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Old 05-23-2011, 06:48 PM   #1
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35 ET on E46

I was just curious...does this offset cause the wheel bearings to wear faster? I think Stock for our cars is 40 ET.
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It will be fine, and stock cars aren't usually et40 but around it.
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You should have no problems with ET35 wheels on your car.
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It all depends on the width of the wheel. I run 18x8.5 et35 front and rear.
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235 35 19 all the way around
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That is a recommended fit.
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That is a recommended fit.
What is the widest tire I can fit in the back? I know I'm squared fitment, but just in case I want to mix it up a little in the future?
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OP: are you concerned about (1) the effects of running wheels with lower offsets onto the wheel bearings, or (2) fitment issues?
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OP: are you concerned about (1) the effects of running wheels with lower offsets onto the wheel bearings, or (2) fitment issues?
Just the wear issue by going with an aggressive offset. I believe from what was said above that ET 35 was within spec.

My second question was how wide can I go in the rear? I don't plan on lowering it. but I have stock performance pack suspension.
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