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      10-09-2018, 12:18 PM   #1
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E92 LCI xDrive any clearance issues with 9in front and 10in rear wheels?

Looking to buy new wheels in a few days so I have a few questions about fitment. The wheels in question are 18x9" ET38 front and 18x10" ET33 rear. My car is a E92 LCI. Will I have any fitment issues with these wheels this size and will I need spacer for flush fitment? Thanks for the help!
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What size tires are you planning to run?
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Plan is to use 225/40 in the front and 255/35 in the rear both Continental DWS. It'll be a bit of stretch but I will up size to 235/40 and 265/35 in the Spring. The car is on stock xDrive suspension by the way.
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With the staggered setup have you factored in rolling diameter since you have an xDrive?
Front and rear tire diameters should only differ by ~1% at the most to avoid damage to the xDrive system.

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Looking at the two proposed tire sizes you will be ok.

As for the wheels I can say the rear will be close to flush, fronts will need a spacer to be flush.
Easiest way is to put the wheels on and measure the distance from the wheel lip to edge of fender in mm.
Then buy the applicable spacer.
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Front will likely need a small spacer, either 5 or 10mm, to clear the strut
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