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Old 07-16-2011, 02:17 PM   #1
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328i wheel fitment question

Hi,

I am willing to buy some new wheels for my 328i, I am just wondering if that setup will fit without rubbing.

Front :
18x8 offset +35
235/35/18

Rear :
18x8 offset +35
245/35/18

Also, if that setup wont rub, is there a possibility I can put some spacers to make the car looks more aggressive? what is the lowest et I can go on a 328i sedan without rubbing?

Thanks for the advise!

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Old 07-17-2011, 10:46 PM   #2
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Shouldn't be a problem my setup on my 328i is:

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No rubbing. Pretty much the widest setup you can get without fender rolling im pretty sure.
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Old 07-18-2011, 08:56 AM   #3
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Hi,

I am willing to buy some new wheels for my 328i, I am just wondering if that setup will fit without rubbing.

Front :
18x8 offset +35
235/35/18

Rear :
18x8 offset +35
245/35/18

Also, if that setup wont rub, is there a possibility I can put some spacers to make the car looks more aggressive? what is the lowest et I can go on a 328i sedan without rubbing?

Thanks for the advise!
That would fit but leaves the front tires shorter than the rears. You may want to consider using 225/40R18 up front instead.

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Old 07-18-2011, 01:10 PM   #4
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Those should fit without an issue. I'd recommend a 225/40/18 in front though.
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Old 07-18-2011, 03:04 PM   #5
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All right, I will go with 225/40/18 in front.

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Old 07-18-2011, 03:09 PM   #6
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id recommend wider rims at both ends.
up another 1/2" or 1" it'll look very normal with those sizes, almost as if its not an upgrade at all.
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I'd recommend just using 235/40 tires all around.
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:04 PM   #8
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hey i got a question about the fitment also

im looking at running 18x8.5 with a +25 in the front
and either a 18x8.5 in the rear or a 18x10 in the rear with a +25 offset,
will i need spacers if i run the 10 and will it rub? and which tires do u recommend?
for the 8.5 i ws thinking 235/40/18
and the rear prolly somthing like 245/40/18

any pointers as to my fitment skills are retarted lol

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hey i got a question about the fitment also

im looking at running 18x8.5 with a +25 in the front
and either a 18x8.5 in the rear or a 18x10 in the rear with a +25 offset,
will i need spacers if i run the 10 and will it rub? and which tires do u recommend?
for the 8.5 i ws thinking 235/40/18
and the rear prolly somthing like 245/40/18

any pointers as to my fitment skills are retarted lol

thanks guys
18x8.5 et25 up front can work, but will rub if youre lowered WAAAAYYY low, and id honestly run 225s to be safe.
18x10 ET25 you MUST roll fenders, and you'd best run like 245, or 235s.
You will prolly still rub a lil on hard dips. ET25 is a tight fit on a non M, especially a sedan, but its been done.
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18x8.5 et25 up front can work, but will rub if youre lowered WAAAAYYY low, and id honestly run 225s to be safe.
18x10 ET25 you MUST roll fenders, and you'd best run like 245, or 235s.
You will prolly still rub a lil on hard dips. ET25 is a tight fit on a non M, especially a sedan, but its been done.

hmm awesome thanks man, nah im not going to be slammed just a ta****l drop was thinking 1.5 or 2 in fron and 1 or 1.5 in rear so i have aslight rake, and yea i dont really wanna deal with rolling the rear fenders, but maybe

might just run the 18x8.5 all around

thanks again for the feedback really appreciate it!
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8.5s all around all around is ok too, i had that too, you can run staggered tires and spacers and still look good. i had 225 and 255s on mine. You could also FIND et35 18X10s if you want, or 9.5s.
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:34 PM   #12
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Well I talked to my local speed shop they roll fenders and pull and al that goodness so as of right now I'm gonna get some coils lower my car and get wheels then pull the fender around the wheels prolly going to stick with the 10s in the rear I think it will look sick with the stagger gonna make a build thread about building on a budget haha raceland coils here I come lol
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