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Old 10-01-2011, 07:15 PM   #1
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New Wheel Setup

Just got my 19" wheels and tires installed and decided to share some photos and specs.
-Staggered setup with 8.5 and 9.5 wheel widths
-Offsets 35 front and 40 rear
-Tires 335/35 front and 365/30 rear
-Wheels are ESM 004 which are BBS LM replicas - Paid $660 shipped
-Tires are Achilles ATR sport - Paid about $515 shipped
Found these wheels after the ones I wanted weren't in stock, cheaper and looks the same, bonus! Used Achilles since I didn't want tires to cost more than wheels and they have good reviews. Did a test drive and no rubbing and road noise is minimal. Handling feels good with no complaints switching from the stock 17" setup. Not lowered yet but might, doesn't look that bad right now.

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Old 10-02-2011, 12:44 AM   #2
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Back tires rub with people in the back seat and going over big bumps. Would recommend 255/30 for rear unless fender rolling is something you want to do. Don't know if 45 offset for rear would have been better. Don't know why there isn't a sticky showing which way to go so that people just know what setup to go with. I looked all over and was told this wouldn't rub but it does so now I have to roll the rear fenders, don't really mind doing it but would have preferred things just fitting. Hopefully this helps the next guy.
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Old 10-02-2011, 09:21 PM   #3
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265/30/19 et45 fits no problem...But it looks great! How about some shots showing the flushness to the fender?
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Old 11-17-2011, 03:12 AM   #4
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There should be a sticky regarding tire sizes and offsets that are trouble free. Rolling fenders on 330ci is not easy like most cars since u have to get rid of all this sealant that behind the lip that most people dont mention. 365s on the back is not appropriate with 40 offset. Maybe 45 is fine but would recommend people go with a thinner tire to avoid headaches. Over 1 hour to remove the sealant on one side.
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Old 11-17-2011, 02:45 PM   #5
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I just got wheels recently on my 04 325 CI with no problems, for reference
Front - 19x8.5 et40 235/35/19
Back - 19x9.5 et45 265/30/19

No rubbing when people are in it, over bumps or anything like that.
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Old 11-17-2011, 03:05 PM   #6
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Eww 17's
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Old 11-17-2011, 05:41 PM   #7
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Hey Chitown are you lowered at all? I guess 5mm makes all the difference as mine rear are 40offset and they rub lightly, no marking on tires though must be just touching it. Thanks for the info.
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No lowering for me.
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:53 AM   #9
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No lowering for me.
Got pics of yours buddy?
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I'll snap a few in a bit and throw them up.
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Old 11-18-2011, 01:58 PM   #11
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Here is link to a few shots.

http://s81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...visn54321/Car/
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Guide that may or may not be helpful:

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