Front wheel fitment

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Front wheel fitment

Postby Griffendahl » Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:13 pm

I'm currently running OEM style 24 wheels on my E36 328i convertible. It's recently been lowered, and now the offset doesn't really look that awesome. On my E46 I used wheels wider wheels with a more extreme offset which did wonders for the looks.

On my E36 I really wanna stick to the OEM wheels (so, 17" 7,5J and ET41 with 225/45 R17 tires) but I wanna space it out a bit to fill up the fenders and make it look better. I kinda wonder how much of a spacer I can safely use without rubbing on my OEM wheels.
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Re: Front wheel fitment

Postby DEFKON99 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:55 am

245's are just fine i guess just figure the difference in size between that and 225's,
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Re: Front wheel fitment

Postby Ant Man » Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:20 am

With the 17x7.5 wheels do you think it will be a bad idea to go to a 215/40 tyre from a 225/45?
I've seen some guys on another forums use 15mm spacers front and rear with their oem wheels.
Depending on ride height they had slight rubbing in the rear.
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Re: Front wheel fitment

Postby Griffendahl » Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:56 am

Wlel I fitted the wheels, and it's not as bad as I thought it'd be. I guess I'm good for now :)

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Re: Front wheel fitment

Postby Ant Man » Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:09 am

WOW that looks great!!
So your not using any spaces?
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Re: Front wheel fitment

Postby Griffendahl » Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:30 am

No spacers at all at the moment, but we'll never know what the future holds... I've been known to change my mind from time to time ;)
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Re: Front wheel fitment

Postby Ant Man » Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:54 am

keep us updated!
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Re: Front wheel fitment

Postby trev0006 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:58 pm

Please post a picture if you install the spacers. Thanks







Griffendahl wrote:I'm currently running OEM style 24 wheels on my E36 328i convertible. It's recently been lowered, and now the offset doesn't really look that awesome. On my E46 I used wheels wider wheels with a more extreme offset which did wonders for the looks.

On my E36 I really wanna stick to the OEM wheels (so, 17" 7,5J and ET41 with 225/45 R17 tires) but I wanna space it out a bit to fill up the fenders and make it look better. I kinda wonder how much of a spacer I can safely use without rubbing on my OEM wheels.
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