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    Originally posted by Neil1138 View Post
    Not a fitment question, but a grip question. Currently running 205/45/16 s.drives on my s52 swap. Going to step down to 15's plus meat flush for sake of dd'ability. Unfortunately it seems my only options are either 205/55/15 or 225/50/15, the latter of which only comes in kumho ecsta ast's. The 205/55/15 options are alright but I know grip wise, it's going to be the same as what I already have. I'm not willing to go undersized at all.

    So the question is... grip wise... 205/45/16 s.drives vs 225/50/15 kumho ecsta ast. I'm pretty sure I know the answer to this (kumho ast's suck), I'm just always down for a surprise. These would go on a 15x7.5" btw. Thank you for any advice.
    S.drives by a mile. 225/45/15 would be your best option, despite the undersized diameter.

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      Originally posted by whitebulat22 View Post
      Now that Toyo added a tire to the short list of available 245 / 45 / 16s for the road I'm stoked on getting a set of 16x9s and getting a set of those tires for road and track. I'm running IE3 springs with all of the spring pads and no drop hats or anything + Konis. I plan to add camber plates and fender flares. Can I keep the offset of the wheels close to +20 ish and how much would I need to attack the front fenders for vertical clearance?

      Thanks!
      +10 is necessary to clear the front struts. Anything +25 or numerically lower will work in the rear. Unsure of how much bodywork will be needed exactly but it's not an outlandish setup. With flares you'll be more than okay.

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        What do you suggest for the H&R ride height? 17x8 +40 front and 17x9 +42 rear with some spacers? I currently have 17x7 and wanted to go wider...
        The Lineup in order of appearance:
        91 535i
        91 318is 5 Lug/E46M3 Brakes
        91 325is w/ S52
        88 Vert Plastic Bumper Swap
        88 M3 ;D
        91 325ix 5 speed
        89 Vert Royalblau Metallic
        73 2002
        1986 325es --> is swap Rallycross Car!!
        1995 Chevy G30 Tow Rig... *I SOLD A CAR!!*
        1993 525i Granitsilber Metallic Touring

        Need a 91 M5 bad but wife would shoot me...twice

        *UPDATE: got a 93 M5 and still alive

        1972 Jeep Wagoneer
        1975 2002 five speed

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          Originally posted by Mystikal View Post
          S.drives by a mile. 225/45/15 would be your best option, despite the undersized diameter.
          Thank you for responding so promptly. Can't express how much I appreciate your help. I know there are more options in that size, but I'm trying to gain a bit of ride height. Mainly due to my sucky ground clearance with the s52 3" exhaust. My current 205/45 s.drives are 590mm, vs 583mm for the 225/45's. Basically the plan is to adjust the coils up while making sure the wheel wells still look filled :rofl:

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            Originally posted by Mystikal View Post
            16x8.5 +6
            16x9 +0

            I've seen these run before, but it is an extreme fitment. You will need rolled and maybe slightly pulled fenders, especially the rears. 205/45 all around.
            Thank you very much for your help !

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              Originally posted by elcoy View Post
              What do you suggest for the H&R ride height? 17x8 +40 front and 17x9 +42 rear with some spacers? I currently have 17x7 and wanted to go wider...
              Those would work with 15mm spacers all around. 215/40 front and either 235/40 or 245/35 rear. Rear fender roll needed.

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                Originally posted by Neil1138 View Post
                Thank you for responding so promptly. Can't express how much I appreciate your help. I know there are more options in that size, but I'm trying to gain a bit of ride height. Mainly due to my sucky ground clearance with the s52 3" exhaust. My current 205/45 s.drives are 590mm, vs 583mm for the 225/45's. Basically the plan is to adjust the coils up while making sure the wheel wells still look filled :rofl:
                I think the sidewall height vs. ground clearance balance is the single most important fitment stat for a functional static car. I have bought new tires that are 0.1" shorter or taller just for that bit of fitment adjustment. You're not crazy!

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                  Thanks! Once again you the man!
                  The Lineup in order of appearance:
                  91 535i
                  91 318is 5 Lug/E46M3 Brakes
                  91 325is w/ S52
                  88 Vert Plastic Bumper Swap
                  88 M3 ;D
                  91 325ix 5 speed
                  89 Vert Royalblau Metallic
                  73 2002
                  1986 325es --> is swap Rallycross Car!!
                  1995 Chevy G30 Tow Rig... *I SOLD A CAR!!*
                  1993 525i Granitsilber Metallic Touring

                  Need a 91 M5 bad but wife would shoot me...twice

                  *UPDATE: got a 93 M5 and still alive

                  1972 Jeep Wagoneer
                  1975 2002 five speed

                  Check out:
                  Elhartspeedshop.com


                  sigpic

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                    I have a machined 5 lug conversion, pushes front out 12mm each side. rear is e30 m3 5 lug width, same as stock. I have a set of style 42 17x8 et 20 all around, im thinking about strapping them with 225/45/17 or should I go 40 aspect ratio? Thanks in advance for the help!

                    P.S. currently on eibach springs and bilstein sports, soon to be on full ground control coil overs, I have no problem rolling fenders if need be, fronts are already rolled a bit from P.O.

                    apexgoblin - versteht nicht jeder. Ist auch besser so!

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                      I have a set of 16x7.5" rims with 225/45/16 RE55S tyres. The rims appear to be et37. What's the minimum spacer needed up front? They fit ok on the rear with out rubbing.
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                        Background:
                        I'm currently running 16x8 et8 front/16x9 et15 rear with 225/45/16 Falken FK452's all around. I'm happy, but I wish I went 16x9 square.

                        Tires are almost shot, and the only thing I can find without shipping internationally are two Toyo Proxes T1R 225/45/16 (and they're on clearance for $75/pc). I can ship two 245/45/16 of these for another $400, and I feel it is worth it.

                        My questions:

                        1: With 16x9 et15, how hard is it going to be to fit 245/45 in the rear? It is already rolled and pulled somewhat, but it looks pretty close as is.

                        2: I plan to swap the fronts out for 16x9 et15 as well, which will push my wheel out 6mm more. I've test fitted my current rears to the front and with a 225 it looks like it will work, but would you call me crazy if I try to fit 245's up front after I run out of 225's?
                        Originally posted by priapism
                        My girl don't know shit, but she bakes a mean cupcake.
                        Originally posted by shameson
                        Usually it's best not to know how much money you have into your e30

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                          Looking for the best tire fitment for 16x9.5 et 30 front and rear.
                          15mm spacers would also be needed?

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                            Originally posted by Mystikal View Post
                            That will most definitely rub in the back. +25 is the key rear offset for 17x8 235/40.
                            Will that rub even with a fender roll?

                            I'm struggling to find decent 17s new to run 17x8+20 front and 17x8+25 rear.

                            Thanks for your help.
                            '90 318is

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                              Late Model e30 with rolled fenders on ground control coils, lowered but not dumped.
                              - car is a turbo car (s52 turbo making 500+whp) so looking to fit largest rear tire I can on the apex acr8 17x8+25 wheels.

                              Can I fit a 245/40 out back on that wheel? or should I stick to a 235/40 square setup?
                              - street tires also no Hoosiers. Most likely NT01/Toyo R1R/R888

                              Thanks!
                              1989 325is - S52 Turbo Swap
                              1995 M3 - SCCA CStock AutoX Car
                              1991 318is - M20 swap - 5spd(SOLD)

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                                looking for some guidance. Have original basket weaves on my e30 325is. I was looking at getting 205-60r14 Falkens but can't seem to find any. What are my options? No spacers or hub changes for me. Thanks

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