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Old 09-07-2006, 01:36 PM   #271
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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.
Most don't, actually. But any aftermarket shop that deal H&R (most of them) can order them in. 57.1mm centrebore when they ask.
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Old 09-20-2006, 10:52 AM   #272
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Sorry, I put down the wrong offset. It's 36 not 38. The rims are 16 x 8 on a 325IS (1987). Will I still need a 15mm spacer?

I've also done some more reading. I've lower the car about an 1.5 inches using Eibach and Bilstein sports. Is it necessary and I also role the fenders?

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Old 09-21-2006, 12:36 PM   #273
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Still 15mm spacers.

If you use 205 width tires, you most likely will not have to roll the fenders. If you want wider tires such as 225/45/16's though, you will.

And don't use Eibachs, their E30 springs are incredibly bad. H&R Sports are leagues better.
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Old 10-01-2006, 02:47 PM   #274
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Ahh. Thanks.

My buddy has H&R 20mm with hub of 57.1mm.... will these work instead of 15mm????
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Old 10-01-2006, 03:11 PM   #275
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Not sure How to post but here goes!

I am looking at a purchase here in Seattle at some very brand new wheels and tires.

Here it is.

BBS-RD 205/45-17 with Michelin Pilot Exalto's.

Should I take a chance at the bite. The price is half of what the person bought them for.

I've got a Red 1987 325 that is customized to the max. Headers, triflow, sheepskin, chip, and tons more. My car is very clean and cool.

I'm vacillating, because I really like the BBS-RX's at the 16" size with Pirellis and was thinking that the BBS-RX in the 205/50-16 size would provide more comfort as far as shock. The look is cooler, but the price is quite high as well.

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Old 10-04-2006, 05:37 PM   #276
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Ahh. Thanks.

My buddy has H&R 20mm with hub of 57.1mm.... will these work instead of 15mm????
You'd end up with a 16x8 ET16 rim, which is extremely aggressive. Stick to 205/50/16 tires, and you'll still likely need to roll the fenders.
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Old 10-04-2006, 05:39 PM   #277
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I am looking at a purchase here in Seattle at some very brand new wheels and tires.

Here it is.

BBS-RD 205/45-17 with Michelin Pilot Exalto's.

Should I take a chance at the bite. The price is half of what the person bought them for.

I've got a Red 1987 325 that is customized to the max. Headers, triflow, sheepskin, chip, and tons more. My car is very clean and cool.

I'm vacillating, because I really like the BBS-RX's at the 16" size with Pirellis and was thinking that the BBS-RX in the 205/50-16 size would provide more comfort as far as shock. The look is cooler, but the price is quite high as well.
You haven't asked any sort of fitment question, or listed the specs of the wheels.

But if they do fit, they are great wheels. I had 16" RX's, and didn't like them much. Too small, plus no lip at all.
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Old 10-05-2006, 03:41 PM   #278
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You'd end up with a 16x8 ET16 rim, which is extremely aggressive. Stick to 205/50/16 tires, and you'll still likely need to roll the fenders.
Thanks man. Looks like I might not need to roll the fenders. We'll see when I go over big bumps though.. haha... Thanks a lot.. much appreciated.
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Old 10-05-2006, 09:57 PM   #279
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Post pics! I bet it looks awesome. Careful with the clearance though, what seems like enough could pull a fender in a BAD way very quickly. Pile up 4-5 people in the car and test it out too.
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Old 10-09-2006, 12:17 AM   #280
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I am thinking of picking up a 15X7 wheel offset is 25. Will I have any problems running this wheel on my e30? Also for a tire I was thinking 205/50/15 but was wondering if it would be possible to run someting a little wider like a 215, will it be too wide? thanks
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Old 10-10-2006, 03:38 PM   #281
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ET25 is perfect for 15x7 wheels with wide tires.

205/50/15 is undersized anyways. Get 225/50/15, they'll fit nicely.
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ET25 is perfect for 15x7 wheels with wide tires.

205/50/15 is undersized anyways. Get 225/50/15, they'll fit nicely.

Awesome thats the response I was looking for. Thanks Mystikal
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Old 10-10-2006, 08:30 PM   #283
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Awesome thats the response I was looking for. Thanks Mystikal
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Old 10-16-2006, 11:03 PM   #284
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Hey Jay, HELP!

When I saw these wheels I fell in love http://www.felgen-man.de/english/indexenglish.html
Should I decide to become homeless and buy them, what offset would you recommend in 15x8 for a nice dish?

BBS RS 15x8 come in -23, -10, 03, 12, 18, 28, 41

Not only will I roll the fenders, but if I have to, I will cut them and install fender flares like the ones from IE for instance. The car is going in for some major work over the winter to become a dedicated track rat, so it will be no prob.
Also can you tell me the weight, I e-mailed them but only got the price, and is it safe to use 3 piece wheels on the track, where my car spends 90% of its time.
Are they a reputable company?
Thank you very much.

P.S. I will be changing to Bilstein Sports+Eibach Stage 3 or H&R Race, will prob go to 2 or 2.5 neg. camber.

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Old 10-16-2006, 11:18 PM   #285
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Yeah, BBS RS' cause you to do crazy things.

For 15x8, I usually recommend an offset to keep them inside the stock fenders and off the struts, which would be ET22 or numerically lower. So for the RS'offsets you mentioned, ET18 would be best. You would obviously have less dish than lower offsets, but you don't want to change the steering geometry that much. It can make the car very twitchy/unstable. 225 tires will work nicely, and with extra negative camber you probably wouldn't even use the flare's extra space.

RS' are not as light as some think, for a 15x8 I would take a guess and say 16-17lbs. They are perfectly fine as track wheels as far as I know, I've seen more than a few M3's in particular use them for that purpose.
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