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Old 03-06-2009, 03:14 PM   #1
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Question on BMW style 197 wheels????

I went to the dealer today and saw the style 197 (BBS) rims on an e92. To me they look really good, so I was thinking if they would fit on mine without any rubbing. They are 8.0 x18 (34 offset) front, and 8.5 x18 (37 offset) rear.

Im planning to lower the car on Bilstein PSS or the eibach/koni setup, not sure yet.

I dont want any sort of rubbing. I searched and most people didnt have any rubbing, but others said it might.

I have a coupe so maybe it'll be more forgiving. What go you guys think?


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Old 03-06-2009, 03:17 PM   #2
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I also like these wheels, interested if they will fit a sedan.
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Old 03-06-2009, 03:19 PM   #3
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Yeah you can definitely get away with those. I was using 18x8.5" 35mm front and 18x8.5" 40mm rear with no problems.
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Old 03-06-2009, 09:05 PM   #4
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Any more? sorry just want to get a few opinions if I decide to spend the money
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Old 03-06-2009, 09:13 PM   #5
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You should be fine. I have style 189's (off a 335 coupe) and have no problems with rubbing. Although, I am running on stock sport suspension. Not sure if you are lowered.
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You should be fine. I have style 189's (off a 335 coupe) and have no problems with rubbing. Although, I am running on stock sport suspension. Not sure if you are lowered.
Thanks, Yea I'm planning on lowering it a bit, not too much tho
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Old 03-07-2009, 11:09 AM   #7
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Old 03-07-2009, 11:11 AM   #8
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Yes you will be fine!

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Old 03-07-2009, 12:02 PM   #9
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Old 03-07-2009, 10:17 PM   #10
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How about a 2004 325xi? Would I need 4 fronts or 4 rears. I know I need all the same size. I was also looking at the 162"s. Are those the same offsets. Would I need 4 fronts or 4 rears. Sorry Im lost with the offset stuff.

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Old 04-20-2009, 11:14 AM   #11
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Please post pics if you do this. I have been contemplating putting these on my car and I would love to see how they look on a TiAg coupe.
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:40 AM   #12
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I have seen few threads like this one with pics... search..
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