Originally Posted by Swizzle
I am looking to upgrade my stock bottlecaps (with motomaster tires!) on my '89 325i. I've slowly been getting edumucated on the whole rim thing, like probably ? not a good idea to go for that $1500 set of ADR 17s with tires, due to general crappiness.
Right now I am considering the 16' enkei rf-1. Almost local for 500 dollars with 2 tires. From the Ad: 4X100, 4X114.3. I believe they have a plus 38 offset, and the size is 16X7JJ. 2 tires NEED to be replaced before putting them on a vehicle. The tires on there right now are 205/45R16.
Could I fit 215 tires on there?
Would I need spacers (and how much are spacers)?
weight is 16.5, this is fairly light right??
anything wrong with buying used wheels?
Quality of Enkei, suitable for auto-x?
What do you guys think of that wheel, on an E30?
Does lowering make a difference? I am planning on changing out the stock springs for H&R sports or eibach , just haven't decided yet.
Thanks!!! I know that's a crapload of questions.
PS. Would really like a set of Alpina wheels, but I sadly dont have that kind of money. trying to keep the whole thing under 1700.
Jesus. It's a good thing I'm at work right now, because if I wasn't getting paid to answer all of this I'd throw a fit.
Alright. Here we go.
Yes, ADRs are fairly cheap wheels.
215/45/16 tires are more than doable; in fact 225/45/16 is an option.
Spacers are necessary. 15mm is perfect.
16.5 is fairly light for a 16x7.
Wheels are a wear item, but if they are all straight you should be fine.
Enkei makes high quality wheels. Auto-x worthy for sure.
I've never heard of this wheel on an E30. Definitely not my cup of tea, but if you like it that's what matters.
Yes lowering makes a huge difference. Stay away from Eibachs. For more suspension advice search the forum.
For cheap Alpinas, look at www.abrahamsmotorsport.com
. Those replicas are offered in 15", 16", and 17" for our cars, and any of them will look 100000x better than those Enkeis. Plus they don't need spacers.