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    Originally posted by mccor023 View Post
    I am sure its been asked, but:
    I have a lowered 89 coupe w/ Ronal LS 15x7.5 et25 and 225/15 tires.
    I didn't have to roll fenders, but believe I have some rubbing in the front.
    I'm assuming its on the strut because it only happens during low speed turns.
    I found 3mm spacers, but is it a problem to run them just in front or should I get a pair for the rear also?
    Is it necessary to spend the extra money for the 3mm longer bolts, or would stock bolts work fine?
    Thanks
    Step 1 would be to look to see what's rubbing. Can't create a solution without knowing the problem.

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      Originally posted by trashycamaro View Post
      Hey guys, quick question. I have the OEM bottlecap wheels on all 4 corners and stock suspension, which will all be staying as is for now. It seems the stock size for tires is 195-65-14 and the PO had 215-60-14 on there.

      I need to replace two of the tires and I am looking for great rain performance without regard to snow (MIAMI!!). I see there is a lack of options in the two sizes above, but it looks like 195-60-14 would work.

      Any recommendations to other sizes and to specific tires for the car for wet traction?

      Thanks!

      - Dan
      Yes, 195/60 is the common second choice to actually find good tires. The Falken ZE-912 is good in the wet and comes in the stock size.

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        Originally posted by rnw View Post
        HI jay,
        my wheels specification
        - 17x8.5 et.13 flat
        i want to use on 520i e34 with eibach sportkit.
        please info what tire size, should i use.
        i prefer staggered style.
        thank you.
        235/45/17 all around. I guess you could downsize the fronts just for looks but I'd strongly suggest not doing that.

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          Just got ESM002R 16X8 ET20 all around

          I wanted to get tires. Currently, my car is 1991 318is. It is lowered on vogtland springs and using bilstein sport shocks. Will 205 50 16 or 205 45 16 in the front hit my strut? Do I need any spacers.

          The wheels I bought are from Ary ESM-002R 16x8 ET20 all around. I didn't want to have to buy spacers. Would anyone give me tire sizes that will fit without rubbing? I am currently on stock weave with tire size 195 60 14.

          Thanks!

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            I am thinking about getting a set of BBS RM's for my e30 off of craigslist and would like to find out about fitment on my e30. They are BBS RM012, et33 and they have 2" lips. The tires included but not mounted are 195/45/15.

            The questions I have are:

            -What will I need to make these fit my car?

            -Will I have to roll my fenders if I am just running H&R sport spring and bilstein shocks?

            -Are these tires gonna need to be stretched on a rim of this width?

            Thanks

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              Quote:
              Originally Posted by rnw
              HI jay,
              my wheels specification
              - 17x8.5 et.13 flat
              i want to use on 520i e34 with eibach sportkit.
              please info what tire size, should i use.
              i prefer staggered style.
              thank you.


              Originally posted by Mystikal View Post
              235/45/17 all around. I guess you could downsize the fronts just for looks but I'd strongly suggest not doing that.
              Hi Jay,
              i'm sorry i have mis-information, the spring is not the eibach sport kit but eibach prokit. still i can use the 235/45/17 tire or you have another choice ?

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                Originally posted by Tom. View Post
                I just picked up some 15x7 et20 wheels. fronts don't clear the caliper, so I know I'll need spacers there. I'm still undecided on tire size, I just run FK lowering springs and KYB struts.
                is this a forgiving offset? seems like my options on tires are 205/50, 205/55, or 225/50?

                anyone have any input at all on potential wheel gap, or spacer recommendations?
                Originally posted by Mystikal View Post
                Can't answer you without knowing how much spacer you need to clear the caliper. And you'll have to figure that out on your own.
                quoted my original post to make it easier..

                I ended up with 5mm spacers. Also, the wheels are et22 not 20 as previously mentioned.

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                  Early model h&r race springs
                  17x8 et38 5x120 what size adapters and tires will work best. The wheels have brand new 245/40/17 can I get those to work. Thanks.

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                    Originally posted by camip View Post
                    Early model h&r race springs
                    17x8 et38 5x120 what size adapters and tires will work best. The wheels have brand new 245/40/17 can I get those to work. Thanks.
                    18mm adapters. The tires will probably rub but if it's all mounted give it a try. Rubbing shouldn't be anything too destructive.

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                      Originally posted by rokialda View Post
                      I wanted to get tires. Currently, my car is 1991 318is. It is lowered on vogtland springs and using bilstein sport shocks. Will 205 50 16 or 205 45 16 in the front hit my strut? Do I need any spacers.

                      The wheels I bought are from Ary ESM-002R 16x8 ET20 all around. I didn't want to have to buy spacers. Would anyone give me tire sizes that will fit without rubbing? I am currently on stock weave with tire size 195 60 14.

                      Thanks!
                      Either size you mentioned works without spacers.

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                        Originally posted by baaaaaaa View Post
                        I am thinking about getting a set of BBS RM's for my e30 off of craigslist and would like to find out about fitment on my e30. They are BBS RM012, et33 and they have 2" lips. The tires included but not mounted are 195/45/15.

                        The questions I have are:

                        -What will I need to make these fit my car?

                        -Will I have to roll my fenders if I am just running H&R sport spring and bilstein shocks?

                        -Are these tires gonna need to be stretched on a rim of this width?

                        Thanks
                        RMs are 15x6.5 +33 stock with 0.5" lips. With 2" lips they become 15x8 +13. Ideally you'd want 195/50 tires for these on an E30, the 195/45s are too short (they sound built for an MK2 VW the way they are). Just a minor rear roll if you want to carry passengers.

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                          Originally posted by rnw View Post
                          Quote:
                          Originally Posted by rnw
                          HI jay,
                          my wheels specification
                          - 17x8.5 et.13 flat
                          i want to use on 520i e34 with eibach sportkit.
                          please info what tire size, should i use.
                          i prefer staggered style.
                          thank you.




                          Hi Jay,
                          i'm sorry i have mis-information, the spring is not the eibach sport kit but eibach prokit. still i can use the 235/45/17 tire or you have another choice ?
                          Yeah same thing. Also, if you really really want stagger, use 225/45 up front.

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                            Originally posted by e30lyf View Post
                            thanks for the quick responce.. :)

                            i might get another set of wheels 16x8.5 et25 square. do i need front & rear spacer? i guess the best tire size 205/45. TIA
                            Originally posted by Mystikal View Post
                            Yes, 12-15mm all around would be nice.
                            i made typo here 16x8.5 et24 NOT et25 see above. lol

                            if i don't run rear spacer the inner barrel will rub? i am planing to buy bigger lip for the rear .5" to 1" more. lmk what your input here. thanks for all the help. :)
                            - Fercy -

                            BimmerHeads
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                            Santa Clarita, CA
                            www.BimmerHeads.com

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                              ^ inner barrel will not rub on rear for 8.5 et23 (as is), It just wont sit "flush".

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                                Originally posted by e30lyf View Post
                                i made typo here 16x8.5 et24 NOT et25 see above. lol

                                if i don't run rear spacer the inner barrel will rub? i am planing to buy bigger lip for the rear .5" to 1" more. lmk what your input here. thanks for all the help. :)
                                No spacers necessary, these wheels are ideal for adding wider lips. 16x9 +18 or 16x9.5 +11.

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