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Old 03-15-2013, 07:14 PM   #1
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Hey everyone, I'm kinda stumped on what tires and spacers if any would be needed. I have 323I and I'm trying to figure out what tire size to buy. I really have to figure this out more sooner than later because a friend of mine is going to install my wheels and coils while he has the time open.

I'm trying to tuck a bit, and want to go with a stretched look.

I took my car to Townfair just to have them tell me the size of the wheels.

The fronts are 18x8 with a 18 offset
The rears are 18x9 with a 20 offset


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Old 03-15-2013, 09:21 PM   #2
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Ok, so I figured out the tire fitment. But, now I need to figure out if I'm going to need spacers or not because it will need to clear the coils.
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Old 03-16-2013, 02:48 AM   #3
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This is the wheels on now without coils. I will be putting the coils on right after I get the new tires. Currently the tires are all different tred patterns, and are pretty warn.




The above I found on google, and is what I'm trying to accomplish with a little bit of stretch.


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Old 03-16-2013, 02:51 AM   #4
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Still open to tire size suggestions though. But, really need to know about what offset I need to accomplish with wheel spacers? Or, if I don't need them at all?
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That sizing is fairly aggressive, I don't think you'll need spacers.
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^ Agreed. Those wheel specs make me think they are from an E39. Within millimeters of the specs from OEM M Parallel's. I don't think you are going to need spacers.
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