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Old 02-23-2012, 07:48 PM   #1
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whats the widest rim i can run on my e30

hey guys, im new to the e30 world and i searched but im having a hard time finding the answer im looking for, im about to order a pair of diamond racing wheels and i want to run 15x9 rears and 15x8 up front, am i going to have rubbing issues? im trying to stay away from spacers so would i have a problem mounting the rears? sorry if its a dumb question and i would appreciate any help, thanks in advance
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Old 02-23-2012, 10:59 PM   #2
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Old 02-24-2012, 02:17 AM   #3
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damn 15x9's ! They're gonna look like a box i bet, small and wide
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:14 AM   #4
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lol i just want that aggressive beefy fitment in the back, would there be issues with 15x9 in the back? theyre making the rims custom, which offset do i ask for?
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what kind of e30 is it?

I believe the offset for an ix is 32ish

for any other it's 18?? someone want to chime in?

or ask here

http://maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=54146
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:40 PM   #6
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Need to know the year and model of the car. 15x8 15x9 will fit no problem, just need the car info to tell you what offset/backspacing/tires.
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Old 02-24-2012, 02:59 PM   #7
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i have a 1987 325is, would it be too crazy if i go 10 inch wide in the back? apparently they dont make 9 wide?
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:43 PM   #8
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15x10 can work but requires quite a bit of work (pulled fenders, massively stretched tires, coilovers).

I'd suggest going with the 15x8 all around with a staggered offset.
Front: +19 5.25" backspacing
Rear: +12 5" backspacing
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Old 02-24-2012, 04:28 PM   #9
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i have a 1987 325is, would it be too crazy if i go 10 inch wide in the back? apparently they dont make 9 wide?

Do you know what google is? Or a search bar? I don't want to come off like a dick but there are tons of pics online with e30s running crazy fitment.

There is even a STICKY thread in the e30 section regarding wheel/rim fitment.

Your questions need to be a little more specific. You need to include your car year and model, even your suspension specs would help. You need to include the rim specs you would like to install. Rim size, width, offset

You have an 87 325is. I believe the late model e30s allow for much wider rims in the rear (someone correct me if im wrong) because of the higher arches in the rear.

As for 10in wide rims, its been doneand if you have the cash you can make a lot of different things fit.

I will be running a 16x9 et15 on my 87 325is. I might need a 3mil spacer to clear the front struts. I will know once the rims are installed. The tires I will be using are 205/45/16 or 205/40/16. Not sure yet.


On my current setup, which rubbed, I have et25 16x 7.5 or 8. Can't remember. I have pretty beefy tires on it though. 225/50/16. The rears would rub during hard driving or when the rear seats were loaded. I had them rolled by stance factory. No more rubbing issuses. The fronts rub like its their day job. Even with the front fenders rolled too. Oh yea, and I am not that low. It's a mild drop. Maybe a one inch drop.

Check out this website. Not sure how acurate it is but it helped me out with some of my question.

http://www.willtheyfit.com/index.php...&Submit=Submit

Good luck

And this website can give you an idea of what your tire rim combo can look like.

http://www.tyrestretch.com/

Hope this helps.
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Old 02-25-2012, 05:20 AM   #10
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thanks guys, mystikal and woofer, your info helped me out alot, im placing my order soon
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