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Old 07-11-2005, 03:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i put my sister's rims on my car... 18x8 in da front and 18x8.5 in da back (she has a '04 330 ci with the optional wheel package) now my right rear tire rubs whenever i corner at any reasonable speed... how do i diagnose the problem??
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Uh.... It sounds like the rims you put on are alot bigger than what is supposed to be on there. Try putting the 18 x 8s on the back and the stocks back on the front and see if it still rubs. If it doesn't rubs than those back 8.5in rims are too wide for the rear.

Either that or see if it left a rub mark in the wheel well when you pull the rear tire off and see what it is rubbing on. Or see if it marked the tire or the rim and try to line the marks up.
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Uh.... It sounds like the rims you put on are alot bigger than what is supposed to be on there. Try putting the 18 x 8s on the back and the stocks back on the front and see if it still rubs. If it doesn't rubs than those back 8.5in rims are too wide for the rear.

Either that or see if it left a rub mark in the wheel well when you pull the rear tire off and see what it is rubbing on. Or see if it marked the tire or the rim and try to line the marks up.
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i thought that the e36 m3 came with a staggered setup... with 8 in da front and 8.5s in da rear??
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I have M3 staggered set-up- 17 X 7.5 in front & 17 X 8.5 rear. Your problem is that your car is lowered. Mine is lowered and with a full back seat of people I noticed a little rubbing, otherwise i'm fine. But mine are 17's not 18's. You need to get lower profile tires w/ a rounded sidewall and/or roll the rear fenders.
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