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    Originally posted by zcenterb View Post
    I have one for you...
    Later tonight ill be buying a set of the e30 fitment Apex Arc-8's which are 17x8 with a 25 offset I believe. As far as tire fitment goes, I know 215/40r17's fit without fender rolling (correct me if I am wrong) but I was hoping to stuff 235/40's on all four corners. Was just curious on how much fender rolling would be required in the front and back to fit a 235/40 on a late model s50 e30 (sitting on the eibach race and bilstein B12 kit suspension). I always have the 215s to fall back on if it will require a ridiculous amount of rolling/pulling, but I love the grip of the 235s. Let me know, Thanks!

    Zach
    Just a basic roll front and rear is necessary. When I gave Apex those specs it was intentionally designed for 235/40s to fit with the least modification possible.

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      So after reading tons of posts looks like the biggest I can run on a 17x9 + 25 rear is a 255/40 and that is with a good roll and probably rubbing? I am so screwed my car is essentially pointless right now :(

      I need like 265+ at this rate. Damn e30's
      Last edited by bmk; 05-27-2015, 08:34 PM.
      Worlds 1st LS powered e30 cabby.
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      billac: 92 Lagunengrün cabriolet + cadillac LQ9 + Nitrous + rotiform SJC

      Raphael: 88 Lagunengrün IX + Hella 500's + Red ACS type 1's

      Shaggin Wagon
      : 01 325xiT 5 speed


      91 MR2 GT3076TS + E85 = 505whp + antilag = wheelies
      88 CRX OEM+ 42mpg DD.

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        Jay...

        loving your z3 wheel porn on bf.c....I have a 2.8 coupe.

        for our e30's:


        Found some 15 x 8 et 20.....a new app for our cars..57.1/4 x 100 / et 20 ....

        I run R tires..225/50 15

        it seems like et 20 is desired, but man, based on my 15/7 et 25 Im assuming itwillbeatightfit?....I run about neg 3 camber up frt......neg 2.2 in rear...


        thanx

        JK
        I love sitting down and just driving!

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          Originally posted by Mystikal View Post
          205/45s. Fit perfect.
          Originally posted by 838Kelli View Post
          i got a 92 vert on ground control touring kit with modified strut housings. I looking for the best tire fitment without rolling my fenders with Borbet Type B staggered wheels. My biggest concern are the tire sizes in the rear which are 16x9 et 15. Thanks in advance.
          what you you recommend was what I was going to run in the front. Would it look funny using 205/45s all around on a staggered set up with? Thanks
          Last edited by 838Kelli; 05-29-2015, 01:20 AM.

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            Hello I just saw this thread. I just got me a BBS RZ's fill and redrill from 5x120 to 4x100. I believe they are 16x8 et 23's. My car has stock suspension 1990 is, I put 205/45/16 at the rears while waiting for my 8mm spacers for the front to come, and I noticed the tires to be streched a lil bit and looked small. My question is how big a tire can i go with my stock suspension. what other options do I have on spacers...what size spacers on the rear since I have 8mm on the front. thanks.

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              Originally posted by bmk View Post
              So after reading tons of posts looks like the biggest I can run on a 17x9 + 25 rear is a 255/40 and that is with a good roll and probably rubbing? I am so screwed my car is essentially pointless right now :(

              I need like 265+ at this rate. Damn e30's

              Ok so looks like 255/40 prob wont work. What about 245/40 looking at some federal ss595's cheap and sticky
              Worlds 1st LS powered e30 cabby.
              Cab
              billac: 92 Lagunengrün cabriolet + cadillac LQ9 + Nitrous + rotiform SJC

              Raphael: 88 Lagunengrün IX + Hella 500's + Red ACS type 1's

              Shaggin Wagon
              : 01 325xiT 5 speed


              91 MR2 GT3076TS + E85 = 505whp + antilag = wheelies
              88 CRX OEM+ 42mpg DD.

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                hello

                Hello I just saw this thread. I just got me a BBS RZ's fill and redrill from 5x120 to 4x100. I believe they are 16x8 et 23's. My car has stock suspension 1990 is, I put 205/45/16 at the rears while waiting for my 8mm spacers for the front to come, and I noticed the tires to be streched a lil bit and looked small. My question is how big a tire can i go with my stock suspension. what other options do I have on spacers...what size spacers on the rear since I have 8mm on the front. thanks.

