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    Originally posted by Jonnymooshoo View Post
    Hi fellow Canadian here :) Hoping you can help me out. I'm an ex-dubber and new to BMWs and the e30 platform and I'm trying to get the best info possible before I order some new wheels. I apologize for the numerous questions but I thought you would be the best to ask.

    I just purchased a 1991 318is. I plan to install airlift performance series kit for the practicality. I'm hoping to sit lip when aired out. Im not adverse to camber or staggered setup or running stretched tires.

    I need to find out: Assuming custom 3-piece 16" wheels
    What are the widest wheels possible? Front and rear
    What are the biggest lips you can run?
    final et's (I don't want to run spacers)

    Based on what I've been able to see on the 16" Fitment page I'm looking at something like:

    16x9.5 et? Lip?
    16x10.5 et? Lip?
    Tires?

    Aside from the performance Air lift front struts with camber adjust built in, is there any recommended subframe or control arm upgrades that will help me achieve my goals?

    Is a frame notch or any modifications required in order to lay frame when aired out?

    Please let me know what you would recommend
    16x9.5 +0 (little extra space for the bags) 215/40
    16x10.5 +5 225/40

    No frame mods. Natural rear camber will be a ton aired out so you typically don't need to touch much back there.

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      Originally posted by Blake B View Post
      There's multiple e30s on this forum with these wheels so it's gotta be possible. The guy I'm buying them from had them on his e30 but he had a stupid stretched look going on.

      Exhibit A: http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=164309
      Exhibit B: https://www.google.com/search?q=16x9...=16x9+azev+e30

      Throw me a bone here.
      No, I answered your question. You can't run 225/45s without rubbing constantly on those. I recommend 205/45s.

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        Originally posted by e30onBBSs View Post
        15x8 et 18, I know 225 will work, but will 235 or 245 work? Was reading about fitment issues but with 18 is the offset in the zone where they won't rub anywhere?
        225/50s would rub a little. 225/45s probably wouldn't. There are no street 15" tires wider than that.

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          Originally posted by Mystikal View Post
          No, I answered your question. You can't run 225/45s without rubbing constantly on those. I recommend 205/45s.
          I appreciate the help. I know you're completely doing this as a service for us and you don't have to spend your valuable time among us morotals and I really do mean it when I say I appreciate it, but c'mon, I think just saying no without providing an alternitive is a waste of your time just as much as it is mine.

          Again thank you for the help. I'm sure I'll be back. Your still awesome.
          1990 325i Cashmere Beige

          "I don't like question marks. They're like exclamation points, but think they're fancy because they're curved. I won't tolerate it." -MNChiefsan

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            Originally posted by KnockOffBrand View Post
            So I'm thinking about getting some 15x8 Advanti storm S1 wheels with 205/50r15 kumho tires. I'm on h&r race springs with bilstein sport shocks and struts. My fenders are rolled to accommodate for the 16x8 (xxr 530) wheels and 225/50r16 bridgestone tires I have on now. There is still a good bit of rubbing with the 16s on. Do you think I'll have any trouble with the 15s and smaller tires? Thanks.
            The Advantis have an et25 offset and the XXRs have an et20 offset.
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              Curios of Rota OS Mesh fitment on 325ix. Not worried about rubbing fender, worried about caliper clearance on the backside of the wheel. Any experience with these? specs im looking at are 15x7 et35 4x100
              1990 325iX - sterlingsilber metallic
              1991 325i - lazurblau metallic



              Originally posted by delamaize
              E30 = Lego for men.

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                hi i have a weird question my 1991 318ic had a pull to it with the groves in the road thats unnormal and my suspension is in good shape. it has e30 m3 offset CABs and 16x7 e35 bbs214 with hub centric rings that might be worn out and the two front tires have un even wear could any of that be causing the pull? thanks in advance sorry if its a dumb question
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                  Originally posted by Blake B View Post
                  I appreciate the help. I know you're completely doing this as a service for us and you don't have to spend your valuable time among us morotals and I really do mean it when I say I appreciate it, but c'mon, I think just saying no without providing an alternitive is a waste of your time just as much as it is mine.

