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    This weekend I have fitted 215/45/17 tires on 17x8.5 et25 with a 5mm spacer on the front with
    H&R sport springs.
    The rear is 215/45/17 tires on 17x8.5 et25 with a 3mm spacer and H&R sport springs.

    Not rolled fender.

    Hope this info help some of you.


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      1989 BMW 325i Wheel Fitment

      I have a 1989 BMW 325i with CATuned coil overs. The rims I have are 16x8 with +25 offset. I know I have to at least run a 3mm spacer or they just skim the brake caliper. I have 3, 5, and 10mm spacers to use. My question is what size of tire would work with this setup? I have all new plastic in the front of the wheel well for the brake ducting to make it all nice and clean in the front so I would not prefer to trim it. I have test fitted the rims with all the different spacers and I am quite concerned that I have made a bad rim choice but yet I see lots of others out there who have made this work. I have also heard opinions that the 16x8 with a +15 offset is the perfect rim size for the E30, hence the reason I have 10mm spacers as well. I am not going for stretched tires on this build, I want to have a more performance tire on there with a tread wear of about 200, 100 would be too soft for daily driving but also don't want rubber bands. I don't mind rolling the fenders so long as it is just the inside lip as I want to keep the body lines stock, but finding someone in Edmonton to roll them with a fender roller might be tough. Any thoughts on this would be helpful.


      Thank you.

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        17x7.5 with 215/40R17, can I squeeze 235/40R17?

        Offset 40 but using 20mm Spacers so final is Offset et20

        These are BBS LMs 198s
        Last edited by Staszek; 09-19-2017, 07:13 PM.
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          17x 9 wheels with 245/45 tires, will that fit under my 87 e30?

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            CCW Classics

            Heavily considering a set of CCW Classics

            Wondering if I will be able to run 16x10 square on BC Coils and how much tire I will be able to clear and what offset is ideal.

            Thank you for your help!

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              Style 9's

              Found these Style 9's locally for $100 and think they'd look amazing on the e30. I believe they're 16x7.5 et 15. Planning on buying 42 Draft Design adapters. Wondering what thickness adapters to buy and what tire size I should run.

              Car specs:
              1987 325e lowered on H&R Sports

              Also, does anyone know the hub size for the Style 9's? I believe 72.5 mm.. Correct me if I'm wrong.

              Thanks in advance for the help.
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                Does anybody still help in this thread?

                Wheel noob here. I've always used factory wheels on my Bmws. But I now find the need to Branch out. I'm looking at a set of 15x7 4x100 +30 wheels with a 73.1 center bore. These should be pretty similar to us stock wheel set up, shouldn't it? I realize I will have to use some hub-centric rings to make them balance correctly. My question being if I end up needing spacers how do I go about doing that? Seeing as I can't find any 57.1 to 73.1 spacers without having them custom built and spending a lot of money (I'm not looking to spend a ton on this car and will probably sell to acquire a late model at some point). Also I will be on Raceland coilovers and I was curious how wide of tires I can run without any rubbing. Thanks

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                  Originally posted by E36kid View Post
                  Wheel noob here. I've always used factory wheels on my Bmws. But I now find the need to Branch out. I'm looking at a set of 15x7 4x100 +30 wheels with a 73.1 center bore. These should be pretty similar to us stock wheel set up, shouldn't it? I realize I will have to use some hub-centric rings to make them balance correctly. My question being if I end up needing spacers how do I go about doing that? Seeing as I can't find any 57.1 to 73.1 spacers without having them custom built and spending a lot of money (I'm not looking to spend a ton on this car and will probably sell to acquire a late model at some point). Also I will be on Raceland coilovers and I was curious how wide of tires I can run without any rubbing. Thanks
                  You dont need custom spacers, just buy spacers that are 57.1 hubcentric, there are several companies that make them.

                  All you need to do is get rings that bring the bore of the wheels from 73.1 to 57.1
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                    So as long as the surface that meets with the Hub is hub-centric then the wheels that attach to the spacers don't matter?

