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Old 01-27-2009, 01:05 PM   #646
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What do you look best, 16'' or 17'' ?
I can get 7,5x16 also.. hmm
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Old 01-28-2009, 12:37 PM   #647
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HRE 540S 18X7.5 ET37 on my 91 E30 lowered w/Bilstien sports.They fit great with no rubbing at all using 215/35/18s with no spacers.My question is can I fit wider tires and if so what size could I go to.
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Old 01-28-2009, 01:08 PM   #648
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HRE 540S 18X7.5 ET37 on my 91 E30 lowered w/Bilstien sports.They fit great with no rubbing at all using 215/35/18s with no spacers.My question is can I fit wider tires and if so what size could I go to.
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Anything wider starts to get to rare sizes, plus at 7.5" you can't really put much more rubber on those wheels, but you can definitely get a 225/35/18 under there. You may need spacers to the clear the inner bodywork/struts though, that is already very close.
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Old 01-28-2009, 01:19 PM   #649
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Thanks Jay I was hoping to go at least to 225s also I was wondering if 225/40 would work instead of 35.
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Old 01-28-2009, 01:31 PM   #650
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Thanks Jay I was hoping to go at least to 225s also I was wondering if 225/40 would work instead of 35.
Nope, way too tall for the front. I know, tires are like half the price, but it won't work too well.
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Old 01-28-2009, 04:51 PM   #651
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So although they wont work on the front how about the rears.Besides cost I'm also looking for a little bit more insulation from bending my rims.With the 215/35/18's the inner and outer lips are very vulnerable due the lack of rubber and potholes and manhole covers kill me.I've been to the wheel doc 4 times in the past year!
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:53 AM   #652
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So although they wont work on the front how about the rears.Besides cost I'm also looking for a little bit more insulation from bending my rims.With the 215/35/18's the inner and outer lips are very vulnerable due the lack of rubber and potholes and manhole covers kill me.I've been to the wheel doc 4 times in the past year!
Rears should be okay with the 225/40. No guarantee though, tires that tall have very little room for error.
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Old 02-21-2009, 11:30 PM   #653
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Hey Mystical, id like to know what wheels would fit best ( if at all) on a car that is lowered 2.1inches up front and 1.7 inches in the back: 16X9 with a 15mm or 25 mm offset?Thanks
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Old 02-27-2009, 04:35 PM   #654
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doing the 5 lug swap

so... i plan on going with a 16" rim from an e36 or z3. according to the tire calculator i'll need a 205/50 to match the old 195/65. from what i researched most of the rims are 7" or 7.5" wide with an et of 41 or 38. will i have any rubbing? keep in mind that i'm looking to go with coilovers at some point to have the fender gaps match also i have the ix sides so i can't roll the fenders.

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Old 02-27-2009, 04:43 PM   #655
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doing the 5 lug swap

so... i plan on going with a 16" rim from an e36 or z3. according to the tire calculator i'll need a 205/50 to match the old 195/65. from what i researched most of the rims are 7" or 7.5" wide with an et of 41 or 38. will i have any rubbing? keep in mind that i'm looking to go with coilovers at some point to have the fender gaps match also i have the ix sides so i can't roll the fenders.

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Which 5 lug setup are you going with? E36 or E30 M3?
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Which 5 lug setup are you going with? E36 or E30 M3?
e36 ti rear

fronts is still a toss up of the e30 m3 or the e36 with camber/caster plates
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Hey Mystical, id like to know what wheels would fit best ( if at all) on a car that is lowered 2.1inches up front and 1.7 inches in the back: 16X9 with a 15mm or 25 mm offset?Thanks
Neither one will clear the front struts without spacers (ET10 is the safe bet there). So ET15 all around with 5mm spacers and 215/40/16 tires.
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fronts is still a toss up of the e30 m3 or the e36 with camber/caster plates
If you don't go with E36 front also, you'll have very different front and rear geometry. You can easily fix it with spacers, but it's worth noting.

Your setup will work fine with E36 stuff all around. If you have E30 M3 front, then 12mm spacers up there to balance it out.
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Old 02-28-2009, 09:07 PM   #659
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17x7 et37 wheels on 205/40's on my '87 e30. Would i have any issues with this?
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If you don't go with E36 front also, you'll have very different front and rear geometry. You can easily fix it with spacers, but it's worth noting.

Your setup will work fine with E36 stuff all around. If you have E30 M3 front, then 12mm spacers up there to balance it out.

ok so e36 parts all around and i'll be fine for any 16" e36 rim with a 205/50 tire sweet
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