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      05-02-2013, 05:46 PM   #454
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Drives: Alpine White '08 135i
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2008 BMW 135i  [5.00]
Originally Posted by BerkTechnology View Post
Hi Guys,

Since this car is still so new I'd like to start an official "database" of people that have successfully/unsuccesfully fitted wheel/tire combinations.

This is to save people the trouble of having to go through multiple sets of wheels/tires to try and get things to fit properly.

If you can list your relavent mods on the car (springs, shocks, rolled fenders, etc). We don't need to know if you have a blow off valve. Mods if you can make this a sticky! :smile:

I'll start off:

Setup #1

Wheels: D-Force EmPower
Front: 18x8.5 +40
Spacer: none

Rear: 18x9.5 +43
Spacer: none

Front Yokohama Advan Neova 255/40/18
Rear Hankook RS2 Z212 265/35/18

Suspension/Fender Mods/Camber:
-KW V3 lowered ~1.5" front, ~1" rear
-Vorshlag front camber plates (brings the tires "in" more, away from the fender lip), ~2 deg neg camber front & rear
-slight roll front & rear
-had to cut some of the plastic out from the inner fender well

Rubbed front fender where fender meets bumper
Rubbed rears slightly under hard cornering or on hard bumps on the street
(Rubbing or anything else to note)


Wheels: D-Force EmPower
Front: 18x8.5 +40
Spacer: none

Rear: 18x9.5 +43
Spacer: none

Front Toyo R1R 255/35/18
Rear Yokohama Advan Neova 255/40/18

Suspension/Fender Mods/Camber:
same as above

-Fronts are perfect now with mods from setup #1. Can't say for sure if I would need to do any of the above if I started off with the 255/35/18 Toyo R1R to begin with.
-Rears rubbed badly. Could not run the rear 255/40/18 Neova setup with the wheel. The 255 Neova was wider than the 265 Hankook because of the square shoulder of the Neova. The Hankook has a rounded shoulder so it would only rub under lots of compression.

Wheels: TSW doningtons staggered

Front: 18x8 +10

Rear: 18x8.5 +45

Front Nitto Neo Gen 215/40R18 stretched
Rear Nitto Neo Gen 235/40R18 stretched

lowered on megan coilovers front 2.5", lowered 2" in the rear with Megan camber plates all around. set very stiff so no rubbing! have less than 1 fingers clearance between fender and tire all four corners


check it out in my garage