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Old 07-31-2010, 12:13 AM   #1
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Tires and wheels and offsets, oh my!

Seriously, I've been searching for just over an hour now. I keep running into very mixed opinions about what works and what doesnt.

Heres what I'm looking at. 4 VB3s from VMR. 18" all around.

Now, given I'm going to be lowering my 2000 328ci onto some sport springs, not sure which ones yet, what sort of width/offset/tire combination is going to work? Preferably non staggered, unless its not worth it.

Sorry for a generic post, but I cant find anything that is definitive.

Pics of similar setups would be appreciated.

Not looking for "stance" or anything like that. Just a respectable lowering onto 18" rims.

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Old 07-31-2010, 10:14 AM   #2
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I find it hard to believe that you searched.
Just go with staggered 18s, ET 40 front, 45 rear, tires 225 front, 255 rear. It won't rub on the coupe even if you are lowered.
Non staggered setup looks like crap on a coupe.

For pics I would look here - http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=611556

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Old 07-31-2010, 11:39 AM   #3
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Seriously, I've been searching for just over an hour now. I keep running into very mixed opinions about what works and what doesnt.

Heres what I'm looking at. 4 VB3s from VMR. 18" all around.

Now, given I'm going to be lowering my 2000 328ci onto some sport springs, not sure which ones yet, what sort of width/offset/tire combination is going to work? Preferably non staggered, unless its not worth it.

Sorry for a generic post, but I cant find anything that is definitive.

Pics of similar setups would be appreciated.

Not looking for "stance" or anything like that. Just a respectable lowering onto 18" rims.
Optimal staggered setup for you would be...

18x8.5 ET35-40
18x9.5 ET40-45
225/40/18 and 255/35/18

This setup will be 100% safe even on lowered vehicles. Let me know if you need help with pricing on a tire/rim package.
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Old 07-31-2010, 01:53 PM   #4
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Optimal staggered setup for you would be...

18x8.5 ET35-40
18x9.5 ET40-45
225/40/18 and 255/35/18

This setup will be 100% safe even on lowered vehicles. Let me know if you need help with pricing on a tire/rim package.
Finally, exactly what I was looking for. A 100% safe setup.

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Old 08-02-2010, 01:29 PM   #5
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Finally, exactly what I was looking for. A 100% safe setup.

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If you would like to get a bit more tire to the ground, 235 front and a 265 rear can work as well, but the rear may require some slight fender rolling depending on how you you plan on going. Fronts will generally be ok.

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