Click to go to Forum Home Click to go to maXbimmer Home

Go Back   maXbimmer Forums > maXimum Tech > 3 Series > E36 (1991 - 1999)
User Name
Password


Welcome to Maxbimmer.com!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 09-20-2009, 09:44 PM   #1
Pongs318
3rd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: toronto
Posts: 372
Style 5

I have staggered style five rims 8"/9" rears tryed it on my e36
tires on rigth now is 235/45 and 255/40 and it's rubbing you think
it's going to be ok to put on 205/40/17 all around or just put the 235/45
at the rear thanks in advance
Pongs318 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2009, 08:37 AM   #2
LondonWraith
1st Gear Newbie
 
LondonWraith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: London, On
Posts: 42
pretty sure on e36 you can't run a 9" rim on the back without a high (is this right?) offset.
__________________
LondonWraith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2009, 12:57 PM   #3
Pongs318
3rd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: toronto
Posts: 372
e39 offset,but my rear have the stock springs and front is lowered,but i think i'll try and see what it looks like with the rear is lowered with the 9" rears
Pongs318 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2009, 01:10 PM   #4
Dr. Flyview
Formerly Flav_cool
 
Dr. Flyview's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Toronto
Posts: 4,365
Send a message via MSN to Dr. Flyview
With e39 tires you will have to run skinny tires. That is, 215s or 205s. BTW the proper tire size is 235/40/17 not 45...
__________________

1998 BMW 328is - summer
1994 BMW 325i - daily
1992 BMW 325i - totaled
1988 Mercedes Benz 190E 2.3-8V -
sold

Dr. Flyview is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2009, 02:49 PM   #5
Pongs318
3rd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: toronto
Posts: 372
thanks,does anybody have a pix of style 5s on e36,i think im going with 205 40 17s,thanks
Pongs318 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2009, 08:55 PM   #6
Mystikal
Moderator/Event-Coordinator
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Stance
Posts: 12,754
I have the staggered 18" E38 ones on my car.

We pulled (flared) the rear fenders for clearance. It was the only way, as the RIM was rubbing. With how severe that was, I'm not sure that the 1" smaller diameter is going to prevent you from having to do the same.
__________________

@stancejay
Mystikal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2009, 09:08 PM   #7
Pongs318
3rd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: toronto
Posts: 372
you drop the rear's or stock spring's,how much did you pull the rear fender's out,will fender rooling do the trick thanks
Pongs318 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2009, 09:11 PM   #8
Pongs318
3rd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: toronto
Posts: 372
oh and thanks for the pix,what tire size you running thanks
Pongs318 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2009, 08:19 AM   #9
Mystikal
Moderator/Event-Coordinator
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Stance
Posts: 12,754
The rear is only about .5" lower than stock. But I have a '95 US Spec M3, my stock rear is a lot lower than yours.

The rear fenders are pulled out pretty severely, basically the factory quarter edge angles down to 90 degrees flat towards the ground, while mine continues the outward slope of the higher part. Probably a 10-15mm difference at the bottom of the fender edge. 215/35/18 tires.
__________________

@stancejay
Mystikal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2009, 05:57 PM   #10
344i
5th Gear Member
 
344i's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: .
Posts: 1,122
^ As Jay said.

I have 8" wide style 5s in 17". they need 205 40r17 to clear with no fender pulling or rolling. Thats a super skinny tire for our roads. I am going to try 215s next year.
344i is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2009, 12:29 AM   #11
Dr. Flyview
Formerly Flav_cool
 
Dr. Flyview's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Toronto
Posts: 4,365
Send a message via MSN to Dr. Flyview
^^ 205's are not super skinny, they are just as skinny as the stock 205/60/15... But then again I'd much rather get real style 5s in the proper e36 offset, and run 235/40/17
__________________

1998 BMW 328is - summer
1994 BMW 325i - daily
1992 BMW 325i - totaled
1988 Mercedes Benz 190E 2.3-8V -
sold

Dr. Flyview is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2009, 09:16 PM   #12
344i
5th Gear Member
 
344i's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: .
Posts: 1,122
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr. Flyview View Post
^^ 205's are not super skinny, they are just as skinny as the stock 205/60/15... But then again I'd much rather get real style 5s in the proper e36 offset, and run 235/40/17
205 40r17 on a 8inch wide rim is super skinny.
344i is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2009, 11:51 PM   #13
Pongs318
3rd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: toronto
Posts: 372
yeap 205 40 is ok want to go 195 at the fronts,its just that the wheel gap is the same on 344i 's pix even when its lowered will try to post pix
Pongs318 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2009, 01:02 AM   #14
344i
5th Gear Member
 
344i's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: .
Posts: 1,122
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pongs318 View Post
yeap 205 40 is ok want to go 195 at the fronts,its just that the wheel gap is the same on 344i 's pix even when its lowered will try to post pix
i have 205 40r17. My car is lowered. The tire is too skinny!!!

You need minimum 215s, sorry. Also, 205s have crappy stability, too thin.

I suggest you get 215s with all the holes on our roads.
344i is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2009, 05:49 PM   #15
HuD 91gt
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 71
I've got 16" E39(ET20) Style 29's on my E36 with 205's, and they rub, even with a slight fender roll! But they look good Bilstein PSS Coilovers at their max height.
HuD 91gt is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.