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Old 02-18-2004, 08:40 PM   #1
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Sedan owner with 19" 265/30/19 in the rear

How can you guys fit 265 in the rear ? did you do any fender modification or no ? whats the width of your rims, ex. 9.8 or 8.5 ? will this be okay if my car is lowered 2.2" in the rear ?
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Old 02-18-2004, 09:06 PM   #2
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I'm running 265 in the rear on my '01 330i... 19x9.5 Toyo Proxies...Rolled my fenders, but wasn't really that necessary..I'm running on Ground Control coilovers too
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Old 02-19-2004, 02:37 PM   #3
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I ran 19x10 on stock fenders

i had to roll the fender, but there was no rubbing

those few mm's from offset will determine whether you rub or not. Thats why if you go 19x10 you should get custom wheels

i don't know how many out of the box wheels have the perfect offsets, especially if you wanna drop it really low in the rear
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Old 02-19-2004, 02:39 PM   #4
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I'm running 265 in the rear on my '01 330i... 19x9.5 Toyo Proxies...Rolled my fenders, but wasn't really that necessary..I'm running on Ground Control coilovers too
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Old 02-19-2004, 03:36 PM   #5
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265's will fit in the rear of sedans. just make sure the offset you get is correct and you're in business.
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Old 02-20-2004, 12:25 AM   #6
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265's will fit in the rear of sedans. just make sure the offset you get is correct and you're in business.
do you know what offset should i get to make it fit in the rear ?

is the bigger the offset the better OR the smaller the better to make it fit ? sorry i dont really quite understand bout offset thing
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Old 02-20-2004, 12:30 AM   #7
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do you know what offset should i get to make it fit in the rear ?

is the bigger the offset the better OR the smaller the better to make it fit ? sorry i dont really quite understand bout offset thing
chances are, all the custom wheel maker won't tell you what offset they will choose for your car... so really not up to you to choose (a business secret for them)

if you went with someone more knowledge, you usually won't have problem, like the guys over at DPE or peter at wheel expert for HRE

now if you were to do this at your local sears auto center, then it's a whole other story

if you want to fit rims that are currently in the market let's say 19x10 hamann pg3, yeah it might work on your car if you just roll the fender a lot
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Old 02-20-2004, 02:14 AM   #8
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chances are, all the custom wheel maker won't tell you what offset they will choose for your car... so really not up to you to choose (a business secret for them)

if you went with someone more knowledge, you usually won't have problem, like the guys over at DPE or peter at wheel expert for HRE

now if you were to do this at your local sears auto center, then it's a whole other story

if you want to fit rims that are currently in the market let's say 19x10 hamann pg3, yeah it might work on your car if you just roll the fender a lot

Why is the offset "secret?"
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Old 02-20-2004, 02:24 AM   #9
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Why is the offset "secret?"
that's because some company knows the proper offset to fit let's say a 19x10 on a sedan while others have trouble fitting those, so the company that knows how will definitely keep that a secret

look at it from a business standpoint...
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Old 02-20-2004, 04:32 AM   #10
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that's because some company knows the proper offset to fit let's say a 19x10 on a sedan while others have trouble fitting those, so the company that knows how will definitely keep that a secret

look at it from a business standpoint...

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Old 02-20-2004, 11:24 AM   #11
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e46boy is correct. it is possible to fit a 19x10 with a 265 tire ... that's what i have. it's all in the offset.
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Old 02-20-2004, 01:26 PM   #12
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255s in the rear and I rub occassionally, ANY SUGGESTIONS? I'm going to get a neg. camber in the back and maybe fenders rolled even more after that if that doesn't work??

Would 265/30 be better for me than 255/35? thats what I hear but I dont know that sounds kinda sketch. but I'm open to ideas.

Damn you 265ers!!! ::waves fist madly in air::
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Old 02-20-2004, 03:23 PM   #13
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e46boy is correct. it is possible to fit a 19x10 with a 265 tire ... that's what i have. it's all in the offset.
could you post more of your ride, especially the rear wheels pic and if you have the rear look, ? i really wanna see how 265 look on sedan from the rear view. thanks
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Old 02-21-2004, 01:45 AM   #14
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i think the bigger offset is better......but if it is too big...than you would actually rub inside...not the fender......so it is kind of hard to get the right offset for reuglar price wheels.......
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19*9.5 here on 255/30/19's No rolling of fender...no rubbing
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Old 02-21-2004, 10:50 AM   #16
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What if say im gonna get wheels such as HRE or Iforged, are they gonna give me the right offset for sure ? since they are doing a custom wheels.
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Old 02-21-2004, 02:15 PM   #17
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HREs seem to do a really good job w/ offsets, iF however, I have a set but I still rub w/ 255s in the rear, plus they won't disclose their offset, but maybe if you told them the offset you want it at, they'll do it.
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Old 02-21-2004, 02:33 PM   #18
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could you post more of your ride, especially the rear wheels pic and if you have the rear look, ? i really wanna see how 265 look on sedan from the rear view. thanks
best i have for now. 19x10 DPE R16 brushed with 265/30/19 tire. i will try to get some of the rear when i have a chance.

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19*9.5 here on 255/30/19's No rolling of fender...no rubbing
no drop either
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Old 02-23-2004, 11:31 AM   #20
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How do I know what offset I would need for a set of wheels. I don't know much when it comes to that and what tire size I should look at. I really don't want to have to roll the fenders.

I was looking at the iforged sprint 19", but I don't know what width I should get and what size size tires for the front and rear. Any help would be appreciated.

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