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Old 06-10-2014, 08:15 AM   #1471
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Thanks for your input, I've been researching and pricing local tire stores. I hear that the Falken 512 is great but has been discontinued. I think my next best bet is the Falken 912 and I can order 205 40 17. Would you consider this brand/model a tire that stretches decent? Thank you.
Anything and everything stretches, don't follow the internet heresay.

Buy something directional, not asymmetrical like the 912s (you can't flip them). Federal 595 Evo, Hankook V12, Yokohama s.drive, etc etc.
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Old 06-10-2014, 10:09 AM   #1472
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Hello,

Offset question

Running stock 14" basketweaves. Et35
Tire 190-60-14

Like 20 offset but want an even look all around.

15mm front
20mm or 17.5 mm rear?

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Old 06-10-2014, 09:17 PM   #1473
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Hello,

Offset question

Running stock 14" basketweaves. Et35
Tire 190-60-14

Like 20 offset but want an even look all around.

15mm front
20mm or 17.5 mm rear?

Thanks

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Old 06-11-2014, 11:45 PM   #1474
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Dude, I'm not an alignment rack. I've answered like 6 questions of yours. Just order the wheels and enjoy them already.
Thanks dood.. haha didnt mean to rub you wrong. Have a good one
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Old 06-30-2014, 04:49 PM   #1475
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e30 325ix touring

I have really tried to figure this out by googeling and reading a lot of posts.
But I find it hard to figure out if the wheels will fit and what size tires.

My BMW 325ix touring 1990 needs new wheels.
On today I have 17x7(could be 7.5) et40
and 215/45-17 tire size

The car is lowerd 30mm front and rear

the new wheels I am thinking of getting , either 17x8.5 et20
or 16x8 et25 or 16x9 et20

What will look good and fit?

and what tires ?

this is the wheels:
http://bsbildeler.no/gfx/product_ori...gull_studs.png
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Old 07-07-2014, 01:26 PM   #1476
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I have really tried to figure this out by googeling and reading a lot of posts.
But I find it hard to figure out if the wheels will fit and what size tires.

My BMW 325ix touring 1990 needs new wheels.
On today I have 17x7(could be 7.5) et40
and 215/45-17 tire size

The car is lowerd 30mm front and rear

the new wheels I am thinking of getting , either 17x8.5 et20
or 16x8 et25 or 16x9 et20

What will look good and fit?

and what tires ?

this is the wheels:
http://bsbildeler.no/gfx/product_ori...gull_studs.png
Any of those wheel setups can work on an iX, with stretched tires (205/40 or 205/45, respectively).
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Old 07-07-2014, 02:28 PM   #1477
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So would I do the same on my 17x8 et20 wheels for my ix touring? 205/40? Or could I go wider to 215? If I roll fenders and trim flares, could I get 235?
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Old 07-07-2014, 03:55 PM   #1478
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They do not fit properly without a fill/redrill. Which arguably is not safe.
My buddy did the style 5, 16" x 8" et25 with 18mm adapters which worked for him.

With your experience will the adapters work for me? I did notice when i had the rims in my caliper on the front was in the way.

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Old 07-10-2014, 01:22 PM   #1479
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will this fit without fender roll?

Rear: 8,5x16 et25 tyres 215 45 16
Front: 8x16 et21 tyres 215 45 16

I am running quite stiff 60/40 kw suspension.

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Old 07-10-2014, 03:33 PM   #1480
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Hey everyone,

will the 15" Basketweaves (Euro-only): 15x7" ET24 wheels fit my stock '88 E30 325 iX or will I need spacers?

Thanks!
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Old 07-11-2014, 10:39 AM   #1481
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Jay, what's involved in running a 17x8.5? Again, can't run spacers but am free to do anything with fenders.

ET15?
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Old 07-11-2014, 11:22 AM   #1482
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Hey everyone,

will the 15" Basketweaves (Euro-only): 15x7" ET24 wheels fit my stock '88 E30 325 iX or will I need spacers?

Thanks!
After some searching, I guess the rims will fit but will I rub against anything if I put 205/55 Dunlop Sport Fast Response tyres on it?
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Old 07-12-2014, 10:00 AM   #1483
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So would I do the same on my 17x8 et20 wheels for my ix touring? 205/40? Or could I go wider to 215? If I roll fenders and trim flares, could I get 235?
205/40s. The wheels will sit fairly flush on an iX. 215s should be possible with trim/roll.
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Old 07-12-2014, 10:02 AM   #1484
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My buddy did the style 5, 16" x 8" et25 with 18mm adapters which worked for him.

With your experience will the adapters work for me? I did notice when i had the rims in my caliper on the front was in the way.
I think they're too far out with adapters (the highest offset version was the 16x8 +23, which even with a 18mm places the wheel at +5. This is too much for setups lacking camber plates, fender rolling, and stretched tires). If you start with a +20 version (or a 17" Style 5) you're even worse off.
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Old 07-12-2014, 10:03 AM   #1485
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will this fit without fender roll?

Rear: 8,5x16 et25 tyres 215 45 16
Front: 8x16 et21 tyres 215 45 16

I am running quite stiff 60/40 kw suspension.

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Yes, just barely.
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