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Old 10-24-2012, 09:25 PM
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Now you said earlier that you have an original set as well as the replicas. Have you checked both?
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:26 PM
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Maybe check the under contact surface, or inside of the hub. What are they replicas of? Maybe we can find the specs of the authentication...
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Yes I do have originals in storage. No I have not checked them
Cos it's a bitch to get to them.

They are replica throwing stars. But do you reckon they would be exact as the originals down to offset?
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:03 PM
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Does every set of rims ever made have an offset number on them?
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:33 PM
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ok, so I have taken one of my wheels off and looked everywhere. There were no stapmings of anything with ET... Keep in mind these are replica rims. Whats another way of finding the offset?

However I did find the following (See Pics, not sure if it means anything to you)

Also my tire sizes are:
Rear: 235/45ZR17 94Y
Front: 235/45ZR17 97W

Let me know if any of this helps.
Ok, heres a post from someone on Bimmerforums who looks to have the same replicas as I do. He reckons the offset is ET15
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1831631

And here is another post with the same wheels saying the offset is +18
http://www.driftworks.com/forum/whee...18-offset.html

So can you do your calculation based on worst case scanerio and let me know?
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:04 AM
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Now before you said that you had original rims, as well as the replicas, if there identical then did you check the originals for markings too?
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ok i will be going on the assumption that they are 17X8 et18 (3mm wont make a much of a difference) and that you want agressive fitment with a stock ride height car?
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:37 PM
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ok i will be going on the assumption that they are 17X8 et18 (3mm wont make a much of a difference) and that you want agressive fitment with a stock ride height car?
17x8 et18 with an agressive fitment. The vehicle has been lowered 55mm in the front and 30mm in the rear (from stock ride height)
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17x8 et18 with an agressive fitment. The vehicle has been lowered 55mm in the front and 30mm in the rear (from stock ride height)
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Bump - 95E34 you worked it out fore yet?
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:30 AM
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Bump - 95E34 you worked it out fore yet?
apologies. I got hit with sandy.

Big green girl makes a great storage tank for generator fuel lol...

20-25mm Rear
5-10mm Front
Would put your fitment close to mine.

my REAR fitment is currently from the hub:
117.3mm of wheel inside
111.3mm of wheel towards the fender.

Your REAR fitment right now given the assumptions:
119.6mm of wheel inside
83.6mm of wheel towards the fender

You are 27.7mm further in your wheel well than I am. I'd go 20-25 so you avoid rubbing (I rub)

Please make sure than you get properly extended lugs with the right thread pitch to use. You should be able to get 5-7 full turns or so into the hub.
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:16 PM
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apologies. I got hit with sandy.

Big green girl makes a great storage tank for generator fuel lol...

20-25mm Rear
5-10mm Front
Would put your fitment close to mine.

my REAR fitment is currently from the hub:
117.3mm of wheel inside
111.3mm of wheel towards the fender.

Your REAR fitment right now given the assumptions:
119.6mm of wheel inside
83.6mm of wheel towards the fender

You are 27.7mm further in your wheel well than I am. I'd go 20-25 so you avoid rubbing (I rub)

Please make sure than you get properly extended lugs with the right thread pitch to use. You should be able to get 5-7 full turns or so into the hub.
I hope the bimmer was safe and tucked away in bed.

Thanks for the calcs. To be safe, do you reckon I should choose a spacer 5mm less than your calcs or safe to go with what you have worked on based on my assumptions on offsets?
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:33 AM
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I hope the bimmer was safe and tucked away in bed.

Thanks for the calcs. To be safe, do you reckon I should choose a spacer 5mm less than your calcs or safe to go with what you have worked on based on my assumptions on offsets?
E34 and 350z were in the garage. E28 weathered the storm, and successfully i should say also!!

Um, thats really your call. If it is a 13mm offset, youll get tons of poke and it probably wont even fit.
I love stanced euros so i'd do everything in my power to get proper fitment, which means checking the OEM ones not matter how far tucked away they are. 5mm is nothing really but if they are the 18mm and you do go 5mm less than we're talking 10mm difference from my calcs which would be noticable...
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:50 AM
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please update us on which sizes you get and your results.

Also, pictures or ban
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:32 PM
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Will be sure to post up pics, on hold for the moment as I just forked out for new pirellis and lower control arm rear bushes to be fitted.
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