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Old 06-16-2003, 03:37 AM   #1
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e30 wheel fitments

I want to but some 18's for my e30.
A couple of people have said that you can't get wheels to fit e30's without spacers and such.
Is this true?
I'm looking to buy some non deep wheels and I've heard that only wide wheels fit easily on an e30.
Is it all BS?
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Old 06-16-2003, 05:25 AM   #2
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well i stuck with 16" a little small i know but they look good on my car i have heard of going to 17 but 18 you would need to roll your fender lip and most likely need spacers i am running 16" with 30mm offset and just barely clearing the struts
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Old 06-17-2003, 03:49 AM   #3
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Any e30 owners have 18's? How did you do it?
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Old 06-17-2003, 02:29 PM   #4
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Old 06-17-2003, 02:37 PM   #5
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i'm running 18"x8"s with no rubbing or spacers.....your best bet for 18" rims that will fit with no spacers is to go with some team dynamics rims http://www.teamdynamicsusa.com/ ....they are one of the few rim companies that still cater to our car...my td monza's are a 4x100 et 20... for 18's it list the diablo,motorsport,rvr II and the mirage.....check out their site....
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Old 06-17-2003, 02:49 PM   #6
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Thanks jeremy, you're always a big help. what's et 20 mean?
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Old 06-17-2003, 02:52 PM   #7
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oh offset =20. nevermind
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Old 06-17-2003, 03:02 PM   #8
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Old 06-17-2003, 11:22 PM   #9
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if your interested in running any set of rims you would like, i suggest you take a look at BMP trax spacers that are hub centric. they mount to your hub and you then mount the rim of your choice to the spacer. if your looking at buying narrow rims, like 7.5 wide or even 8" wide, youll notice they all come in et42 or et45 for jap crap applications, this is where the spacers come in play
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Old 06-18-2003, 06:33 PM   #10
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well some times you don't need spacers with my wheels i am runing 30 mm offset with no spacers it almost rubs but never has
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Old 06-19-2003, 05:09 AM   #12
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So, if I want to run rims with a 42 offset, then I need spacers that bring the wheel out about 20 mm, Correct? I think I'll make some lug spacers out of pipe, would work right? Just cutting some pipe 20 mm long and putting the lug through it, then to the hub. Should'nt this work?
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Old 06-19-2003, 05:42 AM   #13
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yeah if you want your wheel to fly off and your brakes rubbing on the ground sure why not
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Old 06-19-2003, 05:49 AM   #14
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Well, what can I do? I can't afford to spend 150 on some spacers. Could'nt I make spacers out of just flat aluminum pieces? Sorry for being a cheap ass, but I'm broke.
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Old 06-19-2003, 05:52 AM   #15
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man so am i trust me there are wheels out there with the almost correct offset and aren't even that expensive but if you want nice wheels with wrong offset save up your bucks and do it right you have to keep the bmw idea up which is quality with looks you don't want looks with nasty quality.
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