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      09-28-2011, 12:22 PM   #1
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E90 LCI - ET35 Up front - Anyone running more aggressive lowered?

So I am running 19x8.5 et35 up front on a 225/35 series tire. I am lowered, fenders are not rolled, would prefer NOT to. No rubbing and the clearance in the wheel well seems tight esp when I crank the wheel the whole way, but again not rubbing. My wheel still seems a little tucked, just wondering if anyone is running a similar set-up with a more agressive off-set on a lowered car, w/no roll? If so, what specs and do you rub at all?

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19x9 ET31 with 245/35. Lowered. No rub. Flush.
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19x9 ET31 with 245/35. Lowered. No rub. Flush.
E90 right? Are your fenders rolled? Any modifications to the wheel well?

I just don't see how that could fit esp considering the tire size and wheel width! I can barely get my finger between the wheel well and my tire when I crank the wheel the whole way over.
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E90 right? Are your fenders rolled? Any modifications to the wheel well?

I just don't see how that could fit esp considering the tire size and wheel width! I can barely get my finger between the wheel well and my tire when I crank the wheel the whole way over.
E90. The front fenders are not rolled at all and no modifications. I have Bilstein PSS9's, set to the highest setting (which is still extremely low). Camber is set to -1.0 degree.

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Here are some more photos showing the front wheels in detail: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=527634
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E90. The front fenders are not rolled at all and no modifications. I have Bilstein PSS9's, set to the highest setting (which is still extremely low). Camber is set to -1.0 degree.

I appreciate the feedback. Can't view the photos from my work computer for some reason, but reading through your posts it appears you are rubbing up front.

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I have not rolled the fronts yet. It rubs very, very rarely on the front with the Bilsteins set to the max height (even max height is extremely low). I do have the fronts set to the max negative camber possible (alignment pin punched out, no camber plates). I might roll the fronts when I get a chance.
I would guess I might be able to get away with a 5mm spacer up front.
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A 5mm spacer could work for you because of your tire size. We recommend a 235 for a 19x8.5 so since you're running a slightly narrower tire you could space the wheels out a tad.
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I appreciate the feedback. Can't view the photos from my work computer for some reason, but reading through your posts it appears you are rubbing up front.



I would guess I might be able to get away with a 5mm spacer up front.
That rubbing was with a bad alignment. The shop did not set the camber properly (they had one side set to -0.6 and one side set to -0.9). After going up to -1.0 for both, the rubbing went away.
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A 5mm spacer could work for you because of your tire size. We recommend a 235 for a 19x8.5 so since you're running a slightly narrower tire you could space the wheels out a tad.
Thanks Kevin, but now that you mention it, I think I am running a 235/35, sorry for the confusion. Do you still think that would be okay?
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With a 5mm spacer you still might be able to pull it off. I can't guarantee it though since it isn't exactly our recommended fitment with the added spacer.
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You can run 9.5" et20 with a 225 and not rub.
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Et20??? Are you running this offset? Pics?
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That rubbing was with a bad alignment. The shop did not set the camber properly (they had one side set to -0.6 and one side set to -0.9). After going up to -1.0 for both, the rubbing went away.
i may try 19x8.5 245 et23 once i do the m3 front control arm conversion. hopefully there will be enough camber
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I'm currently running a 235/35 nitto nt555 19x8.5 et23 (with 10mm spacer) up front with no rubbing and lowered on the Eibach Pro Kit, OEM Performance Shocks and SP Perch. I'll post a close up pic later tonight.
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Et20??? Are you running this offset? Pics?
Yes. I have 18x9.5" et19 225/40 and do not rub.
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I apprciated all of the replies and input. I am leaning towards trying the MS 5mm spacers sold by eas.

Depending how the fronts go may try 3mm spacers in the back running with
a 265/30 series tire.
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I'm currently running a 235/35 nitto nt555 19x8.5 et23 (with 10mm spacer) up front with no rubbing and lowered on the Eibach Pro Kit, OEM Performance Shocks and SP Perch. I'll post a close up pic later tonight.
Woudl love to see those pics! I am runnign the same wheel/tire size and suspension set-up and I just don't see how et23 would work unless your fenders were pulled/rolled.
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mrj25 found this post/pics of your car running et34 w/5mm spacers. guess this was before you up-sized your spacers. so you didn't get any rubbing on the fender liner when going over dips or when you cranked the front wheel as far as it would go?

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As promised, I finally got my eibach pro's installed with performance dampers and SP perches! The ride is a definite improvement and the springs provide a noticeable drop. My wheels are 19x8.5 et34 front and 19x9.5 et34 rear with a 5mm spacer which makes it et29. There is no rubbing and the ride is perfect. Here's a few pics taken this morning





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Woudl love to see those pics! I am runnign the same wheel/tire size and suspension set-up and I just don't see how et23 would work unless your fenders were pulled/rolled.
No rub in the front and rear at all. I upsized the front to a 10mm and the wheels do not poke out as aggressive as I thought it would. I tried having the 10mm on the rear but it rubbed as I do have the fenders rolled. It looked really nice but I needed a ride that felt comfortable so I experimented the 10mm up front and put the 5mm on the rear and so far so good. I had 2 passengers in the rear and 1 up front and no rub at all. Here are pics I took just right now at the park. Excuse me for my wheel center caps as I do have custom vinyl black overlays on the way for my Varrstoen 1.1.2.

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Thanks for the pics. So you say you are rolled in the back or was that a typo? If you're rolled I won't likely be able to fit 5mm in the back then since I am not rolled and I have no plans to roll. Maybe could get away with 3mm in the rear.

What brand spacer are you running? Any vibration issues at speed?

BTW, your car looks great!
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