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BBS reps and E30 fitment query

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Thinking of getting some 16 inch BBS reps for the E30. 

I am guessing the biggest risk is these will easily get damaged going over pot holes and are only suited for everyday driving at a normal pace. Anything else I should be worried about?

Sizing is 16x8 and 16x9 with ET20 on both. Car is gonna be lowered slightly. 

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I would be more worried about fitment and rubbing than pot holes.

Unless they are real cheap rubbish made from recycled plastic they should be more than ok for everyday road use.

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On 9/10/2018 at 5:11 PM, Contrails said:

Thinking of getting some 16 inch BBS reps for the E30. 

I am guessing the biggest risk is these will easily get damaged going over pot holes and are only suited for everyday driving at a normal pace. Anything else I should be worried about?

Sizing is 16x8 and 16x9 with ET20 on both. Car is gonna be lowered slightly. 

Hey Rohan,

Did you go with the 16" fitment? curious to know what tyre sizes you managed to find.

Brent

 

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14 hours ago, BrentNZ said:

Hey Rohan,

Did you go with the 16" fitment? curious to know what tyre sizes you managed to find.

Brent

 

Hi Brent, 

I ended up getting some 16x8 Et20s. Still waiting for them to arrive in NZ.  I been told 225/45/16 is the way to go. But these are very hard to find.  Hyper nz does have some tyres in this size. 

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225 should be fun in the back, pretty difficult to successfully pull off in the back.

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2 hours ago, _ethrty-Andy_ said:

225 should be fun in the back, pretty difficult to successfully pull off in the back.

Hey Andy,

Glad to chimed in :)

Just unloaded the container and had some BBS RS Rep's loaded in the following spec's.
16x8 8/100-114.3 +20P
16x9 8/100-114.3 +15P
Silver with Machined Lips
Thinking 205/45R16 and 225/40R16 but may go 215/45R16.
Guards will be Rolled, will run Spacers to get it maxed to outer edge or to match front if need caliper clearance.... this Coupe will have lowering springs, currently H&R but think it needs to go lower... maybe Dobi's.

Should I bother with the 225/40R16 or just go 215/45R16?

Thanks Brent

 

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Damn those are nice wheels, what are they worth for a set? And do they come with gold centres as an option....

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1 hour ago, E30 325i Rag-Top said:

Damn those are nice wheels, what are they worth for a set? And do they come with gold centres as an option....

Yeah I thought they would look good.
$1100 incl GST for a set delivered.
Just silver with Machined lip available.

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On 10/25/2018 at 2:00 PM, BrentNZ said:

Hey Andy,

Glad to chimed in :)

Just unloaded the container and had some BBS RS Rep's loaded in the following spec's.
16x8 8/100-114.3 +20P
16x9 8/100-114.3 +15P
Silver with Machined Lips
Thinking 205/45R16 and 225/40R16 but may go 215/45R16.
Guards will be Rolled, will run Spacers to get it maxed to outer edge or to match front if need caliper clearance.... this Coupe will have lowering springs, currently H&R but think it needs to go lower... maybe Dobi's.

Should I bother with the 225/40R16 or just go 215/45R16?

Thanks Brent

 

 

 

 

wont bother with specs in the front, if its rubbing then you have done something very wrong/silly

the most important cosideration, even more than specs of the wheel itself, is what gaurds are on your car. rear is a bit trickier on a facelift car, and also the prefacelift cabby, as they have much lower rear arches. on the prefacelift non cabby there is plenty of room to do whatever you want. so what one prefacelift owner says fits sweet no rubbing at all will destroy gaurds if fitted to a facelift car. Both of my cars, and indeed all E30s that i have bothered playing around with wheels on have been facelift.

now thats out the way.....:

my cabby is 16x9et15 (borbet type A) with 215/45R16 tyres, and it rubs , my gaurds are not rolled at all, apart from some movement probably inevitable when it has touched now and again. a 205 might be better, but the 215 already has quite a bit of stretch on a 9 inch.

my coupe is 17x8et20 (E39 Style 32s) with 215/45R17 (yes slightly bigger tyre than both OE and the cabby), and again rubs in the back, a bit less than the cabby. if i put the race wheels on which has the same specs but is et30 or so, there is plenty of room.

enter this data into the calculator linked below, and scroll down and see the graphic. overlay your wheel, and play around with tyre sizes (the only variable).

bear in mind, the calculator will allow you to do tyre sizes that dont exist, are cost prohibitive, or illegal eg you can fit a 145 tyre onto a 9 inch rim in that system ha. also you need to compare whatever you come up with to the OE tyres of 205 65 14, and check the circumfrence is within 5% of that, if possible, go slightly smaller, as your speedo is out from factory.

https://www.willtheyfit.com/index.php?width=215&aspect=45&diameter=16&wheelwidth=9&offset=15&width2=215&aspect2=45&wheel_size=17&wheel_width=8&offset2=20

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