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Old 03-25-2017, 10:34 PM   #1
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18inch 8.5 and 9.5 width

so im planning on buying new rims for my 2001 bmw 330ci and, these are 18 inch rims staggered width dimensions are 9.5 in the rear and 8.5 in the front. will these fit the car?
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Old 03-25-2017, 10:59 PM   #2
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Old 03-26-2017, 02:23 AM   #3
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The most important part of that equation is the offset, and then the size of the tires you will be using
also, are you lowered?
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Old 03-26-2017, 02:25 AM   #4
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Old 03-26-2017, 03:04 AM   #5
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sooo whats the offset....?
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Old 03-26-2017, 03:31 AM   #6
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Now you need to know the offset of the wheels.

I'm facing the same issue, and still not sure what's the right offset to go for without ending up rubbing. Also you might need to cut the inner side of the fender
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Old 03-26-2017, 08:17 AM   #7
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18inch 8.5 and 9.5 width

FWIW I have those exact wheel sizes with +40 offset in the front and +45 in the rear. I'm lowered on H&R race springs and have 245/35 all around. No rubbing at all, but definitely cutting it close

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Old 03-26-2017, 09:10 AM   #8
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FWIW I have those exact wheel sizes with +40 offset in the front and +45 in the rear. I'm lowered on H&R race springs and have 245/35 all around. No rubbing at all, but definitely cutting it close

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18"x8.5 +40

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Old 03-26-2017, 09:17 AM   #9
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whats the lowest offset you can go, and tire width. so it can fit properly without me having to do any modifications?

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Old 03-26-2017, 09:37 AM   #10
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whats the lowest offset you can go, and tire width. so it can fit properly without me having to do any modifications?

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Somewhere close to et30 with a 8" wheel.


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Old 03-26-2017, 10:39 AM   #11
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so the rims are 18" width is 8.5 front 9.5 rear. et42 front et39 rear will this fit?

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The wheels in the picture are

18"x9.5 +45

18"x8.5 +40



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That is correct.
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Old 03-26-2017, 11:29 AM   #13
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so the rims are 18" width is 8.5 front 9.5 rear. et42 front et39 rear will this fit?

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It also depends on what tires you want to run. Plug my numbers and the numbers you want into a tire/wheel size comparison tool and post your results.
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Old 03-26-2017, 02:11 PM   #14
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also once again, offsets are important, and the size tire you want.
with an 8.5j front, you can do a 255/35/18 with a et30
with a 9.5j rear you can also pull off a 255/35/18 around an et35

for some aggressive fits
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Old 03-28-2017, 08:24 PM   #15
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also once again, offsets are important, and the size tire you want.
with an 8.5j front, you can do a 255/35/18 with a et30
with a 9.5j rear you can also pull off a 255/35/18 around an et35

for some aggressive fits
will this require fender rolling?
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Old 03-30-2017, 11:30 AM   #16
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Depends how low you wanna go, around - 2.5 camber in the rear would be needed and whatever the most you can get in the front
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Old 04-04-2017, 02:30 PM   #17
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op, go to "will they fit".
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Old 04-05-2017, 04:21 AM   #18
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Stock ride height, with 18x8.5j ET+37 wheels in front... I reckon I can use a 10 mm spacer, and it will still be fine.

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