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Old 02-14-2013, 09:16 AM   #1
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330cic with moderate drop and 19" Style 67s?

I just got a really great deal on some 19" Style 67s to replace some cheap ass Tirerack brand aftermarket rims that the PO of my car put on.

I recently installed ST V1's which offer a min 1.2" drop over stock. I have the rear spring perches set at the top of their height and on my 17" rims I measure 13.5" from fender to center cap. The front's also measure 13.5" but they are about a little less than 1/2 way on their adjustment ring. Not quiet sure why it came out like that but this was my first time installing coilovers so its safe to say there are a lot of things I don't know about the process.

Anyway the car's stance looks find now, lowish and much more aggressive than stock.

But I'm worried that I'll have issues with the 19's. And searching has lead to some conflicting info.

I want to keep the staggered look, and I'm willing to have my fenders rolled to get that, but will that be necessary? Will I need spacers, and if so what width?

Any input is greatly appreciated.

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Old 02-14-2013, 08:31 PM   #2
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For the rear you will need a 235/35/19 to allow for the drop. And you will need to probably roll your fenders if you want to do a big drop. To be honest it's a bigger pain in the you know what for the end result.
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:19 PM   #3
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for the rears to fit the fenders would have to be rolled regardless if it is dropped or not.. front should be fine
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:52 AM   #4
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You should be fine. I just put 235/35/19 8.5 front and 255/30/19 9.5 rear 45mm offset on mine. I should have gone 265. All stock and no issues. There is a lot more room in the rear than what appears to be.
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:48 PM   #5
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You should be fine. I just put 235/35/19 8.5 front and 255/30/19 9.5 rear 45mm offset on mine. I should have gone 265. All stock and no issues. There is a lot more room in the rear than what appears to be.
Thanks for the info. Are you on stock height? Do you have any photos of your car with the wheels?
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:36 PM   #6
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Yeh, the ride height is all stock. Here are a few pictures of what it looks like.
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:56 PM   #7
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Im on the same setup 235/35 265/30 19inch all on stock as well. Ill post some pics but let me know how the coilovers end up because im thinking of a drop as well.
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:57 PM   #8
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Im on the same setup 235/35 265/30 19inch all on stock as well. Ill post some pics but let me know how the coilovers end up because im thinking of a drop as well.
Will do, they just came in the mail today so I'll try to fit them after work.

Thanks!
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:44 PM   #9
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Quick update... I put them on today and they rub, a lot. It also looks like my passenger side is lower than my drivers side in back. I'm getting my fenders rolled on thursday and the suspension adjusted. Here are some photos of what it looks like now.



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Old 02-20-2013, 09:24 AM   #10
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And that's why I don't mess around with lowering my 330ci. The stock ride height is plenty low enough for nimble handing and great steering response as is. I've found when people lower cars that are already pretty low, they run into problems such as rubbing, and it's just not worth wasting money on.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:43 AM   #11
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And that's why I don't mess around with lowering my 330ci. The stock ride height is plenty low enough for nimble handing and great steering response as is. I've found when people lower cars that are already pretty low, they run into problems such as rubbing, and it's just not worth wasting money on.
Even with stock heigh people experience rubbing with these wheels because of their offset. I knew I was going to need to get my fenders rolled no matter what. But I got an amazing deal on these its worth it.
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