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Re: wheels (archive)

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Posted by Jon on March 07, 2001 at 11:04:45:

In Reply to: wheels posted by Tolu on March 07, 2001 at 08:36:48:

I have 225/40-17s on 17x8ET23 wheels and they rub, just a little, on the outsides of the tires when the wheels are turned just right with the suspension compressed a little. My car isn't lowered.

They rub on the plastic pieces inside the front fender, not on the metal so it's not a really big deal.

17x8.5s will stick out 5.35mm farther than mine (.25in - 1mm), so they will almost definitely rub a bit in the front but probably not too much. You can take the small (4x6?) panel out from the front of the wheel arch and that might fix it for you.

The lowering should not cause any problems with this size as mine definitely has an extra 6mm of clearance inside the fenders where the tires could tuck up in there.

What wheels are you interested in? A 30mm offset would clear the struts. It may or may not clear the brakes depending on the profile of wheel. If that offset is available, you might want to check it out. It would, most likely, eliminate all rubbing.


You've probably had this question, or similar, 101 times!!!

Will 8.5x17 wheels in a 24mm offset with 225/40/17 tyres fit on an m3 with Bilstein Eibach suspension mods??
(That's the smallest size the wheels I'm interested in are available in!)

Also does anyone know why the Ceccotto's sit higher at the rear than other M3's and is this retained when the suspension is modified or does it sit like any other lowered M3??

Many thanks in advance for any help!!

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