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Old 02-11-2013, 11:21 PM   #1
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Hey everyone sorry to ask but i havnt been able to come to a set answer. So im looking to change mybwheels and a set of varrstoen es 1.1.2 wheels. Im currently runing 19x9.5 in the rear and 19x8.5 in the front offset is unknown. So my question"s" is what is widest i can go in the rear and front. And what is the lowest offset i can go. The ones im looking at arev19x9.5 all around with an et is 34 but are offered in 20. Now would a 9.5 not fit in the front and is 20 to low for a 323ci? Im not idealy looking to use spacers but willing to do a slight stretch on the tires and the fender rolling required. So who ever has a answer voice it. It be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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19x9.5 ET34 is aggressive on your car and will require work to fit. 19x9.5 ET20 is going to require even more work to fit.

That setup is not really ideal IMO. The 19x9.5 ET34s might fit with a 235 tire and lots of fender work. One of our former employees ran 19x9.5 ET22 with 225/35/19 tires but his car rubbed all the time (rim to fender rubbing, not tire on fender rubbing). Probably more work than most are willing to do...
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:05 PM   #5
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On my 323i I have 235/35/19 x8.5 on the front an 255/30/19 x9.5 on the rear with no problems. Stock suspension 45mm offset.
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On my 323i I have 235/35/19 x8.5 on the front an 255/30/19 x9.5 on the rear with no problems. Stock suspension 45mm offset.
Yea im running currently a 8.5 up front with a 225 tire with no issues and the car is lowered. The rear is 9.5 with a 265 tire and there arnt any issues either. But my question is if a 9.5 with an et of 34 would fit in the front if a ran a 255 or 245 tire up front.
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You might rub some in the front when you make turns. im close with my 235/35's. I should have went with a 265/30 in the rear though. 255 looks a little stretched on that 9.5 inch wheel.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:36 PM   #8
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I am running 245/25/20's in the front and they are 8.5's, I don't have any rubbing issues on the front. I am running 275/25/20 in the rea that are 10" wide though and I am having some rubbing issues. What should I do to prevent the rubbing?
This is my first post so I still don't know how to put pictures up yet. I will do that as soon as I figure it out.
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