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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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Old Thu, Jan-03-2019, 09:45:47 PM   #11
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Default Re: BMW Wheels No Longer Available

This was recent, I was on the hunt for a stamped staggered set and noticed it on the exact day they went out of stock on ECS. I called a couple local dealers and one told me they were NLA, the other said they would sell me a single wheel for something like $910. I was like wtf?

I ended up buying a set of 6 from a guy in England, I have a couple extra fronts if you want.

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Hmm, I don't think you need to roll the fender to fit a 17x8.5et41 wheel up front using a 245/40 tire.

On my car, no roll was needed to fit the above wheel/tire, with a 12.5mm spacer. Lowered on tck double (for now) with -2.2 camber which isn't too crazy, IMO.
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I’ve had 17x8.5 et 26 and it was no bueno. I’m pretty low though, and no camber plates. It definitely needed plates, but you might be right you could get away without a roll. But it’s tight with a lot of factors at that fitment.
I’m not talking about it not fitting if you didn’t need the spacer, it would, but depending on the coils you NEED that 12mm
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Old Thu, Jan-03-2019, 11:08:04 PM   #14
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Iíve had 17x8.5 et 26 and it was no bueno. Iím pretty low though, and no camber plates. It definitely needed plates, but you might be right you could get away without a roll. But itís tight with a lot of factors at that fitment.
Iím not talking about it not fitting if you didnít need the spacer, it would, but depending on the coils you NEED that 12mm
I don't think my front is as low as yours. I am changing my suspension setup though, tired of the camber plate noise on a street car. Plan is for koni+H&R sport springs and swapping strut mounts. Hoping the camber will stay roughly the same at about -2.2 or so.
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I don't think my front is as low as yours. I am changing my suspension setup though, tired of the camber plate noise on a street car. Plan is for koni+H&R sport springs and swapping strut mounts. Hoping the camber will stay roughly the same at about -2.2 or so.
I used to run the 17x8.5 Style 24's square. On Koni yellow and H&R Sport springs. I needed a 12mm spacer up front, swapped top hats for about -2.0 degrees camber. Worked great, no rubbing with a 245/40-17 tire even on track.
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I used to run the 17x8.5 Style 24's square. On Koni yellow and H&R Sport springs. I needed a 12mm spacer up front, swapped top hats for about -2.0 degrees camber. Worked great, no rubbing with a 245/40-17 tire even on track.


Great! Thanks for the feedback. That is the exact plan for my car.


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Yes, that is a possibility but I had not really considered going to a square setup. It may just be a lack of education on my part as to the benefit vs. downside of doing so. I know the look and feel of the stock setup so that was a safe choice.
Of course a another option is to go with non-oem wheels (although finding the right wheel design could be painful). What to do, what to do ...
I know that Porsche put staggered wheels on the 944 series because American drivers couldn't handle neutral handling so the staggered the wheels and tires to induce understeer. I bet the engineers went to the same business school.
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I know that Porsche put staggered wheels on the 944 series because American drivers couldn't handle neutral handling so the staggered the wheels and tires to induce understeer. I bet the engineers went to the same business school.
I have no objection to a square setup other than the unknowns.
I know what the staggered setup feels like and drives. Will I like or hate the square setup? Before I spend $600+ per wheel (not including new tires) I need to get some level of comfort that I won't regret the decision.
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Old Mon, Jan-14-2019, 05:00:19 PM   #19
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Well I guess it depends on how you have the car setup now. If you dialed out understeer now, going to a square setup might be exciting. But most people don't actually drive the cars hard enough to make any difference. I mean 5-6/10's on the street isn't a problem.

Besides, with a square setup you can actually rotate the tires...
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Old Mon, Jan-14-2019, 07:16:12 PM   #20
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I don’t recall any negatives when I ran 245 square on Kosei K1. I believe you will completely enjoy the driving feel. The only thing about 8.5” Style 24 up front is the 7.5” is better looking.
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