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      07-09-2012, 02:59 AM   #1
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rims questions

I believe these are Style 197 rims from an old 328 with 37mm offset. Will these rim fit a F30?
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Those are 18x8 ET34 and 18x8.5 ET37.
So the front fits just like 18" F30 wheels, but the rear will stick out 10mm more than 18" F30 wheels, I assume it's still gonna fit, but I'm not sure how close it will be to the rear fenders.
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Won't be an issue.
GT Challenge is running 9.5" wheels in the rear without issue
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Those are 18x8 ET34 and 18x8.5 ET37.
So the front fits just like 18" F30 wheels, but the rear will stick out 10mm more than 18" F30 wheels, I assume it's still gonna fit, but I'm not sure how close it will be to the rear fenders.
F30 M Sport has 8.5" rim in the rear.
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I am trying to decide if I should go with 19s or 18s. I lowered my car with H&R sports springs. If I go with the 18's above, I will go with 235/40/18 in the front and 255/35/18 in the rear. What do you think of that setup?
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By the way, I have factory 17s with a 225/50/17 square set up. Rims looks too small after I lowered the car. I am not sure if the 18s will make that much of a difference. Thanks for the replies. Really appreciate your guidance.
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I think it depends on the roads and your regional weather.

18's are a no brainer if your area road surfaces are crap.

That said, aesthetically these cars beg for more wheel (19-20").
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I am trying to decide if I should go with 19s or 18s. I lowered my car with H&R sports springs. If I go with the 18's above, I will go with 235/40/18 in the front and 255/35/18 in the rear. What do you think of that setup?
Those tires are smaller than OEM F30 tires, I'd get 225/45/18 + 255/40/18, OEM F30 size.
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I would say go with 19" my car is lowered on the stock 18's with the H&R Sport and I just bought some 19's to put on it.

As for the above wheels, I am not sure if the offset will allow fitment so its not a matter of width but more the offset you might rub the calipers but I am not sure. Only way to know for sure is to try but I have heard e90 wheels will not fit f30 because of offset.
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