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akabanov
07-26-2010, 12:30 AM
Hello everybody

i have a problem with wheel fitment on my BMW 328i
(lowered suspension by 40mm)

The wheels I got are 8.5 Ronal R28 17" i think ET35.
i put on 225/45zr/17 all around.

The front don't fit
The rear I think I can fit by adjusting the stock camber to -2 degrees.

I am thinking of changing tires to 225/35zr/17 all around- I am hoping they will fit without rubbing :\
If they will fit-how is the ride, cause my suspension is already at the limit of comfort with 225/50/16

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated

team_ottawa
07-26-2010, 06:59 PM
stretch the tires and do it mad euro stylez do a 215 35 17 or be crazy and go a 205 :D

akabanov
07-26-2010, 09:10 PM
won't I loose grip? however, I do like the idea :cool:

ZiMMie
07-26-2010, 09:23 PM
With a 35 offset you shouldn't have any problems fitting 225/45's.

Confirm the offset on the wheels.

richie_s999
07-26-2010, 10:07 PM
With a 35 offset you shouldn't have any problems fitting 225/45's.

Confirm the offset on the wheels.


Agreed. May be 18 offset for a 5 series if they are out that much. I have a set of 16inch ronals that are 18 offset and rears are out there

akabanov
07-26-2010, 10:33 PM
Yep :( you guys were right. the numbers of offset I have presented were from specs but today I checked the rim( yes I know I'm stupid for doing that now) the offset is 13 :eek:*mumble*

Ill try exchanging the 225 for 215/35/17's and try them on, or, I'll just try to sell them and get different rims( which i don't want to do-these rims are amazing)

richie_s999
07-27-2010, 10:16 AM
depending how thick the hub is (my ronal 16's are very thick and needed longer bolts)
you can have them milled down to the propper offset, and use them

akabanov
07-27-2010, 10:30 AM
Yes, I did need longer bolts.
I was told about the milling, where can I get it done?

Thanks a million

richie_s999
07-27-2010, 10:52 AM
i haven't gotten that far, i'd call shops that refinish rims and talk to them, measurements should probley be taken between shock tubes and spring mounts to make sure all clearnaces will be good.

also the ronals I have use a more rounded bolt/nut then the BMW studs, check that too

akabanov
07-27-2010, 11:56 AM
I have found a shop in Etobicoke, that does everything-rolling milling-etc.
The bolt design I have is similar to stock-so no problems.
There might be a concern with milling the offset because I don't know the distance between the rim and the shock yet- I will have to measure.

akabanov
08-06-2010, 10:54 AM
Thank You everybody!
I have finally put them on and it worked with 10 mm milling-I still have the O ring problem since they are hard to find for these rims. Nevertheless, the ride is flawless.

http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac138/akabanov/Senhsclips019.jpg

richie_s999
08-06-2010, 11:41 AM
How much did the milling cost for the 4 rims

akabanov
08-06-2010, 12:09 PM
50 bucks per wheel :rolleyes:- I found different places and they all gave me the same price