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Old 01-06-2013, 02:13 PM   #1
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Ok so am planning on buying some xxr 521 for my first wheels and i wana get 18s with 1.5 inch lip on front wheels and 3.5 on back wheels with all 4 +25. My car will also be lowered h&r sports by the way. i also dont want the wheels to stick out to much i want them even with the fender but i do want a nice lip on the back ones. Do the rim specs sound like they will give me that look or am i way off. my car is red and the rims will probably be black with a chrome lip or all matte black, still deciding. please give me some opinions!
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:19 PM   #2
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:20 PM   #3
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8.5 all 4. ??
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:22 PM   #4
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so how are you going to have a +25 offset with a rear 8.5 inch wheel with a 3.5 inch lip? Math doesn't make sense...
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:28 PM   #5
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well thats why i posted because i want to know the right specs to order because i was kinda confused on sizes and what look i wanted
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+25 on a non-m? So you think you can stance? And why are putting cheap wheels on a BMW? How is your cooling system, FCABs, RTABs, etc?
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According to this Style 101 has an 8x18 and an 8.5x18, and the ETs are 47 and 50, respectively. If you get this spec, you should have a direct bolt up.

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Old 01-06-2013, 03:34 PM   #8
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+25 on a non-m? So you think you can stance? And why are putting cheap wheels on a BMW? How is your cooling system, FCABs, RTABs, etc?
umm no i dont wana stance and i actually hate when the wheel pokes out.i just want a nice drop with rims that are even with the fender and a nice size lip on the back with no gap between the tire and rim. if +25 is to much then i wont get it. thats why i posted for help!
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umm no i dont wana stance and i actually hate when the wheel pokes out.i just want a nice drop with rims that are even with the fender and a nice size lip on the back with no gap between the tire and rim. if +25 is to much then i wont get it. thats why i posted for help!
Get something like 18x8.5 et38 or something. Et25 is too aggressive for a non m, without modification to fenders

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OP. that's hella aggressive.
If u wait a tad I can sell u DPE non M wheels with similar lip sizes.
I'm running them on my M with huge spacers.
PM me if you're interested. Lol
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Sounds a bit too aggressive on a car without fender work.
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