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Old 10-11-2009, 11:45 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by mvrk10256 View Post
right, forgive me if im a noob. but springs lower the body, and wheel spacers push wheels out....... so how do you avoid the top of your fender (the swoop) from hitting the top of the tires/wheel like was happening to me? ie. without body mods like rolling.
Proper tire sizes, negative camber, rolled fenders, less aggressive offsets.
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dont BMW's come with a lot of negative camber from the factory for handling? cause i have seen some stock (especially e9x) with rear wheels that look like they are abouut to fall in on the car.

what would be a good size/brand if i want 17" with 20lbs or less per wheel and 4 identical tires (ie not staggered)
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Old 10-12-2009, 05:49 PM   #23
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do a google search for D-force LTW5 and get them in a 17x8.5 or 17x9 whichever you like


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Old 10-12-2009, 06:29 PM   #24
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As others have said, don't use those tires. Period.

A couple people mentioned the proper stock size as 235/45/17. Actually, that is not correct. Although it is close enough that it would work ok.

The stock size would be 225/45/17 all around, or staggered with 245/40/17 on the rear. I think you could do 245/40/17 all around but others could confirm that.

Hope that helps.
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Old 10-13-2009, 01:02 PM   #25
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ya my buddy has d-force wheels, they are just a bit ugly in my opinion but they are like 16lbs in 17" form so thats pretty sexy.

stock size is 225/50/16 i used that discount tire calculator said that 245/40/17 are the closest in diameter to the stock size. your doing like 64.2 at 65mph, whereas the 45 hight makes you do about 67 at 65.
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