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Thread: will this setup stick out the wells ridiculously?

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    will this setup stick out the wells ridiculously?

    Size: 18" x 9"
    Bolt Pattern: 5X112/120
    Offset: +45mm

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    et45 should work for you, but I've never tried on my car. I think that's what people were running at autox when I asked about 9" all around on our cars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeZ
    et45 should work for you, but I've never tried on my car. I think that's what people were running at autox when I asked about 9" all around on our cars.
    They mention any rubbing issues? I would like to do 17x9 all the way around if possible.
    -Dustin

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    I TRIED the M Roadstars on my 2.8 with those being 17x9 with a 40mm offset (i think, could be 45mm) in the rear. They DO NOT WORK ON A 2.8l!!!!!! The problem was the offset, I'm guessing you will run into the same problems. They stick out too much and rub. I ran 245/40/17 on them. If you don't mind having the tires make all kinds of noise from rubbing then it won't be a problem. That was kind of embassing for me. Having a nice car with tires that rub becasue they don't fit but look good is kind of ricey if you ask me. But i'm a little old school I guess.

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    Rear M Roadstars are 17X9 ET 8 (or 9 I can't remember) but they are a far cry from ET45.

    Sorry to correct you as I hate it when people get all excited over nothing but the Roadstars have almost 1.5" more of offset...

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    so im safe et45 correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyCN18
    I TRIED the M Roadstars on my 2.8 with those being 17x9 with a 40mm offset (i think, could be 45mm) in the rear. They DO NOT WORK ON A 2.8l!!!!!! The problem was the offset, I'm guessing you will run into the same problems. They stick out too much and rub. I ran 245/40/17 on them. If you don't mind having the tires make all kinds of noise from rubbing then it won't be a problem. That was kind of embassing for me. Having a nice car with tires that rub becasue they don't fit but look good is kind of ricey if you ask me. But i'm a little old school I guess.
    I was gonna say what Hipen said. If you tried a front Roadstar 7.5", that should have fit with no problems. If you tried to fit a rear Roadstar, well Duh .
    Right you are Ken!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayray
    so im safe et45 correct?
    I would say so but I don't know what the max offset/width you can put on a Z3....

    My front wheel is a 19x9 ET36 and it fits the front of my car (just barely) so I would say your pretty safe..

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    Quote Originally Posted by BimmerBoyZ3
    They mention any rubbing issues? I would like to do 17x9 all the way around if possible.

    Depends on suspension mods too, the two guys I've run into that ran 9" up front on our cars were both running a coilover suspension setup. I'd be curious to see though, if I move to a different wheel than the LTW's I'd love to add another .5" all around
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeZ
    Depends on suspension mods too, the two guys I've run into that ran 9" up front on our cars were both running a coilover suspension setup. I'd be curious to see though, if I move to a different wheel than the LTW's I'd love to add another .5" all around
    Im wanting to try ASA AR1s 17x9 all the way around if it will go. But I'd hate to buy rims that dont fit.
    -Dustin

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    Quote Originally Posted by BimmerBoyZ3
    Im wanting to try ASA AR1s 17x9 all the way around if it will go. But I'd hate to buy rims that dont fit.

    They are pretty popular, they wouldn't be tough to resell.
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    Better idea might be to go to an autox and talk one of the e36 guys into letting you test fit them on the front (rears should be no problem)
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    225/40/18 working fine for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoRkS Z3
    225/40/18 working fine for me

    That is a tire size
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