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    Hi, just looking for some new wheels, my car is lowered 60/40 so my question is: can I fit those wheels without any problems?

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

    Or I be better with those ones???

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWAX:IT
     
     

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    18x8.5 on an et35 I'd say you'd need to use a 215/35 18 Falken or 225/35 18 falken as when you fit the 225/40 18 you will more than likely find that they scrub on the outer arch.

    The above, was the tyre sizing I went through on my first set of wheels. When I fitted 225/40 18 Avon zz1's I had to get the arches rolled on the rear Never had to touch them since though

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    Quote Originally Posted by A20 RYM View Post
    18x8.5 on an et35 I'd say you'd need to use a 215/35 18 Falken or 225/35 18 18 falken as when you fit the 225/40 18 you will more than likely find that they scrub on the outer arch.
    I would completely agree with RYM for that offset.

    the only thing I would say is.... go with 18" MUGELLO

     
     

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    Thanks guys, think I get 17" mugello than, dont wanna driving on 35 profile...

    Can you tell me how roll the arches? I've heard a lot about it, but dont know how to do that
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starwarrior1981 View Post
    Thanks guys, think I get 17" mugello than, dont wanna driving on 35 profile...

    Can you tell me how roll the arches? I've heard a lot about it, but dont know how to do that
    There are so many wheels out there that use different offsets so don't let this one deter you from going for 18" RYMS

    Arch rolling is best left to a professional/competent person. Bodyshops or specialist alloy wheel and tyre shops may be able to assist you

    DO NOT LET ANYONE GRIND THE LIP OFF OF YOUR ARCHES!!! I've seen it done in the past, If you want your arches to remain rust free and in tact then pay the money and have it done properly.

    I believe the cost can range from 50 to 100 quid for a pair of rear arches
     
     

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    dont wanna driving on 35 profile...
    The 35 profile on an 18" isn't too bad in all honesty.

    You may feel your bum cheeks clench on occasions using the 225/30 20 tyres that are on my coupe
     
     

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    Hmm... so if I go for 18" what is the best tyre/offset size to avoid scrub on the arches or suspension?
     
     

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    I had arch rubbing issues front and rear on my coupe with 225/40/18 tyres and a 60mm drop all round. In the end I just swapped back to the standard sized alloys as this was the simplest option.

    Have a look at the link below for arch rolling. Gives a good idea of what is involved and what sort costs to expect.

    http://www.archenemy.co.uk/index.htm

    I haven't used them BTW so can't comment on service or quality.
     
     

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    I would have the Mugello's
     
     

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    Offset and wheel width is key

    Get this right and combine it with the correct size tyre and you wont have issues.

    How do you think my car is fitted with 20"? You don't see any wide arch kit or anything that's any different on mine compared to any other E36

     
     

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