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Old 02-05-2013, 04:42 AM   #6
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Location: Buena Park, CA
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My Ride: 2000 323i Sedan
Originally Posted by 2003 325i View Post
I have 225/40s on 8" wide ET29 wheels in the front. They're pretty flush. In the back I now have 235/40s on 8.5" but had 255/35s before that (either size is fine) ET40 but with 5mm spacers. I didn't want any fender rolling so I went conservative in the back, for flush with a sedan on 8.5" rims in the rear you'd probably want about ET30-32 or so (which would be an 8-10mm spacer for me). I'm running the H&R Touring cupkit.

Easiest way is to seach through pictures of peoples cars you like and ask them their wheel setup, you'll get where you want faster than fishing in here.

P.S. If I were starting from scratch and didn't get such a killer deal on rims with tires I would've gone square. I'm fine with it how it is though.
I've asked around, they do massive tire stretching, they do whatever it takes to make it fit to the way they want it. A guy that lives near me went as far as to stretch 15 inch tires on his 18's... That's a little too much...

Originally Posted by VMRWheels View Post
We recommend 18x8.5 ET35 front and 18x9.5 ET45 rear. If you are rolling your fenders you could probably run 235/40/18 front and 265/35/18 reas, whereas typically our customers run a 255/35/18 rear.
Thanks for this! It's nice to see a wheel company give recommendations! Now if I can get a good deal on VMR VB3's or V710's...
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