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Old 03-17-2011, 07:47 AM   #1
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Question 17x8 et 15 on STOCK Facelifted Sedan

Hey guys, im looking at adding some TSW Hockenheim rims to my E46 facelifted sedan. Idea is to stretch 205/50 onto the rims with an offset of +15 and the rims are 17x8. I'm wondering do you think there will be any rubbing if i put it on a stock sedan? I'm not lowered or anything; no modifcations to cambers, coils or fenders either. I used the wheel offset calculator; Stock oem rims on my bmw were 17x7.5 et38mm and so when i change to a 17x8 et15mm ***(which i want to do all around)*** it says the difference is 17mm more in the inner clearence (inside of wheel to strut housing) and in the outposition its 29mm more from the current outer edge of the wheel.
Anyone know if this is possible with my tire setup and rims; to make this possible without modifications and no rubbing?

Stats of all four wheels im looking to add.
Size: all four are 17x8
Bolt Pattern: 5x120
Offset: ET15
Hub diameter: 72.56mm
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Old 03-17-2011, 03:35 PM   #2
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Anyone?!? To rub or not to rub; that is the real question!
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Old 03-17-2011, 03:54 PM   #3
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Under full compression it will rub. Also your speedo will be off by a good amount by running that much stretch with a 50 profile tire. My fronts (summers) are Et29 on 8" wide with 225/40 rubber. While I have wider rubber I would still bet that the wheel face is close to flush with the fender on my car. You're 14 mm further out then me.

It will be bad on the rears, I figure your wheels will poke, doubt stretch and a simple roll will keep it from rubbing a lot.

Your 29 mm is more than 1-1/8" further out then your current setup... I think you're going to need camber/fender rolling in the front, those wheels will poke as will the rears.

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Old 03-17-2011, 05:28 PM   #4
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Ok, thanks for the reply; I'll probably wait to get some vb3's or v710's in hypersilver
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