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Old 01-12-2015, 05:01 PM   #1546
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Are you widening the front or the rear of the wheel?
Planning to widen it to inside, and push out with 20mm spacers. But im not sure of this plan thats why im wondering a lot and i dont know what to choose, or 8j all around or 8,5 rear, 8 front and how to widen it while keeping the original look, withouth big I would love to do 8,5 but again no exp at fitting wheels, just trying to read as much i as can How much it will become wider from 7j to 8,5 in cm? i believe i will order those 20mm spacers at the end of a month and check how much place is left in inside
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Old 01-13-2015, 01:38 PM   #1547
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Planning to widen it to inside, and push out with 20mm spacers. But im not sure of this plan thats why im wondering a lot and i dont know what to choose, or 8j all around or 8,5 rear, 8 front and how to widen it while keeping the original look, withouth big I would love to do 8,5 but again no exp at fitting wheels, just trying to read as much i as can How much it will become wider from 7j to 8,5 in cm? i believe i will order those 20mm spacers at the end of a month and check how much place is left in inside
Alright let me help you out here.

New wheel specs before spacers, after widening:
15x8 +38
15x8.5 +44

I would run these wheels with 15mm front and 20mm rear spacers. They will sit nicely, just inside the fender arch. Your 195/50s would work fine here with no rubbing at all.
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Old 01-13-2015, 02:12 PM   #1548
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Alright let me help you out here.

New wheel specs before spacers, after widening:
15x8 +38
15x8.5 +44

I would run these wheels with 15mm front and 20mm rear spacers. They will sit nicely, just inside the fender arch. Your 195/50s would work fine here with no rubbing at all.

Thank you, i will follow this plan
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Old 01-13-2015, 07:57 PM   #1549
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Good luck. Also the fronts will sit VERY close to the struts but should clear by a hair. Just don't try mounting 225s because then they will scrub.
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Old 02-07-2015, 12:42 AM   #1550
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15x8 et15 with 195/45r15 tires
E30 with Megan coilovers

Will the wheels clear the front struts without spacers ?

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Old 02-09-2015, 05:33 PM   #1551
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15x8 et15 with 195/45r15 tires
E30 with Megan coilovers

Will the wheels clear the front struts without spacers ?

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Yes they will fit. But the tires are too small for the weight of the car. 195/50 minimum. Even 205/50 or 225/45 would fit there's a lot of space.
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Old 02-09-2015, 06:40 PM   #1552
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Great man, thanks

I know the tires are not ideal, way too small. I just jave them left over from the mk2 jetta I had
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Old 02-20-2015, 12:43 PM   #1553
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Sorry for bumping an oldish thread, but need to know whether the following wheels will fit a stock E30 with no suspension/arch mods?

BBS RS 764, 16x6.5 (4x100), ET45 with 205/45/16 tyres.

And are they a good choice in general?

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Old 02-25-2015, 01:51 PM   #1554
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Sorry for bumping an oldish thread, but need to know whether the following wheels will fit a stock E30 with no suspension/arch mods?

BBS RS 764, 16x6.5 (4x100), ET45 with 205/45/16 tyres.

And are they a good choice in general?

Not a good choice, they are too skinny and too high in offset. Would require 30mm spacers to begin to look nice.
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Old 04-05-2015, 01:55 AM   #1555
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17x7 25mm 31et? in the rear
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Old 04-06-2015, 03:59 PM   #1556
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17x7 25mm 31et? in the rear
Weird setup. Put the +31 in the front and you're done.
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Old 04-06-2015, 11:11 PM   #1557
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well there are 4 wheels so i will have them up there too, but i wanted to space the rears. and the 17x7 rub when you turn if anyone was wondering
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Old 04-27-2015, 03:17 AM   #1558
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Hey Jay,

I'm looking to go an inch wider on the rear lips on my RS soon and needed your help with the tire sizes.
Final specs would be something like FR- 16x8 et30 w/(10-15mm spacer) R- 16x9 et17-18
Currently running 205/45 on the x8's. Also ditching the eibach pros for H&R race if that matters.

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Old 04-27-2015, 09:58 AM   #1559
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Hey Jay,

I'm looking to go an inch wider on the rear lips on my RS soon and needed your help with the tire sizes.
Final specs would be something like FR- 16x8 et30 w/(10-15mm spacer) R- 16x9 et17-18
Currently running 205/45 on the x8's. Also ditching the eibach pros for H&R race if that matters.

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205/45 and 215/45 staggered would work well.
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Old 04-28-2015, 03:48 PM   #1560
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205/45 and 215/45 staggered would work well.
Thanks for the fast reply! don't you think 215/45/16 will be a tough size to find, do you know which companies offer tires in that size?


I might be able to live with a 205/50 if they're easier to find but would they clear the fenders and flares without rolling? or will the 50 wall just kill the look of the wheels all together. Sorry about all the questions and thanks again!
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