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#1 (permalink) Old 07-04-2004, 06:51 PM
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Whats the biggest size wheel you can fit on a 328i without having to roll the fenders and have problems with rubbing used

Im also going to put on H&R spring and Bilstein stocks, so i want to know what size tire is the biggest i can go without having them rub at all (including the springs and shocks which will undoubtingly lower the car slightly).

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I'm positive you will get a variety of answers on this one. But I can tell you without a doubt, even after more aggressive springs and shocks that will lower the car, you will be fine with 17's. My car has them and with my current ride height, there is absolutely no way I could even think about going to a bigger wheel. No way.

BTW, I "drive" my car quite often, and if you plan on doing the same, I would be cautious about going to an 18. IF you just want it for show, that's a different story.

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im running 17's with no rubbing , but i think 18's could have a good possiblility of rubbing on my car.. (and i am using H&R springs and bilstein shocks)

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Okay thanks a lot for the advise!

Im thinking of going wit 17" M5 replicas from th Wheel Exchange.

Also, whats the biggest width of a wheel i could go up to without rubbing?

(8" in front n 8.5" in the back) and im talking about without rolling the fenders, just lowering spring and bilstein shocks.
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I am running Axis Super Mesh 19's on my e36 sedan...Front 19x8.5(235/35/19) tires with ground control coilovers all the way down(1.75), rear 19x9.5(265/30/19) with rear coilovers .75 inches down...had it lower but had to raise the rear when i went fron 19x8.5 rear to 19x9.5 rear...daily driver and i have no running issues!

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