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  1. #2501
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    Hey Jim,

    Hope you can help me out with this one:

    16"x8" et15 Mille Miglia's on a stock suspended e36 328is?

    What needs to be done to make them fit?

    Thank you

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    The only thing that will work would be to pull the fender out. The wheels are just too low of an offset.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim@tirerack View Post
    The only thing that will work would be to pull the fender out. The wheels are just too low of an offset.
    Thanks, what cars will these wheels work on then? I just purchased these for a price I couldn't refuse

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    They are made for a 5,6 or 7 Series.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim@tirerack View Post
    They are made for a 5,6 or 7 Series.
    Great, thanks for your prompt responses!

    Edit: Do you have any idea how rare/valuable these wheels are? I looked in the classifieds and there was one set going for $500. Mine have decent Kuhmo tires on them too. Do you think it would be crazy to ask $400 for them?
    Last edited by bimmerblocker89; 08-24-2010 at 10:03 AM. Reason: Another ?

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    I have a 325i, can I swap wheel & tires with a 5 series with 205/65 R15?

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    Wheel Noob

    Was gonna start a thread for this but dont have flame suit handy

    My bolt pattern is 5x120, What determines if another wheel that is 5x120 can fit/work on my car? How does offset and such come into play?
    Last edited by Kris88; 08-25-2010 at 05:45 PM.

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    Will the staggered E65 OEM wheels "star spoke 89" fit on an E38 1997 740i without spacers or mods to the fenders?
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  9. #2509
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    What do you guys think about this...

    I'm putting new wheels and tires on my E36 323iC. I think I'm going to order the miro 279s from modbargains.com. 18x8 and 18x9 with offsets of ET35 front and ET38 rear with 215/40R/18 tires in front and 245/35R/18 tires in back. Or should I go with an offset of 35 all the way around?

    Are those tire sizes alright and will i need any spacers?

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    I picked up some staggard style 5's 18x8 front et20 and 18x9 rear et22. I plan on going pretty low. Just wondering what tire size I may need if I plan on going pretty low not slammed but lowered.
    Last edited by hinds90; 09-09-2010 at 08:08 AM.

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    hinds90,

    What car are they going on?


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    LOL dont see how I left that out. E36.

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    They are not going to fit on an E36 without a lot of work to the fenders. Those wheels are made for a 5 Series and the offset is about 1" too low.


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    I've seen a few pics of cars with these and the fenders looked pretty stock besides rolling. I dont mind rolling the fenders pulling is the problem.

    Any Idea on tire sizes.

    some examples.















    Last edited by hinds90; 09-09-2010 at 08:59 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

  15. #2515
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    The tires would have to be 225/40R18 and 245/35R18. If I can help with the tires let me know.


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    sent you an email

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    PLEASE HELP

    I have SSR COMPS 17x9.5 with a 41mm offset I got Yokohama AD08 255 all around.

    the rear works no problem in fitments, how ever i keep hearing i need hub centric rings does anyone know exactly what size i need thanks

    also the front i have to run spacers so i had some 15mm spacers in my garage and the tires stick out so i think i need 10mm but ill check tomorrow. my question is how do i go about running 10mm spacers in a safe way. and again where can i get hub-centric rings?

    thanks

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    You would have to measure the center bore of the wheels to see if you need centering rings. Some of those wheels were hub centric.


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    What do you guys think about this...

    I'm putting new wheels and tires on my E36 323iC. I think I'm going to order the miro 279s from modbargains.com and a set of tires from tirerack. I was thinking about going for the 18x8 and 18x9 with offsets of ET35 front and ET38 rear with 215/40R/18 tires in front and 245/35R/18 tires in back. Or should I go with an offset of 35 all the way around?

    Are those tire sizes alright and will i need any spacers?

  20. #2520
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    The offsets you list are low and would probably require fender lip modification. The tire sizes you list are going to be the best and offer the most clearance. If I can help with the tires let me know.


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    Quick question for the wheel fitment gurus out there.

    Currently running 17 inch wheels with Hankook HRII 225/45R17.

    Here is a set of wheel I would like your opinion on for fitment. I figured 15 inches would let me put on some thicker blizzaky rubber for the winter. Would they fit me car?

    The bimmerwiki on e46 says that the car will accept 16" and above. Are those E36 wheels too small?

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    The 16" is the smallest that will fit the car.


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    Thanks Jim, much appreciated!

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    I have an E46 M3 with stock 19s. I want to buy a set of 18" wheels and all season tires to run during the winter...Atlanta, Ga so it doesn't snow hardly ever but early am temps are frequently in the 40s. Could the tire rack guy or anyone really, recommend the best size and brand of tire? Should I keep the stagger of the stock 18s or get the same size tires all the way around? I wouldn't mind using the snowflake style 18' wheels that come stock on 335s if they will fit. If not I would like a mesh design of some sort and not the same double spoke style I have now. While I'm posting, my wife curbed my right front last weekend. Anyone have one to sell?

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    Hey everyone,
    I have an 07 328i sedan and I'm running on stock wheels. I wanted to go with a set of black rims, but noticed that BMW's prices where a little outrageous. I was thinking maybe 17" or 18" maybe Enkei or American Racing. Anyone know which rims would fit on my car? I would also need tires, any suggestions?

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