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      05-16-2012, 10:28 PM   #1
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Flush Fitment?

Appealing to this wisdom of the tire forum again. Thanks for all the help so far!

My goal is to have a look that is a flush with the body panels as possible without rolling or rubbing or spacers or poke or stretch. (Yes, I am that old!) I have a LCI E92 that is not lowered, but I will likely lower it a by a small amount next year when the warranty is up. (Nothing slammed, my parking garage ramp is a very steep angle )

So, with VMR 710 wheels in the following sizes, will my wheels be flush or still be noticeably sunken in? If so, what might be a better fitment for my goals?

Diameter Width Offset 19 8.5 35 (fronts...235 tires)
19 9.5 33 (rears....265 tires)
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With no roll, no stretch, no camber that's about it. Maybe a 10mm in front and in back but you'll rub in back for sure lowered with spacers.
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Sunken. You can't be flush without fender rolling or stretch.
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Sunken. You can't be flush without fender rolling or stretch.
hehe...Alright...I'll be sunken then! I am of the mind to leave my fenders as nature, and the designers, intended. Looks super cool with rolled fenders on other people's cars, but I know that I keep cars at the longest for 3 years and a rolled fender will get noticed and be used to reduce the value of my car.

Hopefully, compared to what I have now, it will be a huge improvement!
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FWIW, nobody is going to notice properly rolled fenders when you trade in a car. Even if they did, why would they care? I think you are confusing rolling with pulling.
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hehe...Alright...I'll be sunken then! I am of the mind to leave my fenders as nature, and the designers, intended. Looks super cool with rolled fenders on other people's cars, but I know that I keep cars at the longest for 3 years and a rolled fender will get noticed and be used to reduce the value of my car.

Hopefully, compared to what I have now, it will be a huge improvement!
Rolled fenders look absolutely no different from the exterior. When done right, the average person would never know they are rolled. It will not reduce the value of the car.
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Have a look at avant garde m310's theyre the same price but stronger (low pressure cast vs. Vmr's gravity cast)

If I were you I would do 19x9.5 et33 up front and 19x11et33 you'd need to roll the rear fenders though.
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when youre that old you dont buy vmr's and or lower the car lol, just leave it stock and be old happy.
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CombatNinja, PCMkr, BMW325i and stretchandpoke.

Thanks so much for the comments, input and advice. I watched a few videos about fender rolling on youtube and learned you are right, it does not look as scary as it sounds. I was thinking it was pulling. So, if I have it correct, rolling the fender simply smooths out the inner lip of the body panel but does not change the exterior lines or appearance, correct?

As for being old, well, 37, and have modded many of my cars in the past. Just not as prepared for the hassles that can come up sometimes when I start changing things.

As for the VMRs, I have a really attractive option for buying this brand at a prices I can't get other rims for, so for me, they are by far the most price competitive. I already have VMR 710s on my car, but I went with 8.5" and 35 offset on all four corners, so the back wheel is very shy! So I will change the color and the rear wheel size so I fix a problem and get a new flavor!

Again, thanks so much for the education and advice. Love Bimmerpost and especially appreciate the technical advice you guys offer.
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