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Old 03-08-2017, 02:04 PM   #1
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E46 18x10.5 Rear on a Sedan

Just got my new 18x9.5/10.5 +22 wheels in the mail. For anyone wondering, these wheels barely clear the struts.






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Old 03-08-2017, 02:38 PM   #2
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I completely believe that you bought the wrong wheels, the pain you're about to experience while trying to make them fit will be incredible. Picture #3 tells the whole story.
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Old 03-08-2017, 03:16 PM   #3
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I have 16s, and as the radius is smaller than yours, it's a higher 'final gear' as it were. I also have huge balloon like tires that I fill with helium, and although few actually believe me when I write this, but if I drive into water, I'll float...like for a good 10-12 minutes.

Anyway, seriously good luck with your look. The camber seems extreme, but I guess you have money for tires...or are just showing the car. Otherwise, listen to the guy above who knows more about tire sizes than I do.
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Old 03-08-2017, 03:17 PM   #4
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Is it wrong to assume you're gonna put literally the cheapest chinese tires available on those?
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Old 03-08-2017, 03:20 PM   #5
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I was running Style 95's 19x10 all around on my car... Although the fitment and stance was awesome. My tires were stretched and my wheel ended up digging into my quarter panel and damaging the paint.. I went back to 17's lol.
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Old 03-08-2017, 03:35 PM   #6
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Money and effort wasted in the wrong direction.
Your car has rust problem, but you are trying to fit ridiculously wide wheels with an aggressive offset?
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Old 03-08-2017, 11:25 PM   #7
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Aggressively wide, staggered wheels on an xi... Yep; that'll work.
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Old 03-09-2017, 12:43 AM   #8
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Aggressively wide, staggered wheels on an xi... Yep; that'll work.
Holy sh*t! Its an Xi?? Hes fuc*ed!
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Old 03-09-2017, 01:24 AM   #9
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Holy sh*t! Its an Xi?? Hes fuc*ed!
Has the e46 fanatics sticker but apparently didn't do to much reading here

Op, i wish you and your front axles the best of luck
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Old 03-09-2017, 01:54 AM   #10
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Op, i wish you and your front axles the best of luck
Wouldnt it also wreak havoc on the transfer case etc etc??
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May I ask what benefits this has to you aside from looks of course? Looks are important to us all. But isn't longevity and the integrity of your vehicle a bit more important? Wheels and suspension are rather pivotal to your vehicles well being. Anyways, good luck!


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Old 03-09-2017, 02:28 AM   #12
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Sitting hella flush and getting that fitment is more important than longevity and integrity of your vehicle... besides, what's a "trans-fer case"? Is that some kind of box you put your wheels in to keep them from getting damaged?

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OP, your ride is seriously fvcked. Have fun riding on $10 tires and giving a new meaning to "rub". When you desperately attempt to roll your fenders to get rid of all that scraping, don't ask us about wheel fitment. These guys have got your back though: http://www.stancenation.com/

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Is it wrong to assume you're gonna put literally the cheapest chinese tires available on those?
I just bought some federal 595 rs tires for the wheels... 235/40/18 and 255/35/18. The wheel is jacked up, I don't actually sit that low. I have adjustable rear camber arms, and the rolling diameters of the wheels are within a percent. Shouldn't have much effect on the xi. I ran a staggered setup before I got in a major accident... no axle problems.
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Old 03-09-2017, 08:32 AM   #15
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Money and effort wasted in the wrong direction.
Your car has rust problem, but you are trying to fit ridiculously wide wheels with an aggressive offset?
The car is rust free aside from that little quarter panel spot.
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I just bought some federal 595 rs tires for the wheels... 235/40/18 and 255/35/18. the rolling diameters of the wheels are within a percent.
Its more than 1%. You want to go 225/40/18 up front.
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Its more than 1%. You want to go 225/40/18 up front.
I was thinking about just going 235 all around. I'm not really into stretch, but that will work. I'm not gonna have camber and anything. I just want some meat.
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Lol holy smoke, man's getting flamed for getting something he likes for his car? I personally think it will not work and be a painful experience but this is your car so do what makes you happy man


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Yeah people are being kinda harsh but it's for good reason. It's pretty much just not very functional for a daily driver. This isn't instagram where people see a wide wheel and camber and go "ooooh ahhhhh sweet choice do it!" without thinking of possible consequences(most of the time)
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Yeah people are being kinda harsh but it's for good reason. It's pretty much just not very functional for a daily driver. This isn't instagram where people see a wide wheel and camber and go "ooooh ahhhhh sweet choice do it!" without thinking of possible consequences(most of the time)
Jason,

I appreciate your input. I totally agree. This is not the forum where i should be posting crazy setups. But i daily the car, and I am getting the tires mounted this week. I won't rub, and I won't have terribly crazy camber. What can i say, I just like wide wheels.
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