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      04-18-2011, 08:10 PM   #1
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E90 offset

I put a deposit down on an E90 SE but one thing i noticed is that the rear wheels sit in very far I dont have much knowledge or experience of bmws but i was wondering could someone tell me the reason why they sit in so far and is this normal for a 3 series.

Also where would be the best place to get a set of spacers.

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anyone? its starting to make me worry that they are the wrong wheels for the car
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      04-19-2011, 09:23 AM   #3
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They are the wrong wheels for the car. Probably copies 8" wide all round whereas the BMW offerings would be staggered and fill the rear arches more.

Nothing massively wrong though, the SE 16" wheels are often replaced with these copies.
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Think your wheels are MV3 replicas. 18 x 8 all round. The genuine staggered set up (8.5" rear) should fill out your wheel arches nice.

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thanks lads, the guy who owns that M Sport has fitted eibach spacers so thats why his fill out the arches nicely, i know of the car as it also lives in NI.

would these spacers fit the car?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2-X-20mm-BOLT-...ht_1590wt_1139
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thanks lads, the guy who owns that M Sport has fitted eibach spacers so thats why his fill out the arches nicely, i know of the car as it also lives in NI.

would these spacers fit the car?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2-X-20mm-BOLT-...ht_1590wt_1139
Those wheels certainly fill out the arches nice with spacers. but I think 20mm will be to much. Will bring your offset to around et14. That will be to aggressive.

et10 or 12mm should be ok

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BMW-Wheel-Spac...item3a631d4efb
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At the risk of going OT here AZZ, bt where bouts in Ireland are you from? Noticed the NI reg on that m sport too, lovely car with an equally nice reg!
IW would be the reg from my part of the world!
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I live outside Downpatrick mate, where abouts are you?

Yea it is an awesome looking M-Sport, the guy on ReallyMeanSounds.com doesnt own it anymore though.

Ive decided not to mess around with spacers, instead im gona get a set of wheels that are the proper wideness at the rear
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I'm from near magherafelt myself. I agree getting proper wheels with better offsets is probably a wiser move than starting into spacers!
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I've got the genuine 18" MV3 alloys on my E91, and I think I need spacers on those
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anyone know what size spacers are on this??
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