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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 06-11-2013, 06:58 PM
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Ideal tire size?

Looking to get a set of staggered wheels for my e30, 16x7 front 16x8 rear, +15 offset, whats the ideal tire size for each size rim respectively? Was planning on getting a set of 205/40 or 45 R16s. And will I have to roll the fenders and/or use wheel spacers with these size wheels? Thanks!
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:56 AM
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Looking to get a set of staggered wheels for my e30, 16x7 front 16x8 rear, +15 offset, whats the ideal tire size for each size rim respectively? Was planning on getting a set of 205/40 or 45 R16s. And will I have to roll the fenders and/or use wheel spacers with these size wheels? Thanks!
What suspension are you on?

You wont need spacers but you will need to roll your fenders.
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:25 AM
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What suspension are you on?

You wont need spacers but you will need to roll your fenders.
I have KYB struts and Eibach springs
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:33 AM
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I have KYB struts and Eibach springs
We need specifics. Which model springs do you have?
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Old 06-16-2013, 03:51 PM
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We need specifics. Which model springs do you have?
Not sure, got em off forums, figured they were just the standard set, painted a dark blue, lowered the car an inch in the front and 1.3 inches in the rear I believe.
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:52 AM
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Re: Ideal tire size?

The offset and spring combo will require stretched tires and rolled fenders on all corners. Look at 195 or 205s for tires.
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