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  1. 1998 E36 318ti - wheels and suspension 
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    hiya im new on here and already asked for help +recieved loads about panels and lsd but nxt on agenda is other wheels! i picked up a set of mint bbs style 15" alloys for it but they dont stick out enough for me so SELLING them!
    But anyway been offered a set of 15"alloys on 225s that were fitted to a mk2 escort space frame running 3.5 e21 bmw running gear already tried the diff but the diff is huge compared to mine!!!! BUT does anyone know if the lsd unit inside will fit in my diff casing????????????
    tried the alloys on and they fit real nice to edge of my arches but coz mine been lowered so much think they will catch so going to raise it as it wont go over speed bumps!!
    but would like to keep it on 15" due to bit of drifting fun and 15s are soo cheap these days

    it looks better now tho the alloys have stamp saying e21 and look proper retro like the old compomotive racing alloys but been lookin on net and cant find some the same
    are the sports any lower than normal compacts??
    front springs are shiney red and firm but rear look cut down and spongy?
    Ps i dont mean the alloys on the car now or these others! i should have taken a photo i would think they are quite rare
     
     

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    get some M3 wheels mate, will fit the archs perfect
     
     

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    thats what i would like but the ones iv seen on ebay are 7.5+8.5 on rear which would make it have massive rear tyres? dont really want that due to trying bit of drifting fun? id love to get away with 195s or even 205x15s so engine should still spin them up ok!!
     
     

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    you can have any tyres on them as I've seen it done on 9or 8inch wide wheels with 205 on them, they look silly but do the job ok, also if you want to drift properly its all about traction and lots of torque otherwise your just technically sliding the back end round the corners which can be done with any car, but most people wont know the difference
     
     

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    yeah i got that bit but i really dont like the stretched look it dont seem safe!! just got back from watching british drift champs now it looks brill and all well friendly!!! but my little 1.9 is going to struggle to keep bigger than 195 or 205x17s spinning.
    was told earlier 15" chinese drift tyres are only around 13quid each woohoo there is hope yet
     
     

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    just pump your tyres up to about 40 p.s.i will drift no problem then
     
     

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