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Hello all!!!
I require some advice from experts out there.
I have just fitted some 18 inch wheels onto my 518i 1987 BMW.
The front wheels are fine but the back two are rubbing quite badly on the arches.

I have got advice from many garages and these are their main suggestions:

1) Cut the arch out and make a fit a new one that will be higher. (expensve)
2) Swap the front wheels for the back ones, because someones the measurements vary.
3) Stiffen the suspension up.

Number 3 was the plan I think, but I need advice on where to get cheapish dampers for my car (100 pounds or under!)

Can anyone help on where to purchase these, or have any other ideas???

CHEERS.
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