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MVPIRES
03-11-2008, 05:31 PM
I bought M6 rims and they rub in the back I have a 95 E36(VERT) lowered 1.7' in the back 1.9 in the front the rim size is 18x8 ofset 35 tires 225-40-18 what do I do roll fenders or get new rims,somebody told me to get spacers to raise the back up 1' (spacers between the sping and body I guess) What happened here,did I buy the wrong ofset or 18's to big for E36 convertible?

archrival
03-11-2008, 06:51 PM
just roll the fenders if you can...raising it back up would be a shame

maxevo
03-11-2008, 07:06 PM
spacers are used to push out the tires more to flush it out with the fenders or to have a poke , 18"s are perfect on E36 , u shouldnt be rubbing but if u are , run a lower profile tire instead of 40 go with a 35 series tire and also rolling ur fenders would give u a bit more clearance.

bimmerjoe
03-11-2008, 07:07 PM
rolling the fenders will cure a little bit of it, it depends how bad it rubs! if it rubs allthetime then you need to take more action then just rolling, because if you hit a bump say seeya to your tires, you should get a lower profile tire go 35 or even 30

Manimillion
03-11-2008, 08:17 PM
spacers are used to push out the tires more to flush it out with the fenders or to have a poke

There are spring spacers as he described, which you put them between the body and the spring to raise the car.

Meegis
03-12-2008, 10:32 AM
Coat the tire edges with KY Jelly, all rubbing will then become sensual and joyus.

dbworld4k
03-12-2008, 11:16 AM
225-40 ET38 should be fine once you roll fenders. That's what I am sitting on and my setup doesn't rub anymore. I'd say my car's rear is pretty slammed...

JMW
03-12-2008, 12:29 PM
i had the same problem, yet mine are 38 offset so it was even worse.

roll your fenders, and put 225/18/30s on the rims.
with your offset, this set up i mentioned will work fine. Check you shocks as well, make sure they are not blown, if you lowered your car on stock shocks, chances are they are blown and will cause more rubbing under acceleration. Go for bilstiens to stiffen up the ride, have proper absorption..and will prevent rubbing when acceleration causes the rear end to drop the tires more into the wheel wells.

MVPIRES
03-12-2008, 03:13 PM
Ya, I got the full set up H/R springs KYB shocks(this set-up was what Moe at Bimmersport sold me)I had a budget but I fixes everything I had to like balljoints ETC! It rides sweet, but it rubs I just roll the rears and then take it from there.

propr'one
03-12-2008, 03:24 PM
Bro, whatever you do, fix it, and fix it now. i went through 3 sets of tires in the front of my car this summer (235/40/18, then 225/40 18, then 225/35/18), and eventually raised my car back up. (my car was dropped 2.4 inches in front)

Dont waste cash on tires, fix it. its unsafe, impractical, and expensive.

JMW
03-12-2008, 04:40 PM
Bro, whatever you do, fix it, and fix it now. i went through 3 sets of tires in the front of my car this summer (235/40/18, then 225/40 18, then 225/35/18), and eventually raised my car back up. (my car was dropped 2.4 inches in front)

Dont waste cash on tires, fix it. its unsafe, impractical, and expensive.

agreed.


however bro..mt car is only touched by bimmersport...they know their shit..therefore the stuff he told u to get is just fine...
get the tires i told u to get..and bimmerport to pound out ure fenders a bit..and ur set...

MVPIRES
03-12-2008, 05:35 PM
I put all 4 on and the front's are fine it's the back when I left the lot (midas)I heard the noise so I took them off right away. the rub came from the back, I can roll-I drove of the lift just fine its when I hit the sidewalk bump. I called Moe and he gave me a # to a guy on Queensway to roll the rears. but to answer you question the rims are off the car!