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Old 05-25-2011, 11:17 PM   #1
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Square M68 17x8.5 Fitment

Will I be able to run 8.5" wide wheels on all four corners on a stock sport suspension without rubbing? I plan on putting 225/45 tires on the wheels. Would I need a small spacer (5mm) in the front or will I be fine?

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Old 05-26-2011, 02:10 AM   #2
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You should be fine.

I had no major problems running my 17x8.5" M68 wheels on the front of my 330ci with 235/35/17 winter tires
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i had my m68 rears (17x8.5) on 245s with a nice drop with no problems what so ever. you will be fine.
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It depends on the offset on the wheels, but as far as a width standpoint you should be able to run 8.5s no problem.
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M68 17.8" are ET50 and I can confirm that they clear the struts with about 1cm of clearance. It's close, but it works.
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