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Old 08-23-2006, 05:48 PM   #256
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Would these fit?


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16x8.5 et 24 with a 2.5" lip and 205 40 falken 512s ****ty tread

rear
16x9 et 18 with a 3" lip and 215 40 falken 512s 80% tread
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Old 08-23-2006, 10:08 PM   #257
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No dents or P.O.S "spacers" will be used. I turned out a set and two spairs while visiting my old high school shop at the end of last year. I'm not a fan of spending 1600 on wheels that are properly balanced to cheap out on mounting them and have em shake like a 40 year old cougars vibrator on a saturday night
I ran cheap 3mm spacers on my $2100 17" RS'. Not a single vibration or other issue to present.

They are simply too thin to need to have any sort of good engineering, minus actually being 3mm thick.
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Old 08-23-2006, 10:11 PM   #258
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Would these fit?


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16x8.5 et 24 with a 2.5" lip and 205 40 falken 512s ****ty tread

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16x9 et 18 with a 3" lip and 215 40 falken 512s 80% tread
The fronts will need spacers. Issue is that you will need a spacer at least 7mm thick, and anything past 5mm but thinner than 15mm typically does not have a hubcentric lip, and will very likely vibrate.

With those bike tires, I'd run 15mm spacers up front, and something like 10mm in the rear to balance it out.
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Old 08-28-2006, 07:21 PM   #259
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Hi,

For my E30 ('89 325i) with 15X7.5 Ronals the conventional wisdom (Tire Rack) says 205/55/15. The Bridgestone S03 comes in 205/50/15 as opposed to 205/55/15. Any issues with that?

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Old 08-28-2006, 09:46 PM   #260
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No issue, it will just look a bit small, the speedo will read slightly higher, your gears will be slightly shorter, and your fuel consumption will be slightly worse.

All slight changes. As good as the S-03 is though, I'd rather run the Falken RT-615 in the same size. Awesome tire.
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Old 08-29-2006, 05:35 PM   #261
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You really are a tire/wheel whore, eh?
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Old 08-29-2006, 07:57 PM   #262
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Yes, but I think I'm finally settling down with these RZ's. No more one-week stands!
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Old 08-29-2006, 10:55 PM   #263
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ran cheap 3mm spacers on my $2100 17" RS'. Not a single vibration or other issue to present.
I'm talking about the cheap "spacers" most wheel shops throw on but throw off the balance of the wheel as they don't center the wheel on the hub like hubcentric rings.
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Old 08-30-2006, 05:21 PM   #264
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But we were talking about 3mm spacers.

They don't need any sort of hub lip, and they won't even be the same size as the centrebore of the car. It doesn't matter, at all.
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Old 08-30-2006, 06:13 PM   #265
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what shops sell wheel spacers??
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Old 09-02-2006, 09:28 AM   #266
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Many wheel shops. Wheels Direct is where I got mine.
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Old 09-06-2006, 05:12 PM   #267
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Hey,

I'd like to know if a 16 x 8 with a 38 offset will work on a 325is (87)?

0I'm looking to get a set of deep dish remotecs.
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I'd like to know if a 16 x 8 with a 38 offset will work on a 325is (87)?

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15mm spacers.
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Old 09-06-2006, 11:36 PM   #269
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Do most wheel shops sell hub centric spacers? I'm looking to pick up a set of proper quality spacers or stock wheels before i go on my trip through the states and have the wheels vibrate my car and me apart.
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15mm spacers.

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