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      02-01-2013, 12:15 AM   #1
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17x8 Et34 square setup on sport e90 pre-lci..too narrow?

Thinking ab going square on style 284 (17x8 et34) on my sport e90 pre-lci since i really like style 284..what recommended tire size i can run these wheels, will 225/45/17 too narrow in rear or it will look fine..??
im currently running style 161


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You will be fine with 225/45/17 tyre and its not too narrow. Wheels are sunken in though, but its a nice looking wheel.You could always add spacers. I have 17x8 et20 front and 17x8 et10 (style 122) rear as my winter setup.
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the front acctually same as my 161 in front, just concern ab the rear idk how mm spacer should i add in rear without have to roll my fender...
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the front acctually same as my 161 in front, just concern ab the rear idk how mm spacer should i add in rear without have to roll my fender...
I haven't roll my fenders and 17x8 et10 with 225/45/17 doesn't rub and im lowered with HR sport.Probably something like 15-25mm spacer.
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This is stock fitment on many e90. It does look narrow a bit, but nothing a 10mm spacer can't fix.
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Thanks for all advice guys.. I assume 10-15 mm spacer will be good just enough to add in the rear then..
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Thinking ab going square on style 284 (17x8 et34) on my sport e90 pre-lci since i really like style 284..what recommended tire size i can run these wheels, will 225/45/17 too narrow in rear or it will look fine..??
im currently running style 161

I have 225/45 winter tires on 17x8 style 185 et 34 and use 15 mm Turner hubcentric spacers in the back. It looks great considering it's a winter set. I would go 235 square w/15mm spacers in the back for summer/as tire. Easy clean fit.
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I have 225/45 winter tires on 17x8 style 185 et 34 and use 15 mm Turner hubcentric spacers in the back. It looks great considering it's a winter set. I would go 235 square w/15mm spacers in the back for summer/as tire. Easy clean fit.
will 235/45 messing speed odo a little, i think i just stick with 225/45 and put 15mm spacer in the rear..!! what ya thinK
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will 235/45 messing speed odo a little, i think i just stick with 225/45 and put 15mm spacer in the rear..!! what ya thinK
No, you need 235/40 or 225/45. If it was me I would go 235. 225 is narrow in my opinion unless it's winter tires but either works.

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235/45/17 is fine - I have them on My 2009 LCI with 17x8 ET34 rims non-staggered. Tires are the wide fitting Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 1 and there is still a lot of space.
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235/45/17 is fine - I have them on My 2009 LCI with 17x8 ET34 rims non-staggered. Tires are the wide fitting Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 1 and there is still a lot of space.
How does it look on the rim? I'd imagine that tire in particular would "bulge" a bit on an 8" wheel.
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235/45/17 looks like this on my E90 LCI. Pre-LCI will have more rear fender gap.
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i run 225/45/17 on a 18x7.5

youre fine. does it looks narrow. yes it does.
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i run 225/45/17 on a 18x7.5

youre fine. does it looks narrow. yes it does.
do you run any spacer.? i know it look narrow but try to make it not look too bad...got into this problem cause like the style 284 (
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235/45/17 looks like this on my E90 LCI. Pre-LCI will have more rear fender gap.
are those with spacer or without? they look just good enough for me
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do you run any spacer.? i know it look narrow but try to make it not look too bad...got into this problem cause like the style 284 (
No, but even with spacers, from the rear it just looks thin. wider tires should help. you can run a wider tire no problem. try 245's

but i do plan on getting 15mm front and 20MM rear spacers, because the wheels looked "sunked".
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are those with spacer or without? they look just good enough for me
No spacers on my car. Since your car is pre-LCI, it has a narrower rear track width so the wheels will be 8 to 10mm further sunken in than mine.
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