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Old 09-10-2012, 04:59 PM
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Wheel fitment and size question

Hey guys, I would like to upgrade my stock 16" wheels to possibly 17"s. would I be able to safely run 17" wheels without having to roll my fenders and keeping my stock suspension. I bought some style 61 wheels and they look fantastic but I didn't account for the 20mm offset and they rub the fenders. I would like to get 17 inch wheels and what tire size would be suggested for good figment? Thanks guys
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:25 AM
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If you're going to use them on an E36, yes, you can use 17X7-17X8 with offsets of 35-45 and tire size 225/45R17.
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:08 AM
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I do see a lot of E36's running these D-Force LTW5 wheels, which is an excellent set of lightweight 17" wheels (or other sizes if needed). They're highly recommended to have your E36 loose a little weight as they're extremely lightweight. One 17x8" wheel weighs 15.5LBS, which is astounding if you ask me, so you might want to check these out:


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Old 09-11-2012, 12:21 PM
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Excellent, thanks for the info guys. Ill see what I can find. So 17x7.5 or 17x8 should work as long as the offset is between 35- 45mm. Excellent.
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:46 PM
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you might want to dig in this site:
http://www.wheelsanything.com/
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