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sjinto
07-15-2002, 07:47 PM
i just picked up some 17" bbs rk's for my '97 328is...the wheel and tire set is used so i thought i got a good deal... the front tires are 225/45/17 while the rears are 245/40/17 .... the offset is 35mm on the RKs

i'm experiencing some serious rubbing on the rear passenger side... and it seems like the car is pulling slightly to the right...

are the rear tires too big?...i thought it would work fine but there must be something wrong...

any suggestions would be appreciated

sjinto*smoke*

KIRASIR
07-15-2002, 08:39 PM
Roll those fenders :)

sjinto
07-15-2002, 09:38 PM
i'd rather try to avoid rolling the fenders...too many stories of paint cracking / chipping... maybe i should switch to 235/40's all around?...

i still don't believe these tires should rub (in theory)....could anybody confirm this?

maybe i just made a bad decision with the tire size?:mad: ...or maybe my car is unusually low on that side?*mumble*

M-sport
07-15-2002, 09:50 PM
I told you when you were looking at my rims, that you can't go past 225/45/17 or you may have some issues. This would probably be a very good time to LISTEN to the maXbimmer people who KNOW how to help you. With that offset and tire size, rolling is about your only option. After you do this I hope you enjoy your new set up.

Harry
07-15-2002, 10:17 PM
I think the max you can get in the rear with no rolling is 235's, they fit fine on my car, which is tucking in the rear. Unfortunately I'm not sure what the offset is on my rims.

Razkal
07-16-2002, 08:18 AM
If you get your fenders rolled at a reputable place with the proper machine, you should have no problems whatsoever with your paint. I had mine rolled and all is well still...

sjinto
07-16-2002, 12:08 PM
Originally posted by Razkal 320i
If you get your fenders rolled at a reputable place with the proper machine, you should have no problems whatsoever with your paint. I had mine rolled and all is well still...

where did you have your fenders rolled? did you have to do both sides? - i've been told that bmw's often rub on the passenger's side

BTW, i'm feelin the powdercoated ACs

SickFinga
07-16-2002, 02:26 PM
Originally posted by sjinto
i just picked up some 17" bbs rk's for my '97 328is...the wheel and tire set is used so i thought i got a good deal... the front tires are 225/45/17 while the rears are 245/40/17 .... the offset is 35mm on the RKs

i'm experiencing some serious rubbing on the rear passenger side... and it seems like the car is pulling slightly to the right...

are the rear tires too big?...i thought it would work fine but there must be something wrong...

any suggestions would be appreciated

sjinto*smoke*


I'm not sure but I think M3's rear fenders are wider than non-m3 bimmers, that's why it is rubbing. I got m3 and I got stock wheels and tires and my passnger side is rubbing when my car is full after the accident, I dunno why but it is annoying.

sjinto
07-16-2002, 07:09 PM
fenders rolled & problem solved (hopefully for good)*th-up*
thanks boyz

Razkal
07-17-2002, 03:00 PM
COngrats man!

Now lets see a pic of your car. I dunno if I have seen it yet

thinair
07-26-2002, 12:26 AM
where'd you get them rolled
my friend has some serious rubbing issues with his 17x8" hartage rims with 235/40 on his 318is....

Eurostyle
07-26-2002, 01:10 AM
Originally posted by thinair
where'd you get them rolled
my friend has some serious rubbing issues with his 17x8" hartage rims with 235/40 on his 318is....


Easy solution; get a wide body!!!:cool: :D J/k... It must be because of the offset (wheel sitting too far out), I know E36_freak has 17"x8" with 235/45 on a lowered car and there is NEVER a problem even if the car is fully loaded!

e36_freak
07-26-2002, 01:38 AM
Originally posted by Eurostyle



Easy solution; get a wide body!!!:cool: :D J/k... It must be because of the offset (wheel sitting too far out), I know E36_freak has 17"x8" with 235/45 on a lowered car and there is NEVER a problem even if the car is fully loaded!

yah my car never rubbed once.......

thinair
07-26-2002, 03:52 AM
His wheels have this hubcentric spacer that you have you use, the hub diameter on the hub/disc itself is smaller then the hub ring on the spacer. We tried mounting the wheels without the spacer and it was a pain in the ass to get the wheel to center, and then the only thing really aligning the wheel to the disc brake are the bolts, which i doubt can be good.

Gamite
07-26-2002, 05:44 AM
I use a hubcentric ring too, it shouldnt make a difference.

Adriano
07-26-2002, 08:32 AM
Must get fenders rolled. Does anyone know of a place close to Windsor that has a machine not a baseball bat? How does it look from the inside of the fender with the liner? Does the liner get all messed up and can it still be removed? My Pirelli's on 18s scrub the fender on high speed cornering or if people are inthe back.

WASABI
07-26-2002, 10:00 AM
Adriano ... Nice lookin' ride you got there! *th-up* Hope you're driving down here for Bimmercruise '02.

Originally posted by Adriano
Must get fenders rolled. Does anyone know of a place close to Windsor that has a machine not a baseball bat? How does it look from the inside of the fender with the liner? Does the liner get all messed up and can it still be removed? My Pirelli's on 18s scrub the fender on high speed cornering or if people are inthe back.

Adriano
07-26-2002, 07:00 PM
Originally posted by saj328
Adriano ... Nice lookin' ride you got there! *th-up* Hope you're driving down here for Bimmercruise '02.



Please tell me about Bimmercruise '02!?!?!*drunk*

WASABI
07-26-2002, 08:12 PM
Originally posted by Adriano


Please tell me about Bimmercruise '02!?!?!*drunk*

http://www.gnetcanada.com/bimmercruize/

Adriano
07-27-2002, 07:10 AM
Originally posted by saj328


http://www.gnetcanada.com/bimmercruize/

Thank you for the info. I will see you there, now I just have to swap engines.:D

djcontra
08-07-2002, 09:53 AM
yep definately 245's will rub without rolling the fenders.
I was only able to squeeze in some 235's on my car
i'm sure a place can roll your fenders for alot less than it will cost for new tires.

notjoe
08-08-2002, 12:06 PM
Originally posted by SickFinga



I'm not sure but I think M3's rear fenders are wider than non-m3 bimmers, that's why it is rubbing. I got m3 and I got stock wheels and tires and my passnger side is rubbing when my car is full after the accident, I dunno why but it is annoying.


You should bring it back and have them pull the fender out more, that was the problem for me.

Joe

JJ.
09-05-2002, 11:24 AM
I just lowerd my car and its rubbin like a bitch. Any1 know a good place to get fenders rolled and how much foes it cost?

WASABI
09-05-2002, 11:52 AM
Originally posted by JJ.
I just lowerd my car and its rubbin like a bitch. Any1 know a good place to get fenders rolled and how much foes it cost?

Razkal320 had his done at wheel and tire zone in mississauga, I think he paid around $100 including wheel alignment.

JJ.
09-05-2002, 11:55 AM
Thanks! 100 sounds great thats a huge relief I thought it was gonna be wayyy more.