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Old 06-22-2010, 01:33 PM   #1
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I'm a fitment retard, need help.

So I'm considering 2 different sets of rims and snow tires.

1. 18 X 8.5 ET35mm 225/40 on the fronts, 235/40 on the rears

2. 17x8 et 40 225/50/17 all around

Will either of these fit a 2005 330Ci ZHP? Do I need spacers?

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Old 06-22-2010, 01:38 PM   #2
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choice 1 will easily fit, choice 2 has a tall sidewall (225/50/17), usually the higgest people go is 45. If i had to say, i would say the second choice would also fit, but you may experience rubbing on bumps because of the tall sidewall. Then again, im no fitment expert either.
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:50 PM   #3
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I'll probably be getting a new 335 next spring so I know that choice 1 fits that (coming off a 335), so I'm leaning towards that.

Think I'll need spacers in the rear?
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Old 06-22-2010, 02:05 PM   #4
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As previously noted the sidewall is wrong on the 17 inch tire
Both options will look ok without spacers but could use 10mm in the back to look even better
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i wouldn't necessarily say you are a fitment retard

you are just a regular retard for not knowing how to search
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Ok, I'm going with option 1!

Option 1 actually consists of Gunmetal VMR V710s and Dunlop snow tires! Just like this http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=328335
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Ok, I'm going with option 1!

Option 1 actually consists of Gunmetal VMR V710s and Dunlop snow tires! Just like this http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=328335
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So I'm considering 2 different sets of rims and snow tires.

1. 18 X 8.5 ET35mm 225/40 on the fronts, 235/40 on the rears

2. 17x8 et 40 225/50/17 all around

Will either of these fit a 2005 330Ci ZHP? Do I need spacers?

Thanks!

Kevin
1. What I currently run (225/40 front and rear though). Fronts do not require spacers and sit perfectly with the fender. The rears could probably go out 5mm if you wanted, but I like where it currently sits (see picture below for my setup as a reference)

2. Sidewall is too tall (as previously mentioned). It should be 225/45R17. You could push out the fronts with a 5mm spacer and the rears with a 10mm spacer. If you go that route, mount them first... see how they look, and then determine if you want the spacers (easy bolt-on).


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The best way to understand which size spacer you need, is to simply measure from the top outside edge of your tire to the inner lip of you fender. This will give you the best idea on how much size you have to work with, and to decide on how much your wheels need spaced.

Once you know that let us know and I will be able to recommend which size will be the best fit for your application.

Here is a diagram that might help as well.


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