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    Anyone got 9" wide wheels

    looking at getting at set of bbs lm's 18x9 wheels for the car what would these be like any rubbing etc any advice would be appreciated

    i know would look stupidly high until lowered but anything else i should look out for


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    You just need to run stretch. So 215/35/18 and you'll have no problems. Heres my car on 19 x 9 ET41 lowered 65mm on KW V2s wearing 215/35/19s, no rubbing with 3 in the back


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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    you need a US spec tailgate...
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    Talking about split rims - you must get a big split in opinion on those red wheels!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sub39h View Post
    you need a US spec tailgate...
    No I don't, they are too deep, but the recess is gettin done anyway lad, 2 steps ahead of you.

    Quote Originally Posted by c_w View Post
    Talking about split rims - you must get a big split in opinion on those red wheels!!!
    They went last year, but actually no, everybody LOVED them.

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    I take it that they are real LM's and are 5x114.3 as they dont come in 5x112 in a 18". If they are the ones I have said then they are ET 48 so you will more than likely need to run a spacer on the front to clear the strut.

    Here is a pic of my 8x18 et 41 and 9x18 et 41 Super RS. I run 215 on the front and 225 on the rear.









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    Those need to be on an old BMW, not a newish A3 IMO!

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    Quote Originally Posted by c_w View Post
    Those need to be on an old BMW, not a newish A3 IMO!
    Your wrong

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    Haha ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanS3 View Post
    Your wrong
    haha i agree they would look mint on a mk1 M3 but think they really suit the S3 as well, the white on white looks fantastic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by IanS3 View Post
    Your wrong
    seconded, now ian get the centres black and try em on my motor


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    Quote Originally Posted by jungleman View Post
    haha i agree they would look mint on a mk1 M3 but think they really suit the S3 as well, the white on white looks fantastic!
    Na you want BBS E50's on a E30 M3, another one of my fav wheels.

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    just googled, they are pretty close in looks!
    think either would work on an E30
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    Ians car pulls off those wheels, to get into the "euro style" or the "scene" you need to join edition38 forums, and certainly attend Ultimate Dubs in March 2011.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    No I don't, they are too deep, but the recess is gettin done anyway lad, 2 steps ahead of you.
    glad you're on top of it . take it you have no plans of selling up any time soon then lol


    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    They went last year, but actually no, everybody LOVED them.
    i'm surprised they didn't polarise opinion. imho i don't think the red goes with Akoya at all, but you obv loved them and that's what's important - and clearly others agreed with you anyways lol. as much as i disliked the purple before it's grown on me quite a lot. what does it look like on silver Fat 5s?

    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    Ians car pulls off those wheels, to get into the "euro style" or the "scene" you need to join edition38 forums, and certainly attend Ultimate Dubs in March 2011.
    hmm that look is just not really my thing... i'm too much of an OEM+ boy.

    i saw a Tornado Red Jetta V on colour coded BBS Impuls tho and that looked pretty good
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    ive got 19 x 9 on mine with a 50mm offset, 235/35/19 do catch on the back dropping off speed bumps and sometimes mid corner but my car is lowered by 25mm. Ive been told 225/35/19 are ok and wont catch

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    Quote Originally Posted by sub39h View Post
    glad you're on top of it . take it you have no plans of selling up any time soon then lol
    Fronts getting done as well, and car will be here for a few years yet lad


    Quote Originally Posted by sub39h View Post
    i'm surprised they didn't polarise opinion. imho i don't think the red goes with Akoya at all, but you obv loved them and that's what's important - and clearly others agreed with you anyways lol. as much as i disliked the purple before it's grown on me quite a lot. what does it look like on silver Fat 5s?
    At first people were shocked, but when people like my mother think they look good, then you know its full of win The red worked as its the contrast. The purple works as there is purple in the paint Car looks GAY on Fat 5s:



    Quote Originally Posted by sub39h View Post
    hmm that look is just not really my thing... i'm too much of an OEM+ boy. i saw a Tornado Red Jetta V on colour coded BBS Impuls tho and that looked pretty good
    The sayin goes, whatever floats your boat

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    ... but when people like my mother think they look good, then you know its full of win...
    Like when she tells you you're the best looking boy in the world?
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    Ok they are 18x9 and running 215x40x18 any gd

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    Not a fan of stretched tyres myself. I prefer the "edge" to a tyre LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by chunkerz View Post
    Ok they are 18x9 and running 215x40x18 any gd
    "Shud be ok"

    Quote Originally Posted by Khufu View Post
    Not a fan of stretched tyres myself. I prefer the "edge" to a tyre LOL
    Stretch is necessary for people who want slam + no rubbing though brother

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    Stretch is necessary for people who want slam + no rubbing though brother
    Na, just need to get Leepu in & he will re-do your arches & fire on some 6" spacers ;-)
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    Well they r like new so for 400 would that be a good buy or not im confused!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khufu View Post
    Na, just need to get Leepu in & he will re-do your arches & fire on some 6" spacers ;-)

 

 

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