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Old 07-19-2010, 01:30 PM   #1
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Question Will This Setup Work?

I'll be getting h&r 60/40 drop lowering springs on my 91 325i with tokico shocks.
Currently I have 16" wheels with 205/40R16's on with 1 1/4" spacers on completely stock suspension. Will the h&r's and tokicos fit? What will I need to do to make it work?

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Old 07-19-2010, 01:54 PM   #2
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Hey Myles. It's Matt friend with the gray E30 from the other day. That kit will work. Just look at me and Matt's set-up, I'm running 5mm spacers on the front with the same drop.
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Old 07-19-2010, 01:54 PM   #3
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with 1 1/4" spacers on completely stock suspension.
The only issue I can see is that you might not be able to run spacers that wide (assuming you typed that right.... 30mm spacers?), but that's easy to resolve.
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Yea I've got those stinkin wide spacers 2 1/2" total extra width. And I have to keep those on with the rims I have. Think just rolling the fenders will cut it?
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Old 07-19-2010, 03:39 PM   #5
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Yea I've got those stinkin wide spacers 2 1/2" total extra width. And I have to keep those on with the rims I have. Think just rolling the fenders will cut it?
You don't have to roll any fenders. With those spacers, you can run any lowered suspension. Matt's car was ridiculously low on the back end and still didn't rub anywhere. Your just asking for more problems with rolling the fenders.
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You don't have to roll any fenders. With those spacers, you can run any lowered suspension. Matt's car was ridiculously low on the back end and still didn't rub anywhere. Your just asking for more problems with rolling the fenders.
What is wrong with rolling fenders?
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What is wrong with rolling fenders?
Nothing really, just a bit of a hassle. I don't know if his fenders are rusty a bit or not. I just know that he doesn't need to roll the fenders unless he runs bigger tires.
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Alright cool, hope it works out, should hopefully have em by next week
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Hey Myles. It's Matt friend with the gray E30 from the other day. That kit will work. Just look at me and Matt's set-up, I'm running 5mm spacers on the front with the same drop.
You're only allowed to say this set-up will work if theres still at least 35mm of clearance up front. He has 30mm spacers you only have 5mm (I'm allowing for 5mm of clearance).
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205/40's are too small for e30's especially with your rear 40mm drop.

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too small? what do u mean?
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too small? what do u mean?
205/40R16 tires are 6% smaller than the OEM wheel diameter
Overall diameter on a 195/65R14 is 609mm
Overall diameter on a 205/40R16 is 570mm

Almost a 40mm difference in diameter.
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Hmmmm, so doesn't that really leave me with a little extra space to lower though?
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You should be fine. Your looking at fender rolling with like 245/60R16 or something like that. I'm running 205/45R16 all round (pretty decent tires as well) and only need the 5mm spacer on the front. I have absolutely no rub and my front rides the lowest I've seen at all E30's thus far. Matt's car didn't rub and his car sit lower then any E30's I've ever seen at the rear. So you should be fine no matter what. Getting the right tires will dictate wither or not you rub or not. If you run the low pro's that Matt had on the rims, you should run into no problems with the lowering kit. Also the tires are priced fairly cheap @ just under 300$ for 2 tires.
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I have absolutely no rub and my front rides the lowest I've seen at all E30's thus far. Matt's car didn't rub and his car sit lower then any E30's I've ever seen at the rear. So you should be fine no matter what. Getting the right tires will dictate wither or not you rub or not.
Sorry to burst your bubble, but your car isn't a unique level of low. You were at the midnight cruise... there were a bunch of E30's there that were as low as your car.... because they have the same springs as your car (H&R sports right?). There were cars there lower than yours too. The body kit on your car gives the optical illusion of it being low when in reality your springs only give 1.3" of drop unless you've made some sort of other modifications. Then again if I parked beside Brent I'd probably think my car was the lowest car there as well

Fitment is not just about the right tires, it's a combination of proper offset, tires, spacers, camber (for the front), and in extreme cases rolling the fenders.
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