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Old 07-03-2006, 11:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 97 328 i w/ Bavarian Autosport spriings and bilstein hd shocks. Rims are 17" x 8 ifront tires 225/45/17 rear 235/40/17 and the rear rubs on the outsiide edge. Does anbody have any idea what size rear tires you can run with that setiup, and if you can dial enough negative camber in to eliminate the rubbiuing?

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Old 07-03-2006, 11:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have 235/40/R17's on my car but im not lowered, i may get that bavauto setup as well, but i fear rubbing too. the 45 series may be to much tire, maybe try 40's.

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Old 07-03-2006, 12:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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had 245 / 40 and they rubbed. i think you can adjust neg camber in to eliminate the rub. I might go to 225/45 and see if it stops. If not time for HR springs the BAS's might be to soft.
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just roll the back fender if its not all that much...
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I have a 97 328 i w/ Bavarian Autosport spriings and bilstein hd shocks. Rims are 17" x 8 ifront tires 225/45/17 rear 235/40/17 and the rear rubs on the outsiide edge. Does anbody have any idea what size rear tires you can run with that setiup, and if you can dial enough negative camber in to eliminate the rubbiuing?

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Are they OEM BMW rims or aftermarket? You should not have any problem with OEM rims on 235/40/17 tires unless you are really lowered. Do you know what the offset is? Are they 17 x 8" all around or are the rear wider?
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Old 07-05-2006, 07:28 AM   #6 (permalink)
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they are after market rims I think they are 38mm offset. the car is lowered already, I am trying to figure out whether I need to replace the rims or just adjust the camber
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how much is the drop on those springs to be exact. to concur on what Tomx said, if the rims are the wrong offset that could be contributing to the rubbing, i had H&R sports and Bilstein sports with my old 17" rims i was running 235/40 and had absolutlely no issues with rubbing , however the rims were the correct offset and my drop was only 1.5" all around.
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Cheapest way to fix your issue, if you aren't rubbing alot... Roll the fender edges.
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lots of rubbing on the upper portion of the outside fender. lowered about 1.0 in the rear and 1.5 front
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If the offset is 38 just roll the fenders. Should be $25-$50 per fender. Find a local modification shop.
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i have almost the exact same wheel setup with rolled fenders and i have no issues with rubbing in the rear, except on tight turns due to soft springs hopefully i'll change that soon
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I run a 225/40/18 and I used to rub, I rolled my fenders myself.

All you need is a baseball bat(wooden) and some touch up paint just in case you scrape some of the paint on the inside of the fender.

I used a measuring caliper and I gained about a 1 centimeter of clearance, I could roll them more but the problem is solved, and it would only net me another .2 centimeters maybe
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