18X8.5 ET35 18X9.5 ET Anyone running this ?

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Re: 18X8.5 ET35 18X9.5 ET Anyone running this ?

Post by D6EML » Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:34 pm

Im running 18 8.5j ET35 front and rear on stock tyres . My set up is pretty stanced . I’ve had some more negative camber dialled in the rear to pull the tops in slightly for a more snug look .

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Re: 18X8.5 ET35 18X9.5 ET Anyone running this ?

Post by Goon » Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:58 pm

Depths_0 wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:47 pm
McTrucky wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:12 pm







No offence meant. And I did apologise for the mick taking in the next post. This is largely an intelligent and constructive forum, unlike most on tinterweb, so take the odd jibe on the chin and come back stronger.

But seriously, an indication of what you are trying to do would help with recommendations.
- Improve handling?
- Improve refinement?
- Different tyre choice?
- Track day tyres?
- Drifting?
- Aggressive looks?
- Posing?
- Fit winters?
- Replace damaged OEM?
- etc...

It is easy to give recommendations, but these are utterly pointless without knowing what the end result you are chasing is. So I stand by my culinary suggestion, unless you are a vegan, in which case it was also a pointless recommendation.
It's fine just a bit frustrated with being sold a set of wheels and being assured that the only complication would possibly be brake clearance which I prepared my self for and now ending up having a £950 set of wheels for a coffee table.

I just dis-like the look of the OEM wheels thats all really.


marco_polo wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:28 pm
Have you seen these from our sponsor? Similar looking, better fit, better price. Will take the stock tyres nicely too.

http://www.bmautosport.co.uk/showroom/p ... 122_32_210
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sootyvrs wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:17 pm
Depths_0 wrote:
When you say aggressive do you mean tyre stretch?



Can either of you recommend any particular brand which fits better? All the ones I can see are pretty cheap brands or very very expensive. I have spent £950.00 on this set which is the price i'd be happy to pay.

Thanks
For under a grand I think there is Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.2.. There is a group buy going on on the forum if you do a search..
Another option maybe OZ Ultraleggera/Leggera/Formula or BBS CHR if you stretch your budget a little

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I will take a look at Team Dynamics

Thanks
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I'm with you there, I dislike the look of the standard wheels and have been looking for a different style. I tried the AC star five off my old z4 at 18x8.5 et35 and the fronts with 225/40 tyres fitted nicely but the rears with 255/40 were rubbing immediately so I personally am looking for gloss silver wheels with an et of at least 40 to be on the safe side. Currently the ones that float my boat are the Bola B8R in gloss titanium.

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Re: 18X8.5 ET35 18X9.5 ET Anyone running this ?

Post by JayBee89 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:21 am

I run 18 x 9.5J ET42 rears on mine:

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The tyres are 245/35 Contact 5's and it's tight even running -2 degrees of camber and a slight roll.

No issues with daily/spirited driving but not a setup you'd want for anything else!

Hope this helps.
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Re: 18X8.5 ET35 18X9.5 ET Anyone running this ?

Post by Depths_0 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:35 am

JayBee89 wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:21 am
I run 18 x 9.5J ET42 rears on mine:

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The tyres are 245/35 Contact 5's and it's tight even running -2 degrees of camber and a slight roll.

No issues with daily/spirited driving but not a setup you'd want for anything else!

Hope this helps.
Hi!

Thanks for getting back to me. The answer is you can run 18x8.5 and 18x9.5 ET35s on the M235i with NO clearance issues at all. The tyres were stretched slightly on the back and there was a small degree of poke but other than that it was fine. I have sold the car since and bought an M2 so it will be on to the next set in the future!



This was before I sold it!
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Re: 18X8.5 ET35 18X9.5 ET Anyone running this ?

Post by Goon » Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:04 pm

I tried 18x8.5 on my 240 coupe,fronts were ok but rears were rubbing the arch as soon as I took it off the jack. Et 35 is too low mate.

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