View Full Version : 19's on an e36?

07-17-2006, 01:18 AM
i want 19's lol.....what would be the best offset to get the widest rims in there? 19x10? tire rack says i can fit them in the rear? possible or no?



07-17-2006, 03:16 AM
Pm thinair when he bought the car it had 19's plus he knows his shit lol

07-17-2006, 02:28 PM
Mitch, Razkal and a few other members are rollin around on 19's.... keep them (rims/tires)the same aspedt ration as your originals, and your groovin!

07-17-2006, 04:19 PM
i want wide! lol

07-19-2006, 05:37 PM
Have fun fitting 19x10 with a 35offset on the rear of your E36 if your not gonna customize your fenders.

07-25-2006, 01:14 AM
well thats what im asking.....whats the widest? like im just going by what they say on the site

07-25-2006, 10:45 AM
man ...19X 8.5 widest....

tommy (just325is) .. has 19 X 9...but has 10,000$ worth of suspension and camber mods done to make them fit...goodluck..8,5 will even be tight..ure gunna need to maybe do a fender roll

07-25-2006, 12:43 PM
thankyou GQ all i wanted to know......i have had something in mind for my fenders but we'll see

07-25-2006, 06:36 PM
I had 19x8.5 all around on my E36. Tires were 235/35-19.
The car is lowered (Bilstein Sport + H&R Sport).

I had some rubbing - both on the fender lip and inside the wheel well - when hitting bumps on the road.

You should definitely roll the fenders and get the stiffest suspension you can find.

Good luck *th-up*

07-26-2006, 10:19 AM
go h and r race springs...soooo stiff...unless u go coilovers.

07-26-2006, 11:29 AM
When I had my E36, I was running 18x8.5 BBS CH with a 35 offset and you could bearly fit a finger between the tire and the fender. I was lowered on H&R Sports. Right now on my E46 which has way more fender room than an E36 4 door i'm running 19x9.5 in the rear with a 45 offset and I sometimes rub when there's a dip in the road and I have people in the back. So what i'm saying is that..a 19x10 with a 35offset is most likely gonna be too much. Plus a 245 is probably not ideal for that width.

07-26-2006, 08:12 PM
just goin by what the site said, i was hoping i would be able to fit a 19x10 in there didnt think i could......i just love the look of these cars from the back with fat tires

07-26-2006, 10:59 PM
^^^ imposiible without a wide body kit...

07-27-2006, 12:21 AM
if i had a 2dr yes....but 4dr.....waist of my time lol

07-27-2006, 03:28 PM
will it fit? if you stretch and play with the right spacers, you might get it to sit right, but you'll probally have to pull the fenders.




07-27-2006, 03:53 PM
thats nuuttsss^^^

07-27-2006, 06:34 PM
i love it! ok now what? stretch and play with the right spacers? i know what spacers are.....but stretch? by stretch do you mean pull the fender out?

07-27-2006, 06:39 PM
no stretch tires.

I run stretch on the 540 and the Volvo, dees euro.

07-27-2006, 06:53 PM
oh so just get a tire that isnt wide enough for the rim??

07-27-2006, 07:24 PM
oh so just get a tire that isnt wide enough for the rim??

stretching/euro/vip however you look at it started due to these 2 reasons.

1) old tires suck, so the older amateur racers tend to stretch the tires a little to minimize wall flexing.

2) TUV stated that for a car to be safe to operate on the public roads, the tire cannot pass the fenders.

the Euro-style crowd took the 2nd one to the max, i.e. 195/45/16 tire on 16x9 (that's pretty insane in my book) for a Jetta, usually its purely looks, because your wheel actually "pokes out", if you stretch nicely, the car looks just bad ass when drives by, if you poke wrong, you look like those wanna-be low riders.

now, there are some people who SAY its dangerous, its not, if you can mount the tires properly they won't blow out, people who had tires blown out just had bad tires, I've seen people with 205/55/16 Falkens blew out on a 16x7 wheel. If the beads can seat proper, there's no freaking way it'll come off under normal circumstances. And remember, more amateur levels of drifters also use the stretch method to prevent sidewall flex.

To know how much to stretch is important, for example, you want 19x10? I'd run probaly 245/35/19, that'll give you a nice and safe stretch.

I have 17x8.5, and I run 215/45/17, its not that noticeable, but when you look, its a stretch. Also your tires matters too, if you have Azenis RT615/215 you can't stretch, simply cause the sidewall is so stiff, its next to impossible to seat the beads, Kuhmo sucks at stretching, I can tell you that much, Micheline are ok, Continental contact sport 2 is a favorite amount stretch tires, Dunlop FM901 is a popular vote, Toyo T1S is good at stretch, if the tires are meant for the European market, they are good to stretch, but don't buy cheap tires and stretch, they are cheap cause their sidewalls are shit.

stretch is a mroe of style now since tire technology is pretty darn amazing, so some people like them, some don't, most people who love stretch are euro/vip peeps.

on a 318 ti with 17x10.5 and 245/35/17 tires


its not that obvious in this pic, but my all 4 of my wheels poke.


07-27-2006, 08:31 PM
ahhh i love it....i guess you learn something new everyday...but now i got the shop acroos from me thinkin about these wheels.

they are 18x8.....nice wheels but he is going to give me a good deal........but im loving the "poke" look lol

07-27-2006, 09:49 PM
sometime its hard to explain thru the net, its lot easier to see it in person, we'll meet up and its a lot easier to know just how to get the right look.