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Old 10-05-2011, 11:04 PM   #1
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Wheel Fitment for 2001 325ci

I have no clue when it comes to buying rims and tires so bear with me. but im looking to buy new rims not sure what will fit my car. The specs of the ones im looking at are

18 x 8 ET 38
18 x 8 ET 38

Also not sure what tires will fit them, any help would be appreciated.
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:06 AM   #2
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Will fit just fine, no issues. Put on 225/40 tires and you're set.
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Old 10-07-2011, 12:58 PM   #3
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Those wheels should fit without issues and I would also recommend a 225/40/18 tire for them.

If you're interested in a staggered fitment, we recommend running a 18x8.5 ET35-40 up front with a 18x9.5 ET45 in the rear. Those wheels to be paired with 235/40/18s up front and 265/35/18s in the rear.
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:31 AM   #5
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Will fit just fine, no issues. Put on 225/40 tires and you're set.
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:03 PM   #6
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I have a 1999 BMW 323i. Stock suspension, not lowered or anything. I bought 8JX18 ET:47 and rears 9JX18 ET:26, they came wrapped in Continental ExtremeContact DWS 225/45ZR18 91Y BSW and 255/40ZR18 99Y XL B. Rear tires have some fender rubbing when cornering and on bumps. Fronts are just fine. I wanted to trade fronts with rears from the forum but failed on a couple of attempts. I decided to keep the wheels and I need to fix this problem. I am gonna roll the fenders Saturday but what if wont' be enough. I have seen people put 235/35/18 on the rears. Would anyone recommend the tire size? Need help. Thanks.
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