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Old 10-15-2009, 06:50 PM   #751
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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.
So do I pay you on commission...or...?

Nice answer.
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Old 10-15-2009, 07:34 PM   #752
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So do I pay you on commission...or...?

Nice answer.
Haha, sorry Jay.
I just remember you answering me for a similar question a while back.
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Old 10-15-2009, 10:11 PM   #753
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Haha, sorry Jay.
I just remember you answering me for a similar question a while back.
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Old 10-18-2009, 11:53 PM   #754
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winter mode!

Another Question for the guru's.. I have a set of super ugly momo's 14X6 offset 40 that i would love to mount some winter tires on. 195/65 or 70/14 winter tires! As before, car is lowered on H&R Springs and bilstine struts. Should this work fine?
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Old 10-21-2009, 09:45 AM   #755
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The offset is really high. It's only 5mm away from the bottlecaps, but that just might be enough to rub the struts with the big tires.

Even if it did fit, it'd look pretty hilarious.
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Old 10-27-2009, 06:51 PM   #756
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Hi Jay! I've got my eyes on a set of older BBS (485) basketweaves with a polished lip. They are 15" x 7", ET35. I was thinking of running 205/50/15's on them (if they fit) on a Eibach/Tokico lowered E30, with plans to go lower. Are these babies going to fit without rubbing either side? I've got a set of 3mm spacers, and a set of 9mm spacers lying around.
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Old 10-27-2009, 08:03 PM   #757
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Hi Jay! I've got my eyes on a set of older BBS (485) basketweaves with a polished lip. They are 15" x 7", ET35. I was thinking of running 205/50/15's on them (if they fit) on a Eibach/Tokico lowered E30, with plans to go lower. Are these babies going to fit without rubbing either side? I've got a set of 3mm spacers, and a set of 9mm spacers lying around.
Those should fit perfect.
It might be even nicer with 3mm more spacing and a light roll.
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Old 10-27-2009, 10:00 PM   #758
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Hi Jay! I've got my eyes on a set of older BBS (485) basketweaves with a polished lip. They are 15" x 7", ET35. I was thinking of running 205/50/15's on them (if they fit) on a Eibach/Tokico lowered E30, with plans to go lower. Are these babies going to fit without rubbing either side? I've got a set of 3mm spacers, and a set of 9mm spacers lying around.
They will most likely rub the front struts. Ideally you'd put a set of 15mm spacers all around for that setup, as the offset is quite a bit off (the wheels will be sunken into the fenders, as they are VW-spec).
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Old 10-27-2009, 10:21 PM   #759
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Hi, I am looking at fitting 16X8 ET-0 rims to an '89 E30 with rolled lips and coilovers. What do you recommend in tyre measurements and should a 330mm rotor and 4-pot caliper fit inside?
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Old 10-27-2009, 11:44 PM   #760
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^^ Oh wow my dream engine for my e30... Nice swap man, I think I have seen it on another forum before? I somehow remember seeing that custom intake manifold somewhere...
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Old 10-28-2009, 06:03 PM   #761
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Hi, I am looking at fitting 16X8 ET-0 rims to an '89 E30 with rolled lips and coilovers. What do you recommend in tyre measurements and should a 330mm rotor and 4-pot caliper fit inside?
They wouldn't clear the brakes, no way. And with that offset, you'd be hard pressed to get anything bigger than a 205 tire under the arches.

Think 17x8 ET25 with 235/40/17 tires all around.
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Old 11-10-2009, 10:31 PM   #762
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Let's say you didn't care AT ALL about how your wheels looked, and only cared about ride quality/grip/noise/speedo (street and track lets say). What would you do for your e30 (non-iX) in a 16?
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Old 11-11-2009, 05:37 PM   #763
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Let's say you didn't care AT ALL about how your wheels looked, and only cared about ride quality/grip/noise/speedo (street and track lets say). What would you do for your e30 (non-iX) in a 16?
16x7-16x7.5, ET20-25, 225/45/16 somethings. The most fun I had with my car was on 16x7 ET25 wheels with 225/45/16 Goodyear F1s. Really nice setup, no rubbing with unrolled fenders.

As for exactly what wheels come in that spec now, I'm not sure. ESM is making a bunch of bolt-on 16s now, check them out.
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Old 11-11-2009, 05:40 PM   #764
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Hard to find good 17's, so 16's won't rub and give it the widest track with Zero offset. I will change the brakes and I am looking for a good kit or adapt something.
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Hard to find good 17's, so 16's won't rub and give it the widest track with Zero offset. I will change the brakes and I am looking for a good kit or adapt something.
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