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Old 05-28-2014, 04:21 PM   #1456
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Im going 17x9.5 +7 in the back. What would be the best/most proportionate offset to go with on the front, which will be 17x9. Currently its being machined for a +6, but i wanted to try and go with a 10 offset. Another choice would be getting 1/2" smaller lips ordered which would take the offset to +12.5 correct?

Im worried that with 17x9.5 7 rear and 17x9 6 front, the front will poke more than the rear. Im trying to get it as even as possible. I want the fender to sit right on the end of the lip protector on my tire if that makes sense. Thanks
Sounds ideal as-is.
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Old 05-28-2014, 04:26 PM   #1457
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Maybe i shouldnt second guess my messurements. Will that spec on the front (17x9 +6) fit without tons of camber and fender modification? I dont mind around -3 degrees and rolling the fenders. I just dont want the fenders to be noticeably modified ie hacked. Just want the lips to poke out of the fender and the tires to tuck. Figured id get a second opinion before its too late since this would be a pretty expensive mistake for me atleast.
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Old 05-28-2014, 05:03 PM   #1458
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Yes, you will only need around -2.5 degrees to get what you're looking for. Don't even need a roll with -3.0.
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Old 05-28-2014, 05:42 PM   #1459
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Awesome, exactly what i was looking for.

Will the rear be a similar amount of camber? If so, how much?

Back to the front, If i were to go for that fitment without camber, what offset would we be looking at?

Thanks!
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Old 05-31-2014, 01:47 AM   #1460
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I first want to thank this community and this thread. I've been doing tons of research and wanted to verify before I pull the trigger. My goal is to have it flush and wanted it practical enough to be daily driven.

I have a 1987 325IS, GC coils system (lowered almost all the way, thinking of removing the adjuster in the rear), ESM 17x8.5 ET20 front and rear (being shipped).

I am planning on purchasing a 205/40/17 tires for both. I think I may have to roll the fender but hopefully won't have to pull. Also should I be looking at any spacers?

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Old 05-31-2014, 05:48 AM   #1461
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Id say around 5-10mm spacer on the front and at least a 15mm spacer on the rear (will vary depending on camber). Mystikal can tell you ahead of time exactly what youll need, but in all honesty, with cast wheels that come in pre determined widths and offsets your best bet will be to test fit them on your car; especially since you already ordered them. Then measure out to where you want the wheel to sit, convert to mm and order your spacers. This way it is exactly what you want.

Rolling and pulling will depend how low/aggressive you wanna be, but a roll should be more than enough for what youre looking for.
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Old 05-31-2014, 09:05 PM   #1462
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Thanks GetbuQ. I think you're right, since I already ordered the wheels I'll just wait until it comes in then measure it out myself to see.

My main concern now is whether the 205/40/17 will fit properly or not. The tire dealerships here can't/won't recommend anything because they said it's considered to be dangerous. Also was told it would void the warranty so I think I'll have to order them online. What are your guys take on this?
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Old 05-31-2014, 09:45 PM   #1463
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Thanks GetbuQ. I think you're right, since I already ordered the wheels I'll just wait until it comes in then measure it out myself to see.

My main concern now is whether the 205/40/17 will fit properly or not. The tire dealerships here can't/won't recommend anything because they said it's considered to be dangerous. Also was told it would void the warranty so I think I'll have to order them online. What are your guys take on this?
For an e30, 205/40 is perfect on 9j. Thats what im running now and im going back to it again on my next setup. 205/40 on 9 and 215/40 on 9.5.

I have falken 912 which i believe run a size small. Just make sure whatever brand youre going with stretches decent.
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Old 06-04-2014, 03:10 PM   #1464
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Mystikal,
my other option for the front at this point will be to lose a half inch on the lip. This would put me at 17x8.5 +13 (should poke about 1/2" less) instead of 17x9 +6. Would i be able to get the same fitment im looking for just with little to no camber up front?

Also, how much camber should i have to run in the rear with 17x9.5+7 to get my fender sitting on the lip protector?
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Old 06-04-2014, 09:47 PM   #1465
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would a bbs style 5 oem 17"x8", et20 fit in a 1991 e30 318ic? if it does, would it stick out past the fender with a 18mm 4bolt to 5 bolt adapter?
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Old 06-06-2014, 04:02 PM   #1466
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For an e30, 205/40 is perfect on 9j. Thats what im running now and im going back to it again on my next setup. 205/40 on 9 and 215/40 on 9.5.

I have falken 912 which i believe run a size small. Just make sure whatever brand youre going with stretches decent.
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.
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Old 06-09-2014, 11:00 PM   #1467
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If you get a chance, the boys at ccw are waiting to proceed with my order. Just seeing what amount of camber ill have to run in the back with 17x9.5 +7. And if 8.5j +13 would be enough for the lip to poke in the front. Thanks
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Old 06-10-2014, 08:11 AM   #1468
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I first want to thank this community and this thread. I've been doing tons of research and wanted to verify before I pull the trigger. My goal is to have it flush and wanted it practical enough to be daily driven.

I have a 1987 325IS, GC coils system (lowered almost all the way, thinking of removing the adjuster in the rear), ESM 17x8.5 ET20 front and rear (being shipped).

I am planning on purchasing a 205/40/17 tires for both. I think I may have to roll the fender but hopefully won't have to pull. Also should I be looking at any spacers?

Thank you

http://www.ground-control-store.com/...hp/II=754/CA=8
http://esmwheels.com/access/002r-p-168.html
No spacers, or just a 5mm in the rear.
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Old 06-10-2014, 08:13 AM   #1469
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If you get a chance, the boys at ccw are waiting to proceed with my order. Just seeing what amount of camber ill have to run in the back with 17x9.5 +7. And if 8.5j +13 would be enough for the lip to poke in the front. Thanks
Dude, I'm not an alignment rack. I've answered like 6 questions of yours. Just order the wheels and enjoy them already.
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Old 06-10-2014, 08:13 AM   #1470
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would a bbs style 5 oem 17"x8", et20 fit in a 1991 e30 318ic? if it does, would it stick out past the fender with a 18mm 4bolt to 5 bolt adapter?
They do not fit properly without a fill/redrill. Which arguably is not safe.
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