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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 02-12-2013, 03:22 AM
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Will these wheels fit my e30 318is?

hey guys just picked up a e30 318is and i need to buy wheels that dont stick out of the guard to get it registered for road use.

from what i have found the original wheels are 15x7 4x100 with a +25 offset? if someone can verify this also please?

now its really hard to find wheels like this,
but i have come across 15x7 4x100 but with a +20 offset.
they are from interstate so i cant really test fit them,
i was wondering if anyone would know if they would sit inside the guard or give me problems hitting the inner guard?

edit: heres a link to the wheels
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Nemoto-Me...item460c75a548
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Hub bore: 73.1mm
will this be a problem?

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Old 02-12-2013, 05:35 AM
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Measure, measure and measure. You should be able to work it out. Would your local wrecker have an original set?
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:29 AM
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I'm not sure these are a good buy... replica rs's generally are made of cheap materials when made in the USA so being Chinese/Japanese make you wonder what kind of quality do they have.
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:34 PM
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Measure, measure and measure. You should be able to work it out. Would your local wrecker have an original set?
I have tried so many wreckers, only could find a original pair in Adelaide which doesn't look like a clean
Would you be able to tell me how to measure it correctly? any tips or hints? would really appreciate it.

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I'm not sure these are a good buy... replica rs's generally are made of cheap materials when made in the USA so being Chinese/Japanese make you wonder what kind of quality do they have.
I know replica's are often poor quality but I'm having trouble finding a set of wheels for the car, it's been sitting there for months got odd wheels and can not register it for this reason.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:55 PM
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The wheels you have will be marked some where with diameter and width. That will tell you (apart from the obvious) what numbers you are aiming at when you take your measurements, so you can work out where to measure to get those dimensions.
Inset/off set: Set a straight edge on the RIM (not tyre) across the diameter on the rear of the wheel. measure down to the face that bolts to the hub. You know the full width so your measurement will tell you if the hub face is in the middle or off-set one way or the other. Take it from there.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:58 PM
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The Rims will fit and the offset will work on all corners. Your BMW can fit 15, 16 or 17x8 at 20mm. They will fit close to the fender well edge and give your lowered ride the "tucked" look. If your plan is to keep the rims under the genders, you can run anywhere from 15-35mm offset in the rear and 20-35mm in front. You will require hub centric rings to reduce the rim bore size to 57.0 mm. Make sure you get a set of the metal ones and not those cheap plastic ones.
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