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Old 10-28-2006, 04:03 AM   #301
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rims off ebay

hello, just a few regarding rims off ebay. any comments or suggestions. the ones i'm looking at are :

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-1...QQcmdZViewItem

it'll go onto a 87 e30 cab. grey.

do you know if there's a local dealers for these?

what's the difference between 17x7 and 17x7.5. which would you go with?

will i need to make adjustments to my speedometer or will it take to the new rim size properly. will it read correctly?

thanks for the replys
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Old 10-28-2006, 09:31 AM   #302
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It's a 91 e30, Eibach Pro Kit springs & Bilstein Sport shocks . I was thinking of 8'' rim in the front with 195/45-15 tire,,, and a 9'' rim with 205/40-15 or 215/40-15 in the rear,,what do you think.
The front offset would become ET14, and the rear ET1. With those little tires it's possible, but you would need stiffer springs. Coilovers would be best, or if you want cheap FK 60/40 springs would do the trick. All 4 fender lips will need to be rolled.
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Old 10-28-2006, 09:35 AM   #303
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hello, just a few regarding rims off ebay. any comments or suggestions. the ones i'm looking at are :

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-1...QQcmdZViewItem

it'll go onto a 87 e30 cab. grey.

do you know if there's a local dealers for these?

what's the difference between 17x7 and 17x7.5. which would you go with?

will i need to make adjustments to my speedometer or will it take to the new rim size properly. will it read correctly?

thanks for the replys
It's nice that they make those rims in our offset, but the quality is suspect. While I've never heard any real feedback on them, that's a problem in itself. And for wheels that are essenetially made only for our small market, the price just seems way too low. I've never seen them locally.

The difference is 7" wide and 7.5" wide. I'd go with 7.5" wide if the offset was ET25 (like in this auction), but either would work fine.

If you get stock sized tires (205/45/17 or 215/40/17), the speedometer will be fine.
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Old 10-28-2006, 11:32 PM   #304
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Old 10-29-2006, 12:22 AM   #305
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thx for the tips
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Old 11-12-2006, 01:40 PM   #306
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16" Tire Size

Folks, you seem like a very informed bunch. Having read all the threads, I think the answer to my question is "yes", but I want to confirm:

I have a set of AC Schnitzer Type II 16x7.5 wheels. The lettering on the rim is 7 1/2 J x 16 H2 E25, which I assume means a 25 offset. From what I've read, a 225/45-16 should fit fine on my '91 325i w/ stock suspension, correct?

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Old 11-12-2006, 01:54 PM   #307
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Yes, should be fine.
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Old 11-12-2006, 04:05 PM   #308
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It might rub the rear quarters slightly, just roll the lips if necessary.
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Old 12-08-2006, 01:42 AM   #309
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how much do ronal LS 15x7 with tires run me?
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Old 12-11-2006, 05:44 AM   #310
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hey mystikal,

my appologies if this is somewhere in past posts. i skimmed through them quickly. there's so many.

i have a grey 87 e30 and the plan is to lower the overall ride by 1.5.

i'm trying to upgrade my car within a budget, while reading various forums i found:

rota grids, 16x7, 40mm offset, 67.1mm hub bore, 4x100. (they come in 17s too). they're 490 us shipped which doesn't seem too bad. i like the royal black with the chrome lip.

i like the low profile look but i don't really want to watch out for every sewer or pot hole on the road. what size rubbers?

what do you think?

btw i've been looking in the classifieds as-well for deals but not much luck. if there's anything out there i can be pm'd.

tanks
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Old 12-11-2006, 08:33 AM   #311
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Willy,

you'd need to run 15mmm hubcentric spacers

as for tires I'm currently running 225/ 45 R16 all around

or if you want a little bit more profile you can go with 205/ 50 R 16

but the 225 / 45 is perfect fit if you are worried about the speedometer.
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Old 12-11-2006, 06:24 PM   #312
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Willy,

you'd need to run 15mmm hubcentric spacers

as for tires I'm currently running 225/ 45 R16 all around

or if you want a little bit more profile you can go with 205/ 50 R 16

but the 225 / 45 is perfect fit if you are worried about the speedometer.

i guess you've got rotas on your car. have you got any pictures of your car so i can get an idea of your tire size?

hey i see you're from markham? where do you go to race your car? i'm in thornhill.

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these are Rota Slipstreams 16 x 8 et 20 w/ 225/ 45 R 16 Nexens (they suck btw)

lol that was at the ykw autocross championships in brampton. other than that i autocross with bmwcc
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Old 12-11-2006, 07:56 PM   #314
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these are Rota Slipstreams 16 x 8 et 20 w/ 225/ 45 R 16 Nexens (they suck btw)

lol that was at the ykw autocross championships in brampton. other than that i autocross with bmwcc

so these rims i want to order will fit then. hub bore, and et with spacers then???
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yeah you'd need spacers.
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