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12-01-2005, 05:41 AM
Hey everyone! I'm new to these boards, so please go easy on me. I have a 1995 BMW M3 and just got some new wheels for but am afraid they won't fit. Could someone tell me if these will fit w/out rubbing or spacers:

Wheels are 17x7.5, 5-120boltpattern, ET20, CB 72.5
Tires are 225/50/VR17


12-01-2005, 03:55 PM
Pretty sure they will not fit as the offset is too low. Adding a spacer won't help, it will make it worse.

12-02-2005, 11:15 AM
Nope won't fit. You need something in the range of 36 to 44 for offset.

12-07-2005, 10:45 PM
YO, whats crackin?? so far i know, i say Go with Wheels with Off-set between 35-45. If you have 17s, consider wrapping them in 225/45/17. If 18s go with 225/35/18. If you dont do so, tires will not rub the fenders. they will rub directly the splash shields leaving a hole in them. Stay cool bro....

12-08-2005, 06:00 AM
The 95 M3 came with 235-40-17's on the DS1 wheels (17x7.5 et41), The ltw came with 235 front and rear on staggered forged rims. I have had 245-40 17's on 17x8 et 40 front and rear and have had no rubbing. You must have the car really slammed to have rubbing with 235's.