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Old 01-18-2010, 05:13 PM   #1
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Exclamation 330Ci wheel fitment w/ eibach prokit

I just picked up a set of wheels 18x8"--18x9" both ET38. Im going to be putting them on my 02' 330Ci sport package with eibach prokit springs. Anyone running a similiar setup that can suggest a good tire size to run with these wheels safely. Im also wondering if fender rolling is going to be necessary. I will most likely be installing 10mm spacers up front to bring wheels flush with fender. Thanks in advance!!
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Old 01-18-2010, 05:47 PM   #2
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With a 38mm offset,the wheel will be flushed if not sticking out to the fender.A 10mm spacer will be too much.You might need to stretch the tires to avoid shaving the fenders.I have eibach prokit on my car right now and i have a two-finger gap front and rear.
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With your setup, 235/265 would work perfectly fine.

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Thanks for the input! What aspect ratio should I run with 255 or 265 rears? 35/40?
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Thanks for the input! What aspect ratio should I run with 255 or 265 rears? 35/40?
Both will be 35 series.

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235/35-18 front and 265/35-18 with your wheels will work perfectly. It'd be like running 9.5 et44 or so..
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235/35-18 front and 265/35-18 with your wheels will work perfectly..
It should be a 235/40/18 front.

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Thanks for the help! I think I may play it safe and only run a 255/35/18 rear tire to prevent the risk of rubbing. Im hoping the front wheels dont stick out past the fender!
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Thanks for the help! I think I may play it safe and only run a 255/35/18 rear tire to prevent the risk of rubbing. Im hoping the front wheels dont stick out past the fender!
18x8.0 +38 with a 235 will not sit outside the fender. You'll be fine.

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It should be a 235/40/18 front.

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sorry... you are right 235/40-18 fronts.
Although I like how the 225/40-18's work with most tire brands.
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My 235/45 on 17x8x35 offset don't stick out or rub.
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OP can even throw on about a 10mm spacer up front and he will be fine.

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