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                      Originally posted by E36kid View Post
                      So as long as the surface that meets with the Hub is hub-centric then the wheels that attach to the spacers don't matter?
                      The wheels need to have rings to bring the size down to 57.1. Once you have them you can mount the wheels as are right to the existing E30 hubs. Or if you have 10-20mm spacers that have hubcentric lips it will mount directly to them.

                      You can get rings like this (or any brand)
                      https://www.ecstuning.com/b-ecs-part...r/ap731571~kt/

                      Then get spacers like this and they will mate right up

                      https://motorsporthardware.com/produ...7-1cb-spacers/

                      Those are 15mm but you can go more or less if you like.

                      The rim you bought though actually doesnt need spacers, they will mount without them, the spacers will just be for looks and a slightly wider track.

                      My car came with 15x7 et35 wheels and fit no problem.
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                        Sounds good, I've already ordered the hubcentric rings. I was just making sure that if I ended up needing spacers I would be able to make them work.

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                          Original factory rubber 1987 325is m sport?

                          I was wonder what brand, size tire BMW put on their 325is in 1987, and, if different from the base 325is, what was put on the M sport package that year.
                          I ask because I own the above car and the spare is a fifth BBS wheel that is in new condition and has a 205/50VR15 Bridgestone Potenza RE71 tire mounted. Would this possibly be the original spare tire?
                          Thank you in advance.
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                            Originally posted by SSMsport View Post
                            I was wonder what brand, size tire BMW put on their 325is in 1987, and, if different from the base 325is, what was put on the M sport package that year.
                            I ask because I own the above car and the spare is a fifth BBS wheel that is in new condition and has a 205/50VR15 Bridgestone Potenza RE71 tire mounted. Would this possibly be the original spare tire?
                            Thank you in advance.
                            I dont know think those were stock wheels on an IS, I think BBS 14" basketweaves were the stock wheels, and if you got the Mtech package it added 15" version that you have there.

                            Is your car an Mtech? If so that was probably stock then. These are the ones that came on my 90 325is.

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                              Is it possible...

                              I am prone to believe that these are the wheels that came on this car when it was purchased. It also has the M badges, which I am certain were on the car when purchased. Is it possible that the 15 inch wheels were part of the "M sport" package? From what I have read, there really isn't much absolute information on these M-sport cars. Is it possible they were, at least partially, a dealer upgrade? The old gentleman I bought the car from would never have thought to go to a bigger wheel, and the owners before him were obviously not performance minded. I can see the dealer swapping the wheels to a 15 when it was on the showroom floor to go with the M theme. I firmly believe the transmission in this car is the Getrag 265/5 as 5th feels like 1:1 instead of over drive like the 260. The rearend is geared rather low as well.
                              For all of the digging I have done I have not found much solid information on the car. In fact, there is debate as to whether the M-sport was even sold in the U.S.. It was, I have rolling proof...I wish I could find some substantial information on it. Unfortunately, I received no documentation, or service records with the car.

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                                Originally posted by SSMsport View Post
                                I am prone to believe that these are the wheels that came on this car when it was purchased. It also has the M badges, which I am certain were on the car when purchased. Is it possible that the 15 inch wheels were part of the "M sport" package? From what I have read, there really isn't much absolute information on these M-sport cars. Is it possible they were, at least partially, a dealer upgrade? The old gentleman I bought the car from would never have thought to go to a bigger wheel, and the owners before him were obviously not performance minded. I can see the dealer swapping the wheels to a 15 when it was on the showroom floor to go with the M theme. I firmly believe the transmission in this car is the Getrag 265/5 as 5th feels like 1:1 instead of over drive like the 260. The rearend is geared rather low as well.
                                For all of the digging I have done I have not found much solid information on the car. In fact, there is debate as to whether the M-sport was even sold in the U.S.. It was, I have rolling proof...I wish I could find some substantial information on it. Unfortunately, I received no documentation, or service records with the car.
                                Post some pics of your car. I didnt know that Msport was an option in the US, I thought only the Mtech was, but its possible.
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