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Old 06-25-2007, 07:44 PM   #1
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Will 18" Fit On 94 325is?

Just lookin to buy 18" RIMS FOR MY stock 94 325is. WILL IT FIT OR WILL IT RUB?
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Old 06-25-2007, 08:17 PM   #2
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18 by what?
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Old 06-25-2007, 11:49 PM   #3
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Yes, I have 18x8 wheels on my 325is and there is zero rubbing.
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Old 06-25-2007, 11:57 PM   #4
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Also, tires are a major factor here. I had Pirelli P7000 on my 18x8.5 wheels and I didn't rub since the sidewall was much rounder and gave the wheel a stretched look. However, now that I have some General Exclaim UHP on the same wheel, I have minor rubbing on the rear passenger side. I believe Dunlops will also have a less round sidewall.

Either way, post some more info like wheel width, offset, tires size and brand and we'll help you out.
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Old 06-26-2007, 06:27 AM   #5
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^^^ what difference does the brand make? Size of the tires affects rubbing more then the company who makes it
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Old 06-26-2007, 09:26 AM   #6
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i have 18x8.5 all around wrapped in general uhp's and i got rubbing in the rear fenders and in the front inner fender when turning. Also will depend how much your car is lowered. i need to roll my rear fenders
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Old 06-26-2007, 09:43 AM   #7
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^^^ what difference does the brand make? Size of the tires affects rubbing more then the company who makes it
The sidewall, that's the difference form brand to brand just as I outlined above. As I stated before:

"I had Pirelli P7000 on my 18x8.5 wheels and I didn't rub since the sidewall was much rounder and gave the wheel a stretched look. However, now that I have some General Exclaim UHP on the same wheel, I have minor rubbing on the rear passenger side."


I was implying that the size was identical - both tires were/are 225/40/18 and I now rub with the Generals due to their less round sidewall. My old Pirellis were MUCH rounder and gave a stretched look. The Generals don't even look remotley stretched, yet both tires are the same size: 225/40/18.
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Old 06-26-2007, 09:55 AM   #8
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You are better off with 17" rims if you want to increase grip, at a small loss of performance.

18s are too big and heavy and 'for show' not go!
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Old 06-28-2007, 12:09 AM   #9
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You are better off with 17" rims if you want to increase grip, at a small loss of performance.

18s are too big and heavy and 'for show' not go!
I'm running 18s on my and they only weigh 23 pounds each. I was told the lightest wheels you can get are BBS comps at 17.5 pounds..
No problems with grip either
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