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Old 12-17-2006, 01:56 AM   #21
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I have sedan with stagered in the back 255/35/18
I am running 15mm spacers and fenders are rolled by Walter at Valley
My car sits very low, rear tires are inside the fender and with the rolled fenders i have no problem with rubbing.
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Old 12-17-2006, 02:32 AM   #22
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I have a set of 19" wheels with a front offset of 40 mm and a rear offset of 45mm.
I bought a set of Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tires a couple of weeks ago.
My front specs are 235x35x19 and my rear is 255x35x19. I was dropped on Bilstein PSS coilovers all the way and when I put these wheels on(upgraded from oem 17's) the front did not rub at all and is tucked in very nicely but the rear was rubbing with just me in the car under small bumps and turns. SO I raised the rear about 1/2" inch and now it is good with 2 ppl sitting in the front. With more people it would rub. I could raise the rear higher and won't have that problem but if I roll the fenders do you guys think that I would be able to not higher the car, maybe even lower it again?
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Old 12-17-2006, 05:15 AM   #23
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325i sport came from the factory with staggered wheels. Cars will understeer from the factory because it is SAFER than oversteer.

The important thing is to find out what size tires, what offset. If you roll your fenders without cleaning out the sealer you will not get a tight roll and the tires may hit anyway.
325 did?... i think only M68s are staggered..
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Old 12-17-2006, 02:24 PM   #24
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im pretty sure this is what im running! 245/35/19(Front) + 275/30/19(Rear)
and im not sure that if i roll em that will work. the tire seems to be going right to the edge of my fender! maybe i have to send em back i dunno. and and for the guy that insists i should get rid of the staggered i didnt buy these wheels for performance, and imo its not a weak look, its aggressive. i bought staggered for the bigger lip. if i cared about performance i would have never bought a 325i. if i cared about performance i wouldve went 18's. i had 19's on my r32 and it was a mistake it took away from the vehicles capabilities so instead of making it seem like im an idiot that has no clue what i was doing, know the situation first. all i wanted to know is if i need fender flares if i wanted to keep the wheels. you made this psot something it wasnt at all. to all the others thank you i apperciated all of the advise.
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Old 12-17-2006, 02:41 PM   #25
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sorry i ddin't read all your wrote but whats your offset? and what kind of wheel do you have?
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im pretty sure this is what im running! 245/35/19(Front) + 275/30/19(Rear)
and im not sure that if i roll em that will work. the tire seems to be going right to the edge of my fender! maybe i have to send em back i dunno. and and for the guy that insists i should get rid of the staggered i didnt buy these wheels for performance, and imo its not a weak look, its aggressive. i bought staggered for the bigger lip. if i cared about performance i would have never bought a 325i. if i cared about performance i wouldve went 18's. i had 19's on my r32 and it was a mistake it took away from the vehicles capabilities so instead of making it seem like im an idiot that has no clue what i was doing, know the situation first. all i wanted to know is if i need fender flares if i wanted to keep the wheels. you made this psot something it wasnt at all. to all the others thank you i apperciated all of the advise.
What is the offset of the wheel? IMO a 275 is just plain too big...
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Old 12-17-2006, 02:46 PM   #27
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I have a set of 19" wheels with a front offset of 40 mm and a rear offset of 45mm.
I bought a set of Michelin.... not higher the car, maybe even lower it again?
Depends on WHERE it was rubbing. You can drop the car low enough to rub on the inside of the fender opening not on the lip. Are you sure they are not 265's in the rear?
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325 did?... i think only M68s are staggered..
My wife's 325Cic sport came with staggered wheels. It doesn't matter whether it is a 325 or whatever. The chassis is still the same and will react the same with a given tire setup.
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Old 12-17-2006, 04:37 PM   #29
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Q: on the stock 255/35/18 (rear, non-M) what is my offset?
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Old 12-17-2006, 07:28 PM   #30
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Q: on the stock 255/35/18 (rear, non-M) what is my offset?
a: can not tell offset from tire size, you would have to take off the wheel and look inside at one of the spokes or the hub area and look for something that looks like a (+) with a number behind it...

sorry to thread jack.. but i'm currently running 265/35/18 18x9.5 with a +45 offset on a 330ci with sport package, the car is on PSS suspension, and it's dropped to the lowest setting, it rubbed like crazy when i first put it on, but now i rolled the fender (without removing the rubber piece on the inside lip) and it still rubs, but only when i hit bumps or when i have 3 people in the car... how much more clearance will i get if i remove the rubber piece on the inside fender lip!? here's some pictures of the RR passenger side..


car looks on the side.

how much clearance with out passengers

how it looks in comparison to the tire and fender.

different angle...

the rubbing is very annoying, could it be rubbing on the inside?! like the chassis side?
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im pretty sure this is what im running! 245/35/19(Front) + 275/30/19(Rear)
and im not sure that if i roll em that will work. the tire seems to be going right to the edge of my fender! maybe i have to send em back i dunno. to all the others thank you i apperciated all of the advise.
You haven't said what your Offset is and/or how wide the wheel is. If you have 19x10 with a pressed out offset then no way. So it's important to know all those factors. But a 275mm wide tire is very wide.
*There is also another spot where the tire can rub besides the lip, it's at the bolt and clip that holds the bumper in.
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What is the offset of the wheel? IMO a 275 is just plain too big...
I agree, it would be hard to fit a 275 wide tire under the sedan's rear. I would be guessing, but that would look odd with anything less than a 9.5 wide wheel, so offset would have to be perfect.
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Old 12-17-2006, 09:34 PM   #32
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ok so its a 265/30/19 not 275 but im not sure what the actual offset is. but i do have the same tires as the guys in the pic same kumhos. I am hoping i can roll it over but i really dunno if that will help it 100% Im hoping he didnt give me the M fitment. I have to call tomorrow and see if by any chance he did or if the wheels are just going to rub!
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heres the pic and the offsets are either +30 or +40
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Old 12-18-2006, 06:44 PM   #34
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i was told they are +40 today so will this even work if i roll em?
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