R3VLimited Forums

Go Back   R3VLimited Forums > E30 Technical Forums > Suspension & Unsprung > Wheels & Tires

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-30-2019, 04:38 AM   #9631
spyder918
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 47
Would the thickness be the same for these 2 sizes?
215/50/16
225/45/16

I’m asking because 215/50/16 seems a lot easier to find.
spyder918 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2019, 11:10 AM   #9632
Staszek
E30 Mastermind
 
Staszek's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Chicago IL
Posts: 1,934
No, the 215 tire is a half inch taller and not as wide.

215/50/16
Dia 24.5"
Wid 8.5"

225/45/16
Dia 24"
Wid 8.9"

It may work but Im not sure.
Staszek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2019, 12:39 PM   #9633
spyder918
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by Staszek View Post
No, the 215 tire is a half inch taller and not as wide.

215/50/16
Dia 24.5"
Wid 8.5"

225/45/16
Dia 24"
Wid 8.9"

It may work but Im not sure.
ok thanks for the info..yeah it's for a rim that's 16x8..would be close.
spyder918 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2019, 07:06 PM   #9634
Staszek
E30 Mastermind
 
Staszek's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Chicago IL
Posts: 1,934
Quote:
Originally Posted by spyder918 View Post
ok thanks for the info..yeah it's for a rim that's 16x8..would be close.
Usually, the largest for that size is a 7.5, it will go on but will be stretched a bit.
Staszek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2019, 02:27 AM   #9635
spyder918
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by Staszek View Post
Usually, the largest for that size is a 7.5, it will go on but will be stretched a bit.
How about 225/50/16 for Style 5 16x8?
spyder918 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2019, 06:19 AM   #9636
Staszek
E30 Mastermind
 
Staszek's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Chicago IL
Posts: 1,934
Quote:
Originally Posted by spyder918 View Post
How about 225/50/16 for Style 5 16x8?
Way too tall and it will rub. The 225/45/16 barely fit as is.
Staszek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2019, 06:21 AM   #9637
spyder918
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by Staszek View Post
Way too tall and it will rub. The 225/45/16 barely fit as is.
Damn..I'm doomed.
spyder918 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2019, 02:42 AM   #9638
littlemac
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Sweden
Posts: 40
Hi guys, I’m looking to fit re-drilled 16” 7,5 ET14 in the front and 16” 9 ET20 back on my -87. Alternatively I could go for 8,5 ET14 but as I understand it, it barely makes a difference. Got Eibach pro-kit lowered 40mm front and 30mm back. What tire size should I go for? Thankful for your input.

Regards Markus

Last edited by littlemac; 07-12-2019 at 03:11 AM.
littlemac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2019, 09:29 AM   #9639
tiagozone
Noobie
 
tiagozone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: PT
Posts: 39
Hi. Im going to buy a set of 17 8,5j et13 wheels for my 89 coupe.
Will i have problems fiting them ?
I will run 205 40 r17 tires.
tiagozone is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2019, 06:46 AM   #9640
Zinno30
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Australia
Posts: 61
I am currently running 17x8.5 et 20 esm 002r wheels with 215 40 tyres all round. Running low but not what you call stanced. Have enough space to not rub at all four corners but the rim sits almost flush with the fender at this stage and if i go any lower without any camber adjustment, the rim may rub on the fender which I would like to avoid.

Considering the following wheels but the specs show that my rim will sit 15mm further out on fronts and i believe 23mm or so further out on the rears with the tyre specs below. Will this be an issue to install and run lower than now? My fenders are slightly rolled already. My plan was to purchase coilovers as I am currently on lowering springs and I have 0 caster control in the rear which means I may have to run camber to install this set successfully and make it work. Anyone have experience with this sort of fitment below and is it doable. Or should I avoid.. my aim is to install a set that sits nicely without too much work.

Red car is mine with its current ride height and esm wheels. the white is my friends ride with the wheel specs listed below that I am thinking of switching over to. Not sure he even made it work but he has coilovers and camber adjustment I believe..

Brand: BBS
Model: RS039
Tyres: New TOYO Proxies T1R 205/40 & 225/40
Pair / Set: Set
PCD: 4x100 and 4x114.3
Diameter / Width / Offset:
16x8.5 +5
16x9.5 +9

Regards





Last edited by Zinno30; 07-17-2019 at 07:14 AM.
Zinno30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2019, 04:06 PM   #9641
WallStreet
Noobie
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Savannah GA
Posts: 28
Fitment question

Will 15x8.5 Et 29 fit on an e30?

Also, what recommended tire size for this wheel spec?

Thanks lads, cheers
WallStreet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2019, 10:11 AM   #9642
94530inh
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Seacoast NH
Posts: 58
I've been on the hunt for reasonably priced BBS wheels for a while now.

I just picked up a set in need of refurbishment on craigslist. These are the Volkswagen BBS RM012s. I've ordered new hardware and 2 inch lips which brings these wheels to 15x8 all the way around.



In researching the sticky I found out that the wheels will be the following spec once I've installed the new lips.

15x8 et14.95 -- Now I need to figure out which spacers to use and what size tires to go with. I'd like to drop the car 2 inches max. Eventually.

Any suggestions on tire size? Would a 10mm spacer be the best way to go? Would I need longer studs?

Thanks in advance!
__________________
65k 325i Automatic
1985 M635CSI Frank Fahey Stroker
1970 BMW 2002 (in restoration)
94530inh is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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 Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2004 - 2020 R3VLimited LLC