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#1 (permalink) Old 01-17-2005, 04:00 PM
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Hey guys just woundering if a 4 x 100, size= 18 x 7.5 and offset- 42 mm would fit a 89 325i? the sit says they do but it says they aren't possitive, alrite thanks.
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they will bolt up, you may need to use spacers. if they were on a honda then you will have to use spacers
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my wheels are 42 mm offset too, and they are for honda's and i was told id need spacers, but i do not have spacers, and iv had them for about a month and iv had no troubles, iv got like a 2 cm of clearance which is just barley enough:P so im in the clear, i have 17 inch motegi wheels with 205 toyo tires

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How old are your brake pads? the only reason the offset is different is because with new pads the caliper hits the wheel, so you may have problems when you change your brakes
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How old are your brake pads? the only reason the offset is different is because with new pads the caliper hits the wheel, so you may have problems when you change your brakes
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the size of the caliper doesn't change depending on how old your brake pads are, and my pads are new btw.

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it wouldnt be a bad idea to run 10-15mm spacers. et42 on a 7.5" wheel may fit, but it is out of the reccommended offset range.
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your calipers do move in towards the car as your pads wear down. obviously you dont do your own brakes cause you would notice that without pads you can move your caliper in and out
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your calipers do move in towards the car as your pads wear down. obviously you dont do your own brakes cause you would notice that without pads you can move your caliper in and out
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you can take your calliper off the disk yes, but the caliper bolts into place, so unless everything shifts forward no, the caliper doesn't shift arround. and unless the caliper grows by about 3-4 inches then its impossible to hit my wheel. and do you understand that brake pads go inbetween the caliper and the disk? and if so then why would the caliper have to move as the pads wear down, all the would change is the difference between the caliper and the rotor, which means that the pad has to be pushed further to the rotor which wouldn't change the possition of the caliper either, so im still confused as to how you think the caliper moves? maybe you not explaining your thoughts correctly? im not really sure, and lastley i dont lie about doing my own work, i do my own work cause its cheaper and i enjoy it, i dont lie about it, if i took it to a mechanic id be happy to say so.

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I dont understand how you can say that your calipers dont move as your pads wear down. the caliper itself, not the bracket that bolts it to the strut, retracts inward as the pads get thinner, all i was tryin to say in the first place is that the caliper is what makes the difference between the wheel offset of and honda and BMW. The old 2002s have the same offset as a honda, I know this because i have to run spacers with my 15" alpinas that came off a 2002
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so basicly we were both saying ths same thing, but wording it different. alrighty well i can live with that umm yeah mines not a 2002 tho, iv got a 91 318is fits tight but not by the brakes they've got lotsa room its the strut thats iffy, but iv got like 3 cm so unless the tire goes flat and even then it shouldn't erally gain on the top but i shouldn't be driving it if its flat... anyways good stuff

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yea we were, sorry about seeming like an asshole in my post on the other subjects. you should be fine with 3 cm i think thats about what i had with my 17s on. Im still pissed about the offset being different on a 2002. I didnt know until i went to put the front wheel on
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yea we were, sorry about seeming like an asshole in my post on the other subjects. you should be fine with 3 cm i think thats about what i had with my 17s on. Im still pissed about the offset being different on a 2002. I didnt know until i went to put the front wheel on
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that sucks bawls, wheels spacers are bloody expensive for a seemingly easy piece to make, dony get me wrong i know they hae to be balanced and all that garbage but they're still bloody expensive. i could take the 100 bucks and get myself somthign nice for my car well thats exactly what im going to do actualy cya arround

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