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Old 02-02-2012, 07:17 PM   #1111
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15x9 et0 all around with 185 55 tires??? Thanks
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Old 02-03-2012, 11:44 AM   #1112
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15x9 et0 all around with 185 55 tires??? Thanks
Roll the real fenders flat, may need a small pull depending on ride height and spring rate. Front would look better with some form of added camber (crash mounts, camber plates, etc).
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:29 PM   #1113
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Hi,

I've got a set of BBS RZ378 R15x7" et20.

Currently running 205/55R15 but 2 tires are worn and need replacement.

I'm looking for suggestions of spacers/tire size and brand... I'm thinking of rolling my fenders to get a flusher look. Let me know!

Anybody knows where I could get my fenders rolled properly around Ottawa?

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Old 02-07-2012, 11:50 AM   #1114
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Hi,

I've got a set of BBS RZ378 R15x7" et20.

Currently running 205/55R15 but 2 tires are worn and need replacement.

I'm looking for suggestions of spacers/tire size and brand... I'm thinking of rolling my fenders to get a flusher look. Let me know!

Anybody knows where I could get my fenders rolled properly around Ottawa?

Thank you
Because they're only 7" wide it's tough to space those out much. I'd suggest going with either 205/50 (less rolling needed) or 205/55 (more rolling and chance of rubbing, but will fill the arches better) and using a 10mm or 12mm hubcentric spacer in the rear only.
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:05 PM   #1115
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Got some BBS RS 005/006's locally but they are in need of rebuild. I'm running 525/750 GC's on E30 M3 5 lug swap.

Specs on fronts are 16x7 et11
Specs on rears are 16x8 et24

I've searched like crazy and can't decide if I can add 1" to the lips on the rears to get a final stance of 16x9 et11.3 and make them fit with rolled fenders and mildly stretched tires. I don't mind a little poke, but I don't want an insane VW stance. I'm sure its doable on a standard 325is suspension set up, but I believe the E30M3 tracks 5mm wider in the front and 10mm wider in the rears. Any insights are welcome.
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:06 PM   #1116
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Also its a latemodel, so it has the lower arches.
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:32 AM   #1117
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Hey jay
Just googled and found this
I just got a e30'1984 323i in hk
I just got myself some gc and I think they do have bilstein on them before

Also bought myself bbs rs070 15x7 et16 and trying to widen to these
7.5x15 ET9 (2" lip / 5.5" barrel)
7.5x15 ET22 (1.5" lip / 6" barrel)
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8.5x15 ET-3 (3" lip / 5.5" barrel)
Suggested by tunershop

I will roll the fender and you think it works? Only concern is tires for me in hk
Now it's got kumho spt 195 55 15 I think
Will these b ok for a stretch?
Thx!
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Old 02-09-2012, 01:36 PM   #1118
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Got some BBS RS 005/006's locally but they are in need of rebuild. I'm running 525/750 GC's on E30 M3 5 lug swap.

Specs on fronts are 16x7 et11
Specs on rears are 16x8 et24

I've searched like crazy and can't decide if I can add 1" to the lips on the rears to get a final stance of 16x9 et11.3 and make them fit with rolled fenders and mildly stretched tires. I don't mind a little poke, but I don't want an insane VW stance. I'm sure its doable on a standard 325is suspension set up, but I believe the E30M3 tracks 5mm wider in the front and 10mm wider in the rears. Any insights are welcome.
You can make them work with your spring rates. 205/45 or 215/40 and some well-done fender rolling and you should be good.
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Old 02-09-2012, 01:47 PM   #1119
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Hey jay
Just googled and found this
I just got a e30'1984 323i in hk
I just got myself some gc and I think they do have bilstein on them before

Also bought myself bbs rs070 15x7 et16 and trying to widen to these
7.5x15 ET9 (2" lip / 5.5" barrel)
7.5x15 ET22 (1.5" lip / 6" barrel)
*
8.5x15 ET-3 (3" lip / 5.5" barrel)
Suggested by tunershop

I will roll the fender and you think it works? Only concern is tires for me in hk
Now it's got kumho spt 195 55 15 I think
Will these b ok for a stretch?
Thx!
If you're changing the barrel then you have many options for width. I do not agree with what Tunershop suggested. I recommend:

F: 2" lip / 6" barrel = 15x8 +16
R: 2.5" lip / 6.5" barrel = 15x9 +16

Your 195/55 SPTs would be fine to use.
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Old 02-09-2012, 06:57 PM   #1120
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Hey thx
But does that require me to buy the inside lip as well?
195 on an 9" is quite crazy?
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Old 02-09-2012, 06:58 PM   #1121
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I'm Just trying to change the lip since mOney is also a thing
Thanks!
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:32 PM   #1122
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Thanks Jay!
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:33 PM   #1123
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Hey thx
But does that require me to buy the inside lip as well?
195 on an 9" is quite crazy?
Yes, you would need new inner barrels. 195/55 on a 9" won't appear as stretched as you think due to the tallish sidewall.

If you have to keep your inner barrels you are limited with adding width.

1.5" lip front = 15x7.5 +9
2" lip rear = 15x8 +3

^ that will still be more difficult to fit than the 9" rear setup I mentioned due to the low offset.
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:35 PM   #1124
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What wheel spacer's will work on a 89 525 i to mount 3 series M3 rim's on the 5 series car?? I have new longer bolt's, and tried generic speed shop spacer's. Just want the right hub centric one. ????

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Old 02-19-2012, 12:11 PM   #1125
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Hi, about to fit 17x8.25 and 17x9.75 both 25 offset, do I need spacers and can I run 245/40 and 255/40 for a race car with m3 flares? Cheers
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