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Old 03-05-2009, 04:22 PM   #661
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thinking of running a 16x8 all around or 16x7, 16x8 staggered. i've got a 60/40 drop currently and may go lower in the rear.

might be pushing it, fender rolling, etc is a possibility

offsets and tires? can it be done?
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Old 03-06-2009, 03:15 PM   #662
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17x7 et37 wheels on 205/40's on my '87 e30. Would i have any issues with this?
No, but they would look a lot better with 20mm spacers (they will be sunken into the fenders).
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Old 03-06-2009, 03:16 PM   #663
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thinking of running a 16x8 all around or 16x7, 16x8 staggered. i've got a 60/40 drop currently and may go lower in the rear.

might be pushing it, fender rolling, etc is a possibility

offsets and tires? can it be done?
16x8 is easy. 16x9, too. If you have stretched tires.

What size tire did you want to fit on there? Or is that not a priority?
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Old 03-16-2009, 07:42 PM   #664
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Hey...

Okay, summer is coming up, and I need some new tires. I'm currently on 16x7 Konig Remembers. I believe the tires on it are currently 205s, not sure...

My question is, how wide a tire can I get onto these wheels? What's the ideal size I should be looking for? I'll likely be pairing these with spacers all around, so if you could recommend a spacer size, that would also be great. I'm not looking for the "wheel sticking 5 inches out" kind of look, just something tasteful as well as laterally functional. It'll be on a high-arch body.

Thanks in advance!

Edit: Yep, current tires are 205/50.
Not looking to do any of that poke and stretch nonsense... just looking for a good solid setup.
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:18 PM   #665
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Hey...

Okay, summer is coming up, and I need some new tires. I'm currently on 16x7 Konig Remembers. I believe the tires on it are currently 205s, not sure...

My question is, how wide a tire can I get onto these wheels? What's the ideal size I should be looking for? I'll likely be pairing these with spacers all around, so if you could recommend a spacer size, that would also be great. I'm not looking for the "wheel sticking 5 inches out" kind of look, just something tasteful as well as laterally functional. It'll be on a high-arch body.

Thanks in advance!

Edit: Yep, current tires are 205/50.
Not looking to do any of that poke and stretch nonsense... just looking for a good solid setup.
Well if you don't get spacers, you can run 225/45/16 without any modification.

If you stick with 205/50/16, then you can get 5mm front and 10mm rear spacers without any fender worries. You could probably do 10/15, but you'd need to roll the fenders at that point.
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:26 PM   #666
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Jay, I wanna run style 44s this year since they're sorta wide and 17"(room for m3 brakes

Like what Fel asked whats the widest tire i can run on them? Something tells me a 235 is biggest I can go..No idea about the series/profile.

What size would you recommend?

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Old 03-17-2009, 01:50 PM   #667
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Jay, I wanna run style 44s this year since they're sorta wide and 17"(room for m3 brakes

Like what Fel asked whats the widest tire i can run on them? Something tells me a 235 is biggest I can go..No idea about the series/profile.

What size would you recommend?

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You could do 245/35/17 all around. They're expensive as hell though.

235/40/17 is easier to find. MR 325 ran that same wheel with that same tire a while back.
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Old 03-17-2009, 02:16 PM   #668
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Well if you don't get spacers, you can run 225/45/16 without any modification.

If you stick with 205/50/16, then you can get 5mm front and 10mm rear spacers without any fender worries. You could probably do 10/15, but you'd need to roll the fenders at that point.
So then at this point, it's either spacers or wider tire, one or the other? Would it be impossible to use 225s and spacers, or would it just require rolling the fenders?

Which would be the better bet from a handling standpoint?
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Old 03-17-2009, 02:21 PM   #669
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So then at this point, it's either spacers or wider tire, one or the other? Would it be impossible to use 225s and spacers, or would it just require rolling the fenders?

Which would be the better bet from a handling standpoint?
One or the other, but yeah, if you roll the fenders you can have both.

The 225s should have a traction advantage, given the same tire.
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Old 03-17-2009, 02:25 PM   #670
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One or the other, but yeah, if you roll the fenders you can have both.

The 225s should have a traction advantage, given the same tire.
Awesome, thanks for the info Jay.
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Old 03-24-2009, 01:18 AM   #671
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17x7 wheels

I was wondering if i can fit 17x7/114.3 offset 42, center bore 73.1 into a e30???
also if a 1.25 drop is it noticeable on a e30??? thanks in advance
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I was wondering if i can fit 17x7/114.3 offset 42, center bore 73.1 into a e30???
also if a 1.25 drop is it noticeable on a e30??? thanks in advance
No, E30s are 4x100. Those are either 4x114.3 or 5x114.3. E30s also need offsets in the low 20's.

Drop is noticeable.
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:06 AM   #673
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I have a 60mm drop and about to put on my 16x7 konigs with 40mm offset and 205/40r16's and was wondering what spacer size i should go with until i run into problems?
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I have a 60mm drop and about to put on my 16x7 konigs with 40mm offset and 205/40r16's and was wondering what spacer size i should go with until i run into problems?
The tires are ridiculously tiny, so you have a lot of space. Like, 30mm would still leave some room.
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so if i went with 1inch(25.4mm-american company) would this give it a decent stance? and in the future what size tire should i run ?
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