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Old 03-17-2010, 09:43 AM   #1
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Getting some new wheels...need some advice please.

hi, i just got 05 330i zhp. i love the stock rims and all but im looking for a different look. from googling i know zhp rims are staggered 8" in the front and 8.5" in the rear. i found a nice set of rims that are 18x8 all around. my question is will i notice a difference in handling since the rear rims will be half an inch narrower?
i kinda like the thought of non-staggered since i can rotate my tires.

also will an offset of 35mm on a rim be ok? or will cause any issues?

Thanks alot, i own/owned many E30 but this is my first E46 so im still learning.
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Old 03-17-2010, 12:06 PM   #2
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18x8 et35 is no problem at all. Personally I like the staggered look but I do understand the rotation issue.
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You can run the 18x8 all around but I would go with staggered to fill out the rear. Non staggered wheels will be inset on the rear fender which will look odd.

We can do a set of 18" staggered VMR wheels with tires for you. CSLs are always a clean choice:

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You can run the 18x8 all around but I would go with staggered to fill out the rear. Non staggered wheels will be inset on the rear fender which will look odd.

We can do a set of 18" staggered VMR wheels with tires for you. CSLs are always a clean choice:

wow thats like the same car i have....u read my mind cause those are the same rims im looking for but.... im trying to find them in black with a red outside strip/lip.

got anything like that?
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EAS is the only one that carries other colors. Here you go bud: http://www.europeanautosource.com/pr...oducts_id=1145
somewhere in there they have the time attack rings you wanted.
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good choice or you can check beyern mesh too!
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Yep, we can do them in Matte Black with a Red Pin stripe.

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thanks for the info and links guys. would 8.5" wide tires in the front be ok. would it cause any rubbing or issues?
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thanks for the info and links guys. would 8.5" wide tires in the front be ok. would it cause any rubbing or issues?
Nope, no rubbing issues there. Go with the 18x8.5" or 19x8.5" all around on a ET40 offset or a ET35 offset and you'll be just alright. Here's a few colors we're offering for the CSL style wheels:

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thanks for the info and links guys. would 8.5" wide tires in the front be ok. would it cause any rubbing or issues?
8.5" front is perfectly fine.
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Ok, one last question...Would 9" wide rims cause any rubbing in either the front or the rear with a lowered zhp. its got H&R cup kit i believe.
thanks again

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me running 17x9 all around 245-40 + 5mm spacers no issues
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me running 17x9 all around 245-40 + 5mm spacers no issues
is your car dropped?
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