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      12-16-2012, 10:20 PM   #1
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Lowest offset without fender roll

I just picked up a sweet deal on some wheels I thought has a 40mm offset. Turns out they are 30mm.

Wheels are 18x8, I am not trying to put a super wide tire on them. I am thinking 225/40 all the way around, but 215/40 is a possibility as well. Does anyone know if this will work, or will I be rubbing?
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Would most likely have to try 215/35/18 all around. And even then it may not even work because Et30 in the rear is pretty aggressive.
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my winters are 17x8 ET40 with 225/45 all the way around, and it looks OK in the back. It is the front that I am most worried about. There seems to be a bit more room in the back.
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my winters are 17x8 ET40 with 225/45 all the way around, and it looks OK in the back. It is the front that I am most worried about. There seems to be a bit more room in the back.
Front might be fine. I'm 19x8.5 ET37 front and running 215/35/19's with no rubbing. Lowered as well. It's the rear you will have problems with on low offsets.
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I am not lowered, and have no plan on lowering, but I do have the sport package. I was doing some math, and from an 8.5" ET37 to 8" ET30 there will be a 1mm difference in fender clearance. How much clearance do you have between your fenders? I would prefer to have 225s but for that I would need an extra 6mm clearance over what you have, but I think that since my car is not lowered that should help.

I think these wheels might work...Hopefully.
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Anyone else have experience with these offsets? I am hoping to get some more info before buying tires, and testing it out.
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Front might be fine. I'm 19x8.5 ET37 front and running 215/35/19's with no rubbing. Lowered as well. It's the rear you will have problems with on low offsets.
off thread, but do you think you can rin 225 with your fronts? trying to run a similar offset.

what are your rear specs?

and also what tires are you wearing?
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I am not lowered, and have no plan on lowering, but I do have the sport package. I was doing some math, and from an 8.5" ET37 to 8" ET30 there will be a 1mm difference in fender clearance. How much clearance do you have between your fenders? I would prefer to have 225s but for that I would need an extra 6mm clearance over what you have, but I think that since my car is not lowered that should help.

I think these wheels might work...Hopefully.
Need to be careful about reaching conclusions based on wheel offset. That's a starting point. The tire width also factors in since they are wider than the wheel.
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      02-25-2013, 08:36 PM   #9
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if they are 30 offset i would sell them and buy something that will fit the car properly. IMO
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Hmm... That front sizing is more aggressive than I'd recommend for your 1-series. It's gonna possibly pose problems with clearance for you.
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ET40 is a good fitment for 225s. I think 215s with ET30 will look weird, so I would sell them if it was me.
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This thread is from December, and I have already sold the wheels since I want a proper fit.
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