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 > E90 lci - wheel help!



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
      03-15-2013, 11:51 AM   #1
freddym8692
Private
United_States
1
Rep
69
Posts

 
Drives: 2010 BMW 328xi - Space Grey
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Roselle Park, NJ

iTrader: (1)

Send a message via AIM to freddym8692
E90 lci - wheel help!

So I have 2010 e90 328xi in Space Gray. My car currently has those ugly 16 inch rims and this year I'm finally looking into upgrading them. I've been looking into getting TSW Nurburgring in the Matte Gunmetal finish. I've been doing lots of research on the forums and since its my first time buying wheels I want to make sure I'm doing this right. I want to definitely run a staggered setup. For the tires & rims:

Front: 225/40 r18 rim size: 18x8 5x120 et35
Rear: 255/35 r18 rim size: 18x9.5 5x120 et40

My questions regarding this setup is if the offsets are good for the rear? Like will it be flush to the fender, stick out or be a tucked in? Another question is if cosmetically will these rim widths look good on the car? Also just want to make sure that tire sizes are correct and won't cause any problems and that rim widths won't cause any problems.

Please any input that is given would be greatly appreciated!
Appreciate 0
      03-15-2013, 03:44 PM   #2
freddym8692
Private
United_States
1
Rep
69
Posts

 
Drives: 2010 BMW 328xi - Space Grey
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Roselle Park, NJ

iTrader: (1)

Send a message via AIM to freddym8692
Bump!!! any input from anyone would truly help me out, trying to order these ASAP!
Appreciate 0
      03-16-2013, 04:47 AM   #3
EstrlM3
Private
1
Rep
54
Posts

 
Drives: SGM 330i
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: So Cal

iTrader: (0)

plug in your 16" rim information into the calculator at teh top of the page and then punch on the new wheel information and see what it says.

then measure on your car
Appreciate 0
      03-16-2013, 05:02 PM   #4
John_01
Colonel
John_01's Avatar
Australia
24
Rep
2,052
Posts

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

iTrader: (0)

The ET35 and ET40 offsets are good for the LCI E90. Its a conservative fitment, so you don't need to worry about rubbing. You will probably have 10mm clearance between the tires and the fender. You safely choose 235 front and 265 rear tires for those rims if you want to. However 225 and 255 widths may be better in your case because the diameter match is better for your AWD 328xi.
Appreciate 0
      03-17-2013, 04:04 AM   #5
Hybrid For Life
Banned
Germany
43
Rep
2,119
Posts

 
Drives: Out of Spec
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Santa Barbara, CA

iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by EstrlM3 View Post
plug in your 16" rim information into the calculator at teh top of the page and then punch on the new wheel information and see what it says.

then measure on your car


Use that tool provided, so helpful
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

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 PM.




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