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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 07-11-2004, 07:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i saw these Rim on E-bay and i wasnt sure if it will fit my car, my car is a 1984 318i. the specs of the rims are 18''x7.5" with 42 offset with 4x100 or 4x114.3 bolt patterns it says that ots universal.
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you will need 17mm-20mm 4x100 spacers. what do the rims look like?
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um why do i need the spacers for? sorry i dont know much about tires and stuff.
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any way here are the rims

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the easiest way to think of it is that those wheels are made for a front wheel drive car, and you want to put them on a rear wheel drive car. in order to fit a 7.5" wheel on your car you would need about a 25mm offset. those wheels are 42mm, therefore a 20mm spacer would bring the net offset down to 22mm, which is close enough. the lower the offset is the further it will track out from the car. without the spacers the wheels will be too close to the car and contact the front strut housing and possibly the rear shocks, which will prevent the wheel from sitting flush against the hub. in addition to 20mm spacers you will need longer lug bolts which is gonna drive up the cost of the wheels by alot.
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well that sucks
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yea that and those wheels will look rediculous on your car because they are 18s. In my opinion, e30s look best with 16s... anything bigger is flop stupid on a box car design.
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