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    Need Help With Wheels

    I have a 2011 335 xDrive that's been lowered with Eibach Springs. I purchased ASA GT10 wheels that are 18x8. The offset is 32mm. Back Spacing is 5.826. My tires are 225x40x18 on the front and 235x40x18 on the rear. I put 12mm spacers on the front and 15mm on the rear. I want to go with just wheels and do away with the spacers. My question is what Off Set and Back Spacing can I go with to get the same appearance as the spacers? I'm ok with going with 8.5 wheels as well to get the same appearance.

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    I guess that would be the 19' rims...

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    Why 19" Rims? I want the wider stance without the wheel spacers. My car is lowered already.
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    Hi,

    You've provided the information in your initial post that will tell you the offset you want!

    The ASA's at ET32 for all four wheels and you've put on 12mm spacers on the fronts and 15mm on the rears and you are happy with the looks. Therefore, you'll need wheels which are ET20 for the fronts and ET17 for the rear assuming you get wheels which are the same widths at 8 inches all around.

    However, there's more that you need to know. To 'NOT' use spacers, you need to either find a set of wheels with ET20 and ET17 as the offsets, or, have a custom set of wheels made up with those offsets. You'll need to browse plenty of wheel brand sites and check the technical specs of wheels you like to see if they offer those offsets and chances of that with a 'relatively' thin 8 inch wheel width will perhaps yield you next to zero choices. You could then go with 8.5 inch widths and then check the offsets any wheels you like are, but again, chances of find these specific offsets will be low.

    The other option is to have a set of Forged wheels made up to your exact specifications and thus, you'll not have to run spacers.

    Check the E9x section of this and other forums to see what other owners have done for their wheel choices along with tech specifications and balance that with the budget you have in mind for either trying to find a set of wheels with that specific offset (and width) or having a forged set made up.

    Cheers, Dennis!

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    Thanks for the info. I'm ok with 8.5 wheels all around. Also, with 20 Off Set.
    Last edited by Chance0013; 12-21-2018 at 08:39 PM.
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