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      04-01-2008, 05:04 PM   #23
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I'm thinkin' some diamond black RG-Rs would look sweet on Alpine White. I wonder if lip rolling (or anything else) would be required for them to fit, since their site says "May require modification including but not limited to rolling of the fender/lip." I guess it probably depends on the tire choice. Any thoughts, Gill?
I haven't had a chance to look at everyone of them but I'd say most, if not all, of those come with baggage as far as fitment is concerned.

For example, the RGR has a decent fitment for a rear 18" and a 17" that might work nice but no real good way to put an 18" on the front.

I just think it's a stretch.
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      04-01-2008, 11:31 PM   #24
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Front wheel fitment warning!

Be very, very careful when choosing aftermarket front wheel/tire fitments. To my surprise, an 18x8.5 et44 wheel fitted to the front of my 135i had ~1mm clearance on the steering arm and shock strut, inadequate for safe street use, IMO. Moreover, the wheel extended beyond the outside of the front fender, inviting fender lip damage, and preventing spacer use to cure the inside clearance issue. An 8" wide front wheel may be the maximum problem-free street fitment, and then only if offset is test fit first (40 - 45?).

Test fit your choice of wheel/tire front fitment before buying to be safe.
What front camber was that at? Would the outside edge tuck a little better at -3 deg. camber?
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For those wanting a great and light 17" wheel, the BBS RK is a great choice. Will it fit? Here's what BBS says when I asked would the RK fit the 135i (E82)...

the BBS RK001 will fit your new BMW.

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What front camber was that at? Would the outside edge tuck a little better at -3 deg. camber?
Yes, aggressive negative camber would help tuck the front setup under the fender. My 'test' was with stock alignment settings and I was being conservative as I really hate 'rubbage' on a street wheel/tire setup. Plus there may be a mild drop in the car's future, so I wanted to have some room.
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For those wanting a great and light 17" wheel, the BBS RK is a great choice. Will it fit? Here's what BBS says when I asked would the RK fit the 135i (E82)...

the BBS RK001 will fit your new BMW.

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17x8 ET35, right? Interesting......
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17x8 ET35, right? Interesting......
Correct. It's nice that these "experts" seem to be confident in what they're passing on, but I'd like to know someone has actually fitted a set. The RK001 would be a great wheel. They always look fantastic on the first gen M3. Very light and very reasonably priced. Would make a great winter wheel as well.
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Correct. It's nice that these "experts" seem to be confident in what they're passing on, but I'd like to know someone has actually fitted a set. The RK001 would be a great wheel. They always look fantastic on the first gen M3. Very light and very reasonably priced. Would make a great winter wheel as well.

Too agressive for my taste. Maybe for a track wheel.
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      04-03-2008, 12:09 AM   #30
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anybody got pics of RGR, RS-GT, LM or LM-R on a 135i?
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anybody got pics of RGR, RS-GT, LM or LM-R on a 135i?
It was said earlier in the thread that the RG-R will not be available in the proper offset for our car.

I died a bit inside when I heard this...
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On my 130i race car we have 8x18 et34 back with 2 degree camber. It fits but more is not possible then you will rub the outside fenders.

Front 8x18 et34 with 10mm spacer and 5degrees camber. It fits.

These low ET values wil only fit if you use youre car for racing with lots of camber dailed in.
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I don't know whether to believe what BBS is telling me!:

for your car we recommend the RS909 (8.5x18; ET38) for the front and the RS957 (9.5x18, ET40) for the rear.

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That is a RS-GT I am assuming as my original question was what size and offset RS-GT would fit my car.
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I don't know whether to believe what BBS is telling me!:

for your car we recommend the RS909 (8.5x18; ET38) for the front and the RS957 (9.5x18, ET40) for the rear.

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:eyebulge:both of those will be outside the fender.
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:eyebulge:both of those will be outside the fender.
I tried 17X8.5 with 38mm offset and 245-40 PS2s and they were pretty good. I'm going to try them again now that I Remove the factory alignment pins in the front an got a little more neg camber. I think with the extra neg camber and a little more neg camber from a set of H&R sport springs and that offset will be perfect.

but the 9.5 wide with 40 mm offset will definitely be out the fender. I've tried 9 wide with 45 mm offset and that was stretching it.
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      07-01-2008, 09:56 PM   #37
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Here's a 130 with the RS-GT

http://www.flickr.com/photos/exdesigner/352869283/

And some more:

http://www.autoforum.be/showthread.php?t=24510&page=23

Also with an LM at the top of the thread.

Although the RS-GT is the nicer wheel in terms of detailing -- when you're just looking at close-ups of the wheel -- the huge lip is just too big for a car as narrow as the one. Now, on a nice 911, whew, I'm there. In contrast, here's a GSR on an S2000 (similar proportions): http://www.socal28.com/s2k/s2k_rgr_pp_lf2.jpg

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      07-01-2008, 09:59 PM   #38
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This is also helpful, if the info is accurate:

http://www.gmpperformance.com/index....PID=67520&VS=1
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      07-08-2008, 10:27 PM   #39
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I have a set of BBS CHs in 17x8.5 et38 with 255/40x17s we'll be trying on all four corners soon.
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      07-09-2008, 11:03 AM   #40
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Walking home from work yesterday, I saw a dusty PT Cruiser with heavily tinted windows and a set of....BBS RGRs!!! The ultimate slap in the face.
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      07-10-2008, 06:29 AM   #41
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Walking home from work yesterday, I saw a dusty PT Cruiser with heavily tinted windows and a set of....BBS RGRs!!! The ultimate slap in the face.

I just checked tirerack.... yeah and they offer the black ch's as well....:iono:

the 1 might just have to take trip to BBS.
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      07-22-2008, 01:49 AM   #42
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With some fender rolling, we just raced (not putted around on the street) 255/40x17 NT01s on all 4 corners on 17x8.5 et38 BBS CHs



Another angle
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the RG-R, and RS-GT are my favorites. I think the RG-R will give it a really clean 1-pc look... simply classic
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      07-23-2008, 04:50 PM   #44
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Yes, the RG-R's would be great......if we could freaking get some sizes that'll work on the 1. So far, I don't see anything that'll work on the front, unfortunately.
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