1!

 

Today I’m going to post a review about BMW E36. I decided to split this review into two or maybe three parts starting by what’s good about these cars and ending with some advice to new buyers. I hope you will find this review useful and somewhat objective. Now, if you’re asking me, why I chose to start with the good things, I will respond that I love this car and consider it one of the best BMW cars ever. So, it’s unfair (in my opinion) to start by counting the bad instead of counting the good. It’s just unfair. Anyway, if you’re anxious to read about the bad things, stay tuned it won’t be long and you know me, I will post the bad things too (as usual) 😉

BMW E36 Review – The Good

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