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      06-09-2017, 10:35 PM   #1
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Want to Increase Ride Height. what do i need?

Hi guys i want to increase my Ride height to give more room in the wheel well for bigger alloys what do i need. I have BMW 318D M SPORT SUSPENSION.
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      06-09-2017, 11:09 PM   #2
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Hi guys i want to increase my Ride height to give more room in the wheel well for bigger alloys what do i need. I have BMW 318D M SPORT SUSPENSION.
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What size wheels do you want?
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The only thing that affects ride height is your springs. However unless you're thinking of something really extreme in the wheels dept., you should be able to accommodate most wheels with stock suspension provided you choose the correct offset. You may need to have the rear wheel arches rolled, however.

Out of interest, most people fitting larger wheels feel the need to lower the car, not raise it, because the larger wheels make the car look like it's on stilts...
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That's why I asked. What does your car have now? What do you want?
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My Car Has 19" Oem M3 Alloys 220m 29et Front And 23et Rears. Originally Car Came With 18" Oem 193m Alloys Et 34 And 37.
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I Have Already Bought The Alloys And They Are Fitted On The Car Now. I Would Upload Some Pics But This Site Does'nt Let Me.
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I Only Need To Increase The Rear As I Think When I Have Fully Loaded Car With Passengers And Stuff In The Boot It Will Rub.
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So you want to fit m3 wheels with the wrong offsets to the rear of your car. What body is it e90? What tire sizes frint and rear? You don't want to raise it. You can probably get away with some camber, rolling the fenders, or stretching them.
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Oem I think is 19x9.5 et 25 rear. With a 265 on them you'll need a fender roll and be fine depending on the body style and year. I had the same wheel size but et35 with 275/30-19 on my e93 2008 no rub and it was lower than sport with oem camber, no roll or stretch. With a 265 you'd only be sticking out 5mm more. I had a few mm of room. A 255 would be same as mine and no issues at all.
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What tires front and rear sizes do you want?
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i have 225 35 r19 front and 255 30 r19 rears
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the car is a e90 pre lci and Europe spec 220m alloys are different to ones in america its 29 et front and 23 et rear. i have no issue right now with rubbing but when i have passengers in the back then it will rub
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i have m sport car so the suspension should be a little stiffer
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