Tirerack
Use the following links to go directly to useful tirerack winter items: Tirerack Winter Tires. Gary's Winter Tire FAQ.
Using the links directly supports E90Post with tirerack sales commision!

  E90Post
 


TireRack

   PLEASE HELP SUPPORT E90POST BY DOING YOUR TIRERACK SHOPPING FROM THIS BANNER, THANKS!
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > Wheels and Tires Forum Sponsored by The Tire Rack > Will it fit E90 Sport - 18x8.5 ET35 & ET20



Wheels and Tires forum Sponsored by The Tire Rack
Please help to directly support e90post by doing your tirerack shopping from the above link. For every sale made through the link, e90post gets sponsor support to keep the site alive. Disclaimer

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      07-20-2011, 03:48 PM   #1
Nugget64
Banned
Canada
4
Rep
282
Posts

 
Drives: 325i Sport Pkg
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (0)

Will it fit E90 Sport - 18x8.5 ET35 & ET20

I have a 2006 325i Sport Package - E90

Will this fit!!!

V701 18x8.5 all around but staggered offsets ET 35 and ET20



THANKS GUYS!!
Appreciate 0
      07-20-2011, 04:52 PM   #2
VMRWheels
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor
VMRWheels's Avatar
257
Rep
15,990
Posts


 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Anaheim, CA

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2014 BMW F22  [0.00]
2013 BMW F06  [0.00]
2013 BMW F30  [0.00]
Yes, this would work with a 235 tire all around.

-Charles@VMRWheels
__________________

VMR | Wheels - Mitch A. | p. 714-442-7916 extension 107 | e. Mitch@velocitymotoring.com | ** VMR Holiday Special! **
Appreciate 0
      07-20-2011, 05:07 PM   #3
Nugget64
Banned
Canada
4
Rep
282
Posts

 
Drives: 325i Sport Pkg
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (0)

would 235/40/18 work for front and rear? or 235/35/18 front and rear??
Appreciate 0
      07-20-2011, 05:43 PM   #4
VMRWheels
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor
VMRWheels's Avatar
257
Rep
15,990
Posts


 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Anaheim, CA

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2014 BMW F22  [0.00]
2013 BMW F06  [0.00]
2013 BMW F30  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nugget64 View Post
would 235/40/18 work for front and rear? or 235/35/18 front and rear??
235/40 would be the proper ratio.

-Charles@VMRWheels
__________________

VMR | Wheels - Mitch A. | p. 714-442-7916 extension 107 | e. Mitch@velocitymotoring.com | ** VMR Holiday Special! **
Appreciate 0
      07-20-2011, 05:59 PM   #5
Nugget64
Banned
Canada
4
Rep
282
Posts

 
Drives: 325i Sport Pkg
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (0)

so im currently at 255/40/17 for the back.. and i change to 235/40/18 and everything is cool? Sorry I'm new in the tire/wheel game
Appreciate 0
      07-20-2011, 08:50 PM   #6
brocklanders
Captain
brocklanders's Avatar
13
Rep
983
Posts

 
Drives: the uno, mineral white
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: houston

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
06 325  [0.00]
here is a 325 with sportlines and 8.5 et18 and 9.5 et20 in my opinion these aggressive offsets only look good if the fender touches the tire as in no wheelwell gap, if i got coils i think this would have looked perfect. but in theory your rears wheels would be a half inch in, it sounds like you will be fine best thing to do is put them on and measure for spacers if needed.
Attached Images
 
Appreciate 0
      07-21-2011, 12:59 AM   #7
John_01
Colonel
John_01's Avatar
Australia
24
Rep
2,051
Posts

 
Drives: E90 325i, E82 135i
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia

iTrader: (0)

Going for 235/40/18 all round will work well. ET20 on the rear will be ok, but you can go a bit more agressive on the rear if you want to (ET12 would be about the max). No matter which offset you use it won't look like the pic above because your rear tires aren't as big. For me I'd probably tolerate a bit of a gap from the fender with the 235 rear tires, but thats just a personal preference.
Appreciate 0
      07-21-2011, 08:53 AM   #8
Nugget64
Banned
Canada
4
Rep
282
Posts

 
Drives: 325i Sport Pkg
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (0)

woah... really? I thought ET20 would be aggressive as hell!

