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Old 08-10-2009, 02:53 PM   #736
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Arrow going with 215/40R17

Thanks for the info. Is it still a good idea to get to ET23 (or as close as possible to ET25) or should I see how they mount up first?
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Old 08-10-2009, 06:19 PM   #737
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You'll have plenty of clearance with the 15mm spacers.
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Old 08-13-2009, 01:26 PM   #738
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Borbet Type T's

Borbet Type T's w/ Yokohama S drives

Fronts: 16x7.5 195/40R16 et 35
Rears: 16x9 215/35R16 et 15

Would these fit my '89 325is without spacers or rolling etc? I have H&R / Bilstein suspension. Thanks a lot!
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Old 08-13-2009, 10:24 PM   #739
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You will need spacers on the front, 20-25mm would be nice.

The tires are way, way, way too small. Think 195/45 and 215/40 at a bare minimum to safely support the weight of an E30.
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Old 08-14-2009, 01:09 AM   #740
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You will need spacers on the front, 20-25mm would be nice.

The tires are way, way, way too small. Think 195/45 and 215/40 at a bare minimum to safely support the weight of an E30.
Alright, thanks again Jay.
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Old 08-18-2009, 03:14 AM   #741
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E21 Alpina Style on E30

I have a set of these:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/4x100...Q5fAccessories

15x6 ET13 with 205/55/15 tires

The rears bolt up nice on my otherwise stock 1987 325ic, almost flush with the fender edge. The fronts, however, do not clear the calipers. With a 10mm flat spacer they barely clear the calipers, but I think I'll need at least a 15mm hubcentric spacer to work "properly."

What are your thoughts on this fitment?

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Old 08-18-2009, 01:09 PM   #742
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I have a set of these:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/4x100...Q5fAccessories

15x6 ET13 with 205/55/15 tires

The rears bolt up nice on my otherwise stock 1987 325ic, almost flush with the fender edge. The fronts, however, do not clear the calipers. With a 10mm flat spacer they barely clear the calipers, but I think I'll need at least a 15mm hubcentric spacer to work "properly."

What are your thoughts on this fitment?

Thanks,
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In regards to my above post, the spacers on the front should have been listed as 5mm, not 10mm. So knowing that the only hubcentric 4x100 spacer is 15mm, pushing the wheels 10mm even further out, I gave up on trying to fit these Alpina style wheels to my E30. They will be listed on eBay soon - perfect for a hot E21!

I'd still be interested in hearing your feedback on the fitment, though!

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Old 08-19-2009, 05:20 PM   #743
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Yeah, this is a common issue with E21/2002 wheels (and what I'm commonly warning people about).

There is a company making 10.5mm hubcentric spacers now though. www.ecstuning.com
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Old 08-19-2009, 06:31 PM   #744
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Yeah, this is a common issue with E21/2002 wheels (and what I'm commonly warning people about).

There is a company making 10.5mm hubcentric spacers now though. www.ecstuning.com
Thanks, Jay, for that link.

I just measured the spacers that I tried before, and unless my eyes are broken, they appear to be 8mm (even though I was told 10mm).

How narrow a gap would you be comfortable with running between a wheel spoke and the caliper? What if I change the brake pads and the calipers move even further out?

With pushing the wheels out that far (they would definitely be outside the line of the fender with 205 tires), what kind of issues might I encounter in terms of rubbing/fender interference on bumps? Would you run 195/60-15s instead? Or am I just wasting time, and should look into finding a set of OEM 15s?

I've tried looking for pics of E30s with a ET13 E21 wheels on them, but I haven't been too successful. I hate to let these wheels go, so I'm trying every angle. Your feedback is appreciated!

James
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Old 08-20-2009, 04:03 PM   #745
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Thanks, Jay, for that link.

I just measured the spacers that I tried before, and unless my eyes are broken, they appear to be 8mm (even though I was told 10mm).

How narrow a gap would you be comfortable with running between a wheel spoke and the caliper? What if I change the brake pads and the calipers move even further out?

With pushing the wheels out that far (they would definitely be outside the line of the fender with 205 tires), what kind of issues might I encounter in terms of rubbing/fender interference on bumps? Would you run 195/60-15s instead? Or am I just wasting time, and should look into finding a set of OEM 15s?

I've tried looking for pics of E30s with a ET13 E21 wheels on them, but I haven't been too successful. I hate to let these wheels go, so I'm trying every angle. Your feedback is appreciated!

James
You will be able to fit the wheels with 10.5mm spacers in the front and those tires. There is a surprising amount of space in the front of an E30, regardless of what it "looks" like.
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Old 09-09-2009, 05:54 PM   #746
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will 18"x 7.5 work with an ET45? Im using 215/35/18 tires
these wheels to be exact
http://www.thewheelconnection.com/ph...&brandsearch=1
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Old 09-10-2009, 03:40 PM   #747
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will 18"x 7.5 work with an ET45? Im using 215/35/18 tires
these wheels to be exact
http://www.thewheelconnection.com/ph...&brandsearch=1
Offset is way too high. You'd want at least 20mm spacers.
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Old 09-16-2009, 09:37 AM   #748
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Offset is way too high. You'd want at least 20mm spacers.
Thanx, thats what I was thinking too. A confirmation is always good.
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Old 10-15-2009, 04:58 PM   #749
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1 day old e30 looking for some wheels!

Ok a 325is with H&R springs, minor fender roll out back, fronts untouched.

Wheels are 15X8 with a et of 15
Tires are 195/45/15 Kuhmo Ecsta SPT tires mounted

How can i expect these to fit? thanks so much, allot of respect for the amount of help you provide! keep it up!
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Old 10-15-2009, 05:35 PM   #750
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Ok a 325is with H&R springs, minor fender roll out back, fronts untouched.

Wheels are 15X8 with a et of 15
Tires are 195/45/15 Kuhmo Ecsta SPT tires mounted

How can i expect these to fit? thanks so much, allot of respect for the amount of help you provide! keep it up!

Not only will you have tons of fender gap, being only on H&R (whether they're race's or sport's), but your speedometer will also be 8.6% too fast. So when you're on the highway and you think you're going 100, you'll actually be going 91.4

Try 205/50/15. That way the wheels and tires will still look great, there won't be much fender gap, and you won't have problems with your fenders if they're slightly rolled.
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