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Old 02-19-2011, 12:15 PM   #1
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Springs on 255/35/18 rear

I am planning on getting springs for my 328i non sports suspension. I am running

18x8 225-40-18 FRONT
18x9 255-35-18 REAR

Can I lower this to get rid of the wheel gap without any rubbing. What are my best options. For now I would like to keep the stock shocks. Thanks
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Old 02-19-2011, 05:53 PM   #2
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You can go very low if your wheels are stock like ET47 front and ET50 rear. If you have less offset you may get in trouble in the rear especially.

EDIT: Sorry, that is for 8.5 inch rear wheel, I guess normal offset for a 9" wide would be more like 43.
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Old 02-19-2011, 09:14 PM   #3
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Old 02-19-2011, 10:59 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies so far..my offset is et38 all the way around..
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Old 02-20-2011, 08:36 PM   #5
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That is fine, you should be able to go very low with that if you want.
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:42 PM   #6
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I have the same tire size with 40f and 45r and I can go really low just depends on the tire brand some sidewalls are shaped different and will rub.
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