In Reply to: A little explanation posted by Lee on January 09, 2002 at 13:27:53:
I've seen cars with this setup and it does look quite a bit better, IMO, with the wheels farther out.
Rear rims in 7.5 to 8.5 width mounted with 225 or 235 tire section should have an offset of approximately 20mm.
Nowadays, there is a wide selection of rims coming from the e36 range. Only problem is that those wheels come with a 35mm offset. The spacers that everyone talks about are added to the wheels so that it reduces the offset (35-15=20). Spacers are used to adapt a rim that otherwise would not fit, and not necessarely to widen the track as is the habit with Porsche 911s.