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Old 05-26-2011, 12:16 PM   #1
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will I have any issues with rubbing ?

I have 18x8.5 with Nitto NT555 225/40/18 on Beyern rims in the front and 18x9.5 same tires 255/35/18 offset is 30 in the front and 45 in the rear on a 2004 330i.....please advise....thanks, Bryan
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Old 05-26-2011, 01:30 PM   #2
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The front is a little aggressive as far as the offset goes but I think with a 225/40/18 you should be fine. The rears will fit perfectly.
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Old 05-26-2011, 04:57 PM   #3
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The front is a little aggressive as far as the offset goes but I think with a 225/40/18 you should be fine. The rears will fit perfectly.
I was told if I wanted to get the rears even with the fronts to buy 15 mm spacers....is this true....?....thanks in advance....regards, Bryan
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Old 05-26-2011, 09:19 PM   #4
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15 mm spacers....?

I have the rim and tires on the car and it looks good, however I want the rear tires / rims to stick out just a touch more than the front....is 15 mm the way to go....please advise....thanks
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Old 05-27-2011, 07:08 AM   #5
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Please advise on the spacers....

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Old 05-27-2011, 11:39 AM   #6
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10mm would be easier to fit (you would still have to roll your fender)
If you want nice ballanced look and your rear wheels are one inch wider than front you need about 5 mm offset difference between front and rear. In your case ET30 front ET35 rear
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I was told if I wanted to get the rears even with the fronts to buy 15 mm spacers....is this true....?....thanks in advance....regards, Bryan
It's not really whether it will look "flush" with the front, it's what will rub. If you do not want to do fender work, the rears will fit perfectly. That's the same size we generally recommend to our customers who are looking to put on wheels without the hassle of doing fender work.
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I have the rim and tires on the car and it looks good, however I want the rear tires / rims to stick out just a touch more than the front....is 15 mm the way to go....please advise....thanks
The only way to tell what sized spacer you'd need is to measure it. Just get a ruler or tape measure and see how much further you'd like the wheel to stick, convert to millimeters, and purchase the spacer and bolts you'll need.
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