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Old 07-04-2013, 10:03 AM   #1
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19" wheel off-set questions

It's been 5 years since I bought my wheels. They are 19" M6 reps staggered, 8.5 front and 9.5 rear. I was pretty sure my front was 35mm offset, and rear 38mm or vice. I just can't remember. As I am shopping for new wheels as these have just about had it after hundreds of pot holes and rash that has been buffed out time and time again. They still look ok, but I have a bad bend in one, and I am just tired of fooling with them. So, as I shop, I notice that most wheels are starting to be made with an offset that will also fit the new models of the 3 series, and I cannot find the offest that I have now. I LOVE how my wheels sit now, the front and rear sit perfectly flush with the finders, they sit perfect.

My question is this, what is the offset range that I should be looking for front and rear to make sure my new wheels sit just like mine do now? I only want 19" and 8.5 wide front and 9.5 rear so I can keep my same tires I just bought 5 months ago.

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Old 07-04-2013, 09:43 PM   #2
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:28 PM   #3
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On the back of your current wheels should be marks. Will say 34ET or ET34. That's your offset.
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Old 07-05-2013, 01:23 PM   #4
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Your wheel specs should be stamped or cast into the back of the wheels. Just pop one front wheel off and one rear wheel off to figure out exactly what you need.
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Old 07-06-2013, 12:44 AM   #5
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deff dont go any higher than et35 but i wouldnt go lower than like et25 or youll start to poke (esp. in the front)
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