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#1 (permalink) Old 01-10-2005, 11:49 AM
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I've noticed over time that the popular wheel sizes for BMWs seem to be 16x7 or 17x7, but I've noticed people putting on wheels where the sidewall of the tire is roughly flush with the fender lip. Are these 8" wide, some sort of extra negative offset?

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I have 17x7.5 wheels, but with most moderately priced wheels, the offset is too large, so I have H&R 10mm concentric hubs installed to bring the wheels out further. I think with higher end 2 and 3 piece wheels, you can get proper offset without having to install spacers.
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Originally posted by hawkmoon36@Jan 10 2005, 11:49 AM
I've noticed over time that the popular wheel sizes for BMWs seem to be 16x7 or 17x7, but I've noticed people putting on wheels where the sidewall of the tire is roughly flush with the fender lip. Are these 8" wide, some sort of extra negative offset?
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Could be either wider wheels or spacers. My winter wheels are 15x7 with 225/50/15's and 10mm spacers to bring them out to 25mm offset, my other wheels in sig are 16x9's with spacers, 10mm frt and 15mm rear.

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