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      02-03-2010, 11:01 AM   #23
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My summer wheels are 19 x 10 for the rears. Offset is +22mm. No problems with fitment at all. I'm actually thinking about adding some spacers so they are more flush.
Interesting! Can I ask what kind of tire you are fitting? I'm hearing conflicting stories of what rubs and what doesn't on both 9.5 and 10 wide rims. If I go 10 wide it may limit my tire choices...
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@ Nick and Brad, I guess BMW NA don't trust us to use rear foglights correctly! (Looking at some Audi and MB drivers maybe I can understand that). Anyway, if you guys are interested I could see how much the light switch is at the dealer in my hometown back in Ireland. I'm sure it'll be a little more than the $60 I paid for mine from Tischer, but at least you'll be sure that you have a genuine OEM part. Let me know.

PS I saw some members on here have rigged the blanking plug on the US switch to function as a button. You do get correct function of the lights and the dashboard warning lights, but the switch will not have the actual lighted rear fog symbol. It's a cheap option if you are not bothered about having the OEM looking switch.
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Interesting! Can I ask what kind of tire you are fitting? I'm hearing conflicting stories of what rubs and what doesn't on both 9.5 and 10 wide rims. If I go 10 wide it may limit my tire choices...
I'm currently running 265/30/19 on the rear. Also I misspoke about my offset, it's actually +37mm, not 22. Here's a link to the set I got: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=138470

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I'm skeptical - that car is lowered (a lot IMO) and with a 10" wheel that is all ready in the wheelwell it really doesn't rub at all? I'd need a ride - going from 394 E to 94 N by the new Twins park there is a long lefthand sweeper with bumps - my car would always rub when the tires were new and I was driving that corner hard. I can see no rub on a smooth road but but add bumps like Hwy 100 at 75 MPH? I don't know man............

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EDIT: that's with 265/30's on my car. I suppose with his offset that might make all the difference though (22 compared to 33mm) as the wheel would be slightly more inboard?
I've hit some big bumps at 75-80 and had no rubbing. The wheels don't sit fully flush with the fenders right now so there's actually a lot of clearance in the wheel well. But if you need a ride to confirm that's cool.
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OK, so to try and put some numbers to this, talking about the rear only:

Stock set up is style 189, 18 x 8.5, ET37 with 255/35 tires

By switching to the following options:

19 x 9.5, ET33 with 265/30 tires: would have 9mm less clearance to the strut, and the outside of the wheel would extend a further 17mm

19 x 10, ET37 with 275/30 tires: would have 19mm less clearance to the strut, and the outside of the wheel would extend a further 19mm

19 x 10, ET38 with 275/30 tires: would have 20mm less clearance to the strut, and the outside of the wheel would extend a further 18mm

It would be interesting to see just how much clearance there is to the strut and fender edge with the stock wheels, at least to see how much space there is to play with - any ideas?

Aaron, what brand of tire do you have? It would seem that some tires cause rubbing issues while some do not, even when the same size. Also, do you have much stretching / rim protrusion beyond the sidewall with a 265 tire on a 10 wide wheel?
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Aaron, what brand of tire do you have? It would seem that some tires cause rubbing issues while some do not, even when the same size. Also, do you have much stretching / rim protrusion beyond the sidewall with a 265 tire on a 10 wide wheel?
Currently using General Exclaim UHP's, nothing fancy. There is a small amount of stretch with the 265 width, but not too bad. But that might vary by the style of the wheels too.
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Hey Guys, I also forgot to subscribe to this thread! I've been busy the last few days with school and destroying my car's front end. Sorry it's taken a few days to respond to PMs. As I mentioned at Imola, I started with the brake ducts this week, and it's way more than I bargained for. Let's just say my car I needed to make custom brackets to hold the radiator and intercooler in place, because I cut the front bumper support out. I'll post up a DIY in the suspension/brake section in a couple days, but I'm still waiting to get to the machine shop to make brackets out of billet instead of crappy steel.

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Yeah, that's mine. My lifetime motocross number is 375, and it's one of those inconspicuous things that very few people would notice--and inside thing. I actually got the number for a 735il, and switched them around.
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I just posted up a few more pics in the suspension/brakes section.

I will be updating it as I get the billet aluminum bracket done and the dust guards to mate with the hoses.

Here's the link!

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=347978
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That looks like a total pain in the ass by the way! I bet it will really help out though when you're on the track - I really want to go up there with someone that can show me how to get started. I know it's a dangerous dangerous thing to do because I can TELL that it's HIGHLY addictive. It's also cool to see a 335 being tracked; it would be interesting to see how much the performance power kit would cool your car down? I think an aftermarket OC is probably next on the agenda?

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You should look into joining the BMWCCA. The local chapter here does all sorts of driving events including a few trips to Brainerd over the summer. All the events include instructors too. Tons of fun!
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No rubbing at all. Here are some pics:

Beautiful as always! Yeah, some spacers will make flush. :drool


I really like those V701s that Kevin put on my car but I was looking through my old pictures. I feel like I'm going to regret switching..... My summer wheels are M3 CSL reps.



EDIT: Looking through our conversations here, I think we need to start a Minnesota Chat Thread.
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Good point Martin, these threads are really taking off! I'll see if we can get a "sticky" thread like the Chicago and WI guys have
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i'm mounting them up right now. The full set came yesterday. You know you guys can always use mnbmw, it just needs users!
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i'm mounting them up right now. The full set came yesterday. You know you guys can always use mnbmw, it just needs users!
Good point, it's pretty quiet over there! Did you ever get some window stickers made up like the mnaudi guys have? After seeing one on the R8 last weekend I'm starting to notice them on lots of Audis!
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So I talked to Evan at Tischer today - BMW is not exporting those switches to the US anymore!! He told me to call ECS tuning but I'm quickly loosing intrest. I mean it would have been great to just give them my numbers and have it at the end of the week but going through a 3rd party; eh, I don't know.

They do have the factory spilt armrest on sale for 245 now though - tempting but I'm not feeling 245 on an armrest (even though it's sweet and it's a stellar deal). I just want that damn switch!

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No dice man. ECS is your only route to get the switch domestically (according to the Tisher parts guys in MD). That's what Gary did awhile back...

Here's the e-mail I got from Tischer:

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Hi Nick,

Unfortunately the euro headlight switches are no longer available for US BMW dealerships to order from BMW. You'll need to check ebay, or some of the aftermarket companies.

Check with ECS tuning as I think they import them....
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Right on, thanks for the info

We actually do have the Genuine European BMW headlight switches available below... This switch enables operation of the rear fog lamps.

Click HERE to order or for more information.
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Yup I'll be ordering one soon also...when my tax return shows up. Let us know how the install goes Nick

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Just ordered... I've been meaning to check you guys out - thanks for making it easy. Just think, this one post just netted 132.08USD for what - 1 minute of your time? Not bad!

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Thanks for the order! Please let me know if there's everything else you need!

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Yup I'll be ordering one soon also...when my tax return shows up. Let us know how the install goes Nick

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Sounds good, once you do feel free to post, pm, or email! I'll do whatever I can to help!

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