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Old 07-12-2004, 02:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The car came with the Sports Package already which is like .. 17 incher's. I haven't been able to find any fitment pages on these forums .. or any other sites .. so I'm just going by sord of what the Sports Package was .. and just upping the #'s.

Say I don't lower the car. Will I run into problems with this setup?

19x8.5 (front)
19x10 (rear)
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Old 07-12-2004, 02:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Might struggle with 10" rears.....

Lowering the car won't make matters easier, it will reduce the lock available and risk rubbing. You'll have to have the arches rolled.
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Old 07-12-2004, 03:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Might struggle with 10" rears.....

Lowering the car won't make matters easier, it will reduce the lock available and risk rubbing. You'll have to have the arches rolled.
Well, I don't plan on lowering the car. I think the car's already low as it is. If 10"s are a problem .. u think 9" or 9.5" would be fine? Is there anyone on the forums with 19"s????
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19x9's will fit..... maybe 9.5's.....

You are looking at some expensive rubber for those beasts you know!
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I'm about to get 19" for my 325CI, I agree 10 might be much. I'm going 8.0 frt and 9.0 rr.

Going with Monet, Gothic's:
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I'm about to get 19" for my 325CI, I agree 10 might be much. I'm going 8.0 frt and 9.0 rr.

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they look like trafficstar dts's ..
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Too much rim in my opinion. Its not a track car you know.
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In addition to the rim width, you need to be careful about the offset. I've been checking on the same setup and here's what I've found to be the largest practical setup:

19 X 8.5 ET 40 FRONT
19 X 9.5 ET 45 REAR
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I have an e46 alpina b3 with breyton magics on. Size 9.5 on front
and 10" on the rear. Tyres are 235x40 and 265x35. The alpina comes lowered
as standard and even after having both rear arches heavily rolled they still catch under load but only just. BUT THEY LOOK WICKED!! They are tight but they're
ok... go for it!!!
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