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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 12-28-2012, 10:44 PM
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My new DSII's

Got a set of DSII's for $450. No curbrash, perfect condition. All of them have good Faulken tires with about 1/2 tread. Pretty happy about it.

Anyway, I'm running racelands right now and 12mm spacers to get my style 41's (came on the car) to fit.

Put my DSII's on (The tires are 245's btw) and they stick out past the fender about a half inch.

What should I do
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:45 PM
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get 5mm spacers

stretch tires

roll fenders

get new wheels




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Old 12-28-2012, 10:46 PM
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get 5mm spacers
I could get new wheel spacers but don't they have the same offset as the style 41's...which rub without the 12mm's?

Also I dig the wide tires. Handling > Low IMO

Rolling fenders right means I gotta buy a fender roller if I'm correct...

and no.

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the ds2's sounds like a square set.


are they all 245's on the tires?

the style 41's are 7j wide i think

ds2 is 8.5 wide. so the 12mm spacer is making the ds2 et29 which is increasing the distance between the strut and the wheel.
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the ds2's sounds like a square set.


are they all 245's on the tires?

the style 41's are 7j wide i think

ds2 is 8.5 wide. so the 12mm spacer is making the ds2 et29 which is increasing the distance between the strut and the wheel.
Yeah they are a square set, 245's all the way around. So run 5mm spacers to have a Et of 34 and maybe roll some fenders?
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With a stock suspension, you can run DSIIs with 245s all around with no spacers (or fender rolling) whatsoever. If you're on Racelands, the only thing you should need is a small spacer up front (10mm or less) to clear the lower spring perch. Shouldn't need anything out back.
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With a stock suspension, you can run DSIIs with 245s all around with no spacers (or fender rolling) whatsoever. If you're on Racelands, the only thing you should need is a small spacer up front (10mm or less) to clear the lower spring perch. Shouldn't need anything out back.
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