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Old 06-23-2006, 11:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anybody know the limit on width for E36 wheels?
I have these wheels that are 17x8.5 in the back and 17x7.5 in the front with a 35 offset, needless to say there is some serious rubbing going on front and back.

The correct offset should be 47ish, correct?
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I would think that 35mm would be okay for the 8.5 wheel. Might be excessive for the 7.5 wheel. 47mm is right for a 7.0 width. What size are the tires? The may be too big (wide).
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The tires are only 235/40s The 8.5 wheels stick out way to far, past the fender. If they were the right offset (12mm further in) they might fit perfect. The front tires actually do most of the rubbing. Do you know of a site to get wheels for E36s?
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These fit perfect...

I bought a set of these for my kids E36 after she creamed the originals on a center median, they are powder coated instead of just enamel painted like the factory rims. The finish is impeccable.

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I was very satisfied with them. I put a set of Yokahama AS430's (400 AA/A rated...) on them. Tire size was 225/45-17. No rubbing.








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You need to roll the inside of your fender lip to make them fit correctly with 235 tires.

Correct offset should be between +37 and +43
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Very nice. My 17x7.5 fronts rub like crazy. I'm getting new ones very very soon, I dont want any more rubbing :
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Is this for your e30? This is posted in the e36 section.
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Does anybody know the limit on width for E36 wheels?
I have these wheels that are 17x8.5 in the back and 17x7.5 in the front with a 35 offset, needless to say there is some serious rubbing going on front and back.

The correct offset should be 47ish, correct?
besides his sig, everything he says is E36...
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