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Old 06-10-2012, 11:27 PM   #1
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Another rim and tire fitment question.

I know I know I should search but I did and got mixed results. Here is my concern. I am getting ready to get some vmr vb3's for my wife's 02 325 sport. I am going with 18 inch diameter and 9.5 width with 45 offset in the rear. Question is if it's lowered 1.8 inches can I still stuff those wheels back there if I do a 255/35/18 tire? I really don't want to roll the fenders and she's not crazy about that idea either. So am I going to run in to any issues? Thanks in advance for the input.

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Old 06-10-2012, 11:43 PM   #2
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Nope won't fit. And you'll need to do more than roll the fender.
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:19 AM   #3
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Nope won't fit. And you'll need to do more than roll the fender.
You sure? Cause I'm running 19x9.5 rears with at ET45 offset and 265/30 rear tires. No rubbing at all. Though I did get my fenders rolled...
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you sure? Cause i'm running 19x9.5 rears with at et45 offset and 265/30 rear tires. No rubbing at all. Though i did get my fenders rolled...
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I'm really hoping not to have to, but if I do then I do.
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:33 AM   #6
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Sedan - wont fit
Coupe - will fit

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Old 06-11-2012, 10:04 AM   #7
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You sure? Cause I'm running 19x9.5 rears with at ET45 offset and 265/30 rear tires. No rubbing at all. Though I did get my fenders rolled...
Well you have a coupe and got your fenders rolled.

Unless the advice is to run massive amounts of negative camber for OP, it simply wont work without some modification.
I have 18x8 ET 35 wheels and 225/40/18 tires with a 2 inch drop. It is very close to rubbing the fender in the rear without a roll.

Why not just get a smaller width wheel and tire? Makes life easier and still looks meaty.
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well its not lookin good for me i guess. My thought is if I go with a square setup with the VMR VB3's the rear won't be concave and look like traditional rear csl wheels. I don't know if thats just my retarded thinking or what.
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Ah forgot OP had a sedan. I'm curious for my car though. The only reason I had fenders rolled was because of my old set up. 9.5 ET33 which i got rid of. 265 may still work on a coupe without rolled fenders. But thats besides the point.

OP, what AC_2007 said. Maybe a smaller width or modifications. Or you can just call up VMR and see what they recommend.
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Old 06-11-2012, 04:42 PM   #10
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Well vmr says they will fit but could possibly need fender rolling. I'm not sure on that but I hope they are right.
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:53 PM   #11
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Just an update. I got the wheels and lowering spring on a few weeks ago. And to my amazement.........they fit! I did roll the fenders a half inch out or so. But it does have 255/35/18 in the rear and 235/40/18 up front. It's a good fit and a tight fit. I will post pictures in the near future of it.
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