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Old 09-16-2010, 06:22 PM   #801
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18x8.5 +35 front with a 235/40/18 and a 18x9.5 +45 rear with a 235/40/18. Lowered on D2 coilvovers with close to OE spec alignement as possible. No fender rolling was required front or rear.

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Do you think I can pull that off with a 18x9.5 on 255/35/18 in the rear??
And how low exactly is that car? Any close up pics? Can I get the same drop from some KW V1 or Bilstein??
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Old 09-19-2010, 06:05 PM   #803
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Old 09-20-2010, 05:55 PM   #804
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Do you think I can pull that off with a 18x9.5 on 255/35/18 in the rear??
And how low exactly is that car? Any close up pics? Can I get the same drop from some KW V1 or Bilstein??
With a 255, fender rolling will definitely be needed. You should be able to achieve a similar stance with any Coilover system.

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Old 09-23-2010, 12:52 PM   #807
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Old 09-23-2010, 02:39 PM   #808
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Nice photos! You should do a new setup of 18" V701's.

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ive been very tempted to since i found out they came in 18's. but being that winter is coming soon, ill hold off for now.
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ive been very tempted to since i found out they came in 18's. but being that winter is coming soon, ill hold off for now.
What was the offset setup you were running? Any spacers? I'd love to have your front fitment and a little less in the rear on my sedan.
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Old 09-24-2010, 01:31 AM   #812
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What was the offset setup you were running? Any spacers? I'd love to have your front fitment and a little less in the rear on my sedan.
18x8.5 et40 + 12mm spacer = et28
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i want the VB3 in hyperblack my dilema is whether i should do 18s or 19s this is going to be a daily driver with moderate spirited driving i want to keep ride quality and gas in mind to what do you guys think???
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i want the VB3 in hyperblack my dilema is whether i should do 18s or 19s this is going to be a daily driver with moderate spirited driving i want to keep ride quality and gas in mind to what do you guys think???
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I'm interested in spacers for my facelift e46 sedan. My car has an H&R sport cup kit and the rear fenders are rolled. I have staggered 19" VMR CSL reps, 225/35/19 front and 245/35/19 rear, bolts are stock.

What are the biggest spacers my car can safely handle being a dd? Is it be worth getting them at all? I understand how you do the measurements but I'm hoping someone w/ personal experience can chime in.

Would I need to get longer bolts?

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I'm interested in spacers for my facelift e46 sedan. My car has an H&R sport cup kit and the rear fenders are rolled. I have staggered 19" VMR CSL reps, 225/35/19 front and 245/35/19 rear, bolts are stock.

What are the biggest spacers my car can safely handle being a dd? Is it be worth getting them at all? I understand how you do the measurements but I'm hoping someone w/ personal experience can chime in.

Would I need to get longer bolts?

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Spacer size may vary for each application, so I do recommend you measure the gap for the proper size for your vehicle.

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Old 09-29-2010, 06:52 PM   #819
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For sure, I understand I should do the measurements myself, it's just that i don't have the 225/35/19s up front yet and I figured this is a common enough setup that someone w/ personal experience could chime in. I was planning on getting new tires installed so I was hoping to have this done at the same time
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I'm interested in spacers for my facelift e46 sedan. My car has an H&R sport cup kit and the rear fenders are rolled. I have staggered 19" VMR CSL reps, 225/35/19 front and 245/35/19 rear, bolts are stock.

What are the biggest spacers my car can safely handle being a dd? Is it be worth getting them at all? I understand how you do the measurements but I'm hoping someone w/ personal experience can chime in.

Would I need to get longer bolts?

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You will need longer bolts for sure on anything larger than a 5mm spacer.

With a ride height that is setup where you don't have rubbing issues when you're at high speed with strong dips and a full load of adults:

With 225's on 19x8.5" ET35 up front, 5mm should work. I know my 235's have no problem clearing anything so I am going to try for 245's next for more front end grip. PSwirley on this site is running 235's 19x9.5" ET33.

With 245's on 19x9.5" ET45 up front, I believe you can handle 10mm with a rolled fender, but you maybe able to go 12mm with some camber adjustments so everything fits under compression.
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