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      01-10-2013, 05:48 PM   #1
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Looking for some Ideas/Advice on Wheels

It is time to replace wheels/tires and wanted some ideas and suggestions:

Firstly my set up is a little different, hodge podge if you may:

Type 162's all around 18x8 ET34 with 12.5 mm spacers in Front, 18x8.5 ET37 with 20 mm spacers in rear.

With my spacers, would that mean my offset is 22 in front and 17 in rear???? I might rub a little in the rear with passengers in back going over bumps, but very seldomly do I have anyone with me.

I have KW V1's in the rear that are adjustable coil overs, however I sold the blown KW's on the front and put on HR Sport Springs and Struts.

I like how my car sits and I actually do like the 162 look, but COULD I GO WITH 19" WITH MY CURRENT set up.......LOOKING FOR A WHEEL ENGINEER TO TELL ME IF I GO 19" WHAT OFFSET AND TIRE SIZE I SHOULD GO WITH?

IF I GO WITH NEW 19" RIMS AND A SQUARE SET UP, WITH ASYMETIC TIRES (MOUNT EITHER DIRECTION)....WHAT SIZE RIMS WOULD WORK?
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There are so many different sizes that will work as well as offsets. It all depends what your after and what you have. Are you a e90 or e92. Do you want aggressive, flush or what most people have on here high offsets and sunken in wheels.
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e90 pre-LCI.......like a flush look.
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Ok I would go with a 18 wheel but it could also be fine with a 19
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19x11 et 25 rear
19x9.5 et 20 front

As for what wheels you choose is personal preference as well as price. When your willing to spend good money you really do get a whole different quality of rim compared to a replica/ cheaper wheel
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Ok I would go with a 18 wheel but it could also be fine with a 19
I would do
19x11 et 25 rear
19x9.5 et 20 front

As for what wheels you choose is personal preference as well as price. When your willing to spend good money you really do get a whole different quality of rim compared to a replica/ cheaper wheel
11" in rear? I would probably need to roll the fender? With a 25 offset in the back I wouldn't use my 20 mm spacers, correct?

Also....is it true that my current offset in the rear is the 37-20 spacers = 17mm offset?
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11" in rear? I would probably need to roll the fender? With a 25 offset in the back I wouldn't use my 20 mm spacers, correct?

Also....is it true that my current offset in the rear is the 37-20 spacers = 17mm offset?
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I think you got you answers dude. Get good specs no need for huge spacers you could always tweak with smaller spacer 2mm -7mm depending on what your getting.

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I like the wheels in your avatar....are those BBS LM's? 19" ?

I don't know man....I like the 162's I have? Maybe just get new rubber and take the other $1000+ and buy a front spoiler, side skirts or something?
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I like the wheels in your avatar....are those BBS LM's? 19" ?

I don't know man....I like the 162's I have? Maybe just get new rubber and take the other $1000+ and buy a front spoiler, side skirts or something?
They are CCW classics fully swissed powder coated orange. Specs are in the sig. Tires I ran 245/35 front and 285/30 rear

Save your money and get a quality wheel, somewhere around $2800-$4000 is good area to get a good set of wheels. (That is just rims, rubber is seperate)
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I have a set that won't require fender roll. I have 12mm spacers that will be perfect for your rears.
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