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E462005 01-19-2013 07:02 AM

Offset
 
I'm new to the wheels and tire area.
I've read about the "ET" having to be either 35 or 40. My ride is an 05 325i sedan. I'm looking to buy 18x8.5 5x120 ET 40all the way around. Would that be correct. Then my biggest problem is I don't know what size tires to get. I don't want low pros.

Gary@Tirerack 01-19-2013 08:22 AM

225/40R18 would be the size that you could use that would fit without rubbing. Taller tires may rub with 18X8.5.

E462005 01-19-2013 12:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Gary@Tirerack (Post 15076026)
225/40R18 would be the size that you could use that would fit without rubbing. Taller tires may rub with 18X8.5.

Yea I don't want them too tall, but now to low. And thks for the response. And I was thinking maybe staggered. And I do know I can't rotate tires.

E462005 01-19-2013 05:00 PM

Also I was wondering, when I do the drop on my car, can I just get lowering springs?

2003 325i 01-19-2013 06:14 PM

Struts/shocks will blow quickly if you just buy springs. And yes you can rotate your tires. I would go for a square setup if you can. I'm sure you could run 235/40s and not rub as well, 4mm more sidewall, 10mm more width.

E462005 01-20-2013 04:26 PM

Ok what about the ET how would I know what number that would be?

2003 325i 01-20-2013 05:57 PM

ET40 will be fine, so will 35. Get some wheels between these 2 values for guaranteed fitment. Google wheel offset and learn what it means, I don't get paid to teach people on here.

E462005 01-21-2013 06:24 AM

Thks for the help!

VMRWheels 01-21-2013 01:36 PM

That sizing should work even with a 235/40/18. That's what we recommend with our wheels. :)

E462005 01-21-2013 02:15 PM

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Originally Posted by VMRWheels (Post 15081567)
That sizing should work even with a 235/40/18. That's what we recommend with our wheels. :)

I'm very interested in the vmr v710:)

E462005 01-21-2013 02:16 PM

Don't know if in gun metal or matte black.

E462005 01-25-2013 08:19 PM

I have a friend, he told me to go et35 in the front and et20 rear. tires would be 225/40/18 front and rear 235/40/18 is that correct?

2003 325i 01-25-2013 10:56 PM

Get the same size tires front and back if you have the same width wheels. You can rotate the tires that way. Either 225 or 235s will work. 225s cheaper but I'd prefer the 235s if you're going 8.5" wide. 225s for 8"

E462005 01-26-2013 08:26 AM

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Originally Posted by 2003 325i (Post 15097434)
Get the same size tires front and back if you have the same width wheels. You can rotate the tires that way. Either 225 or 235s will work. 225s cheaper but I'd prefer the 235s if you're going 8.5" wide. 225s for 8"

Ok cool, I understand the tire part. But the ET part. My friend told me like I mentioned to do ET35 in front ET20 in back. Is that correct? And i will be getting 18x8.5

2003 325i 01-27-2013 07:36 PM

I'd do the same ET front and rear (35) and then get some spacers and bolts for the rear if you want to push them out some. Then you can still rotate wheels.

E462005 01-27-2013 08:09 PM

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Originally Posted by 2003 325i (Post 15101542)
I'd do the same ET front and rear (35) and then get some spacers and bolts for the rear if you want to push them out some. Then you can still rotate wheels.

Ok that actually sounds better for me to do. Thks! I will be looking at spacers once I get the order going for the wheels.

VMRWheels 01-28-2013 12:42 PM

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Originally Posted by E462005 (Post 15081694)
I'm very interested in the vmr v710:)

Nice!
Quote:

Originally Posted by E462005 (Post 15081695)
Don't know if in gun metal or matte black.

That's totally up to you. Personal preferences. :)
Quote:

Originally Posted by E462005 (Post 15096987)
I have a friend, he told me to go et35 in the front and et20 rear. tires would be 225/40/18 front and rear 235/40/18 is that correct?

I'd just stick to the same size wheel and tire combo all around and space the wheels out according to how you want it to look. You will be able to rotate your tires still.


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