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Old 06-02-2011, 09:33 PM   #1021
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Wait, why do you want to stretch the fronts and not the rears? More importantly, why are you trying to stretch a tire on a 7" rim? If you already have four 15mm spacers just buy 225/50/15 all around and be done with it.
So forgetting about the stretch, the rims (with spacers) would fit decently.
what is a good tire (without spending too much) for street and maybe a couple autoX?
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Old 06-04-2011, 12:44 AM   #1022
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Right now I am running 16 x 9 et15 all the way around. with spacers et 8 up front and et 5 in the rear. The spacers I have are hub centric but do not have the lip, so they fit perfect on the hub but in the front this leaves no room for the wheel to sit on the hub lip. This causes some wheel shake around 100. I am guessing the wheels are not lug centric so the wheel is not spinning true.

Last year I randomly through my rears on the front and the vibration went away. Over the winter I had all wheels re-balanced and then when I put them back on the shake is back. So I think I got lucky and got the wheel lined up nicely that one time.

Are there any tricks I can use to get my fronts lined up with the hub center? or should I just buy some 10mm hub centric with lip spacers?

I want to keep the wheels tucked as much as possible but I guess I kinda picked the wrong wheel size for that :s

Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-04-2011, 02:03 AM   #1023
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Nope, there aren't really any tricks. Hub vs. lug centric are a little uncompatible from my experience. I'd get the spacers if you want them to fit on the hub properly, though that shouldn't really change your stance at all.
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Old 06-04-2011, 10:19 AM   #1024
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Ya just the smallest lipped spacer I can get is 10mm and I already have problems rubbing the fender. Haha. I wish I could just run no spacers :p
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Old 06-04-2011, 04:40 PM   #1025
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For some LOLs

Q: Can you fit 275/17s in an E30?

A: kinda

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Old 06-05-2011, 01:47 AM   #1026
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HAHA lulz were had.

Ok, my question about the 1987 325i I drive.:

I want to fit some 16x10 in the rear and 16x8 in the front. I DO NOT want excessive poke, but I want the wheels flush with the body. I want it a little more understated.

What ET should I get to ensure this? I was thinking ET.0 in the front and ET+12 in the rears.

I am fine with rolling the fenders a little, just no major surgery. ALSO: I'm lowered about 1.5".
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Old 06-07-2011, 03:54 PM   #1027
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Ignoring fenders, do you know if I can fit 215/65/15s on 15x7 et35 VW wheels on my IX without hitting the spring perch? I might have to do some measuring on the parts car...
No clue. You wouldn't be able to turn the steering wheel very well though.
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Old 06-07-2011, 03:58 PM   #1028
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So forgetting about the stretch, the rims (with spacers) would fit decently.
what is a good tire (without spending too much) for street and maybe a couple autoX?
BFG G-Force Sport is a good Cali tire. Not the best in the rain, but great everywhere else.
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Old 06-07-2011, 04:11 PM   #1029
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Right now I am running 16 x 9 et15 all the way around. with spacers et 8 up front and et 5 in the rear. The spacers I have are hub centric but do not have the lip, so they fit perfect on the hub but in the front this leaves no room for the wheel to sit on the hub lip. This causes some wheel shake around 100. I am guessing the wheels are not lug centric so the wheel is not spinning true.

Last year I randomly through my rears on the front and the vibration went away. Over the winter I had all wheels re-balanced and then when I put them back on the shake is back. So I think I got lucky and got the wheel lined up nicely that one time.

Are there any tricks I can use to get my fronts lined up with the hub center? or should I just buy some 10mm hub centric with lip spacers?

I want to keep the wheels tucked as much as possible but I guess I kinda picked the wrong wheel size for that :s

Any help is greatly appreciated.
Yeah, never ever run an 8mm spacer on an E30. All sorts of problems can happen. Actually 10mm spacers have an unrelated issue, the hub section can snap off due to a lack of support.

Switch to a 3mm universal spacer on the front. Problem solved.
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Old 06-07-2011, 04:14 PM   #1030
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HAHA lulz were had.

Ok, my question about the 1987 325i I drive.:

I want to fit some 16x10 in the rear and 16x8 in the front. I DO NOT want excessive poke, but I want the wheels flush with the body. I want it a little more understated.

What ET should I get to ensure this? I was thinking ET.0 in the front and ET+12 in the rears.

I am fine with rolling the fenders a little, just no major surgery. ALSO: I'm lowered about 1.5".
16x10 wheels will poke no matter what you do. There just isn't that much space under an E30.

16x8 front 16x9 rear both +12 is more in line with what you want.
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Old 06-07-2011, 11:29 PM   #1031
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If I'm running 16x8 et0 all the way around, what size spacer will I need in the rear to make the rear wheels poke the same as the front? I notice that the front pokes more.

I'm guessing it's somewhere in the 10mm-13mm range?

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Old 06-08-2011, 01:25 PM   #1032
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If I'm running 16x8 et0 all the way around, what size spacer will I need in the rear to make the rear wheels poke the same as the front? I notice that the front pokes more.

I'm guessing it's somewhere in the 10mm-13mm range?

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10mm is about right.
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Old 06-28-2011, 07:23 PM   #1033
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Would a set of 17x7.5 +35 or +42 (not sure which one) work with 205/40/17 tires if I were to be lowered on JOM coilovers?
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Old 06-29-2011, 03:00 PM   #1034
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+35 should just clear the struts, although I don't know if the JOM ones are abnormally large (they would clear all other coilovers FWIW). They'd look a lot better with 20mm spacers all around though.
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:51 PM   #1035
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Hey Mystikal
would 15x8 et25 fit?
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