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E30Jack 05-05-2013 11:02 PM

Wheel offset question
Hi I've been looking at this forum but still have some questions. I posted on the sticky but need a quicker response.
- I have a 1991 bmw 325i -
I am going to buy 15x8 str bbs reps that are +20 ET. Currently I'm running stock suspension on stock bottlecaps. I'm wondering if the 15x8 +20 is going to fit with 205/50s or 195/50s? I am in the process of finding some affordable coil overs, but plan on lowering it to a practical height, where I can still drive over bumps (not slammed )
Some feedback would be greatly appreciated!
- Jack

food 05-06-2013 02:27 PM

This has been covered before.

15x8 +15 with 205/50 required rolling on the rear on my car.

15x8 +20 with 195/50 might just give you enough clearance to not have to roll.

E30Jack 05-06-2013 02:41 PM

Sorry, I'm new to the forum. I'm not totally against rolling but just want to make sure the 15x8 +20 will actually fit in both the front and the back without spacers...I've heard the offset should be +15

EMPOWERD 05-06-2013 03:09 PM

The offset should be closer to +25, NOT +15! The lower the number, the further out they stick. You definitely don't need spacers. You'll be okay with 15x8 +20 on a 205 tire. I ran 18" x 8" +25 with a 225 slammed without rolled fenders and it fit just fine.

E30Jack 05-06-2013 03:17 PM

Thanks empowerd!

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