I have '89 325is with bilstein sports and h&r sport springs. Right now I have the 14x6.5" basketweaves with 195/65/14 tires.
I too ^^^ am looking at a set of STR wheels that are offered in 16x9 with et +20
For this option, I have seen what's usually suggested with STOCK SUSPENSION i believe: is running the x9's at all four corners (vs. running a x8 up front) and using 205/45/16 tires all around. Also running a 3mm spacer up front and nothing in the rear.
Is this correct or am I off here? Using a reference (see pic below) i'm thinking I'd need spacers in the front AND the rear to achieve a FLUSH look. I don't want the tire to extend beyond the fenders at all, and I don't want to have to roll the fenders.
Would it be possible to run a wider tire? What's a wider tire you can run on all four corners without rubbing issues up front (for rotation purposes I'd like to keep them all the same). What would be the spacer setup then?
I appreciate the help, it's often tough to utilize like 4 different calculator sites together to try and visualize and figure out what setups will work. Plus some automatically upsize the tire to a 235 when you tell it that you wanna run a 9" wide wheel, so that doesn't help much.
For reference, this is the flush fitment i'm looking for. Not my car, but props to whomever owns it! He's running a 16x9" ET10 with 225/40/16 tires and using a 15mm spacer to get flush. So would running a et20 wheel require a 25mm spacer to get flush out back?