M135i (LCI) best wheel offset?

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Re: M135i (LCI) best wheel offset?

Post by mtechtone » Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:36 am

Blind Pugh wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:39 pm
Check with yr insurer - cost of changing wheels v cost of adding spacers to yr OEM wheels......
While I do like the look that spacers can give, when I keep reading negative comments from certain corners of the forum I’ll be steering clear.

That said, I do like style 441’s. Fill the arches a little more and wider rubber at the back, was my thinking. Anyway I digress, this isn’t really on my agenda right now.

Ta :)

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Re: M135i (LCI) best wheel offset?

Post by Blind Pugh » Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:24 am

mtechtone wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:36 am

That said, I do like style 441’s. Fill the arches a little more and wider rubber at the back, was my thinking.
Agree with yr thinking. Few on here have used F3x OE alloys like 441 and 397 to get a wider stance and choice to fitter wider tyres F&R if 8”/8.5” widths.
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Re: M135i (LCI) best wheel offset?

Post by LondonMark » Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:45 pm

Blind Pugh wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:30 pm
Blind Pugh wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:17 pm
Mark,

You could consider OE F3x alloys which are wider and have lower numerical offsets give more stance, compared to OE F2x alloys.

Photo below is of my old car on H&R sport springs and F8x LCA's up front with OE style 397 alloys [18" x 8" x et34mm all round] with OE MPSS 225/245 tyres F&R

BP
More photos of style 397's on an LCI car on stock suspension.....viewtopic.php?f=74&t=94540&start=1110#p1330312

Hi BP

Did your (18 x 8 ET34) 397's protrude from the bodywork at all? Could your tyres sit within the wheel arch? As far as I can tell, using a straight edge and tape measure, the remaining gap between the top edge of my OEM tyres and the inner edge of the bodywork is about 23-24mm. According to the "wheel offset calculator" your 397's extend an extra F-24mm & R-18mm. Just concerned if I buy a set of wheels that rub on the wheel arches.

Cheers, Mark :spotman:

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Re: M135i (LCI) best wheel offset?

Post by Blind Pugh » Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:27 pm

LondonMark wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:45 pm
Hi BP

Did your (18 x 8 ET34) 397's protrude from the bodywork at all? Could your tyres sit within the wheel arch? As far as I can tell, using a straight edge and tape measure, the remaining gap between the top edge of my OEM tyres and the inner edge of the bodywork is about 23-24mm. According to the "wheel offset calculator" your 397's extend an extra F-24mm & R-18mm. Just concerned if I buy a set of wheels that rub on the wheel arches.

Cheers, Mark
Hi Mark

Front poke is also 18mm when you go from F2x OE 7.5” et45mm -> to OE F3x 8” et34mm.

No poke nor rub even when lowered on B1S and running longer F8x front arms.

Photo below is of my old car with style 397 8”/8.5” I have for sale.

BP
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