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Old 11-11-2009, 05:54 PM   #766
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I know more than a few Aussies have shipped down the new 17x8 ET25 ARC-8 BBS replicas. 235/40/17s with barely a fender roll.
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Old 11-11-2009, 06:02 PM   #767
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Where can I get those?
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Old 11-11-2009, 06:04 PM   #768
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http://www.apexraceparts.com/3-Series-BMW-E30_c_31.html
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Old 11-11-2009, 06:22 PM   #769
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Thanks for the info and link. I will check out those wheels. I am still considering the zero offset wheels though for the widest track and look. 16" ESM rims with 205/60/16 tyre.
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Old 12-08-2009, 09:15 AM   #770
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Thanks for the info and link. I will check out those wheels. I am still considering the zero offset wheels though for the widest track and look. 16" ESM rims with 205/60/16 tyre.
You'll be rubbing.
I know you meant 205/50, but you'll still be rubbing.
With zero offset wheels, you really have to choose tires wisely because they'll more than likely be in contact with your fenders. Not to mention you'll also need some rolling.
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Old 12-08-2009, 10:05 PM   #771
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I will be using 205/50/16 for that rim and I will post pics when it's done next week. The brake calipers need to to be shaved a little to clear the inside of the rim, because the rim tapers slightly. It should be a good fit though.
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Old 12-09-2009, 04:19 PM   #772
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Hay Jay, If I were to run the 8.5" Ds2's all around, what tire size should i be looking at? I also plan on rolling the fenders all around too so i can fit decent sized rubber.
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Old 12-10-2009, 01:58 PM   #773
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Hay Jay, If I were to run the 8.5" Ds2's all around, what tire size should i be looking at? I also plan on rolling the fenders all around too so i can fit decent sized rubber.
235/40 works. 245/35 is perfect but expensive as hell.
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Old 12-30-2009, 04:00 PM   #774
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I'm planning on getting Diamond racing steel rims, as you more then likely know they make about any size/offset/etc you want.

What would be the best offset and width for an e30 to prevent rubbing and what tire size won't rub? (I was thinking 15X7 or 15X8 for rim size)
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Old 01-02-2010, 10:04 AM   #775
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I'm planning on getting Diamond racing steel rims, as you more then likely know they make about any size/offset/etc you want.

What would be the best offset and width for an e30 to prevent rubbing and what tire size won't rub? (I was thinking 15X7 or 15X8 for rim size)
What type of fitment are you looking for though? Like "stance" or to fit the largest tires possible?
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wheels and lowering

Hello all, new to this forum, saw this thread in a search and found that you peeps are very knowledgeable. So here goes my question, i have 15x8 wheels 0 offset with 4x100 pattern and a 3inch lip. I received a set of H&R sports, 1.4 inch front and .75 rear, will i need to do roll the fenders for the wheels to fit, also using tokico hp "blues". The tires i am using are 195/50/15. They fit ok now, and have fender space, but worried about the drop. I do not have the tokicos or H&R's on yet, have old leaky saggy suspension at the moment and rides awful atm. Also replacing the ball joints, control arms, bushings, tie rods, sway bar links, strut mounts and shock mounts.

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What type of fitment are you looking for though? Like "stance" or to fit the largest tires possible?
In the rear I'm looking for the widest tire possible without ANY rubbing.


Fronts I don't want the widest tires I can find but I want a decent amount of rubber contact.

I believe heavily with the saying function over form.
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Old 01-07-2010, 05:18 PM   #778
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Hello all, new to this forum, saw this thread in a search and found that you peeps are very knowledgeable. So here goes my question, i have 15x8 wheels 0 offset with 4x100 pattern and a 3inch lip. I received a set of H&R sports, 1.4 inch front and .75 rear, will i need to do roll the fenders for the wheels to fit, also using tokico hp "blues". The tires i am using are 195/50/15. They fit ok now, and have fender space, but worried about the drop. I do not have the tokicos or H&R's on yet, have old leaky saggy suspension at the moment and rides awful atm. Also replacing the ball joints, control arms, bushings, tie rods, sway bar links, strut mounts and shock mounts.
I don't usually recommend that fitment, because the wheels (especially the fronts) end up so far outside of the arches.

You'll just have to roll the rear fender lips.
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In the rear I'm looking for the widest tire possible without ANY rubbing.


Fronts I don't want the widest tires I can find but I want a decent amount of rubber contact.

I believe heavily with the saying function over form.
Without rolling, 15x7 +25 with 225/50 or 225/45 would be nice.

With rolling, 15x8 +20 with the same tires.
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I don't usually recommend that fitment, because the wheels (especially the fronts) end up so far outside of the arches.

You'll just have to roll the rear fender lips.
Thank you for the advice, i may hold off on the lowering for a bit, wait till i get a different set of wheels, though i may just try it to see how bad the fitment is. If awful then off with those wheels. And thanks again.
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