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      11-04-2013, 01:21 AM   #1
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lci and pre lci

I have read a few posts that read pre-lci have 8mm more room in the rear then lci, but no one says why. What is different between the 2.
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The lci has a wider track. Just add 8mm to the prelci offsets if you want to compare fitments.

9.5 et33 on a prelci is the same as 9.5 et41 on a lci.
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ok so the lci has a wider track. Does that mean the suspension is different. What part is different?
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ok so the lci has a wider track. Does that mean the suspension is different. What part is different?
Yes suspension is a little different. arms and the axle are longer and im sure there are other small differences. Why do you ask?
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I'm trying to fit oem m3 220m rims on my 09 e90 with stock M sport suspension. The rear rim is 19x9.5 with 23et.
Option 1: try to make the rears fit
Option 2: go with a square set-up 19x8.5 29et all around, but how large a tire can I run on a 8.5in rim for the rear? 265 or 275, I don't care about my speedo reading.
Either way I know I need my fenders rolled or cut.
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I'm trying to fit oem m3 220m rims on my 09 e90 with stock M sport suspension. The rear rim is 19x9.5 with 23et.
Option 1: try to make the rears fit
Option 2: go with a square set-up 19x8.5 29et all around, but how large a tire can I run on a 8.5in rim for the rear? 265 or 275, I don't care about my speedo reading.
Either way I know I need my fenders rolled or cut.
Rear should fit with fender roll, inner fender cutting. Also you probably need to cut out the fender/bumper bracket and add negative camber.

Here is one Lci with 19x9.5 et23 and some talk about fitting them. http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=898946
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I have seen that post, I don't want - camber. I think I'm going with a square rim set-up. If I can find someone to swap with me. Option 2 it is!
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I have seen that post, I don't want - camber. I think I'm going with a square rim set-up. If I can find someone to swap with me. Option 2 it is!
My wife has an AWD E350 4Matic and she has 8.5x18 inch wheels all around. She also has 245/40/18 tires.

You could possibly go with 255/30/19 size tires which are the same diameter as 225/40/18 and not feel any rub front and rear. Other option is 265, but check for rubbing issues in front when you turn lock-to-lock.
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My wife has an AWD E350 4Matic and she has 8.5x18 inch wheels all around. She also has 245/40/18 tires.

You could possibly go with 255/30/19 size tires which are the same diameter as 225/40/18 and not feel any rub front and rear. Other option is 265, but check for rubbing issues in front when you turn lock-to-lock.
4Matic is their AWD system so its just "E350 4Matic"
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4Matic is their AWD system so its just "E350 4Matic"
I know that, but the other forum member might not have, professor.

Better to be safe... and redundant... when going off topic and Mercedes nomenclature is not readily known.

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