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      02-03-2013, 01:32 PM   #1
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255/9" Square Offsets & Fitment

Since searching here and other forums provided mixed results, I must ask.

What wheel offset range would fit a 255 tire on 9" wide wheel up front without fender work? It seems offsets around +35 should work, but results were mixed. It seemed the upper offset limit was about +40, where anything greater would rub the strut/spring. I wasn't able to find a lower limit before fender interference.

While it doesn't affect fit, I am looking for 18" diameter options.

Also, does anyone have wheel suggestions? I've been thinking about LTW5's in 18x9 +41 with spacers, but am open to suggestions.
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i am ordering arc-8 17x19 et 42 and planning to put 10 or 12mm spacer with 255/40/17. i would like to make sure they would them fit on my prelci without rubbing or fender roll.
i asked lots of people and they said yes and no so im confused also
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Hmmm, we're in the same boat.

Perhaps no one knows...
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      02-05-2013, 01:57 AM   #4
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I found this one but its with 265/35/18 and 9.5 et25 and im pretty sure it has negative camber added to front.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...1&postcount=27

If you compare your setup to that, the offset range would probably be something around 30.

Another one
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=591328
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I found this one but its with 265/35/18 and 9.5 et25 and im pretty sure it has negative camber added to front.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...1&postcount=27

If you compare your setup to that, the offset range would probably be something around 30.
I bet he performed fender work, but nothing was mentioned.

EDIT: 9.5"+25 is the equivalent of 9"+15.

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I saw that, and have PM'd the poster if the front, rear or both required a fender roll.

This thread seems to indicate +35 offsets would work.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=639559


Any other experiences?
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      02-06-2013, 10:33 AM   #6
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I bet he performed fender work, but nothing was mentioned.

EDIT: 9.5"+25 is the equivalent of 9"+15.



I saw that, and have PM'd the poster if the front, rear or both required a fender roll.

This thread seems to indicate +35 offsets would work.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=639559


Any other experiences?
I've had 9" 255/35/18 Hankook RS3 on my fronts with +35 offset (Apex ARC-8) with no rubbing on stock suspension. This is on an LCI '11 e92.

Now with aggressive camber, I can fit 265/35/18 with ease.
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      02-23-2013, 09:35 PM   #7
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there is like 2 inch gap on stock suspension in front, so 255s can fit easy, how about dropped?
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