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Old 09-19-2015, 03:18 AM   #1576
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Hi guys

Looking at running e38 16x8 et23 with kumho xsta 215/40zr16 after i do a e36 m3 5 stud wheel conversion on a 1990 bmw e30 sedan (lowering 1.5"-2" with adjustable camber tops and corrective measures to correct castor)

Rear ill be using 318ti trailing arms on the e30 to go the 5
Stud way.
Was looking at going this route as looking into a engine conversion and need bigger brakes to keep the engineer happy (with out the need for wheel adapters spacers)

Being et23 will i run into any issues hitting struts etc with this type of 5 stud conversion onto the e30?

Gaurds will be rolled as well and its a non m car (4 door sedan
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Old 10-01-2015, 03:23 AM   #1577
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Hey man, I have a 91' 318is on BC Coilovers. I have rear fender flares that add I believe 1.25". Anyways, I want to get some wheels & was wondering how 16x9 +20 all around would fit. I can add spacers, I like the flush stance look where the wheel is flush with the fender (obviously). Any info is really appreciated, Thanks.
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Old 10-01-2015, 03:27 AM   #1578
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Old 10-19-2015, 04:21 PM   #1579
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Hi guys

Looking at running e38 16x8 et23 with kumho xsta 215/40zr16 after i do a e36 m3 5 stud wheel conversion on a 1990 bmw e30 sedan (lowering 1.5"-2" with adjustable camber tops and corrective measures to correct castor)

Rear ill be using 318ti trailing arms on the e30 to go the 5
Stud way.
Was looking at going this route as looking into a engine conversion and need bigger brakes to keep the engineer happy (with out the need for wheel adapters spacers)

Being et23 will i run into any issues hitting struts etc with this type of 5 stud conversion onto the e30?

Gaurds will be rolled as well and its a non m car (4 door sedan
You should just clear the 215/40s with a flat roll.
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Old 10-19-2015, 04:22 PM   #1580
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Hey man, I have a 91' 318is on BC Coilovers. I have rear fender flares that add I believe 1.25". Anyways, I want to get some wheels & was wondering how 16x9 +20 all around would fit. I can add spacers, I like the flush stance look where the wheel is flush with the fender (obviously). Any info is really appreciated, Thanks.
Sorry, no advice on flares because they vary so widely. Best bet is to just buy the wheels and some fat tires, then measure how much room for a spacer you have left. 225/45 would look great.
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Old 01-12-2016, 12:34 PM   #1581
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Hey Mystikal - I just joined but have read your comments and your answers over some time. Great service that you provide. I am calling on your knowledge now

I have an 1990 MT2 Hartge Rep car. And I want to move away from the 16x7.5 Et25 wheels that I have on them now.

I found a rare wheel that would require a 4x100 to 5x120 adapter to fit. Open lug so no redrill and I don't like to redrill anyways.

I will be lowering my car on GC or BC or something coilover soon. Not slammed but definately lower.

Specs of new wheels and my thoughts.

17x8 et38 - Run a 18mm 42dd adapter for an effective et20
17x9 et44 - Run a 20mm 42dd adapter for an effective et24 or 22mm 42dd adapter for an effective et22.

Would this work out like it does in my head or am I missing anything that I should be aware of such as inner clearance, etc.

Would you run 225/45/17 and 245/40/17 with this setup or what would you recommend.

Thank you for any input that you can provide. I greatly appreciate it.
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Old 01-12-2016, 02:27 PM   #1582
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Hey Mystikal - I just joined but have read your comments and your answers over some time. Great service that you provide. I am calling on your knowledge now

I have an 1990 MT2 Hartge Rep car. And I want to move away from the 16x7.5 Et25 wheels that I have on them now.

I found a rare wheel that would require a 4x100 to 5x120 adapter to fit. Open lug so no redrill and I don't like to redrill anyways.

I will be lowering my car on GC or BC or something coilover soon. Not slammed but definately lower.

Specs of new wheels and my thoughts.

17x8 et38 - Run a 18mm 42dd adapter for an effective et20
17x9 et44 - Run a 20mm 42dd adapter for an effective et24 or 22mm 42dd adapter for an effective et22.

Would this work out like it does in my head or am I missing anything that I should be aware of such as inner clearance, etc.

Would you run 225/45/17 and 245/40/17 with this setup or what would you recommend.

Thank you for any input that you can provide. I greatly appreciate it.
I would use 18mm adapters all around since you want big rubber. You will be limited to 215/40 fronts. For the rear you can go with either 235/40 or 245/35 (hard to find). This will absolutely fill the fender wells front and rear.
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Old 01-12-2016, 03:06 PM   #1583
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Thank you for the quick response. I appreciate your knowledge.




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Old 01-12-2016, 08:31 PM   #1584
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Thanks Mystikal for the quick response and helpful information, very much appreciated.
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Old 02-29-2016, 06:32 AM   #1585
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Hi Jay

Just picked up a 318 is, new to the E30 scene. Been researching and paddled into your threads,any help would be appreiciated.

The wheels i had in mind are work meister m1r, aiming for the staggered look
so far 16x8 fronts n 16x9 rears,would et 15 work for both?
Currently no guard work, are spacers safe to use?, would it defeat the purpose of buying custom wheels to use spacers?
Relatively i would like it to sit flush and no poke out too much (australia laws)
What advice would you give to me ,how would you do it.

Thanks Jay

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Old 02-29-2016, 02:45 PM   #1586
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Hey Minh, I would go with +20 front and rear for those wheel sizes. It will just sit the wheel lip where the fender line ends. No need for spacers. 205/45 & 215/45, 205/45 & 225/40, and 215/40 & 225/40/16 are all workable staggered sizes. Would need just a minor rear fender roll.
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Old 03-01-2016, 04:38 AM   #1587
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Good man thanks for getting back at me Jay, What could I expect on the dish size for both wheels in inchs? Will be spraying the car in future so might aswell roll the guards abit.
Also what coil overs do you recommend? Without welding of course, price range 2k and under.

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Old 03-01-2016, 12:41 PM   #1588
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Dish depends on the wheel. Nothing beats BC Racing (or similar knockoffs) for E30s IMO. Worth it even if you need to take the front spindles to a shop to finish the job.
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Old 03-05-2016, 11:11 AM   #1589
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Looking at getting ESM002r for my 1991 318. Will be going with bc coilovers.

Either 16x8 et20 all around or 16x8 et20 front, and 16x9 et15 rear. What do you recommend for tire sizes? I was thinking for staggered: 215/40/16 front and 225/40/16 rear. Any input? Don't want to rub and don't really want to roll fenders. Not too much stretch
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Old 03-08-2016, 04:27 PM   #1590
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Looking at getting ESM002r for my 1991 318. Will be going with bc coilovers.

Either 16x8 et20 all around or 16x8 et20 front, and 16x9 et15 rear. What do you recommend for tire sizes? I was thinking for staggered: 215/40/16 front and 225/40/16 rear. Any input? Don't want to rub and don't really want to roll fenders. Not too much stretch
Go with the 16x8 all around then. 205/50/16, 215/45/16, or 205/45/16 will all work fine.
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