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Old 10-13-2014, 12:30 PM   #1
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18x8.5/9.5 on E46 Coupe?

The rims are STR 601's
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Rear: 18x9.5 et35

Will they fit?

I'm open to cambering too.

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Old 10-13-2014, 12:38 PM   #2
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Old 10-13-2014, 12:53 PM   #3
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Thanks! Would I need to roll the fenders?
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You should be fine. Even more since you have a coupe.
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Old 10-13-2014, 04:12 PM   #5
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You should be fine. Even more since you have a coupe.
Alright man, sounds good. Thanks again.
Almost forgot to mention, I'm lowered on coil overs, will they still fit?
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Old 10-13-2014, 05:55 PM   #6
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Alright man, sounds good. Thanks again.
Almost forgot to mention, I'm lowered on coil overs, will they still fit?
There's a lot of variable so to consider when you go lower (ride height, alignment specs, camber, driving style, tire size brand/model).. All things considered, you'd probably have to dial in just a mild bit of camber.. if want to go even lower then possibly fender modification on top of that
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Old 10-13-2014, 07:29 PM   #7
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There's a lot of variable so to consider when you go lower (ride height, alignment specs, camber, driving style, tire size brand/model).. All things considered, you'd probably have to dial in just a mild bit of camber.. if want to go even lower then possibly fender modification on top of that
I'm planning on going as negative as possible on the stock arms and then getting camber plates for the front, so that's fine by me too. I guess I'll have to order the wheels and play with height and camber. Thanks for the help!
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Yes , they will work. I have the same wheels, but mine are 30 offset front , 20 offset rear. If I recall correctly, the coupes have a little bit more space in the fenders, as well? Don't hold me to that. But, you may need to run a little bit of stretch. I have 225/40/18 all around. Click image for larger version

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Btw, forgot to add, I'm running stock camber controls. Max camber in back (eccentric bolt) and factory settings in front (plus the natural camber that is a by-product of lowering) . Hope I helped a little. Haha
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Btw, forgot to add, I'm running stock camber controls. Max camber in back (eccentric bolt) and factory settings in front (plus the natural camber that is a by-product of lowering) . Hope I helped a little. Haha
Thanks for the help! Could you post a picture of the eccentric bolt? I'm not quite sure as to which one it is, because there's 2 bolts pretty close to each other. (Maybe a Dumb question?)

Also, I'm planning on running 215/35/18 and 225/40/18.

Hopefully it'll all fit, because the coil overs are going all the way down!
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Quick google search will give you all you need . Haha. As requested...

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Haha i figured I might find the wrong thing and have my axle drop out while I'm driving down the road! (Not really). Thanks again!
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