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Old 03-21-2017, 06:20 PM   #1
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Wheel fitment question

I'm new to bmw my girlfriend has a 2004 325ci and is looking to put aodhan ds01 wheels on it they are 18x9.5 and 18x10.5 both with 25mm offset we were going to use nankang tires 225/35 for the front and 245/40 for the rear. It's lowered on coilovers with rolled fenders. Will we need to get a camber kit for the front and rear or can we fit them without it. Sorry if I posted this in the wrong spot I just haven't found any answers anywhere that I've looked.
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Old 03-28-2017, 11:07 PM   #2
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Bump I'm really needing help and opinions
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Old 03-29-2017, 12:26 AM   #3
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That offset doesn't sound very good for no rubbing... And i would probably pass on the cheap tires. Awhile back i got a set nankangs and within 1000 miles one had a huge bulge on the sidewall. I then knew that was going to be the last time i wasted money on cheap tires.
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Old 03-29-2017, 06:37 AM   #4
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That offset doesn't sound very good for no rubbing... And i would probably pass on the cheap tires. Awhile back i got a set nankangs and within 1000 miles one had a huge bulge on the sidewall. I then knew that was going to be the last time i wasted money on cheap tires.
We have 2 5mm spacers we were going to use for the rear. She's just afraid they won't fit. And I wasnt sure. Would they rub the fender or strut? Her fenders are rolled. I have the same tires and I have had them for about 5000 miles and they are still going strong.
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Old 03-29-2017, 04:21 PM   #5
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Those rear tires are too tall. The front tires are too short. 225/40 front and 245/35 rear are closer to stock diameter.

The 18x9.5 et25 with a 225/40 will fit with rolled fenders and roughly -3 degrees camber, +/- depending on other factors.

The 18x10.5 et25 could fit out back, but you will need to roll and pull the rear fenders, as well as run aggressive camber. -5 at a minimum I bet. Probably more. You should have enough clearance to the rear suspension. You will rub the fenders though.

Adding 5mm spacers will make the fitment even harder to pull off out back. Almost impossible.
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Old 03-29-2017, 08:09 PM   #6
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Old 03-30-2017, 11:15 AM   #7
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^ No. Up front shouldn't be an issue fitting his proposed sizing. I was lowered aggressively and ran 18x9.5 et25 with a 225/40-18 and did not rub at all, front or back.

I agree that getting the rear 18x10.5's to not rub is going to be a monumental task.
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Old 03-30-2017, 05:17 PM   #8
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I'm trying to find other options to show her what about 18x8.5 +35 and 18x9.5 +35?
Or if she is dead set on the one set could she do the square set of 18x9.5 +25
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I ran a square set of 18x9.5 et25 with a 225/40-18 on my E46 Touring, lowered on coilovers with just a little bit of tire tuck. With a little camber, it fit and did not rub on stock fenders.
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Old 03-30-2017, 07:05 PM   #10
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I ran a square set of 18x9.5 et25 with a 225/40-18 on my E46 Touring, lowered on coilovers with just a little bit of tire tuck. With a little camber, it fit and did not rub on stock fenders.
Did it have any issues on the struts
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Old 03-30-2017, 10:59 PM   #11
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You mean, clearance to the struts? With the ST Suspension coilovers, I did not have any clearance issues.
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