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    15x6.5 et38 will it fit?

    looking at a set of rims for an 86 325. Just wanted to know if anyone is running a similar setup and what if any spacers are needed.

    15x6.5 et38.
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    A stock size is 15x7 et24. 1/2" inch narrower would reduce the necessary inboard clearance by 1/4" or about 6-7mm. This hypothetical wheel would then be 15x6.5 et31 so you're not far off. Your et38 might fit without spacers but more likely is you'll need 5 or 10mm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by richardodn View Post
    A stock size is 15x7 et24. 1/2" inch narrower would reduce the necessary inboard clearance by 1/4" or about 6-7mm. This hypothetical wheel would then be 15x6.5 et31 so your not far off. Your et38 might fit without spacers but more likely is you'll need 5 or 10mm.
    Thank you

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    Awesome. looks like they still have good deals on hubcentric spacers
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    I have a few sets. You just have to get a wheel stud kit, or longer wheel bolts
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