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      01-26-2013, 05:40 PM   #1
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Offset and Rim Help...

First of all I apologize, I have spent all morning going through these threads "trying" to find the answer/solution to my issue with no luck, so if anyone can help me it would be greatly appreciated.

I have a 07 335i Sedan and looking to go with the following rims.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/19-BMW-GTS-C...item4d08f6ce40

I am new to the "staggering" thing, these show a stagger of 35mm front and 35mm rear. What will this look like? Also, I have a brand new set of tires that are the following, will these work?

Front: 225-35-19
Back: 255-30-19

Thanks and let me know your thoughts.

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The fronts will work but a 235/35 would fill out the rim better and out back on a 9.5 rim I think a 265/30 would be a real good fit. I think 255/30 will probably work but you may have a stretched look. Thats when the tire is narrower than the rim and the rim sticks out.
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Hi Mike.
I have been researching the same sort of stuff for awhile now, and finally down to the short strokes before I order a set for spring.

Here are some bits I found useful which may also help you.

What a 225/35/19 might look like on an 8.5" rim:
http://tyrestretch.com/8.5_225_35_R19/

(225 is the minimum size for an 8.5" rim, 235-245 is preferred, 255 max)
http://www.kouki.co.uk/utilities/vis...ize-calculator

What a 235/35/19 might look like on an 8.5" rim:
http://tyrestretch.com/8.5_235_35_R19/

They don't have any similar 255 or 265, but poke around.

Two other interesting offset/sizing tools:
Rims n Tires:
http://www.rimsntires.com/specs.jsp

Will They Fit:
http://www.willtheyfit.com/

Just watch your ratios front-to-back: 3% max for RWD, 1% max for AWD.
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are these rims easy to bend?

Sorry for trolling.


best is to go with 235/35 front 265/30 rear.

offset 35 is okay.

but 30 front and 32 rear would be flush. if lowered and original camber.
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are these rims easy to bend?

Sorry for trolling.


best is to go with 235/35 front 265/30 rear.

offset 35 is okay.

but 30 front and 32 rear would be flush. if lowered and original camber.

I dont know. Has anyone ever heard of this company? Just curious, last thing I want is bent rims.
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I would call the number on the ad and ask.
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I dont know. Has anyone ever heard of this company? Just curious, last thing I want is bent rims.
I wouldn't touch these... most likely very poor quality heavy cast wheel. You get what you pay for. And 225 would be stretched on 8.5 rim. Just my 2c ...
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I went with, Michelin Pilot Super Sport 19" - front 235/35 and the rear 265/30



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[quote=bornadog335i;13382919]I went with, Michelin Pilot Super Sport 19" - front 235/35 and the rear 265/30

If you dont mind me asking where you got your rims, looking for the same wheel but in a matte black.

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Manufacture/Seller says the product is made of Alum/Alloy.

Thoughts?

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I went with, Michelin Pilot Super Sport 19" - front 235/35 and the rear 265/30
Very nice shoulder profile with those sizes!
Exactly what I'm looking for.
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I went with, Michelin Pilot Super Sport 19" - front 235/35 and the rear 265/30

If you dont mind me asking where you got your rims, looking for the same wheel but in a matte black.

Thanks.
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The rims are 'GT-CR'

I bought them through one of the guys on the Australian forum who organised a group buy. His website is: http://www.bmrautowerkes.com.au/prod...-cr-19-wheels/

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Very nice shoulder profile with those sizes!
Exactly what I'm looking for.
I am loving them.
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Should fit fine. I'd space out the wheels. 235/265 tire would fit better
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Good Evening!

Alright last question and then hopefully close up this thread.

Ordered the rims today from a good friend in SD, CA that could get his hands on what I was looking for.

Ended up with the M3 CSL Matte Black, 19x8.5 38mm off set (Front). and 19x9.5 38mm off set (Rear)

With that being said I have known him for years but heres where I will argue with him and would like all your thoughts. He is telling me to run with a 255-30-19 Rear because the 265 will rub? Anyone had this. Im running a 07 335i with Sport Package RWD. Would really like to get the 265 on there but last thing I want to do is rub.

Thoughts and then I will shut up! Really appreciate everyones help on this. Learned more about wheels, rims, sizes, etc then I ever thought I would.

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Good Evening!

Alright last question and then hopefully close up this thread.

Ordered the rims today from a good friend in SD, CA that could get his hands on what I was looking for.

Ended up with the M3 CSL Matte Black, 19x8.5 38mm off set (Front). and 19x9.5 38mm off set (Rear)

With that being said I have known him for years but heres where I will argue with him and would like all your thoughts. He is telling me to run with a 255-30-19 Rear because the 265 will rub? Anyone had this. Im running a 07 335i with Sport Package RWD. Would really like to get the 265 on there but last thing I want to do is rub.

Thoughts and then I will shut up! Really appreciate everyones help on this. Learned more about wheels, rims, sizes, etc then I ever thought I would.

Thanks
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265/30/19 or even 275/30/19 will fit.
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265/30/19 or even 275/30/19 will fit.
yes, I have no trouble with the 265/30.
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With the 265-30-19, you dont have any spacers do you? Also what offset are you running?
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I think you are going to need some sort of spacer since you said the wheel has et38. I think a 15 mm would do the trick and no you shouldn't rub.
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yes, I have no trouble with the 265/30.
No I do not have any wheel spacers. @ bornadog do you have wheel spacers? Pics?
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Good Evening!

Alright last question and then hopefully close up this thread.

Ordered the rims today from a good friend in SD, CA that could get his hands on what I was looking for.

Ended up with the M3 CSL Matte Black, 19x8.5 38mm off set (Front). and 19x9.5 38mm off set (Rear)

With that being said I have known him for years but heres where I will argue with him and would like all your thoughts. He is telling me to run with a 255-30-19 Rear because the 265 will rub? Anyone had this. Im running a 07 335i with Sport Package RWD. Would really like to get the 265 on there but last thing I want to do is rub.

Thoughts and then I will shut up! Really appreciate everyones help on this. Learned more about wheels, rims, sizes, etc then I ever thought I would.

Thanks
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265 or 275 easily and you can add 5-10mm spacer w/265 but not necessary. If it rubs for some reason you can adjust camber in the back just a bit and problem solved but it shouldn't.
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No I do not have any wheel spacers. @ bornadog do you have wheel spacers? Pics?
No I don't.

Also have a read from the Australian Forum:here
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