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Re: Wheels & Tyres FAQ- please read before posting

Post by JonFenech » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:36 am

Hi all,

I own a 120D E81 [2007 Face lift model - 177bhp] and it is currently sitting on 17" M Style 207 wheels with RFT 205 fronts and 225 rears.

http://www.wheelbasealloys.com/alloy-wh ... ax-186-mph

I am really liking these wheels [linked on top] but I am no expert when it comes to widths and off sets. Can anyone help me and let me know it these would fit? Our roads are quite uneven [Malta] and last thing I want is rubbing however I love the look on the 255 rear rubber :)

the hollywood wheels are 8x18 front and 9x18 rear coz I checked with the supplier for correct info. The details on the link are incorrect.
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Post by thedon_1 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:45 pm

Sorry for the basic question but what do the components in the below mean?

71/2JX18 ET:47
8JX18 ET:49

I get the 18 indicates the diameter of the wheel but what about the other stuff?

What wheel width can a BMW support without rubbing? What do they come with as standard?

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Post by Vinu » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:36 am

7 1/2J X 18 ET:47
Width of alloy. Size how far the rim
sticks out from
the centre (offset)
8J X 18 ET:49
8" wide 18" height centre of rear
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Post by JamesHS » Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:44 am

Will these fit?

18" alloys
8.5" width
Et 36 front and rear?

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Post by FMS » Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:49 am

JamesHS wrote:Will these fit?

18" alloys
8.5" width
Et 36 front and rear?

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Post by marco_polo » Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:44 am

No, the fronts will poke / rub.
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Post by JamesHS » Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:54 am

marco_polo wrote:No, the fronts will poke / rub.
Ok back to the drawing board :(. Still looking for something I like and that's not crazy priced. What width wheels, and what offsets would you try and stay within Marco?
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Post by marco_polo » Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:59 am

Depends on what width/s you want? Staggered? What tyres you're going for? Standard fit? Stretch look?

What style wheels are you after Chap?
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Post by Andrewr85 » Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:19 am

Can a set on 3sdm 0.06 fit a m135i? I really like them but not looking good, Iv tried to get my head round the "ET" etc but still a bit of a blag for me, I think they only come in to low of an ET, think I can get an 18,8.5 et35??

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Post by TwinTurbo » Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:16 pm

I have read through all the posts on Tyre sizes and I am still confused :?
I have a 07 LCI 130 m sport with 208 wheels .At the moment I have 215/40/18 on the front and 245/35/18 on the rear.I am sure my rear wheels are 8J.
All the tyres are runcraps, which are terrible.
It seems that the most popular choices are 225/40/18 all round or 225/40/18 front and 245/35/18 rear.

It seems by putting 225 on the rear it will increase the oversteer, is this much of a problem, I am no Boy racer and will only be using the 130 for long trips.

I have decided on Goodyear eagle F1 asymmetrics, but apart from the fact that 245's are about £50 each more expensive, what would be the best combo to go for.

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Post by 118ddk » Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:48 pm

Went for 225 front and 255 rear (falken fk453). Seriously, cant feel any difference in balance.

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Post by marco_polo » Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:50 pm

With 8J rears, I'd be going 225/40 front, 245/35 rear.
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Post by Red5 » Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:21 pm

I'm sure the LCI 130 208s were 8 1/2" on the rear. The pre-fl wore front 205, rear 225 and came with 8" rears.
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Post by jgalea324 » Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:35 pm

Sorry if this is a really basic question, but I can't seem to find an answer to it. I just fit on a set of new tyres and had the wheels aligned (twice, as after the first time there was a noticeable pull to the left) - I want to wrap/dip the wheels, will the alignment be affected if the wheels are removed once again? (not from the tyres of course)
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Post by Red5 » Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:14 pm

No, as the adjustment is to the bearing face of the hub. The wheel just bolts to that, so adopts the angle it is sitting at.
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