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Old 04-29-2010, 05:43 PM   #841
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Sweet. So I'm assuming the spacers make up for the offset and the hubcentric rings make up for the massive center bore of the aftermarket wheels. That makes sense. Any suggestions on where to get such things? Thanks again.

As you can see, I joined the forum back in '04 when I got my Bimmer as a college graduation present. I was gungho on fixing it then but for whatever reason I didn't really get anywhere with it. Needless to say, I never posted here until earlier today, thus I might as well just be a newb.

Anywho, I've got a few really good friends, their dad, and his nice shop for encouragement to get this beast running (6-7 years later!) and we've already made some decent progress. If I were to make a thread about my project for pics and updates, what section should I put it in.

And thanks a ton for the help with the wheels!
No problem. For the spacers try www.ecstuning.com, as for the rings www.discounttiredirect.com is usually good, or try a local wheel/tire shop.
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:48 PM   #842
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I have a fairly simple question. I have 14" basketweaves. Currently they have P195/65R14 M + S tires on them.

My question is, can I go with a wider tire and a lower sidewall with these rims? I think it would improve the look, what would it do to performance and handling?

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Old 04-30-2010, 07:57 AM   #843
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hey jay, I found a really good deal on a set of azev type A's. They are 7.5 Jx17 ET30. Do I require spacers? 10mm?
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Old 04-30-2010, 05:38 PM   #844
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I have a fairly simple question. I have 14" basketweaves. Currently they have P195/65R14 M + S tires on them.

My question is, can I go with a wider tire and a lower sidewall with these rims? I think it would improve the look, what would it do to performance and handling?

Thanks,

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Absolutely, but there are almost no tires made in such sizes anymore. 205/60/14 used to be popular, but it's almost non-existant today.
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Old 04-30-2010, 05:38 PM   #845
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hey jay, I found a really good deal on a set of azev type A's. They are 7.5 Jx17 ET30. Do I require spacers? 10mm?
You won't need them (the wheels will clear the suspension just fine), but it'd look a lot better with 10-15mm spacers, yeah.
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Old 04-30-2010, 09:07 PM   #846
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Absolutely, but there are almost no tires made in such sizes anymore. 205/60/14 used to be popular, but it's almost non-existant today.
I did find some 215/60R14, I think it might give the car a nice sporty look...thanks for the advice!
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I have an '89 325i w/ BC Racing BR type coilovers. I ordered XXR 522 16x8 ZERO offtset. Im going to run a 205/50 /16 or 45/16 size tire. what kind of work am i going to have to do to get these to fit? Im trying to get as flush as i can. Thanks.
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Old 05-19-2010, 02:48 PM   #848
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I found a set of 17's for cheap, 17x7 et40, what am i going to need to do to get them to fit?
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Old 05-19-2010, 02:50 PM   #849
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I have an '89 325i w/ BC Racing BR type coilovers. I ordered XXR 522 16x8 ZERO offtset. Im going to run a 205/50 /16 or 45/16 size tire. what kind of work am i going to have to do to get these to fit? Im trying to get as flush as i can. Thanks.
Pulled or flared fenders. 0 offset wheels are simply not made for E30s, realistically.
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Old 05-19-2010, 02:50 PM   #850
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I found a set of 17's for cheap, 17x7 et40, what am i going to need to do to get them to fit?
20mm spacers all around, 215/40 tires, hubcentric rings.
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Old 05-21-2010, 01:19 AM   #851
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Sportmaxx 501 16x8 et15
Just wondering if they will fit the E30 without any mods needed. Would be sick, I actually want the black center with the chrome lip.
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Old 05-21-2010, 05:50 PM   #852
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Sportmaxx 501 16x8 et15
Just wondering if they will fit the E30 without any mods needed. Would be sick, I actually want the black center with the chrome lip.
Yeah, just run 205/45 tires.
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Sick. Thank you sir!
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Old 05-21-2010, 08:05 PM   #854
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I have a 90 325i convertible and I found a set of rims I'd like to buy: 17" Mini Cooper wheels with 205/45/17 and a 48mm offset. What would I need to do to make this work? thanks
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Old 05-22-2010, 11:38 AM   #855
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I have a 90 325i convertible and I found a set of rims I'd like to buy: 17" Mini Cooper wheels with 205/45/17 and a 48mm offset. What would I need to do to make this work? thanks
Either custom adapters or machining of the hub bore plus regular spacers. The Mini wheels have a 56.1mm bore, which is 1mm smaller than the E30. Spacer size, 25-30mm (yes, huge).

Figure $200-400 in hardware just to get the wheels on.
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