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      05-15-2011, 06:03 AM   #1
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Hi guys,

I got a BMW E90 318i 2006

Im in a bit of a problem here

I've got Vertini Concave Magic rims
Front: 19x8" ET35 235/35

Back:
19x9,5 ET18 265/30

I live in norway, and the roads here are kinda bumpy.
Speed bumps dont make me rubb my rear wheels cuz i go around 10km/h over em :P

But sharp turns on a shabby road does.

I was thinking of getting coilovers to make the car stiffer.
like Bilstein pss 10 or H&R monotubes

Anyone tried em?

Then again i feel ill have another problem if i go for lowering the car with new coilovers.

I got ET18 on the rear wheels, maybe they stick to much out?

Help is much apreciated.

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Take it to a good body shop and do a very slight fender rolling. My co-worker did that to his 07 Lexus and he paid $50..
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      05-15-2011, 02:09 PM   #3
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By rolling the fenders, does the chassi get weaker?

maybe i can return my rims, Wich ET should i go for if so?

Thanks for reply guys!
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By rolling the fenders, does the chassi get weaker?

maybe i can return my rims, Wich ET should i go for if so?

Thanks for reply guys!
Not at all...just make sure the shop will not over do it.
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for some reason your rims don't look as good as they should...

check this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/51481493@N04/5493895646/
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      05-16-2011, 03:51 PM   #6
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for some reason your rims don't look as good as they should...

check this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/51481493@N04/5493895646/
The e90 on that pic has got 20" inch rims and is lowered.

20inch" rims in norway is a waste, to much mountains and bad roads, thats why i need some rubber :P hehe

anyway im looking forward to lower my car tho, anyone tried bilstein coilovers ?
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It's that ET18 that's causing the rubbing - I think an ET30 is the most you dare go. Take a look up there in the rear fender well and see if it's rubbing on the painted METAL part or just the carpeted inner fender lining?
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The rear rims are definitely way too low of an offset for a Non-M. You'll need to do some fender rolling to cure that issue. Generally the recommended fitment is a 9.5 +30-35 with a 265.

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Thanks for the answers guys!

I checked under the fenders, quite alot off paint thats gone :S

doesnt look like it has rubbed away all the layers tho, its on a whiteish color...

is it possible to cut the rims down in ET from the innerside ?
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As stated, roll your fenders, and to add on top some camber will help too.
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      05-23-2011, 02:34 PM   #11
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Thanks for reply guys!

Well i discused with the shop i bought the rims. They only have ET20 or ET45

So looks like im changing them in for ET45 and spaceing them out to ET27 and go down from 265/30 too 255/30. hope that will do the trick.
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