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Old 05-16-2011, 04:41 PM   #1
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Do you think this will fit?

i have a 2000 328i with performance package....i have H&R SS coilovers. i want to put vmr vb3's on my car 18x9.5x45 on the back and 18x8.5x40 on the front. do you guys think this will rub?
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Old 05-17-2011, 04:18 PM   #2
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Depending on tire size, but anywhere from 245-smaller should not rub.
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Old 05-18-2011, 03:15 PM   #3
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We guarantee problem free fitment at stock height, but if you're lowered on coilovers some slight fender work may be required. In any case, if you're lowered just a little bit you probably won't encounter any major issues, however under compression in certain situations there's always the possibility that you could rub. We recommend a 235/40/18 for the front and 255/35/18 for the rear.
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Old 05-18-2011, 03:38 PM   #4
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Personally I was running an 18x9.5 with a 35mm offset in the rear with a 235/40 series tire with minimal rub. At a 45mm offset out back you should be close, with maybe some contact. Mine was so close without rolling the fenders I had shaved sidewalls. I also ran an 18x8.5 out front with, I think, the same offset or 5mm less with a 5mm spacer to clear the coil-overs, and 225/40. My car is a E46 323i Sedan.
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Is the +35mm in the rear close to the inside or outside at all? But I currently have a problem with the front.

I just got done installing the H&R Street Performance SS Coilovers on bogus' 328 and the front tires (stock 328i sport package 225/45R17) are rubbing the collar and lowest coil on the coilovers. Is that normal with stock wheels/tires and these coilovers? Do I just need to get a spacer and call it a day or do an alignment, which I planned to do anyways, and get rid of as much negative camber as possible?
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Is the +35mm in the rear close to the inside or outside at all? But I currently have a problem with the front.

I just got done installing the H&R Street Performance SS Coilovers on bogus' 328 and the front tires (stock 328i sport package 225/45R17) are rubbing the collar and lowest coil on the coilovers. Is that normal with stock wheels/tires and these coilovers? Do I just need to get a spacer and call it a day or do an alignment, which I planned to do anyways, and get rid of as much negative camber as possible?
Yeah some coilovers require a spacer (i think 10mm?) in the front for stock wheels. Can't wait to check out the bimmer when he gets back...

Edit: He said you work at a BMW dealership? I might need to make a trip to get my DRL's turned off. They look stupid with angel eyes installed...
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What width were you going with on those ET35s? 9.5? It would be closer to the outside in the rear.
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