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Old 04-26-2017, 08:41 PM   #1
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Style 68 question 02 325ci

I have an 02 325Ci coupe running on 16's. I've found a great deal on a set of staggered style 68's but the seller doesn't really have a lot of info other than they are 17" and 7.5" and 8.5". The pictures also show the small M badges.

The 7.5's look like a good fit. From what I can find at bmwwheelstyle the 8.5's have an 50 offset. The question is can I fit these on my stock height 325ci using spacers and not altering the fenders?

The calculator showed that with a 15mm spacer it will add over an inch to the outside and very little inside. Do I need 15mm? Do I need spacers at all? Could I get a 7mm and split the difference? Should I just shine them on and continue looking for a square set?

P.S. Edit: The seller claims they had them on a 2001 330i Coupe with no problems. They also found 8.5JX17EH2 and 7.5JX17EH2 stamped into the wheel.
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Old 04-28-2017, 08:55 AM   #2
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Should I just shine them on and continue looking for a square set?

I answered my own question and shined them on. Seems like it was pushing the limits and I couldn't figure out any real advantage to it other than a low price. I was considering taking the deal just for the 7.5's and trying to get another set but there was bent lip damage to one of them so there wasn't any advantage to that having to start with repairs and still needing 2 specific rims to complete a set.

If anyones interested heres a great deal on a staggered set of Style 68's in Louisiana but one of the 7.5's needs repairs.

Shreveport Craigslist
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