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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 01-07-2015, 01:02 AM
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18" wheels scratches

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I am new to the bimmer forums, and i was just wondering what could i do to stops the scratching sound on the rear wheels after installing the 18"s with 225/40 R18 tires ,,, is it gonna be very stiff or i have problems with my rear suspensions,, i have OEM springs with KONI adjustable dampers
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Old 01-07-2015, 07:59 AM
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Yeah I have the same problem on my e36 as well but I have some m3 rims on it 18 x 9.5 on the back and it rubs. What your going to have to do to your fenders is roller fender them which can to try to solve the problem. Other than there's nothing much you can do other than add fender flares, but many people don't do that.
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Old 01-07-2015, 08:16 AM
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It sounds like you installed wheels & tires that don't fit on your car as it came from the factory. You need to have your fenders rolled and hope that doing so provides enough clearance. If not, you'll just have to buy a different set of wheels that fit properly. A fender roll will probably allow those wheels to work, though. It's hard to say from the photos you posted, but it looks possible.
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A fender lip roll will get you about 1/2" of added clearance. After that you can get about 3/4" to 1" of fender pull for added clearance. If that doesn't do it, then you're getting out the sawzall and buying fender flares.
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Old 01-07-2015, 03:23 PM
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Thanks all i will give it a try ,, i think its gonna work
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