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Old 03-22-2010, 09:47 PM   #811
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Kosei K1's 15" +38. Probably need a 15mm spacer right?
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Old 03-23-2010, 01:10 PM   #812
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Kosei K1's 15" +38. Probably need a 15mm spacer right?
Yup.
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Old 03-23-2010, 01:11 PM   #813
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Hi, I have a 88 325is with konis all around and Ireland Stage 3 race springs with Bridgestone Potenza RE11s 205 50 15.
I wanted to see if these buddy club wheels in 15x7 with a 35 offset would fit on my car.
You will need 15mm spacers also.
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Old 03-23-2010, 11:41 PM   #814
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sorry if this has been asked, but it's a long thread...
I'm wondering what fitment would be like on a 5 lug swap with E36 parts using 5 series wheels (17x8, ET20-22)? How much is it gonna poke? Will I need ridiculous stretch/roll/pull to not rub?
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Old 03-24-2010, 09:25 AM   #815
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sorry if this has been asked, but it's a long thread...
I'm wondering what fitment would be like on a 5 lug swap with E36 parts using 5 series wheels (17x8, ET20-22)? How much is it gonna poke? Will I need ridiculous stretch/roll/pull to not rub?
Pretty much. There's about a 15mm difference in hub geometry, so just look up pics of any E30 M3 5-lug swapped E30 and picture the wheels with ~15mm spacers. REALLY aggressive fitment.
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Old 03-24-2010, 07:10 PM   #816
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just what I didn't want to hear! oh well I guess I'll have to look for an M3 swap, but I don't like the prices I've seen. Thanks for the reply.
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Old 03-24-2010, 07:59 PM   #817
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just what I didn't want to hear! oh well I guess I'll have to look for an M3 swap, but I don't like the prices I've seen. Thanks for the reply.
Even though the price is more, I think its well worth it, atleast if will be RIGHT for the car, and you won't end up with castor issues etc.

Not to mention more wheel options like lower offset 5 & 7 series wheels, such as the ones you had in mind.
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You won't need spacers, but the wheels will be very sunken into the fenders without them. I'd recommend 15mm front and 20mm rear spacers for ideal fitment.

Either tire size is fine, but the 205/55 will provide a more accurate speedo and fill the wheelwells a lot better.
(From original post concerning fitment of BBS RM012 ET33 15X6.5)

i've found for 25 mm spacer... would it be too wide, do i risk to have some tire rubbing issue?
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Old 03-24-2010, 09:40 PM   #819
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Even though the price is more, I think its well worth it, atleast if will be RIGHT for the car, and you won't end up with castor issues etc.

Not to mention more wheel options like lower offset 5 & 7 series wheels, such as the ones you had in mind.
Agreed. E30 M3 setups always look hotter because the wheels have so much more lip. Plus that whole being in the centre of the wheel well thing.
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Old 03-24-2010, 09:48 PM   #820
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(From original post concerning fitment of BBS RM012 ET33 15X6.5)

i've found for 25 mm spacer... would it be too wide, do i risk to have some tire rubbing issue?
Yeah, too wide. It'd work with 185/60 or 185/55 tires and rolled fenders though!
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Old 03-24-2010, 10:01 PM   #821
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Bigger lips, DO IT NAOW

3 inch all around would work nicely. stretch some 195'50's, if you feel like going lower then I was try 45's
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Old 03-24-2010, 10:15 PM   #822
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I just got a set of 16x7.5's +35's they don't clear. 10mm spacer should do it?
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Old 03-25-2010, 08:17 AM   #823
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I just got a set of 16x7.5's +35's they don't clear. 10mm spacer should do it?
Yeah, I could've told you that.

10mm will work.
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Old 03-25-2010, 02:15 PM   #824
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For 100$ with tires, I could get spacers.

16" Hocks.

To bring it close to the fender I could go 20mm right? That'll be +15.
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Old 03-25-2010, 06:36 PM   #825
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Even though the price is more, I think its well worth it, atleast if will be RIGHT for the car, and you won't end up with castor issues etc.

Not to mention more wheel options like lower offset 5 & 7 series wheels, such as the ones you had in mind.
Apparently '97-98 M3 control arms with offset bushings and camber/caster plates will get the front wheels nicely centered. But I agree with you guys about the E30 M3 setup being the way to go. However, availability of those parts, more than price, is why I was wondering if I could make it work with E36 M parts. If anyone local has or knows of such a swap for sale, feel free to PM me
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