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Old 12-09-2012, 06:30 PM   #1
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18x9.5 fit 330i front wheel well?

I am looking at a set of 18x9.5 ET50 wheels, square set up. Will the 50mm offset fit in the front of a 330i with a 9.5" width? anyone run 9.5" front wheel?
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:32 PM   #2
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It'll work with camber but you'll also need a spacer. I'm pretty sure that the wheel would rub hard on the strut. What tire size were you thinking?
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:05 PM   #3
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You'll hit your strut unless you get a 15-20mm spacer
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It's 18x9.5 et 50, 245-40-18 tires
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It's 18x9.5 et 50, 245-40-18 tires
That's going to be very tough fitment. 245/40/18 is already a big tire for the non-Ms. Couple that with 18x9.5" ET35 or lower offset (to clear the strut), and no, it probably will not work up front. In the rear you'll have to roll the shiit out of the rear to have any hope of fitment.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:37 PM   #6
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OP, I would not recommend that sizing for your car. I think you'll hit the strut.
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