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Old 02-11-2013, 09:18 PM   #1
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Wheel fitment, offset

I am in the market for some new wheels. I have a 2001 330ci with sport pack. I have a couple questions

What width is ideal for this car? I want to run staggered. I am thinking 8.5 and 9.5. Is it possible to go any wider?

If I ran 19x8.5 in front and 19x9,5 in the rear, what offset would I need to get them nice and flush?

Last, I am pretty sure they will not fit, but is it possible to run M3 wheels on my 330? I can get a good deal on some 18x8.5 and 18x9.5 stock M3 wheels, but I believe the offset is wrong? Is that correct?

Thanks, any info you can provide would be appreciated
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:42 PM   #2
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You can run them but the offset is too aggressive for a non M. You will be rubbing 100%
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:28 PM   #3
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so what is the ideal offset for a non M?
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:39 PM   #4
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My wheels specs are front: 19x8.5 ET40 with a 245/35 tire. Rear: 19x9.5 ET45 with a 265/30 tire. No rubbing issues at all!
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:12 PM   #5
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My wheels specs are front: 19x8.5 ET40 with a 245/35 tire. Rear: 19x9.5 ET45 with a 265/30 tire. No rubbing issues at all!
ok, like your stance a lot. I think ill use your specs as my baseline to work with. thanks again

is there any particular reason you went with a 30 series in the rear and 35 series in the front? I think I would prefer 35 all around, would this cause rubbing issues?

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Old 02-12-2013, 12:43 AM   #6
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ok, like your stance a lot. I think ill use your specs as my baseline to work with. thanks again

is there any particular reason you went with a 30 series in the rear and 35 series in the front? I think I would prefer 35 all around, would this cause rubbing issues?
its to keep the size of wheels and tires as close to OEM size. i believe, i run a 235/35 19 in the front and 275/30 19 in the front
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:09 AM   #7
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its to keep the size of wheels and tires as close to OEM size. i believe, i run a 235/35 19 in the front and 275/30 19 in the front
What he said. a 30 series for me is perfect. Your ride comfort is gonna suck either way! haha
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:27 AM   #8
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I hope they have nice roads where you live! 19's are going to be a big change from the stock 17's, and it may not be a good one.
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I'd recommend 18 or 19x8.5 ET35-40 front and 18 or 19x9.5 ET45 rear with 235/265 tires.
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:51 PM   #10
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Hey TallSkinnyMatt, More pics please! What rims are you running? What kind of drop do you have? I love the stance! More pics please!
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