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      02-02-2010, 11:58 PM   #23
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I had thought about these too, and while I agree the V710s do look good and more agressive, there is something about the concavity of the wide rear VB3 (especially if I can fit a 19 x 10) that really attracts me!
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.
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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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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.
Seriously? No rubbing? Man, my 19x9.5 w/ 33mm offset are close - when the tires were brand new they would just barely kiss the wheel liners if I hit a bump at max cornering speed. Since then tires have worn a bit eveything is spot on though. I must be missing something... With the shorter offset I take it they are further in? Assuming you're talking about positive offset which I think you are judging by the "+". I wonder where my tires were actually hitting; guess I never looked. Mine are pretty flush with the quarter though (I think anyway).

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Hey Gary,
Do you have any info on the rear fog light switch you showed me? Did you order if from a dealer?

Is this pretty much what you did?

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=265

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Hey Gary,
Do you have any info on the rear fog light switch you showed me? Did you order if from a dealer?

Is this pretty much what you did?

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=265

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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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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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Seriously? No rubbing? Man, my 19x9.5 w/ 33mm offset are close - when the tires were brand new they would just barely kiss the wheel liners if I hit a bump at max cornering speed. Since then tires have worn a bit eveything is spot on though. I must be missing something... With the shorter offset I take it they are further in? Assuming you're talking about positive offset which I think you are judging by the "+". I wonder where my tires were actually hitting; guess I never looked. Mine are pretty flush with the quarter though (I think anyway).

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No rubbing at all. Here are some pics:



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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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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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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 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?
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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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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



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.
Ok, that makes a whole lot more sense. I think you'd be rubbing all over the place is you had a 22mm offset

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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!

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No rubbing at all. Here are some pics:



Man that's a sharp looking setup. Totally changes your car with the wheels!

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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.
I heard that there are certain brands of tires that are better for tight applications. Toyo rings a bell. I'm running BFG g-Force KDW's - I think the sidewalls are a little more chunky which could have been why they rubbed a bit when they were brand new. I've also read that 275's are about as big as you can go without rolling the quarter (as long as you have your offset right). I'm sure guys have gone bigger though. I wanted to do 275's really bad but I didn't want any issues and the 265's are actually the proper section to have on a 9.5" wheel.

Good luck on figuring out your setup - I did a ton of reading and decided to play it as safe as possible. Oh I should note, that the BFG's will touch something up front when at full lock going in reverse only. Seems kind of strange but that's what they do As a side note, from what I've read my tires are "ok" tires for the money. I think they are awesome but sounds like some people think they are noisy. I've been very happy with the winter traction of all things - they go through side streets much better then my stock RFT's Summer grip is awesome in the dry and web but I honestly don't have much to compare them too as this is my first car with a halfway good suspension!

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Brian,

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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EDIT: how hard does that front cover come off? I'm technically profiencent and have the tools. The reason I ask is it would be fun to do an intercooler - I've been eyeing the Helix but I have no clue what I'd get. The problem I have after seeing your car is I just got done telling Anvar (135i) about how I think I'm just going to drive my car. But now, I don't know. I think 380 at the tires has a nice ring to it. I'm waiting to Vishnu to give some of us the green light to hit the dyno. I'm sure the code is good I just don't want to go down to APS and then have new code come out the next day. Have you ran your car? I'm dying to know what you're making right now and to see the curves. Let me know if you want to run down to APS with me. I'm kind of stuck going back there since that's where I started - I'd probably rather do DB Performance but then again, they don't have a DynoJet either which is what I'd prefer to run my car on. Kick it around - Todd is a pretty cool guy down there. He does mainly high HP 'Stangs but I think he was a little surprised to see my 335 actually put a little power to the ground (not as much as you're doing though).

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