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      06-26-2012, 10:18 AM   #346
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Drives: 2008 135i
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Originally Posted by John_01 View Post
Unfortunately the offsets are too aggressive for the tire widths you want to use. You tires are bigger in diameter than stock by about 24~30mm, which by itself will already be a problem for the front wheel arches. On those rims you can probably fit 225/40/18 front and 245/35/18 rear, but even that will be close. Its too optimistic to attempt 235 on the front at ET40 without camber plates. 255 rears at ET40 is generally a no-go. I'm sorry to say it.
See... this is where I'm getting confused.

The 2 most recent postings have wider wheels with +45 offsets, but are running 255s. I just asked this in another thread, but maybe better here ... am I calculating this right to say that my 8" ET40 wheels are sticking out 61.6 mm from the hub? While someone with an 9.5 ET 45 would be sticking out 75.65mm? So my setup SHOULD fit better, no??

anyway, I am finally running my wheels.

ASA AR1 18x8 ET40 at all corners.
stock 215/40 RFTs up front and Accelera 235/45 in the rear.
Rolled lips and put to full negative camber in the rear. Dinan camber plates and slotted the bolt holes about 1/4" up front.

Did hear a very very slight rub in the rear-left on hard banked right turn. Nothing on turning left.

'08 135i auto, premium, sport: JB4, BMS DCI, dinan camber plates, OBX DPs, custom oil cooler.

Last edited by Qbrozen; 06-26-2012 at 11:17 AM.