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      Yesterday, 08:35 AM   #1
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18" Snow wheels don't clear M Sport brakes

Hi all,

I've had 18x8.5 et35 Square setup VMR V710 as snow wheels on my past E46 330Ci ZHP and E90 Msport 335, shod with Bridgestone Blizzaks. Shame on me for assuming that since they were 18" they would clear my M Sport brakes on my 2014 335 M Sport, because they dont!!!!

Rears fit perfectly. In the front, the calipers scrape the inner barrel of the wheel. I literally need like 1-2mm of clearance.

This is a real kick in the nuts as the tires are in good shape.

I see having three options:

1. Buy a set of all season or snow 19" to go on my 19" option stock wheels
2. Find a set of 18" wheels that will clear.
3. Third option that I'm not thinking about that you guys might have

Cost is a concern, especially since I have money invested in a good set of wheels/snows already.

Thoughts on what to do?

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Just buy 3-5mm spacers and make sure you get extended bolts. And remember, F-series spacers are going to be different than E9x and earlier generations.
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Just buy 3-5mm spacers and make sure you get extended bolts. And remember, F-series spacers are going to be different than E9x and earlier generations.
Spacers don't help when it comes to the calipers making contact with the inner barrel of the wheel.

OP: if cost is concern, how would going up to 19s help any? Just find a decent set of 18s that will fit, swap the tires over, and sell your current 18s that don't fit.
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apex's 18" fit those brakes fyi.
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Spacers don't help when it comes to the calipers making contact with the inner barrel of the wheel.

OP: if cost is concern, how would going up to 19s help any? Just find a decent set of 18s that will fit, swap the tires over, and sell your current 18s that don't fit.
My mistake I thought he said spoke clearance
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