My other option is to go staggered 8.5F, 9.5R..(I love the look of fat tires in the back.. I feel as if going from 255 to 235 in the back would be a downgrade)

Will the 235's in the back look smaller than the 255's or is the look pretty much dictated by the rim width? aka.. the 235s on 8.5 will look the same as the 255s on 8.5s i have on now.. but just a tiny bit more stretched?

Thanks to all the help guys.. appreciated like crazy..
Appreciate 0
      07-21-2011, 09:13 AM   #9
John_01
Colonel
John_01's Avatar
Australia
24
Rep
2,051
Posts

 
Drives: E90 325i, E82 135i
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia

iTrader: (0)

In many cases you can fit up to 275 on a rim with ET33 on pre-LCI sedan. Doing the sums it gives the same fender clearance as 235 with ET13. On thats basis ET20 is a trouble free fitment.

255s on a 8.5" rim has a really chucky look, whereas 235 should have a perfect shape just like the manufacturer intended. Visually its easy to see the difference, except the standard 255 Bridgestones aren't particularly wide compared to many other brands. Generally most brands of 235 on 8.5" will only have square sidewalls at the point where the tyre contacts the road. If you go for a track oriented tyre like Advan AD08, Dunlop star specs etc, then the sidewalls will be pretty square all around - just as though you had chosen a size 10mm wider.
Appreciate 0
      07-21-2011, 09:32 AM   #10
Nugget64
Banned
Canada
4
Rep
282
Posts

 
Drives: 325i Sport Pkg
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by John_01 View Post
In many cases you can fit up to 275 on a rim with ET33 on pre-LCI sedan. Doing the sums it gives the same fender clearance as 235 with ET13. On thats basis ET20 is a trouble free fitment.

255s on a 8.5" rim has a really chucky look, whereas 235 should have a perfect shape just like the manufacturer intended. Visually its easy to see the difference, except the standard 255 Bridgestones aren't particularly wide compared to many other brands. Generally most brands of 235 on 8.5" will only have square sidewalls at the point where the tyre contacts the road. If you go for a track oriented tyre like Advan AD08, Dunlop star specs etc, then the sidewalls will be pretty square all around - just as though you had chosen a size 10mm wider.
Makes sense.. thanks! Planning on going with the V12's as its the tyre of choice around here.. and do the 235s all around.. at least then I can rotate front/back on the same side!
Appreciate 0
      07-21-2011, 09:44 AM   #11
jackb
Captain
jackb's Avatar
26
Rep
946
Posts

 
Drives: E92 335xi, E36 M3 Vert
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Montreal /Plattsburgh,NY

iTrader: (1)

Personally I would go ET20 all around would not go lower then 245 , the 245 is the perfect size tire for an 8.5 rim and will look much better
There is more then ample room ( I run 265 in the back on 18x9 ET22)
Your car is a sedan and will have more room in back

here's my car in winter mode
17 X 8 ET35 front and ET20 Rear 225 all around
Look at all the room left


Same car summer mode
18 X 8 ET20 Fr 18X9 ET22 Rear 235/265 staggered
(I would have preferred running 245/275 but 275 was too wide for the rear)


Rear wheel
__________________

Last edited by jackb; 07-21-2011 at 09:50 AM.
Appreciate 0
      07-21-2011, 03:47 PM   #12
brocklanders
Captain
brocklanders's Avatar
13
Rep
983
Posts

 
Drives: the uno, mineral white
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: houston

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
06 325  [0.00]
after doing my wheels and tires on my 325, if i were to do it over i would do very similar to what you are thinking. i would get a non deep dish 18x8.5 et20 245/40/18 and put a 12 or 10mm spacer in the back.

non related, i love those summer wheels jackb, i had those in 17 on my old 528, they were the reason i bought the car. didnt know they made them in 18, that was a good find.
Appreciate 0
      07-22-2011, 12:07 PM   #13
drake757
New Member
Russian Federation
0
Rep
8
Posts

