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      02-28-2013, 08:37 AM   #1
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ONLY Experienced agressive offset owners only. E92 pre lci. Please chime in.

I am looking at running the following wheel and tyre specs...
Front
9.5"x19" et22
235.35.19
Rear
10.5"x19" et25
265.30.19

Varrstoen ES5 rims.

My main objective here is to avoid rubbing alltogether...I know I know...another guy that thinks he can avoid rubbing whilst running small offsets. But stick with me please. I know a few people run this setup, and all say that they rub a little on big dips at speed etc...

I have already rolled but not pulled my rear arches. I am lowered on h&r sport springs and koni dampers FYI. I have been told by my Bimmer garage that I need to run bump stops in the rear....is this necessary? Or can I get away with it?

I know that running agressive offsets and wide tyres will inevitably result in rubbing even if you add a little negative camber.
But what is it people are rubbing on? Is it the arch itself or the inner fender lining? I was hoping either cutting the fender lips back or modding/cutting the inner arch liners would give all the space needed to avoid rubbing all together? Who has done this and is it possible?

On an e92 pre lci, what is hidden behind the arch liners and is it a bad idea to cut them out?

Please help out. Only people with current or previous experience with agressive offsets fitted to the e92 pre lci Please.

Many Thanks!
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From my experience with rubbing the main area of concern is where the metal arch joins the plastic rear bumper. The main problem is that the join spot on the metal can be quite rough, and will scrape your tyre on dips.

Mine still rubs occasionally but I took a dremel to the inside of that join to smooth it out and then give it a dab of anti rust. Should stop it damaging the tyre
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      03-02-2013, 10:04 AM   #3
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Thanks bud! Big help..I'll keep that in mind.

I haven't come across anyone who has had to mod their front plastic arches yet.
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