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Old 10-03-2016, 11:07 PM   #1
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Wheel question

I have a chance to score on a wheel purchase. Not sure if they would fit on my stock 330ci. Wheels are 19 inches and the widths are about 9 in in the front and 10.5 in the rear. Now that seems huge but can I make it work?


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Old 10-03-2016, 11:18 PM   #2
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Maybe they are 10in in the rear


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probably not. but if the 'OFFSET' is perfect they could. it should be listed on the back of the wheel. those actually look more like a front wheel drive car wheel from the spokes. but that's just purely a guess.

the Offset, Width and Tires size are what matters for clearance. Next is the Bolt Pattern, Spacing and Center Bore for fitment. i would get all that info and check before pulling the trigger on any wheel/tire set-up for my car. that stuff is important.

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Old 10-03-2016, 11:20 PM   #4
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probably not. but if the 'OFFSET' is perfect they could. it should be listed on the back of the wheel. those actually look more like a front wheel drive car wheel from the spokes. but that's just purely a guess.



the Offset, Width and Tires size are what matters for clearance. Next is the Bolt Pattern, Spacing and Center Bore for fitment. i would get all that info and check before pulling the trigger on any wheel/tire set-up for my car. that stuff is important.



go to the WT (Wheel Tire) section of the forum for more info.


You see I would have checked but there is not any info on the back of the tire. They are long discontinued ssr rims and they were powder coated and I think the stickers were taken off the back. Would I know if I threw them on the car?


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Fronts tire width is 245
Rear tire width is 275.
Wish I knew what the rim widths were


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Old 10-03-2016, 11:39 PM   #6
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Would I know if I threw them on the car?
Are they local? If so, install them and take them for a test drive and check for rubbing. No brainer.

Looks like a nice E31 in the first pic, BTW.
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Are they local? If so, install them and take them for a test drive and check for rubbing. No brainer.



Looks like a nice E31 in the first pic, BTW.


Yes I think that's what I'm going to do. And yeah the seller had these on his 95 850ci


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If they fit his E31 chances are the offset will be wrong. The 8-series falls into the "low offset" BMW range of fitments (3/Z series = "high offset", 5/6/7/8 series = "low offset").
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Oh I see, is it work a try? He wants 600 for the 5 wheels. Front spare. Anyway rolling fenders would help? Or would it still rub on the inside


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Those wheels look great but they won't fit without major fender/bumper modification. The 8 series had significantly more aggressive offset. You can check the inside of the spoke and it will say something like ET15 on them.
I'd say it's not worth the trouble.

Once you know the offsets and widths you can post in the Wheel and Tire section and other people can give you estimate of what it would take to make them fit.
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Hell, if the seller doesn't mind I'd still try it. Just set your expectations accordingly.
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Those wheels look great but they won't fit without major fender/bumper modification. The 8 series had significantly more aggressive offset. You can check the inside of the spoke and it will say something like ET15 on them.
I'd say it's not worth the trouble.


There usually is a sticker on the inside but it's either gone or under the powder coat


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It's typically casted raised letter. If it's not far from where you are I'd give it a shot. Takes 15 minutes to try wheels on one side of the car. Just don't expect much, it will probably poke out and rub.
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There usually is a sticker on the inside but it's either gone or under the powder coat
it should not be a sticker but stamped on the backside. sometimes recessed in a spoke or behind the hub face.
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it should not be a sticker but stamped on the backside. sometimes recessed in a spoke or behind the hub face.


Not for ssr rims


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