 
Drives: BMW 325 2007
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Moscow. Russia.

iTrader: (0)

Send a message via ICQ to drake757
Hi. Not to produce clone topics will ask here. Just bought BMW 325 '07. Looking for 18 wheels and found nice set of Rial rims 8J front and 9J rear with ET20. Plan to use 225/40R18 on front and maybe something with 235 or 245 width on back. Will this config rub my fenders?
Appreciate 0
      07-23-2011, 01:17 AM   #14
John_01
Colonel
John_01's Avatar
Australia
24
Rep
2,051
Posts

 
Drives: E90 325i, E82 135i
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by drake757 View Post
Hi. Not to produce clone topics will ask here. Just bought BMW 325 '07. Looking for 18 wheels and found nice set of Rial rims 8J front and 9J rear with ET20. Plan to use 225/40R18 on front and maybe something with 235 or 245 width on back. Will this config rub my fenders?
245/40/18 is probably fine unless you choose really wide brand of tire. The 245s will be 16mm larger diameter than 225/40/18, so I'd go for 235 fronts if you will use 245 on the rear.
Appreciate 0
      07-23-2011, 09:38 AM   #15
jackb
Captain
jackb's Avatar
26
Rep
946
Posts

 
Drives: E92 335xi, E36 M3 Vert
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Montreal /Plattsburgh,NY

iTrader: (1)

I have 265 in the rear with ET22, so 245 will be a breeze
__________________
Appreciate 0
      07-25-2011, 03:19 PM   #16
drake757
New Member
Russian Federation
0
Rep
8
Posts

 
Drives: BMW 325 2007
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Moscow. Russia.

iTrader: (0)

Send a message via ICQ to drake757
Thanks for your comprehensive answers guys. I already start to love this forum =)
Appreciate 0
      03-24-2012, 05:36 AM   #17
vnb
New Member
0
Rep
8
Posts

 
Drives: e90 320d
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: bucharest

iTrader: (0)

I'm bringing this bad boy back to life .
Can anyone tell me if the rear tires will rub on e90 in the folowing setup : et25 9j 255/35 18 . I have the wheels at et 35 and was wondering if I could fit a 10mm spacer in there without having to roll my fenders .
cheers
Appreciate 0
      03-24-2012, 12:24 PM   #18
remmib
General
remmib's Avatar
Norway
352
Rep
26,253
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 F10 520d M-Sport
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Norway

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by vnb View Post
I'm bringing this bad boy back to life .
Can anyone tell me if the rear tires will rub on e90 in the folowing setup : et25 9j 255/35 18 . I have the wheels at et 35 and was wondering if I could fit a 10mm spacer in there without having to roll my fenders .
cheers
If it's a pre-LCI e90, I'd say ET25 won't rub.
__________________

F10 520d M-Sport Alpine White | HRE P43SC 20x9+20x11 | Michelin PSS 255/35+295/30 | KW V3 Coilover | M5 Front Sway Bar + M550d Rear Sway Bar | 3D Design Front Lip | BMW M Performance CF Spoiler | BMW M Performance Diffuser | BMW M Performance Black Grills | BMW M Performance Pedals |
Appreciate 0
      03-24-2012, 11:10 PM   #19
jackb
Captain
jackb's Avatar
26
Rep
946
Posts

 
Drives: E92 335xi, E36 M3 Vert
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Montreal /Plattsburgh,NY

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by remmib View Post
If it's a pre-LCI e90, I'd say ET25 won't rub.
agreed
__________________
Appreciate 0
      03-25-2012, 09:17 AM   #20
vnb
New Member
0
Rep
8
Posts

 
Drives: e90 320d
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: bucharest

iTrader: (0)

forgot to mention that I have the H&R sport kit on so a -20mm on the back .
Appreciate 0
      10-17-2012, 03:47 AM   #21
LeeNguyen
Enlisted Member
LeeNguyen's Avatar
0
Rep
40
Posts

 
Drives: 335 . E90 325
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Bmw

iTrader: (0)

I read .. Thanks
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
e90, et20, v701

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:36 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST