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Old 10-17-2012, 11:17 PM   #1
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A quick question.

Feel free to answer and reply with your opinions.

Edit: car is 330ci.
From this picture, do you think the tires will rub on fender?
I bought these wheels 18x8 ET40 and ET20, by mistake, and I don't want to go through the hassle of selling them and buying new ones. The rear pair is so far the biggest concerns I have as the offset is a little too low.

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Old 10-17-2012, 11:27 PM   #2
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at that height probably not. lowered? yes.
just go really fast over a dippy road and report back. it won't ruin your car.
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:32 PM   #3
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at that height probably not. lowered? yes.
just go really fast over a dippy road and report back. it won't ruin your car.
Not lowered, Stock sports suspension.
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:38 PM   #4
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:40 AM   #5
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Like I said in your other thread about this, your tire size is incorrect.

In the front you'll never rub. In fact, I'd be more worried about clearing the suspension if you ever go aftermarket.
In the back 99% chance you'll never rub with that tire, 100% chance with the correct profile tire.
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Old 10-18-2012, 02:12 AM   #6
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It will rub occasionally over a bump. No big deal.
My e39 rims been rubbing like that for more than a year. No damage done. Love the stance

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Old 10-18-2012, 02:38 AM   #7
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Maybe the et20 wheels
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Like I said in your other thread about this, your tire size is incorrect.

In the front you'll never rub. In fact, I'd be more worried about clearing the suspension if you ever go aftermarket.
In the back 99% chance you'll never rub with that tire, 100% chance with the correct profile tire.
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The correct tire should be a 225/40/r18 not 225/45/r18.
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Unless you regularly haul 2 or 3 really big girls (or guys, or shemales, whatever rings your bell ) around in your car all the time, you should be fine. Now,if you lower it, or switch to an aftermarket suspension, you may have issues with some rubbing.
Now, as far as how it looks, it is not so great for me. But I am not the one witha set of wheels that I am stuck with. If I was, I guess I could learn to love it. Judging from the tires, I am guessing this is a winter set-up. If so, just hope for an early spring.
But, like they said above, you should get some 40 series tires as soon as possible.
If you already have them on the car, why haven't you tested it out by wailing away on the car a little? It is not like you would not hear them rubbing. It should be quite noticeable inside the car.
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Like I said in your other thread about this, your tire size is incorrect.

In the front you'll never rub. In fact, I'd be more worried about clearing the suspension if you ever go aftermarket.
In the back 99% chance you'll never rub with that tire, 100% chance with the correct profile tire.
Lol,, I was hoping you would forget about the wrong size.

Good catch. I know, but I think these have good tread left on them and I am more concerned about rubbing the wall than what's correct and not. As long as they don't rub, I could leave with it. When things look better in near future, I will definitely consider the CORRECT size tires.
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Old 10-18-2012, 02:22 PM   #11
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Maybe the et20 wheels
These are the et20 wheels


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Unless you regularly haul 2 or 3 really big girls (or guys, or shemales, whatever rings your bell ) around in your car all the time, you should be fine. Now,if you lower it, or switch to an aftermarket suspension, you may have issues with some rubbing.
Now, as far as how it looks, it is not so great for me. But I am not the one witha set of wheels that I am stuck with. If I was, I guess I could learn to love it. Judging from the tires, I am guessing this is a winter set-up. If so, just hope for an early spring.
But, like they said above, you should get some 40 series tires as soon as possible.
If you already have them on the car, why haven't you tested it out by wailing away on the car a little? It is not like you would not hear them rubbing. It should be quite noticeable inside the car.
No I don't have anyone in my car I wish I had done that. But I didn't have enough time and I just wanted to make a quick check, I will definitely make double sure in near future.

Thanks!

Side question:

Does it mean you can fit M3 wheels with low offset? Or not?
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Old 10-18-2012, 03:32 PM   #12
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On a coupe with fenders rolled, yes. Without modifications, you'd need 4 front M3 wheels to run squared.

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