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    Bought some rims online and forgot to change the rear rim size. So now I own 4 that's 19x8.5. The place I ordered them from don't have the 19x9.5 available. I can return them but it's a 300 buck restocking/shipping fee. Can I make what I have work?
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    Do you know the offset?

    Yes you can have a square set-up, but normally that is on the winter tires.

    Anywho, if you do stick with those rims, I would run a 235 45 R-18 all around, otherwise if you go with 2 different sizes, it may give it a "fat" look. The plus would be that you could rotate the tires for a more even wear.

    The other option would be to go with the 235's up front and 245 45 R-18 in the back. You really won't see much of a difference unless you look real close.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RamontG View Post
    Bought some rims online and forgot to change the rear rim size. So now I own 4 that's 19x8.5. The place I ordered them from don't have the 19x9.5 available. I can return them but it's a 300 buck restocking/shipping fee. Can I make what I have work?
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    Hey. Thanks for the response. The offset is +30. Do you mean r19?

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    No, it will be E-30, or begin with "E" The -30 means 30mm to the outside off center of the drum.
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    ET-40 should be just fine, but you will see the rears may look a bit funny as it will be sucked into the wheel well a bit.
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    Yea. Been doing some searching and I see that they will be sucked in a bit. Was thinking about maybe using spacers. Probably just best to take the loss and send the wheels back though. Expensive lesson learned that's for sure. Thanks for all of your help!

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    The question is, how much will the spacers cost vers sending the wheels back? And do you think you will like having the square set-up?

    Actually I think you would be better served to send them back and get a staggered set-up, and that way you can have the proper sizes without having to piecemeal it together.
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    05 325it Electric Red(438)/Gray(N6TT) ZCW, ZSP 5sp Manual Back set cover, trunk mat, Euro Infra-Rot front windshield, and mud flaps! Mr. Wagon (Original Owner)
    05 M3 Imolarot II(405)/Gray(N5TT) ZCW, ZPP 6sp Manual C.F. Lip, CSL diffuser, Euro Infra-Rot front windshield and a trunkliner! Mr. Go_Fast (Stored for the Winter, 2nd Owner)
    95 318is Montreal Blue Met (297)/Beige(K1SN) a work in progress - Winter Car! (10th Owner; That is what happens when it gets passed around by Soldiers!)
    Past:
    84 M535i gray market Burgandy Rot Met/Black Leather Lowered by Intrax on bilies, poly everywhere, B&B cat back system, K&N, and a hitch! Da Beast - Still running w/375k+! (2nd Owner)
    91 316i euro Tizianrot/Gray cloth - E-36 w/M-40 motor, such a beater, but great on gas! Best was 38 MPG (2nd Owner)
    82 528i euro Saphire Blue Met/Blue Leather RIP
    79 525 euro Green/Green RIP
    79 318 Silver/Black - The first one that got it all started
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