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Old 04-25-2010, 01:19 PM   #1
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Aggressive Vb3 fitment?

Hi does anyone know if these wheel and tire specs will sit flush or maybe poke a little in rear on a 2001 325ci/330ci with a fender roll and possibly some negative camber in rear?

19"x8.5" +40mm Front 225/35/19
19"x9.5" +22mm Rear 235/35/19
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Old 04-25-2010, 05:34 PM   #2
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The rear will definitely give a little poke but with a trim and that tire size it's very doable. The fronts seem really conservative. Mine were +35 new so I threw on a 10mm spacer and run +25.
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rear will poke as solo said, it is doable for sure though. fronts i would run 9.5+33 with 235/35
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Old 04-25-2010, 09:28 PM   #4
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rear will poke as solo said, it is doable for sure though. fronts i would run 9.5+33 with 235/35
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8.5@et40 in the front is worthless for fitment. i was running 8.5, et40 + 12mm spacer and it was not super flush, but it was decent. i think a 15mm would be perfect for the fronts.
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I run 19x8.5 et 18 with 215/35's in the front and 19x9.5 et23 with 225/35's in the rear. The front has a slight poke w/ -1.8* camber. The rear has a 5-8mm poke with factory camber settings, and a slight poke at -2.4* camber. I have both my front and rear fenders rolled & pulled.
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I feel like a 20mm would be best to try and keep up with the rear poke
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I feel like a 20mm would be best to try and keep up with the rear poke
+1. My 8.5" et18 fronts match the 9.5" et23 rear poke very well. With a 20mm spacer on the fronts, the setup in the OP would would look really good. I would go with 215's and 225's though to run less camber and prevent rubbing since coupe fenders are a b1tch to roll as flat as sedan fenders.
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rear will poke as solo said, it is doable for sure though. fronts i would run 9.5+33 with 235/35
The rears going to require a lot more modifications then most people would want to deal with. Just be sure you know what you are getting into before purchasing this fitment. A 235 or 245 tire will be required.

Here's a shot of my car on 9.5 +33 with 255 fronts. I am currently running about -2.4 camber up front on Kumho SPT's.

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