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Old 12-20-2012, 08:02 PM   #1
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Widest rims on 325ci

I'm looking to upgrade my current rims and I figured for handling reasons to get widest possible ones. I'm looking for a set of staggered ones and was wondering what is the widest rear wheel and what offset would work without rolling the fender, same as with the front.

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Old 12-21-2012, 12:31 PM   #2
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So you are looking at the widest square setup?

I'd recommend an 8.5 ET35 all around if that's the case. If you're willing to do some fender work you can fit wider. It will totally depend on the tire size you choose as well.
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So you are looking at the widest square setup?

I'd recommend an 8.5 ET35 all around if that's the case. If you're willing to do some fender work you can fit wider. It will totally depend on the tire size you choose as well.
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If you're not doing any fender work, then 9"s would work on all four corners, but if you're going to roll fenders and work around the wheels for the largest size, you can go with 9.5"s if you really want to make it work.

For a safe and easy bet though, 8.5 ET35 is the best fitment you've got for that.
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If you're not doing any fender work, then 9"s would work on all four corners, but if you're going to roll fenders and work around the wheels for the largest size, you can go with 9.5"s if you really want to make it work.

For a safe and easy bet though, 8.5 ET35 is the best fitment you've got for that.
Does this apply for a Touring as well?
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Does this apply for a Touring as well?
Depending on offset, it could work, but getting a 9.5 to work on all four corners is really tough, I wouldn't even consider it to be honest, just go with normal fitments so you don't have a headache, it's not worth going the extra mile to try to get that 9.5 to work.
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I'm looking for wider in the rear and not as wide in the front of the car. So would 9in fit in the back?
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If you're looking for a staggered fitment, a 9.5" ET45 will fit out back easily.
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