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Old 09-18-2014, 12:29 AM   #1516
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Wheel replacement requirements



1986 325es
Hi, I have a 1986 325ES stock with 14" basketweaves. The car is now lowered 1.25" with Voghtland springs and sport shocks. I want to replace stock 14" rims and tires with the following:

Wheel size: 16 x 7.5 with 35mm Offset
Made in Germany by RONAL
Bolt Pattern: 4 x 100
Tire size: 205/50R/16

Will I need to worry about rubbing?
Will I need spacers?
Should I go with 15" instead of 16" wheels?

Thanks for any advice you can provide.

Alan
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Old 09-18-2014, 04:01 PM   #1517
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1986 325es
Hi, I have a 1986 325ES stock with 14" basketweaves. The car is now lowered 1.25" with Voghtland springs and sport shocks. I want to replace stock 14" rims and tires with the following:

Wheel size: 16 x 7.5 with 35mm Offset
Made in Germany by RONAL
Bolt Pattern: 4 x 100
Tire size: 205/50R/16

Will I need to worry about rubbing?
Will I need spacers?
Should I go with 15" instead of 16" wheels?

Thanks for any advice you can provide.

Alan
You will need 15mm spacers and longer bolts all around. Otherwise fits fine.
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Old 09-25-2014, 03:11 AM   #1518
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1988 325i cabrio with H&R sport suspension and 16x9 et18 klutch sl1 rims what kind of spacers, lugs and tires would I need
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Old 10-01-2014, 04:38 PM   #1519
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1988 325i cabrio with H&R sport suspension and 16x9 et18 klutch sl1 rims what kind of spacers, lugs and tires would I need
10mm front and rear spacers with extended bolts and 205/45 tires. Rear fender roll needed.
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Old 10-06-2014, 11:01 AM   #1520
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Style 5 17x8 et23 2 peice rims. 18mm "adapter from 4x100 to 5x120". question is would they fit with the bbs centers on the outside vs inside of the barrel

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Old 10-07-2014, 03:01 PM   #1521
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Style 5 17x8 et23 2 peice rims. 18mm "adapter from 4x100 to 5x120". question is would they fit with the bbs centers on the outside vs inside of the barrel
Are you asking about reverse-mounting? That's not how 2-pc wheels work. They're +20 btw.
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Old 10-08-2014, 10:26 AM   #1522
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Are you asking about reverse-mounting? That's not how 2-pc wheels work. They're +20 btw.
No I know they don't work that way. But Ive been seeing it done so I was just curious.
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Old 10-08-2014, 03:21 PM   #1523
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Mystikal comes through again. 17x8 ET20 with 245s

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Old 10-10-2014, 10:17 AM   #1524
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No I know they don't work that way. But Ive been seeing it done so I was just curious.
Pretty certain you're seeing 3-pc conversions. People are essentially sawing off style 5 faces and mating them to 3-pc hardware, to put it crudely. Very different and a lot more work/money than just moving the face.
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Old 10-10-2014, 10:18 AM   #1525
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Awesome! Good luck out there guys.
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Old 10-10-2014, 10:57 AM   #1526
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Awesome! Good luck out there guys.
Thanks dude!
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Old 10-10-2014, 12:58 PM   #1527
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Pretty certain you're seeing 3-pc conversions. People are essentially sawing off style 5 faces and mating them to 3-pc hardware, to put it crudely. Very different and a lot more work/money than just moving the face.
Oh I thought about it, its still 1000$ for the 3rd piece. Well see i might just sell them after putting them back together. or trade for a 3 piece. I really like the style but i have to spend no matter how you cut it. Thank you Mystikal.

If i do run with the style 5 2 piece and 18mm adapters i know it will stick out wider what kind of tier should I run? and how low can i go before it comes a problem with messing up my fender?
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Oh I thought about it, its still 1000$ for the 3rd piece. Well see i might just sell them after putting them back together. or trade for a 3 piece. I really like the style but i have to spend no matter how you cut it. Thank you Mystikal.

If i do run with the style 5 2 piece and 18mm adapters i know it will stick out wider what kind of tier should I run? and how low can i go before it comes a problem with messing up my fender?
195/40 ideally, or 205/40 with a fender roll and the occasional rub.
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Old 10-25-2014, 10:21 PM   #1529
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Ran into a small issue. If anyone can help that'd be awesome!
If i'm running stock suspension, and wheels with et12 up front, what's the smallest size spacer i'd need?
Wheels are 15x6.
The inside of the rim is touching the calipers preventing the wheel from spinning.
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Old 10-27-2014, 01:50 PM   #1530
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Ran into a small issue. If anyone can help that'd be awesome!
If i'm running stock suspension, and wheels with et12 up front, what's the smallest size spacer i'd need?
Wheels are 15x6.
The inside of the rim is touching the calipers preventing the wheel from spinning.
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Very common with wheels of those specs. They're made for 2002s/E21s and their smaller brakes.

You will have to measure for yourself, as wheel specs do not dictate caliper clearance. I'd suggest buying a stack of washers (say, 1mm thick for easy calculation) and experimenting.
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