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Old 03-16-2010, 12:50 PM   #1
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Will these fit?

Will these fit with no problems? 2001 325 Sedan: 19x9.5 et 43 in the rear and 19x8.5 et 35 in the front? I currently have 19x9.5 et 40 in the rear and they are rubbing like crazy and jacking my fender up, though I was told they would fit. Thanks!
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what suspension do you have, and what tire size do you currently have?

The new setup should work great with a 255/30/19 rear tire.
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Im on stock sport suspension with 245/35.
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Hmm. Then I'd stick to a 245/35 again on the other ones. Surely it isn't jacking your fender up though? What kind of damage?
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It was rubbing the inside first, so i put a spacer in. now its killing my fender by eating it up. i hear a constant rubbing sound in the rear. i checked to make sure it wasnt bearings, and the dealer said its my fenders hitting my tire non stop.
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It was rubbing the inside first, so i put a spacer in. now its killing my fender by eating it up. i hear a constant rubbing sound in the rear. i checked to make sure it wasnt bearings, and the dealer said its my fenders hitting my tire non stop.
How low is your car man? Must be slammed hard, because your setup is not far from the standard offset of +45 on your car. 2mm shouldn't make a difference.
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Old 03-18-2010, 09:00 PM   #7
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My car is not slammed at all. Im on stock sport suspension. I think the problem is that I had a tire fail and was told that it was my wheel that caused the damage so that they didnt have to replace it under the warranty. That caused me to believe that I was rubbing on the inside, so I put a spacer in. That caused me to have all kinds of damage to my fender. Im taking the spacer out tomorrow to bring it closer to the body of the car and back to a 40 et since the spacer made it worse. I've gotten a lot of bad advice on how to fix the problem.
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You shouldn't rub on the inside with a 19x9.5 +43. People w/ a +45 don't rub with 265/30/19 tires on stock suspension. Are you 100% sure those specs are right? You are going about narrowing down this situation the wrong way. You would hear the car rubbing no matter where it is rubbing, shock or fender lip. Take the spacers off and you shouldn't rub on the shock.
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Currently in the rear, I'm on 40et, 19x9.5. I put a spacer in because I was told I was rubbing on the inside. Truthfully, this was untrue because my tired just failed. With the spacer, Im rubbing my fender. Thats why I'm taking the spacer out tomorrow.
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