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Old 07-15-2002, 08:47 PM   #1
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Unhappy wheels rubbing!!

i just picked up some 17" bbs rk's for my '97 328is...the wheel and tire set is used so i thought i got a good deal... the front tires are 225/45/17 while the rears are 245/40/17 .... the offset is 35mm on the RKs

i'm experiencing some serious rubbing on the rear passenger side... and it seems like the car is pulling slightly to the right...

are the rear tires too big?...i thought it would work fine but there must be something wrong...

any suggestions would be appreciated

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Old 07-15-2002, 09:39 PM   #2
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Roll those fenders
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Old 07-15-2002, 10:38 PM   #3
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i'd rather try to avoid rolling the fenders...too many stories of paint cracking / chipping... maybe i should switch to 235/40's all around?...

i still don't believe these tires should rub (in theory)....could anybody confirm this?

maybe i just made a bad decision with the tire size? ...or maybe my car is unusually low on that side?
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Old 07-15-2002, 10:50 PM   #4
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I told you when you were looking at my rims, that you can't go past 225/45/17 or you may have some issues. This would probably be a very good time to LISTEN to the maXbimmer people who KNOW how to help you. With that offset and tire size, rolling is about your only option. After you do this I hope you enjoy your new set up.
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Old 07-15-2002, 11:17 PM   #5
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I think the max you can get in the rear with no rolling is 235's, they fit fine on my car, which is tucking in the rear. Unfortunately I'm not sure what the offset is on my rims.
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Old 07-16-2002, 09:18 AM   #6
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If you get your fenders rolled at a reputable place with the proper machine, you should have no problems whatsoever with your paint. I had mine rolled and all is well still...
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Old 07-16-2002, 01:08 PM   #7
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If you get your fenders rolled at a reputable place with the proper machine, you should have no problems whatsoever with your paint. I had mine rolled and all is well still...
where did you have your fenders rolled? did you have to do both sides? - i've been told that bmw's often rub on the passenger's side

BTW, i'm feelin the powdercoated ACs
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Old 07-16-2002, 03:26 PM   #8
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Re: wheels rubbing!!

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i just picked up some 17" bbs rk's for my '97 328is...the wheel and tire set is used so i thought i got a good deal... the front tires are 225/45/17 while the rears are 245/40/17 .... the offset is 35mm on the RKs

i'm experiencing some serious rubbing on the rear passenger side... and it seems like the car is pulling slightly to the right...

are the rear tires too big?...i thought it would work fine but there must be something wrong...

any suggestions would be appreciated

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I'm not sure but I think M3's rear fenders are wider than non-m3 bimmers, that's why it is rubbing. I got m3 and I got stock wheels and tires and my passnger side is rubbing when my car is full after the accident, I dunno why but it is annoying.
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Old 07-16-2002, 08:09 PM   #9
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fenders rolled & problem solved (hopefully for good)
thanks boyz
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Old 07-17-2002, 04:00 PM   #10
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COngrats man!

Now lets see a pic of your car. I dunno if I have seen it yet
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where'd you get them rolled
my friend has some serious rubbing issues with his 17x8" hartage rims with 235/40 on his 318is....
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where'd you get them rolled
my friend has some serious rubbing issues with his 17x8" hartage rims with 235/40 on his 318is....

Easy solution; get a wide body!!! J/k... It must be because of the offset (wheel sitting too far out), I know E36_freak has 17"x8" with 235/45 on a lowered car and there is NEVER a problem even if the car is fully loaded!
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Old 07-26-2002, 02:38 AM   #13
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Easy solution; get a wide body!!! J/k... It must be because of the offset (wheel sitting too far out), I know E36_freak has 17"x8" with 235/45 on a lowered car and there is NEVER a problem even if the car is fully loaded!
yah my car never rubbed once.......
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His wheels have this hubcentric spacer that you have you use, the hub diameter on the hub/disc itself is smaller then the hub ring on the spacer. We tried mounting the wheels without the spacer and it was a pain in the ass to get the wheel to center, and then the only thing really aligning the wheel to the disc brake are the bolts, which i doubt can be good.
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I use a hubcentric ring too, it shouldnt make a difference.
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