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Old 08-29-2013, 10:39 PM   #1
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Non-M coupe wheel offsets

I am looking to get a new set of wheels for the 320ci. The problem is that I do not know what wheel offsets I should be looking at.

I want something that will sit nicely without having to roll guards etc.

So - what are your suggestions?
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:54 PM   #2
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i am looking to get a new set of wheels for the 320ci. The problem is that i do not know what wheel offsets i should be looking at.

I want something that will sit nicely without having to roll guards etc.

So - what are your suggestions?
9.5 +45
could probably go as low as +38 on a 9.5" wheel if you dont lower it


Offset all depends on how wide the wheels is
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:58 PM   #3
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What kind of look are you going for? Lowered or no? Your "nicely" and mine, would probably vary. Also, wheel width as well will factor in, depending on what you're after. All depends
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:06 PM   #4
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I appreciate that offset is a function of wheel width.

So to refine my question I suppose what I want to know is on either a 18 or 19 inch wheel what are the widths AND offsets that would give a relatively flush fit without the necessity of rolling the guards?

I will be lowering the car as well so that it does not resemble a 4WD.
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:06 PM   #5
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Re: Non-M coupe wheel offsets

Are you trying to go with oe/oem wheels or other?

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Old 08-29-2013, 11:09 PM   #6
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Are you trying to go with oe/oem wheels or other?

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I'm not sure that OE v non-OE makes much of a difference in that wheels that fit will fit regardless whether they are OE or not.

But in any event I am after non-OE wheels.
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:11 PM   #7
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Re: Non-M coupe wheel offsets

It doesn't haha I was just going to offer this site if you were. http://www.bmwstylewheels.com/

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Old 08-29-2013, 11:27 PM   #8
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I didn't want to be rude because I thought you might have been asking tongue-in-cheek.

And that page is an excellent resource. Thanks.
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:37 PM   #9
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play with this
http://www.willtheyfit.com/

im running 19x9.5 +33 in the rear without rolling guards, sits pretty flush with the guard, only scrubs when ive got people in the back.
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:39 PM   #10
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play with this
http://www.willtheyfit.com/

im running 19x9.5 +33 in the rear without rolling guards, sits pretty flush with the guard, only scrubs when ive got people in the back.
Thanks.

What about up front?
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:44 PM   #11
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play with this
http://www.willtheyfit.com/

im running 19x9.5 +33 in the rear without rolling guards, sits pretty flush with the guard, only scrubs when ive got people in the back.
Very helpful!

Is poke how much they stick out towards the guard?

What about inset?

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Re: Non-M coupe wheel offsets

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I didn't want to be rude because I thought you might have been asking tongue-in-cheek.

And that page is an excellent resource. Thanks.
No problem! But yes you are correct about 'poke' - it's usually how the wheels are slightly tucked and flush with the fender*, and I believe inset is just another way to say offset... haha although not entirely sure

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Old 08-30-2013, 12:34 AM   #13
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Thanks.

What about up front?
Im running the same size upfront, 19x9.5 +33, without any issues except that the bottom of my coilover hits the top of the rim if I go super low.
It sticks out about 5-10mm more from the guards than the rears do, but no rub.

It depends how low you go also.
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Old 08-30-2013, 02:03 AM   #14
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Tim I had 8.5 et 35 with 235/35/19 fronts and 9.5 et 45 265/30/19 rears. Had to roll because I was lowered. Could go a 255 if you want to be safe.


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Old 08-30-2013, 02:25 AM   #15
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Thanks Declan.

So would a 35 offset sit further in or further out compared to the 45 you ran?

And I should have just called you and asked in the first place!
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edit: that http://www.willtheyfit.com/ website seems to have it down nicely!

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Old 08-30-2013, 09:14 AM   #17
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the lower the offset, the more the wheel gets closer to your guards.
It depends on what look youre after, tuck, flush, poke.
I rekon the absolute flush you can do is 9.5" +25 all around. Its do-able with a 225 tyre..
Something with less work, 9.5 +30 or +35. and could probably get wider tyres.
If you want poke, then anything less than that (lower number)..
just use a wheel offset calculator and play around with what is available and measure it up onto your car.

I had 10.5 +13 on my old E46..
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Old 08-30-2013, 03:56 PM   #18
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Thanks niick for the explanation. Makes sense to me.
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