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                  Originally posted by bmk View Post
                  So after reading tons of posts looks like the biggest I can run on a 17x9 + 25 rear is a 255/40 and that is with a good roll and probably rubbing? I am so screwed my car is essentially pointless right now :(

                  I need like 265+ at this rate. Damn e30's
                  Yep. I'd probably go 17x9 +30 in the back.

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                    Originally posted by JRKOUPE View Post
                    Jay...

                    loving your z3 wheel porn on bf.c....I have a 2.8 coupe.

                    for our e30's:


                    Found some 15 x 8 et 20.....a new app for our cars..57.1/4 x 100 / et 20 ....

                    I run R tires..225/50 15

                    it seems like et 20 is desired, but man, based on my 15/7 et 25 Im assuming itwillbeatightfit?....I run about neg 3 camber up frt......neg 2.2 in rear...


                    thanx

                    JK
                    Thanks man. That setup will require a good roll in the back, but should just work.

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                      Originally posted by 838Kelli View Post
                      what you you recommend was what I was going to run in the front. Would it look funny using 205/45s all around on a staggered set up with? Thanks
                      Up to you. The 205/45s fit well all around though. Problem with downsizing the fronts any more is that 195/45 is seriously short and leaves you with little ground clearance. 195/50 is taller than 205/45 and therefore looks even more weird. Just go 205/45 square.

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                        Originally posted by bleu View Post
                        Hello I just saw this thread. I just got me a BBS RZ's fill and redrill from 5x120 to 4x100. I believe they are 16x8 et 23's. My car has stock suspension 1990 is, I put 205/45/16 at the rears while waiting for my 8mm spacers for the front to come, and I noticed the tires to be streched a lil bit and looked small. My question is how big a tire can i go with my stock suspension. what other options do I have on spacers...what size spacers on the rear since I have 8mm on the front. thanks.
                        You can fit 225/45s on the rears only. But if you put ANY rear spacer, it will no longer fit. I think those look best with 8-10mm spacers all around and 205/45s. You can also run 205/50s for a beefier look.

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                          Originally posted by bmk View Post
                          Ok so looks like 255/40 prob wont work. What about 245/40 looking at some federal ss595's cheap and sticky
                          You're better off with 235/40 Federal 595-RS. Completely different tire than the 595 and extremely grippy. The 595s suck in comparison, and if you're talking about your car being useless on 255s I can't see why you would both downsize and cheap out on rubber.

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                            Fit 16" staggered BBS RS ET45 on a 91' Vert

                            Hi,

                            I bought BBS Rs with special specs and I may need some help.

                            The specs are 16" 2x7,5 et45 and 2x8,5 et45 (staggered).

                            I would like to install them on a 91' vert with stock offset of et25.

                            Im not sure about spacers and tire Sizes i should get to be inside the wings and don't get strech tires.

                            Any help will be appreciate!

                            Thanks,

                            Karl

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                              Originally posted by Mystikal View Post
                              You're better off with 235/40 Federal 595-RS. Completely different tire than the 595 and extremely grippy. The 595s suck in comparison, and if you're talking about your car being useless on 255s I can't see why you would both downsize and cheap out on rubber.
                              The RS isnt really that much more either, well played sir. To bad they dont make the RS in a 245. Any other cheapish under $110 245/17 you would recommend?
                              Worlds 1st LS powered e30 cabby.
                              Cab
                              billac: 92 Lagunengrün cabriolet + cadillac LQ9 + Nitrous + rotiform SJC

                              Raphael: 88 Lagunengrün IX + Hella 500's + Red ACS type 1's

                              Shaggin Wagon
                              : 01 325xiT 5 speed


                              91 MR2 GT3076TS + E85 = 505whp + antilag = wheelies
                              88 CRX OEM+ 42mpg DD.

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                                ASK ALL WHEEL/TIRE FITMENT QUESTIONS HERE - The Official Wheel/Tire Fitment T...

                                I just got the RSR in 205/45 and they suck balls compared to the falken 615k in the same size. Federals are also wider than most other tires. The federal 205 is almost a cm wider than the falken

                                Tldr: RSRs are cheap for a reason.

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