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2147RE: rims and wheels question

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  • Doug Dykaar
    Jan 31, 2004
      You can add spacers, BUT you need to make sure the lugs are long enough.
      What you CAN'T do is decrease the offset by maching the wheel. That reduces
      the the amount of metal the lug has to seat on, and thats bad.

      Below is a file I got from I forget where, summarizing what fits and sources
      for the info. Iys cut and paste from excel, so if you put it back into a
      spreadsheet, it should reformat correctly. I'll email the file to anyone who
      requests it.




      Wheel MFR Wheel Model D (in) W (in) OFF (mm) SP (mm) Tire MFR Tire Design
      DSW (mm) MSW (mm) Tire Over BS (in) Gap Whl BST (in) Gap Tire FS (in) FST
      (in) Gap Tire Comments
      BMW E34 Stock 15 7.0 20 0 Dunlop D60A2 215 230 0.5 4.8 0.7 5.3 0.4 3.2
      3.7 0.1 My measurements. Rear gap to fender lip was measured at tire
      centerline.
      BMW E28 TRX 15.3 6.5 22 0 Michelin TRX 200 210 0.4 4.6 0.9 5.0 0.7 2.9
      3.3 0.6 http://home.att.net/~ebaines/digest.htm
      BMW E28 TRX 15.3 6.5 22 0 Michelin TRX 220 230 0.8 4.6 0.9 5.4 0.3 2.9
      3.7 0.2 http://home.att.net/~ebaines/digest.htm
      MAS M5 replica 16 7.0 15 0 225 225 0.4 4.6 0.9 5.0 0.7 3.4 3.8 0.0
      Discount Tire website
      MAS E46 replica 16 7.0 20 0 225 225 0.4 4.8 0.7 5.2 0.5 3.2 3.6 0.2
      Discount Tire website
      BMW 850i 16 7.5 10 0 225 225 0.2 4.6 0.8 4.8 0.9 3.9 4.0 (0.2)
      http://www.diac.com/~cguy1/bmw/text/E28_Brake_FAQ.html
      TSW Hock R 16 7.5 15 0 225 225 0.2 4.8 0.6 5.0 0.7 3.7 3.8 0.0
      16 7.5 15 0 225 225 0.2 4.8 0.6 5.0 0.7 3.7 3.8 0.0 Rob Anderson's
      combo in front
      16 8.5 25 0 245 245 0.1 5.7 (0.3) 5.8 (0.1) 3.8 3.8 0.0 Rob Anderson's
      combo in rear
      AEZ Ecco 16 7.5 18 0 225 225 0.2 5.0 0.5 5.1 0.6 3.5 3.7 0.1 5/D, 5/H,
      7/1, 7/G, (max.173KW)
      BMW E28 M5 16 7.5 20 0 225 225 0.2 5.0 0.4 5.2 0.5 3.5 3.6 0.2
      AEZ Radon 16 7.5 20 0 225 225 0.2 5.0 0.4 5.2 0.5 3.5 3.6 0.2 5/D,
      5/H, 7/1, 7/G, (max.173KW)
      BMW E34 16 7.5 22 0 225 225 0.2 5.1 0.4 5.3 0.4 3.4 3.6 0.3
      http://forums.roadfly.com/e28/messages/archive/msgsy2000w20/15970.html
      MAS BBS RK rep 16 7.5 25 0 225 225 0.2 5.2 0.2 5.4 0.3 3.3 3.4 0.4
      Discount Tire website
      MM MM 11 16 8.0 15 0 Yokohama AVS Sport 225 240 0.2 5.1 0.4 5.3 0.4 3.9
      4.1 (0.3) "MSW" from BBS RK & Yoko AVS combo, assumed to be same for this
      combo
      BMW E38 750iL 16 8.0 23 0 Yokohama AVS Sport 225 240 0.2 5.4 0.1 5.6 0.1
      3.6 3.8 0.0 http://forums.roadfly.com/e28/messages/messages/27274.html;
      "MSW" from BBS RK & Yoko AVS combo, assumed to be same for this combo
      BBS RX 16 8.0 35 17 Yokohama AVS Sport 225 240 0.2 5.2 0.3 5.4 0.3 3.8
      4.0 (0.2) "MSW" from BBS RK & Yoko AVS combo, assumed to be same for this
      combo
      BBS RK 16 8.0 38 18 Yokohama AVS Sport 225 240 0.2 5.3 0.2 5.5 0.2 3.7
      3.9 (0.1) 18mm spacer required on front, Tire Rack includes it front & back
      BBS RK 16 8.0 38 0 Yokohama AVS Sport 225 240 0.2 6.0 (0.5) 6.2 (0.5) 3.0
      3.2 0.6
      TSW Hock R 17 8.0 15 0 215 215 (0.3) 5.1 0.4 4.8 0.9 3.9 3.6 0.2 Seemed
      to stick out awfully far w/ Dad's M3 wheels
      AEZ Radon 17 8.0 15 0 235 235 0.1 5.1 0.4 5.2 0.5 3.9 4.0 (0.2)
      BMW E34 M5 17 8.0 20 0 235 235 0.1 5.3 0.2 5.4 0.3 3.7 3.8 0.0
      http://www.gis.nsw.gov.au/staff/rnott/bmw/BMWText/technical/TireUpgradesOfTh
      e80s.html
      BBS RK 17 8.0 40 0 235 235 0.1 6.1 (0.6) 6.2 (0.5) 2.9 3.1 0.8
      http://forums.roadfly.com/e28/messages/archive/msgsy2000w32/21757.html
      BBS RK 17 8.0 40 18 235 235 0.1 5.4 0.1 5.5 0.2 3.6 3.8 0.1 18mm
      spacers!;
      http://forums.roadfly.com/e28/messages/archive/msgsy2000w32/21757.html
      BBS RK 17 8.0 40 22 235 235 0.1 5.2 0.3 5.3 0.4 3.8 3.9 (0.1) 22mm
      spacer required as per nascarplace.com
      Antera 17 8.5 14 0 235 235 (0.1) 5.3 0.2 5.2 0.5 4.2 4.1 (0.2)
      http://forums.roadfly.com/e28/messages/messages/29429.html (Bob G.)
      Niche Pultec 18 8.5 15 0 245 245 0.1 5.3 0.1 5.4 0.3 4.2 4.2 (0.4)
      check E28 archives







      Message: 1
      Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2004 05:03:42 -0000
      From: "abgueco2001" <abgueco2001@...>
      Subject: rims and wheels question

      i got a 520 e28. ive seen pics of these wearing 16's and 17's. damn
      do they look great, that's why i was elated to put on bigger
      magwheels. can anybody give me an advice which offset best fit? i
      bought a set 17 inch bbs magwheels, sad thing is those things where
      originally from toyota. i was thinking of taking them to a machine
      shop and have them fit my car? is that good? another problem is that
      the front wheel's 8 inches thick and the rear's 9, leaving me no
      choice but to put 235 for the front and 255 for the rear. will it do
      me any good if i use some spacers?
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