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Re: Wheel fitment advice

Post by PazzaAE86 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:53 pm

Just chiming in... Does anyone have a picture of a 9.5 et45 on the rear? With a 245/35/18?

I prefer my wheel fitment on the more flush/aggro side, and want to order wheels soon.. I just want to get a feel for it, and to see if that size would overpower a front 8.5j in terms of visual balance?

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Re: Wheel fitment advice

Post by marco_polo » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:03 pm

This is 9" at ET50, so you'd have an extra 11mm more wheel poke on top:

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Re: Wheel fitment advice

Post by sootyvrs » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:38 pm

marco_polo wrote:This is 9" at ET50, so you'd have an extra 11mm more wheel poke on top:

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Surprises me how you find these old pics lol

If anyone is interested they were fitted with Michelin SS 265/35/18 tyres on the rear

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Re: Wheel fitment advice

Post by Georgej10 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:35 am

marco_polo wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:10 pm
I'm on 18" x 8" ET40 all round, which is a very common fitment on here.

8.5" would fit the same, but appear slightly more aggressive (being 1/4" closer to both suspension struts and arches).
Great thanks for your advice mate :D
sootyvrs wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:38 pm
marco_polo wrote:This is 9" at ET50, so you'd have an extra 11mm more wheel poke on top:

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Surprises me how you find these old pics lol


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Out of curiosity do you get any rubbing or clashing issues with this setup or did this work without any adjustments? Cheers

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Re: Wheel fitment advice

Post by marco_polo » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:54 am

9" at ET50 is a nice sensible fit as you can see, not going to rub.
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Re: Wheel fitment advice

Post by sootyvrs » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:01 am

As Marco mentioned.. No problems at all..

However, you may find problems finding wheels in that specification without great expense :(

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Re: Wheel fitment advice

Post by Georgej10 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:29 am

Looks spot on though!! :D

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Re: Wheel fitment advice

Post by binocular » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:12 am

sootyvrs wrote:As Marco mentioned.. No problems at all..

However, you may find problems finding wheels in that specification without great expense :(

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It does look spot on. If you don’t mind me asking what front rim and tyres were you running with these rears?


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Re: Wheel fitment advice

Post by sootyvrs » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:45 pm

binocular wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:12 am
sootyvrs wrote:As Marco mentioned.. No problems at all..

However, you may find problems finding wheels in that specification without great expense :(

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It does look spot on. If you don’t mind me asking what front rim and tyres were you running with these rears?


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Re: Wheel fitment advice

Post by Georgej10 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:26 pm

Great thread that mate, just been having a little read through it. The car looks great!

Just a quick question when you mentioned 'I have put the 245/35/18 onto the front 18x8 ET35 (with 10mm spacer)' This then cause a bit of rub when you had a bump mid corner so you reduced spacers to 5mm and you were all good.

I have seen a set i like that are 18x8.5" ET35 square but i would ideally like to run the 245/35/18 tyres all round as per Marco's advice above. I wouldn't be running any spacers so would save myself 5mm there over your setup but obviously the rim is 0.5" wider so would gain approx 6mm either side if i'm working it out correctly? Would this still work do you think? or have i missed something

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Re: Wheel fitment advice

Post by sootyvrs » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:32 pm

Georgej10 wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:26 pm
Great thread that mate, just been having a little read through it. The car looks great!

Just a quick question when you mentioned 'I have put the 245/35/18 onto the front 18x8 ET35 (with 10mm spacer)' This then cause a bit of rub when you had a bump mid corner so you reduced spacers to 5mm and you were all good.

I have seen a set i like that are 18x8.5" ET35 square but i would ideally like to run the 245/35/18 tyres all round as per Marco's advice above. I wouldn't be running any spacers so would save myself 5mm there over your setup but obviously the rim is 0.5" wider so would gain approx 6mm either side if i'm working it out correctly? Would this still work do you think? or have i missed something

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As mentioned 8" ET35 rubbed with 245 front so 8.5" ET35 245 will also rub as there is even less clearance once the suspension compresses even though the tyre centre point is the same
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Re: Wheel fitment advice

Post by marco_polo » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:35 pm

Georgej10 wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:26 pm
I have seen a set i like that are 18x8.5" ET35 square but i would ideally like to run the 245/35/18 tyres all round as per Marco's advice above.
Do they come in better offsets? ET40 or ET42?
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Re: Wheel fitment advice

Post by binocular » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:36 pm

sootyvrs wrote:
binocular wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:12 am
sootyvrs wrote:As Marco mentioned.. No problems at all..

However, you may find problems finding wheels in that specification without great expense :(

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It does look spot on. If you don’t mind me asking what front rim and tyres were you running with these rears?


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Re: Wheel fitment advice

Post by Georgej10 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:42 pm

Ok Thanks for clarifying. I did think it would be tight, but as you mentioned you were running spacers and i wouldn't be I wasn't sure whether that 5mm would help me.

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Re: Wheel fitment advice

Post by Georgej10 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:44 pm

marco_polo wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:35 pm
Georgej10 wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:26 pm
I have seen a set i like that are 18x8.5" ET35 square but i would ideally like to run the 245/35/18 tyres all round as per Marco's advice above.
Do they come in better offsets? ET40 or ET42?
They are from somebody I know who is running them on a 235i so not new wheels. I will look into the new wheels further and see if they have an ET40 set available

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