                  Again thank you for the help. I'm sure I'll be back. Your still awesome.
                  You said you want 16x9s with no stretch, I said it's not possible. Why would I suggest something you specifically said you didn't want? You then came back with "There's multiple e30s on this forum with these wheels so it's gotta be possible. The guy I'm buying them from had them on his e30 but he had a stupid stretched look going on." wherein the problem with what you want is literally in your statement. Everyone stretches the tires because everyone has to. Saying "its gotta be a possible" to a guy who has literally been answering that 16x9 +15 question every week since 2007 after you didn't like the answer is what is truly wasting time here.

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                    Originally posted by KnockOffBrand View Post
                    The Advantis have an et25 offset and the XXRs have an et20 offset.
                    You need front spacers to clear the struts on the Advantis. I'd actually suggest going 10mm all around. It won't rub.

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                      Originally posted by TheWipprSnappr View Post
                      Curios of Rota OS Mesh fitment on 325ix. Not worried about rubbing fender, worried about caliper clearance on the backside of the wheel. Any experience with these? specs im looking at are 15x7 et35 4x100
                      Never seen those. You'll need to test fit or find someone that's tried them on.

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                        Originally posted by sonomabimmers View Post
                        hi i have a weird question my 1991 318ic had a pull to it with the groves in the road thats unnormal and my suspension is in good shape. it has e30 m3 offset CABs and 16x7 e35 bbs214 with hub centric rings that might be worn out and the two front tires have un even wear could any of that be causing the pull? thanks in advance sorry if its a dumb question
                        All of it could be causing that problem. Buy new tires and have an alignment done.

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                          Originally posted by Mystikal View Post
                          Literally to the ground. Perfect fitment wheels, the German tuners got it right in the 80s.
                          I dropped it about an 1-1.25 inches from where you see it right there and I got slight fender rub on the left side but only on large bumps/terrible roads. Am I right to assume it won't rub otherwise in normal (and not extreme) circumstances?

                          It's back to the ride height in the picture I posted previously. I kind of want to wheels to be more flush with the fender, I'm thinking of a 5-8mm spacer in the front and .5" lower and then a 15-20mm spacer in the rear and also .5-.75" lower (and probably use Condor Speed Shop Subframe Riser Bushings to mitigate changes in camber).

                          I don't want a slammed look, it's daily driven but I do appreciate a good stance and good tire life.

                          Also - would changing the dampening settings (firmer and not softer) prevent more rub on rough surfaces?

                          What are your thoughts?

                          PS- thanks for your advice so far. I appreciate it ;)

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                            Hi, would like your advice for the following. Wheel specs are: 16x7.0, et11 (front) and 16x7.5, et5 (rear). What tire profile would you recommend and will this setup require guard rolling? Any advice will be appreciated. Thanks

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                              Hi guys, i m considering a new set of wheels and i would like to here whether they will fit without any spacers and fender rolling. the car is an early model and currently sitting on H&R sports

                              1st set is 15x8 et22
                              2nd set is 15x8 et26

                              thks

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                                Originally posted by Azscentence View Post
                                This has probably been asked a million and one times, but I'm looking to run some 17x8 ET20 Style 5s with 18mm 5 lug adapters all the way around.
                                I'd be running these with GCCs and Koni's on a '91 sedan. I just have a few questions I can't seem to find answers for.

                                1.) I would like to know what size tire would fit well with minimal rubbing. From what I've seen, 225/40/17 seems like it would work well for the look I'm trying to get, but I can't find a store that sells that size online. maybe 225/45/17?
                                2.) How much poke (if any) would there be for 18mm all around. Am I going to have to roll/stretch out my fenders at all?


                                This (http://imgur.com/SrDxC13), and this (http://imgur.com/S3Ce8bt), is essentially the look I'm trying to get.
                                Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
                                Revisiting my old setup plans for some new changes. Still running adapters, would 17x8.5 et30 work better for me? What tire size would I run with these wheels?

                                All of this is theoretical as I haven't bought the wheels yet.

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