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Old 07-31-2012, 02:45 PM   #21
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Old 07-31-2012, 02:47 PM   #22
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agreed.. finally after many different sets of rims, i found the perfect offset at 8/9+20 all around and im a sitting so perfect!! but i want more aggressive.
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Old 07-31-2012, 02:56 PM   #23
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agreed.. finally after many different sets of rims, i found the perfect offset at 8/9+20 all around and im a sitting so perfect!! but i want more aggressive.
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Old 08-01-2012, 12:13 AM   #24
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:15 AM   #25
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Looks really clean dude
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Old 08-01-2012, 12:12 PM   #26
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agreed.. finally after many different sets of rims, i found the perfect offset at 8/9+20 all around and im a sitting so perfect!! but i want more aggressive.
I have the same thing, the style 5s and style 19s are both et20, mine are just square 8x17 +20, fit perfectly flush on my stock susp.
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Old 08-01-2012, 12:58 PM   #27
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I have the same thing, the style 5s and style 19s are both et20, mine are just square 8x17 +20, fit perfectly flush on my stock susp.
great to hear.. some guy offered me his style 5's, 18x8/9+20 all around, i believe. i wanted them.. but dude was like 1000 miles away!


@crespo thanks man! i appreciate it.
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:23 PM   #28
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great to hear.. some guy offered me his style 5's, 18x8/9+20 all around, i believe. i wanted them.. but dude was like 1000 miles away!


@crespo thanks man! i appreciate it.
Ya, I think the 18" look much better than 17", but the ride IS a little better with the 17"
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Old 08-01-2012, 03:49 PM   #29
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Ya, I think the 18" look much better than 17", but the ride IS a little better with the 17"
i bet.. but after running 17's, 18's, 19's, back to 18's.. over and over.. 19's was way too big. like monster truck status in my opinion, and the 17's looked like toy car rims to me.. 18 was perfect!
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:29 PM   #30
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:52 PM   #31
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Best way to go IMHO is to find a wheel that provides a moderate to aggressive lower offset, Coilover suspension, Not springs! lol. Then go with a lower profile tire that is smaller than recomended, for ex: a 215/35/19 on a 10" rear would give you a pretty agrressive stretch. then test Fit. Hope that helps. Ive been playing with the stance thing for quite some time now. Pm me if you got some more questions.
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:42 PM   #32
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Its pretty simple, the offset of the wheels provides the amount the wheel will stick out. A lower number, ie 15mm offset wheel will stick out compared to a 45mm wheel.

Camber adjustments are only necessary for performance driving, or tucking a large wheel which is truly far from fitting normally on your vehicle, like the style 92 7 series wheels.

If you want a flush wheel, you would most likely have to roll or cut your fenders, so the wheel will not rub.

1) Proper wheel width(not too wide)
2) Proper tire size(not too wide)
3) Rolled Fenders

If you don't want to lower your vehicle, you will possibly have a more obvious gap, due to more rim and less tire in your well, and the car will look worse than stock wheels, especially on the non sport models.

Best way is to slightly lower, and do the above three.

The moment you start playing with the camber adjusts, you risk excessive tire wear, and if your just a street driver, your not going to gain much. You will be more content with slightly lowering your car properly, giving you a lower center of gravity and better handling, you wont need more.
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:44 PM   #33
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Ya, I think the 18" look much better than 17", but the ride IS a little better with the 17"
True statement, however choice of tires is huge on this. Getting the cheapest 18inch tires and comparing them to 17inch michelins will obviously have much more road noise, however a good set of 18 inch tires will be loads quieter and more performance oriented than some junker 17 inch tires, or even run flats.

The new 3 series that come with Run flats are bumpy, noisy, and terrible.

Pilots have always been my favorite, though expensive, worth the expense.
Making sure your alignment is on point will help prolong these expensive tires substantially.
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Old 08-14-2012, 04:17 PM   #34
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:27 PM   #35
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Whats the technique on how to properly roll your fenders? Just got new 18"s and it's a bit hard to drive without rubbing like crazy. Any suggestions?

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Old 08-24-2012, 02:06 PM   #36
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There you go! In my opinion you can achieve "the look" with oem style rims. I've seen so many people grab x5 sport rims and slamming them onto e46 and they do look stunning. Just like Tampa said, right offset and "proper" size tires should do it. ))
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:43 PM   #37
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Bahaha.

Whats the technique on how to properly roll your fenders? Just got new 18"s and it's a bit hard to drive without rubbing like crazy. Any suggestions?

Serious? Those tires are monstrous! Purchase smaller tires.
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:24 PM   #38
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Whats the technique on how to properly roll your fenders? Just got new 18"s and it's a bit hard to drive without rubbing like crazy. Any suggestions?

What suspension setup do you have?
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:46 AM   #39
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Whats the technique on how to properly roll your fenders? Just got new 18"s and it's a bit hard to drive without rubbing like crazy. Any suggestions?

How does it fare on u-turns?
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