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Old 10-21-2013, 12:59 PM   #1381
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Will a set of 17x8 at 0 offset fit on the front of an E30 with some minor fender work? What kind of tires would you need?
Only with added camber, through plates or otherwise. -3.0 or so. 195/40 or 205/40.
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Old 11-22-2013, 01:09 AM   #1382
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I want to run Enkei GP5 rims in 17X8, the off set comes in either 30 or 45. Which off set would work best and what size adapters would I need? Not sure if I want to lower the car so what would be the best size tire to clear fenders?
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Old 11-22-2013, 12:31 PM   #1383
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I want to run Enkei GP5 rims in 17X8, the off set comes in either 30 or 45. Which off set would work best and what size adapters would I need? Not sure if I want to lower the car so what would be the best size tire to clear fenders?
Both require spacers to fit. I'd suggest the +30 version with 10mm spacers all around. 215/40 or 205/40 tires.
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Old 12-23-2013, 09:53 AM   #1384
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Found some RS reps on eBay - 16x8 / 57.1 center bore +20. What would be the recommended tire size without fender mods? Stock suspension 1989 325i but may lower 1" at some point. Thanks in advance for the advice.

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Old 12-27-2013, 08:25 PM   #1385
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Hi Mystikal,

Firstly Thank you for all the great info.

I have just purchased some Hartge split rims 8.5Jx17 ET 46 (5x120) and i want to run at least a 225/40/17 on it. I have a E30 325i What do i need to do to correct the offset and make it fit . I am hoping that that the adapter kits can compensate for some ofthe difference in offset. I plan on rolling the fenders as well.

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Old 01-03-2014, 11:16 AM   #1386
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Found some RS reps on eBay - 16x8 / 57.1 center bore +20. What would be the recommended tire size without fender mods? Stock suspension 1989 325i but may lower 1" at some point. Thanks in advance for the advice.
205/45 or 215/45 will fit without fender rolling.
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Old 01-03-2014, 11:17 AM   #1387
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Hi Mystikal,

Firstly Thank you for all the great info.

I have just purchased some Hartge split rims 8.5Jx17 ET 46 (5x120) and i want to run at least a 225/40/17 on it. I have a E30 325i What do i need to do to correct the offset and make it fit . I am hoping that that the adapter kits can compensate for some ofthe difference in offset. I plan on rolling the fenders as well.

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225/40/17 doesn't really exist, which makes E30 fitment annoying.

I'd suggest using 25mm adapters and 215/40/17 tires.
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Old 01-03-2014, 12:00 PM   #1388
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225/40/17 doesn't really exist, which makes E30 fitment annoying.

I'd suggest using 25mm adapters and 215/40/17 tires.

215's on 8.5j's will it look euro (stretched) and do i still need to roll the fenders?

Again Thanks

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p.s who makes the best/strongest PCD adpaters. (edit)

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Old 01-04-2014, 12:13 PM   #1389
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215's on 8.5j's will it look euro (stretched) and do i still need to roll the fenders?

Again Thanks

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p.s who makes the best/strongest PCD adpaters. (edit)
Yes, you will need to roll the rear fenders. There will be a small stretch, but no inner barrel showing. H&R makes a full line of adapters now, that's your best bet for quality.
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Old 01-04-2014, 12:28 PM   #1390
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Yes, you will need to roll the rear fenders. There will be a small stretch, but no inner barrel showing. H&R makes a full line of adapters now, that's your best bet for quality.

Thanks mate, i really appreciate the help.

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Old 01-06-2014, 08:50 AM   #1391
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Hi Mystical,

I should have mentioned that i am only dropping the e30 30mm from stock.

Decided to re drill the hubs as the PCD adapters for 4x100 to 5x120 are not made by H&R as they believe them to be unsafe. only one company does them and has swerved that very question on a number of forums/posts.

Will re drilling and using spacers instead of PCD adapters change any of my tyre values or am i still stuck on 215's. What would i have to do to get the 235's on?

Apologies if it sounds like i am asking the same questions, Just hoping that now i am not using pcd adapters which have a min thickness. so i can push the rim in a bit and get the wider tyre 235's would make me a very happy, slight euro look would not (no offense to the euro boys)

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Old 01-06-2014, 02:43 PM   #1392
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Hi Mystical,

I should have mentioned that i am only dropping the e30 30mm from stock.

Decided to re drill the hubs as the PCD adapters for 4x100 to 5x120 are not made by H&R as they believe them to be unsafe. only one company does them and has swerved that very question on a number of forums/posts.

Will re drilling and using spacers instead of PCD adapters change any of my tyre values or am i still stuck on 215's. What would i have to do to get the 235's on?

Apologies if it sounds like i am asking the same questions, Just hoping that now i am not using pcd adapters which have a min thickness. so i can push the rim in a bit and get the wider tyre 235's would make me a very happy, slight euro look would not (no offense to the euro boys)

Thanks mate.

Kaz
I wouldn't redrill the hubs personally. That said you could fit a 235 in the rear with a 15mm spacer. You need the 25mm on the fronts to clear the suspension though.
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Old 01-06-2014, 03:09 PM   #1393
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I wouldn't redrill the hubs personally. That said you could fit a 235 in the rear with a 15mm spacer. You need the 25mm on the fronts to clear the suspension though.
Cool thanks dude.

Dont suppose anyone has any pics of 215's on 8.5jx17 - not had too much luck with google.

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Old 01-08-2014, 09:28 PM   #1394
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Looking in to getting Rota Alecia for my 1990 325is. 15x8 with a 4x100 bolt pattern but I'm not sure about the offset. Their site offers et -5 to +15.

Car currently has uuc bbk and D-Force 15x7 et +25 rims and 205/50r15 tires.

I'm new to this fitment stuff so sorry if I'm missing any infos.
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Old 01-14-2014, 10:17 AM   #1395
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I wouldn't redrill the hubs personally. That said you could fit a 235 in the rear with a 15mm spacer. You need the 25mm on the fronts to clear the suspension though.
What about 8.5jx17 ET 46 with a 20mm spacer/adapter with a 215/40/15, will that fit without rolling the rear arch.

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