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Old 07-28-2010, 06:41 PM   #901
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I will be getting H&R springs, 60/40 drop, with tokico shocks. I need to see whether this will work on my car or what i need to do to make it work with my wheel set up. Thanks for any help in advance.

Ok the specs on my wheels are:
16x7
42mm offset
(16" Motegi R7's)

Tires:
205/40R16

And spacers are 1 1/4" on each wheel.
I'm curious now, with this setup with the lowering springs and spacers with 16x7 rims, how wide of a tire could i fit on the front and back? and what would be the best profile to get for new tires? Thanks!
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Old 07-28-2010, 06:53 PM   #902
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205/45 should just fit.
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Old 07-28-2010, 07:10 PM   #903
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alright thanks
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Old 08-01-2010, 08:30 PM   #904
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Jay, I apologize for a series of newb questions yet again, but I searched through several pages on this thread and can't find my answer. You've helped me in this thread before, but I feel my "plans" have changed. Anywho,

I scored a ridiculous deal on two sets of tires this weekend at an auction. 235/45/17's, one Pirelli set, one Goodyear Potenza's, both still with plenty of life left. At the price I paid, I'd be dumb not to get them. Worst case scenario I make some money off them. Was thinking I'd take chance with some dirt cheap tires and possibly just buy some wheels to fit the tires, instead of the other way around. Fingers crossed..

Anyway, any chance in hell I'd be able to stuff them under this thing? '86 325e. I guess I'm not terribly concerned with having to roll the fenders if I have to, as I'm already planning to do a lot of chopping when we stuff a 302 into it this winter, but if it's just straight up absolutely not feasible then I'll throw 'em on Craigslist and just make a few bucks, and go back to the drawing board. Again.

Thanks for your help once again. I truly appreciate the time you put in and your willingness the share your knowledge with boneheads like myself. Props!

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Edit - Found some wheels on eBay just now. Possibly a match for these tires, at least on the rear.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/17-Wh...Q5fAccessories

http://www.esmwheels.com/main/product_info.php?products_id=52{3}5{6}30{4}14{2}35

Made by ESM. Looks like they do a lot of Euro stuff. I'd have to get a set of rubber for the narrower front wheels, if bought in that specific eBay package, and I'd have 8 rear tires to burn up then. Otherwise maybe try to stuff the fatties on the front, too? Would much rather buy 2 narrower tires than modify fenders and suspension components, tho. If I got the staggered package would I have to run any hub rings or spacers?

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Old 08-03-2010, 12:31 PM   #905
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Those tires won't fit an E30, at all. Sorry man. They're too tall for any 3 series.

ESM (Eurostop) makes lots of E30 fitment wheels, google them to see their full non-ebay site.
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Old 08-15-2010, 10:41 PM   #906
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I just put a straight edge on my tyres and up into the wheel well on the back of my 90 model 318is. According to the tyre size calculator http://www.rimsntires.com/rt_specs.jsp 215/45/16's on ET20 will stick out 1" further than the 195/65/14's ET35 on there now. From what I can gather looking at this, it will be very close indeed. However, perhaps the 45's will have less sidewall bulge and therefore not be an issue.
I now have 16"x8" ET20 with 215/45/16 on the car. The ride height is standard at the minute and I can't see these clearing the front guards without some negative camber.
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Old 08-16-2010, 12:23 PM   #907
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They will fit fine. Even a 225/45 would clear without any mods.
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Old 08-29-2010, 02:08 PM   #908
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im also looking to run 16 on mine aswell - just trying to figure best size so i can run with no rubbing - i have yet to do suspension - i guess ill drop after mounting tires to see what i need - i want to have some sidewall to the tire so i dont feel every crack in the road - but i also dont want to much so ill have to much roll or flex in sidewall - so it's a crap shhot - lol - i guess ill keep reading the post for best options -
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Old 09-01-2010, 02:56 PM   #909
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I have an e30 M3 with J-stock suspension will
BBS RS-GT 18x8 ET35 with tire 225/40-18
and
BBS RS-GT 18x8.5 ET38 with tire 225/40-18

fit? I will probably need a spacer I was think around a 10mm, if you could suggest a size that would be great. 16x7.5 ET20 with 225/45-16 are on it now

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Old 09-01-2010, 03:56 PM   #910
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I have an e30 M3 with J-stock suspension will
BBS RS-GT 18x8 ET35 with tire 225/40-18
and
BBS RS-GT 18x8.5 ET38 with tire 225/40-18

fit? I will probably need a spacer I was think around a 10mm, if you could suggest a size that would be great. 16x7.5 ET20 with 225/45-16 are on it now

Thanks
15mm all around is a good, conservative setup.
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Old 09-01-2010, 06:16 PM   #911
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so those 2 wheels will fit? Will I need to roll the fenders because it looks like it will be quite tight. Anyone have the J-stock with these on their E30?
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:28 AM   #912
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No rolling at all, that setup is barely more aggressive than a stock 16x7.5 setup on the M3.
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Old 09-02-2010, 12:50 PM   #913
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Thanks Mystikal, I thought it wasn't more than what I have from looking at my solidworks model but I wanted to confirm with someone.
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Old 09-05-2010, 12:51 PM   #914
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im looking to get 17" rims by 7.5" and et 40 offset.
ive been running 14"s on bav auto lowering springs

the real questions are...what tire size should i go with? and do i need spacers ?
i dont want any rubbing.
help would be appreciated
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Old 09-07-2010, 11:22 AM   #915
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15mm front 20mm rear, 215/40/17 tires.
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