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Old 09-12-2005, 06:20 PM   #76
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The rims in my sig are sold now, but they are BBS RS replicas, 17x7.5" ET27 with 215/40/17 tires. You can click on the pic for more.

For show, I'd go Euro. Huge dish due to low offset is what we have over other "import" cars, and you may as well take advantage of that to get more attention. Go 16x9" all around, or wider. Of course your sponsor won't have those, they'll all be coming in from Germany. Check out Tunershop for a good selection.
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Old 09-14-2005, 03:35 AM   #77
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Borbet Type E's (Seb's wheels), ET 35 IIRC, what will I need to fit them to my car with room for meaty 225's down the road? I was thinking a 10mm spacer, or a bit more in case it won't clear the strut. Also, what kind of rings do I need to use, or can I get a spacer with the right diameters?

Another thing, stud kit, what's the best? I don't want to **** around with spacers without studs.
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Old 09-15-2005, 12:15 AM   #78
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With those Borbets you'd want a 10mm spacer (minimum) to clear the strut. Any larger though and you'll be running into fender clearance issues.

You would need centering rings if you get OTS (off the shelf...) spacers, but Tirerack ships those exact wheels with 10mm spacers custom made to fit the larger centrebore. Try to hassle them for a set, otherwise the spacer+ring combo will work fine.

For studs, do not cheap out. TC Kline and RRT make the best.
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Old 09-15-2005, 02:13 AM   #79
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Where can I get the stud kits? I'll email tirerack, I would like it to be an one piece unit.
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Old 09-15-2005, 08:57 PM   #80
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http://www.tckline.com/
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Old 09-16-2005, 11:52 PM   #81
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http://bimmerworld.com/
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Old 09-17-2005, 09:56 AM   #82
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They also make stud kits, but the verdict seems to be that the TCK and RRT studs are superior in craftmanship. That and the ability to use an impact gun without threading the nut first.

But I have no first-hand experience with any of them, just passing on what my research has shown.
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Old 09-17-2005, 10:37 AM   #83
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They get expensive real fast. Hot damn.
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Old 09-18-2005, 12:44 PM   #84
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Just to add to the great info here:

My early arch e30 is running a 5 bolt setup from an e30 m3.

- The rims are 17x8 et20 from an e34 m5
- The tires are 215/40/17 front and 235/40/17 rear
- The fronts fit great and don't rub
- The rears have been EXTENSIVELY rolled and rub when there's someone in the rear seat

If you're looking to go wider in the rear you'll need to keep the offset around et25 if possible
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Old 09-26-2005, 10:52 PM   #85
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17x7 ET38 (15mm spacers to yeild ET23)
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Damn thats one clean lookin E30!

that wheel setup is shurely the right way to go.. it's not worth looking for low offset 4 bolt wheels anymore, they are usually low quality and hight weight...
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Old 10-03-2005, 09:04 PM   #86
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Well, tirerack FINALLY replied, they only sell generic spacers and rings. Wouldn't the spacers push the rings out far enough so they won't grab onto the hub?
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Old 10-04-2005, 03:02 PM   #87
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Well, tirerack FINALLY replied, they only sell generic spacers and rings. Wouldn't the spacers push the rings out far enough so they won't grab onto the hub?
Sorry I never picked up my voicemail until past midnight man, I'll just post it here.

The rings sit on top of the spacers and inside the wheels, because the spacers are 57mm OD. The rings have a 57.1mm ID. Get it? They're just a filler for oversized wheel bores.
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Old 10-04-2005, 06:54 PM   #88
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No no, I get the rings, but I was hoping I could get away with generic 4x100 spacers. To use the rings + spacers I would assume I need hubcentric spacers, which go for $180/axle. Just trying to see if I can do it a cheaper way.
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No no, I get the rings, but I was hoping I could get away with generic 4x100 spacers. To use the rings + spacers I would assume I need hubcentric spacers, which go for $180/axle. Just trying to see if I can do it a cheaper way.
You're starting to see why I sold those rims. haha!
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Old 10-04-2005, 11:03 PM   #90
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No no, I get the rings, but I was hoping I could get away with generic 4x100 spacers. To use the rings + spacers I would assume I need hubcentric spacers, which go for $180/axle. Just trying to see if I can do it a cheaper way.
Spending $400 or so on high quality spacers once solves the problem for pretty much any wheel set up you might try in the future. Lets face it, there aren't many 4x100 low ET wheels out there these days.
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