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Old 02-21-2002, 01:05 AM   #1
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E30 offset for rims

I'm looking for rims and I found a set I really like but they are 17x7 offset is 29mm is this acceptable??

Also what tire should i run to get good curb protection and no rubbing? 205/40/17

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Old 02-21-2002, 02:26 AM   #2
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I think the max for E30 is +25mm but I guess that doesn't answer your question. Oh well. *drunk*
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Old 02-21-2002, 03:05 AM   #3
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As long as the wheels are only 7" wide.... +29mm will work fine on your car (although look strange from behind being very narrow and far inside the fender).
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Old 02-21-2002, 03:26 PM   #4
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Are you sure? the + 4 mm difference would push whe wheels closer to the fenders wouldn't it?
If 24 or 25 mm is the perfect offset i'm still pretty close but if i get the 16x7.5's in the same wheel they have a 24mm offset but then I lose my bling bling styles

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Old 02-22-2002, 01:14 AM   #5
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Ryan,

You've got everything BACK ASSWARDS! The higher the number in the offset.... the further IN the wheels are (away from the fender). Now does it make sense?
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Old 02-22-2002, 08:41 AM   #6
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I must be a retard but i'm gonna need a second oppinion on that one
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Old 02-22-2002, 10:01 AM   #7
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this should help >>

http://toy4two.home.mindspring.com/offset.html
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thanks.. that answers my question
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