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Old 01-01-2011, 12:47 PM   #946
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hi guys, first bimmer (89 325i) and was wondering if a set of akuza gensis 822 18x7.5 4/100 +45 w/20mm spacer/adapter is good.thought 215/35-18 would be a good tire. thanks for any advice, happy new year!
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:40 PM   #947
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hi guys, first bimmer (89 325i) and was wondering if a set of akuza gensis 822 18x7.5 4/100 +45 w/20mm spacer/adapter is good.thought 215/35-18 would be a good tire. thanks for any advice, happy new year!
Yup, that works. I'd suggest 20mm front 25mm rear, just to give it a more even stance.
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Old 01-03-2011, 05:21 PM   #948
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thanks for your help,this is a great place for info.
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:09 PM   #949
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hey have you heard anything about diamond racing wheels. apparently if i wanted to run a 15" by 8" rim i would have to run atleast a 15mm spacer in the front to clear the calliper? is this true thanks
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Old 01-20-2011, 01:46 AM   #950
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Funny you should ask that, I'm looking to get a 16"x8" from them. You can take some measurements and they'll answer those questions for you. Check their website for the detz.
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Old 01-23-2011, 10:33 AM   #951
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Could you please tell me what spacers I need? I've called some places and i'm getting all sorts of different answers.

'85 325e with M3 springs
IX 15" Basketweaves
Tires on it now are 205/55/15's but I plan on putting 225/50/15's on it once they're done.
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Old 01-23-2011, 10:23 PM   #952
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What offset do you guys suggest for my e30 with the following sizes
8.5 x 16 front with 5x120 e30 m3 hubs (my guess is et 5) tire 215 40
9.5 x 16 rear (et 2?) tire 225 40

Thanks for the help
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Old 01-24-2011, 01:25 PM   #953
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Could you please tell me what spacers I need? I've called some places and i'm getting all sorts of different answers.

'85 325e with M3 springs
IX 15" Basketweaves
Tires on it now are 205/55/15's but I plan on putting 225/50/15's on it once they're done.
15mm all around for definite 225 clearance without fender rolling. 20mm should work also, but I wouldn't promise a very slight rub with a full load in the car.
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Old 01-24-2011, 01:26 PM   #954
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What offset do you guys suggest for my e30 with the following sizes
8.5 x 16 front with 5x120 e30 m3 hubs (my guess is et 5) tire 215 40
9.5 x 16 rear (et 2?) tire 225 40

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+15 front and rear. They will require a flat fender roll and very stiff springs, even at that offset. If you're not willing to do that, you have to raise the rear offset to about 20 (which will still require fender rolling).
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Old 01-24-2011, 02:33 PM   #955
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15mm all around for definite 225 clearance without fender rolling. 20mm should work also, but I wouldn't promise a very slight rub with a full load in the car.
Thank you! That's great!
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Old 01-24-2011, 03:32 PM   #956
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+15 front and rear. They will require a flat fender roll and very stiff springs, even at that offset. If you're not willing to do that, you have to raise the rear offset to about 20 (which will still require fender rolling).

Thanks Jay, great info
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Old 01-29-2011, 07:47 PM   #957
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7x15 et 12

I'm new here, this thread has been a good read so far. However, I didn't find much about an 7x15 ET12.

I'm considering 7x15 ET12 RIAL rims for my (currently stock) e30 touring. Any idea how far the tires will show on the sides?

Would 195/55/15 tires work on that, or will the back tires touch the wheel arches?
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Old 01-31-2011, 01:26 PM   #958
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I'm new here, this thread has been a good read so far. However, I didn't find much about an 7x15 ET12.

I'm considering 7x15 ET12 RIAL rims for my (currently stock) e30 touring. Any idea how far the tires will show on the sides?

Would 195/55/15 tires work on that, or will the back tires touch the wheel arches?
That's a common setup actually, those wheels are designed for the 2002/E21 chassis. 195/55 is a good choice, and you should be fine without fender rolling. Just make sure the wheels clear the calipers, nothing short of a test fit will tell you.
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Old 02-01-2011, 11:52 AM   #959
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I was too late.

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That's a common setup actually, those wheels are designed for the 2002/E21 chassis. 195/55 is a good choice, and you should be fine without fender rolling. Just make sure the wheels clear the calipers, nothing short of a test fit will tell you.
Thanks for the reply. Sadly, the rims were already sold. Looks like I should have gone ahead and buy them without testing them. I'm buying on a budget, hoping to find some rims that I can clean up. As such, the search goes on :-)

Damn, I like that e30.
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Old 02-05-2011, 12:04 AM   #960
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hi there newbie on the board and i know you might already have answered this but i have a 318ic riding on the original bottlecaps and bought the basketweaves for the ix without checking offset.can i use these safely with spacers?what size and would i need longer lugnuts
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