wheels again

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wifevanda
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wheels again

Post by wifevanda » Wed 03 Jul, 2013 15:52

Front - 225/40ZR18
8J x 18, Offset 47, 5 stud,

Rear - 255/35ZR18
8.5J x 18, Offset 50, 5 stud, Hi just brought these mv1 wheels will they fit. ? and I use my16 inch wheel bolts does any one recommend any spacers and finally fallen tyres which ones for all year driving thanks for any help.

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Re: wheels again

Post by Gazza » Wed 03 Jul, 2013 16:44

Usual offset (ET) is 41 so you will have to use spacers to maintain the distance from the suspension
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Re: wheels again

Post by Happypaul » Fri 05 Jul, 2013 14:09

Hi,dont mean to hijack but I have just bought a set of E46 19INCH M3 alloys,,with 225/40/19 255/35/19 tyres,,no idea of offset,,do I need spacers to fit like the above ?
Cheers
Paul

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Re: wheels again

Post by Jonttt » Fri 05 Jul, 2013 14:54

Happypaul wrote:Hi,dont mean to hijack but I have just bought a set of E46 19INCH M3 alloys,,with 225/40/19 255/35/19 tyres,,no idea of offset,,do I need spacers to fit like the above ?
Cheers
Paul
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Re: wheels again

Post by Robert T » Fri 05 Jul, 2013 15:17

You may need negative spacers. These are very rare and are made of unobtainium. If you find some do let us know. :twisted:

Seriously, you need to check the offsets. Spacers are only any use if you want to move the wheels outwards from the hub. If you need to move them inwards (as the wheel must not stick out beyond the bodywork for it to pass an MOT) then you have no option but to ditch the wheels, unless you're prepared to change the axle for one from a 1.9 pre-facelift.

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wifevanda
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Re: wheels again

Post by wifevanda » Fri 05 Jul, 2013 16:10

So if we are trying to obtain a offset of 41 and your rims are 50 'we need spacers 9mm ?how I got this right .

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Re: wheels again

Post by BladeRunner919 » Fri 05 Jul, 2013 16:24

Depends on the width of the wheel, clearance between wheel and suspension etc.

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Re: wheels again

Post by Gazza » Fri 05 Jul, 2013 16:44

wifevanda wrote:So if we are trying to obtain a offset of 41 and your rims are 50 'we need spacers 9mm ?how I got this right .
If the wheel is the same width, yes to maintain the same clearance on the suspension etc
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