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    Ok here is my question. I am looking at rims now that are 17x8 with a 35 offset square 5x120. Here is the issue, I am putting on the five lug setup designed by rogengineer and the front puts E36 hubs which adds about 12mm to the front track, which basically puts me at a 23 offset if i did my math right.

    With these wheels and offsets what size tires can I run, wider the better. Also what spacers should I use in the rear, (the rear will have an E30 M3 lug setup), 15mm?

    Oh the car is a 1991 325is
    Last edited by Staszek; 06-07-2015, 06:36 PM.
    Euro Delivery Thread///E30 Project Klaus

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      Searched a bit and found some info but would like to confirm.

      Looking to buy 16x8 et25 wheels pretty soon here and have aspirations to fit 225/50/16 tires on them. Currently running on H&R OE Sports, so not super low... especially in the front. This is my daily driver and I'm not going for anything super low/stretched/flush. Just looking to fill out the wheel well and sit somewhat close to (but probably not completely) flush with the fenders. I suppose I am willing to roll fenders if I need to, but would rather not if I can get away with it.

      1) will these wheels fit as is or will I need spacers? If I need spacers, what is the smallest spacer I can use to get them to fit?
      2) I have reasons for wanting to go 225/50 but I'm pretty sure everyone will tell me not to. Will I be able to reasonably run them without having to do extensive work to prevent rubbing? I dont want to have any rubbing at all.
      2003 Z4 3.0 6-speed- Silver, 19's, daily driver
      1990 Silver 325i- Lowered on H&R OE Sports, e90 drop hats, KYB shocks, color matched rocker panels, 16" Emortal RS wheels on 205/50/16 tires... Currently getting a full refresh including an S52 swap!
      1997 Black Ford Probe GT- Stripped to 2220lbs, MS3X, Forged motor in midst of assembly... Dyno results and 1/4 mile times pending

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        16x8 ET20 all around with 225/45/16 rubber?

        Stock height, pretty sure the fronts should be ok, but what about the rear?

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          Staggered 7x15 / 8x15 ?

          Maybe this has already been answered many times, but I didn't find it.

          With a staggered set of 7x15 and 8x15 on an early body with H&R Sport springs, does the rear work without any changes? I'm assuming that's a what, 225/50, or 235 on the 8"?

          I have a line on both a 7x15 square set and the staggered set.
          Thanks -

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            Ive had 7 x 15 not work on the rear due to fender lip rub....it all depends on offset you have.....and I think a 235 wil be hard to make work "w/o any changes" on an 8....
            I love sitting down and just driving!

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              Yeah, they're ET12, so some real dish. Maybe I'd be wiser to go with the square size and keep all the tires the same.
              Thanks.

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                ..I had slight rub 15/7 et 12 225/50 on my 90 rear..
                I love sitting down and just driving!

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                  Ok, thanks. I like a little meat on the wheels, compared to a 205/55.

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                    Originally posted by Lapkarl View Post
                    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
                    20mm front and 15mm rear spacers. 205/50 front 225/45 rear tires. Minimal stretch and good fitment.

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                      Originally posted by bmk View Post
                      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?
                      Nope. The other bargain street/track tire is the Nankang NS-2R but they're also 235/255 only. The sizes are so close I can see why they don't bother.

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                        Originally posted by pandaboo911 View Post
                        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.
                        I've had both and disagree. Much prefer the Federals.

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                          Originally posted by Staszek View Post
                          Ok here is my question. I am looking at rims now that are 17x8 with a 35 offset square 5x120. Here is the issue, I am putting on the five lug setup designed by rogengineer and the front puts E36 hubs which adds about 12mm to the front track, which basically puts me at a 23 offset if i did my math right.

                          With these wheels and offsets what size tires can I run, wider the better. Also what spacers should I use in the rear, (the rear will have an E30 M3 lug setup), 15mm?

                          Oh the car is a 1991 325is
                          That's a good setup. You can use 235/40 tires which is about the biggest that easily fits. A 5mm rear spacer should be good (the E30 M3 hubs push the wheels out 6-7mm on their own compared to stock, so this will even them out with the fronts).

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                            Originally posted by dadsbmw View Post
                            Searched a bit and found some info but would like to confirm.

                            Looking to buy 16x8 et25 wheels pretty soon here and have aspirations to fit 225/50/16 tires on them. Currently running on H&R OE Sports, so not super low... especially in the front. This is my daily driver and I'm not going for anything super low/stretched/flush. Just looking to fill out the wheel well and sit somewhat close to (but probably not completely) flush with the fenders. I suppose I am willing to roll fenders if I need to, but would rather not if I can get away with it.

                            1) will these wheels fit as is or will I need spacers? If I need spacers, what is the smallest spacer I can use to get them to fit?
                            2) I have reasons for wanting to go 225/50 but I'm pretty sure everyone will tell me not to. Will I be able to reasonably run them without having to do extensive work to prevent rubbing? I dont want to have any rubbing at all.
                            Everybody wants to run 225/50/16s because they're cheap and available. But they don't fit. You will rub, front and rear.

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                              Originally posted by loshara View Post
                              16x8 ET20 all around with 225/45/16 rubber?

                              Stock height, pretty sure the fronts should be ok, but what about the rear?
                              Just need a rear fender roll.

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                                Originally posted by LateFan View Post
                                Maybe this has already been answered many times, but I didn't find it.

                                With a staggered set of 7x15 and 8x15 on an early body with H&R Sport springs, does the rear work without any changes? I'm assuming that's a what, 225/50, or 235 on the 8"?

                                I have a line on both a 7x15 square set and the staggered set.
                                Thanks -
                                Depends on the offset of the wheels.

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