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    Originally posted by Cloudpath View Post
    Can anyone give 100% confirmation 225/45/16 will fit all around without rubbing on an '87 325i cabrio on filled/drilled 16x8 et23 BBS style 5's without using either spacers or rolling fenders, running BC coilovers? Or do I need to go 215/45/16?
    I can give you 100% confirmation that it will have a slight rub unless you are at stock height on a coupe. I cant tell on a vert though but I would think the front would be the exact same where I had a very slight rub (car dropped).
    Euro Delivery Thread///E30 Project Klaus

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      Originally posted by Staszek View Post

      I can give you 100% confirmation that it will have a slight rub unless you are at stock height on a coupe. I cant tell on a vert though but I would think the front would be the exact same where I had a very slight rub (car dropped).
      Thanks for the reply. Would that be rubbing on the front or rear? Inside or outside? Only at full lock?

      Trying to decide between 225s or 215s...

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        Originally posted by Cloudpath View Post

        Thanks for the reply. Would that be rubbing on the front or rear? Inside or outside? Only at full lock?

        Trying to decide between 225s or 215s...
        Both, rubbing on the outside. You could probably get away with 225 with a fender roll, mine were not rolled.
        Euro Delivery Thread///E30 Project Klaus

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          Got it, thanks.

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            Hi all, I’m looking at some new wheels for my 90’ 318is, the JNC 004, 15x8 et20. I don’t know much about what fits and what doesn’t for the e30, both in terms of rim specs and tire combinations. I’m looking for a flush fit with a nice tire, no stretch, it goes without saying something that won’t rub. What are my best options, for this size rim to sit flush with a nice tire?

            thanks,
            Niko.

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              I'm interested in getting some of the 16x7 Maxilite Alpina replicas for my 1993 E30 318i Touring. They are ET28 with a 4x100 bolt pattern. I would most likely put on 205/50/R16s on them, a square set-up all around. Would these rub, or require spacers, or any other modifications? Would they retain the nice stock handling of my current 4x100 14" basketweaves?

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                so im looking to buy larger basketweaves, in particular the 15x7 or 15x7.5 basketweaves, im seeing them with a 27mm, 41mm, and 45mm offset.

                recently lowered my E30 on bilstein B8s with H&R sports. im wondering if i put 225s on either of those rims, what offset would be recommended and would it work with a ride height that's about 1.75" lower than stock?

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                  Originally posted by Didgeridoo View Post
                  so im looking to buy larger basketweaves, in particular the 15x7 or 15x7.5 basketweaves, im seeing them with a 27mm, 41mm, and 45mm offset.

                  recently lowered my E30 on bilstein B8s with H&R sports. im wondering if i put 225s on either of those rims, what offset would be recommended and would it work with a ride height that's about 1.75" lower than stock?
                  The 41mm and 45mm offsets wont work for you. I believe those are for the ix. 27mm is what you are looking for. I have seen people run 225 width tires, but they don't have very low ride height unless they start pulling the fenders. And many of these wheels are 0 to 15mm offset to move the wheel away form the inside of the car/suspension to make more room for the tire. You may have to run a spacer with the 27mm offset to keep the 225 from rubbing the shock.

                  Before you settle on tire size, see what is available in the width you want. To get close to the OEM height tire in a wide width, you run into limitations on tire selections. I find that to get a wide tire that closely matches the OEM height usually results in more racing compounds or ultra high performance soft tires that don't perform well in the cold or rain. And those tires are $$$. I daily my e30 so this is important. If not, the soft sticky tires will be fun. Going to a 16" wheel the tire selection is worse.

                  A few resources to help out:
                  https://tiresize.com/comparison/
                  https://www.tirerack.com/tires/sizes...sp?diameter=15

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                    Hey fellas, I have a 88 325iC, and am looking at some 17x8 et20 style 32's to run with the bloxsports 20mm 5 lug adapters. The car will be lowered on coilovers. I have 2 questions.

                    1.) Will the 17x8 et20 style 32's work with 20mm 5 lug adapters?

                    2.) What tire sizes will work with this combo? (I was thinking 215/40/17) Not really looking for the stretched look.
                    TJ - Alpine 88' 325IC

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                      235/40/17 on konigs 17x8 et35. 3mm spacer up front and 15 rear. 5 lug swap. If your roll the fenders I’m sure 245 could fit up front. For the rear we all know you can get something meaty back there with the right off set and width wheels.
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                        Looking to purchase 17x8 wheels and have the option to go et30 or et42. Car is on GC coilovers and fenders are rolled. Which is the best option and why?

                        thanks

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                          Hey folks,
                          I'm getting ready to buy new tires. Currently, I've got 205/50s on 15" basketweaves. My car is on H&R Race springs, E90 drop hats, and a 15mm riser pad in the back to reduce the saggy rear end look.
                          Anyway, I was thinking about trying to find some 0205/55s, and wondering if anyone has any experience here? Am I going to rub?
                          I'm looking to get rid of that wheel gap, and wouldn't mind some meatier tires. Current setup picture attached.
                          Thanks!
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                            205/55R15 actually matches the stock E30 rolling diameter (23.9" or something like that). It shouldn't rub. There are more tire options now than I thought there would be too.
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                              Originally posted by hteverow View Post
                              I'm interested in getting some of the 16x7 Maxilite Alpina replicas for my 1993 E30 318i Touring. They are ET28 with a 4x100 bolt pattern. I would most likely put on 205/50/R16s on them, a square set-up all around. Would these rub, or require spacers, or any other modifications? Would they retain the nice stock handling of my current 4x100 14" basketweaves?

                              I'm looking at this exact setup (just with Alpina replicas from Ireland Engineering) 16x7 ET28 on 205/50R16 tires. I've looked at the willtheyfit.com website and measured the increase in tire/wheel width and it looks like they'll fit.

                              Did you end up going with this setup? Did it work?


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                                Originally posted by grantmiller1 View Post


                                I'm looking at this exact setup (just with Alpina replicas from Ireland Engineering) 16x7 ET28 on 205/50R16 tires. I've looked at the willtheyfit.com website and measured the increase in tire/wheel width and it looks like they'll fit.

                                Did you end up going with this setup? Did it work?

                                I did purchase this setup. You'll save money ordering the wheels from Greg Gear Head or straight from Maxilite. They fit nicely with no rubbing or any other problems. I've got them clothed in 205/50 Firestone Firehawk Indy 500s which are nice, but result in pretty light-weight steering effort--I think BF Goodrich Sport Comp 2s might make the steering a little weightier.

                                The only problem I've experienced is that I'm unable to get the center caps to sit flush on the face of the wheel. I've contacted the store about that and posted a thread on here to see if anyone has trouble-shooting suggestions. If I can't get the center caps in, it's not the end of the world, since they still look cool without them.

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