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      03-22-2013, 08:47 PM   #1
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VMR VB3 fitment advice please....

So I'm looking into picking up a set of VMR VB3's 19x8.5 up front and 19x9.5 in the rear on a '08 e90 328xi. I got a stock suspension set up at the moment but it will be dropped in the future. Any suggestions on what offsets to run? Options are fronts can be either 20 or 40 and rears could be 22, 33, or 45. I'm looking for a nice flush look with the fenders. I'd be looking to set these up with something like 235/35 in the front and 265/30 in the rear.

I did find when I was searching someone was running 19x9.5 et33 fronts on 235/35 and 19x10 et38 rears with a 5mm spacer on 265/30 with a stock suspension and I really dig the look. Would I have any issues running this set up? Would it be better to run 245/275? I think I've just read so many different things that my head is spinning and I don't know what to do anymore. Any help would be appreciated!!!
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So I'm looking into picking up a set of VMR VB3's 19x8.5 up front and 19x9.5 in the rear on a '08 e90 328xi. I got a stock suspension set up at the moment but it will be dropped in the future. Any suggestions on what offsets to run? Options are fronts can be either 20 or 40 and rears could be 22, 33, or 45. I'm looking for a nice flush look with the fenders. I'd be looking to set these up with something like 235/35 in the front and 265/30 in the rear.

I did find when I was searching someone was running 19x9.5 et33 fronts on 235/35 and 19x10 et38 rears with a 5mm spacer on 265/30 with a stock suspension and I really dig the look. Would I have any issues running this set up? Would it be better to run 245/275? I think I've just read so many different things that my head is spinning and I don't know what to do anymore. Any help would be appreciated!!!
I would go with 19x9.5 et33 with 235/35/19 front and 19x10 et25 with 265/30/19 rear. It will look better, because more concave to wheels and it's quite flush with fender.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=347791

What are you going to use for lowering the car?
If coilovers you might need small spacer to get more inner clearance to front, because coilovers are thicker than stock shocks.

For the rear you might need slight roll for fenders. Otherwise no other problems.

If you want to go with 19x8.5 front and 19x9.5 rear. I would pick Et20 to front and et22 to rear.Front tire 225/35 (you might get away with 235/35 too) and rear 265/30/19 or 255/30/19. Rear might need fender roll.

Few examples 19x8.5 et20 front
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...97&postcount=9

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...36&postcount=9

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...5&postcount=13

By the way 19x8.5 et20 will extend to same point as 19x9.5 et33.
19x9.5 et22 will retract 3mm from 19x10 et25.
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This is exactly the info I was looking for, much appreciated. Now I'll mull it over as to what I want to do, but deaf like the look of the 9.5 fronts and 10 rears. I'll def be going with coilovers when I drop it, most likely kw v1 or v2.
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This is exactly the info I was looking for, much appreciated. Now I'll mull it over as to what I want to do, but deaf like the look of the 9.5 fronts and 10 rears. I'll def be going with coilovers when I drop it, most likely kw v1 or v2.
No problem, i'm glad i can help.

Here is E91 with coilovers and 19x9.5 et45+15mm=et30 spacer and 235/35 front and 19x9.5 et22 rear 235/35/19.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=767510

When you go with 9.5 front and choose the et33 and it happens to hit your coilovers. (Don't know for sure will it hit or not)
You can buy 3-5mm spacer to front.Problem solved. If you wan't you can use this with the spacers.

http://store.vacmotorsports.com/vac-...ers-p2191.aspx

I have 18x9.5 et35 at front and it is about 2mm from stock shocks. Every now and then im thinking adding 5mm spacer and that hub extender.

Remember to choose et25, when you buy 19x10 at rear.
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Thanks a lot man, huge help. Many thanks.
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We generally recommend 19x8.5 ET35-40 front and 19x9.5 ET33 or 19x10 ET38 rear with 235/35/19 and 265/30/19 tires.
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I would go with 19x9.5 et33 with 235/35/19 front and 19x10 et25 with 265/30/19 rear. It will look better, because more concave to wheels and it's quite flush with fender.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=347791

What are you going to use for lowering the car?
If coilovers you might need small spacer to get more inner clearance to front, because coilovers are thicker than stock shocks.

For the rear you might need slight roll for fenders. Otherwise no other problems.

If you want to go with 19x8.5 front and 19x9.5 rear. I would pick Et20 to front and et22 to rear.Front tire 225/35 (you might get away with 235/35 too) and rear 265/30/19 or 255/30/19. Rear might need fender roll.

Few examples 19x8.5 et20 front
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...97&postcount=9

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...36&postcount=9

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...5&postcount=13

By the way 19x8.5 et20 will extend to same point as 19x9.5 et33.
19x9.5 et22 will retract 3mm from 19x10 et25.
Good info for a somewhat aggressive fit.
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We generally recommend 19x8.5 ET35-40 front and 19x9.5 ET33 or 19x10 ET38 rear with 235/35/19 and 265/30/19 tires.
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I would go with 19x9.5 et33 with 235/35/19 front and 19x10 et25 with 265/30/19 rear. It will look better, because more concave to wheels and it's quite flush with fender.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=347791

What are you going to use for lowering the car?
If coilovers you might need small spacer to get more inner clearance to front, because coilovers are thicker than stock shocks.

For the rear you might need slight roll for fenders. Otherwise no other problems.

If you want to go with 19x8.5 front and 19x9.5 rear. I would pick Et20 to front and et22 to rear.Front tire 225/35 (you might get away with 235/35 too) and rear 265/30/19 or 255/30/19. Rear might need fender roll.

Few examples 19x8.5 et20 front
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...97&postcount=9

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...36&postcount=9

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...5&postcount=13

By the way 19x8.5 et20 will extend to same point as 19x9.5 et33.
19x9.5 et22 will retract 3mm from 19x10 et25.
Good info for a somewhat aggressive fit.
Awesome, thanks
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I have the same setup on my car.. next best thing to alufelgen at way less cost..
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