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Old 06-03-2010, 02:49 PM   #1
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E30 rims -16s with 7.5 ( and rear 9.5???

Hi everyone,

Im very close to purchasing some Azevs-16s (16x7.5 ET28 front...
16x9 ET15 rear) for my 90' E30 cab.
My questions is.... do you think I'll have any issues with the wider tires in the back? My car isn't lowered....
Any help would be much appreciated!

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Old 06-03-2010, 03:00 PM   #2
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u might have rubbing over bumps as a 9.5" wheel is pretty wide for that car. I suspect your tires are going to stick out from the wheel arch. u also have to keep the clearance between the inner rim lip and the shock in mind. even if the offset is deeper you have to clear everything.
very important note: the more tread you have contacting the surface of the road the more likely your car will be harder to handle. these are not designed for super wide rims unless you have done some serious mods.

Stick with something relatively close to factory width,.going to wide changes the handling/driving characteristics of the car.
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Old 06-03-2010, 03:19 PM   #3
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I would go max 8 or 8.5, I think you would be rubbing suspension with 9"?

and how the F*** did you get AZEVS? what type are they? I ordered some last year but they stopped production.......
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Old 06-03-2010, 03:21 PM   #4
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I would go max 8 or 8.5, I think you would be rubbing suspension with 9"?

and how the F*** did you get AZEVS? what type are they? I ordered some last year but they stopped production.......
it's possible she found old stock somewhere in the warehouse. I just called a guy for some tires I bought 5 years ago and he said they stopped making it. Then checked his stock and found 4 lying around.
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2 325i 4 dr - sold
4 318is all white - sold and parts
1 87 325is red - parts
1 89 325i vert grey - parts
1 90 325is white - keepin
1 87 325i vert -red - keepin
latest addition 1 88-325is red - parts
latest addition 1 89-325i vert - white -fixin/sold
latest addition 1 92-318i vert - blue - parts
latest addition 1 87 325is blk - parts.

latest addition as of 2013-Gold 87-325is auto! it's a keeper!
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Old 06-03-2010, 06:35 PM   #5
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:28 PM   #6
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You can ask in the sticky for tire sizes and stuff : http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=54146

I think it would look weird on a non lowered suspension
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Old 06-03-2010, 10:50 PM   #7
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im not sure... did you finally get your vert sorted out?
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Old 06-04-2010, 11:18 AM   #8
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My bad... they are Azevs Type As.... and I also meant 9s in the rear. From what it looks like... stretching and purchasing specific tires would be my only option. Rolling my fenders isnt likely due to my new paint job.
I found them used but in great conditon I've tried getting them brand even tried with the Borbet type As... but they're not making them anymore.
@W2WDetailing... my car's back on the road... I took it to an audio shop and they fixed my radio. They car is running great with some minor things that need to be changed. Little by little... we're getting there!
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Wow, I hope they start production again, I loved those rims on my car. Very nice pickup though!
Annnnnd, since you're a gal who owns an e30 we need pics of you asap.

you should come out to the meet on sunday in scarborough!
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I'm def down to attend the meet on Sundays Especially since I live in Scarborough! Where is it at and what time?

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I'm def down to attend the meet on Sundays Especially since I live in Scarborugh! Where is it at and what time?
you missed it, it was this past sunday, but there is always more to come, this was just the first E30 of this year.
http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=133670
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I'm def down to attend the meet on Sundays Especially since I live in Scarborough! Where is it at and what time?
im not sure when its starting back up but there is a small meet ant kennedy commons at kennedy and the 401 on Wednesdays. there are also a shitload of ricers there
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im not sure when its starting back up but there is a small meet ant kennedy commons at kennedy and the 401 on Wednesdays. there are also a shitload of ricers there
hey man! what ever happened to those IX flares? sometime tells me they sold to someone else? lol. you never got back to me on that. tisk tisk..
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2 325i 4 dr - sold
4 318is all white - sold and parts
1 87 325is red - parts
1 89 325i vert grey - parts
1 90 325is white - keepin
1 87 325i vert -red - keepin
latest addition 1 88-325is red - parts
latest addition 1 89-325i vert - white -fixin/sold
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Old 06-08-2010, 09:44 AM   #14
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since you missed the E30 meet, there is a "Durham" meet and cruise on the 13th, Brock and 401 in Pickering meet up thread is in the Ontario section, always well attended event by the E30 crew, and many others!
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Call tire district inc for all your wheel & tire needs
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