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Post by Z4_ATB » Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:12 am

bamberjim wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:14 pm as they are not cheap,..
What are they up at? I just picked up these for £500

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Post by Z4_ATB » Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:08 am

Meant to say - at the garage yesterday with me bouncing the back end stood in the boot we deduced it’s just the arch lip catching on the outer sidewall due to the ET27 offset and of course the 255/35 truck tyres so two new tyres to be fitted which should pull the sidewall in and stop the rubbing
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Post by Z4_ATB » Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:21 am

They’re on 8) Just need some spacers for the front now
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Post by Homer » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:58 am

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Post by ph001 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:26 am

The rears don’t look good at all to my eyes. These M3 alloys don’t really seem to work on the Z unfortunately.
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Post by rays545i » Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:57 am

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Post by Jfgoldfish » Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:25 am

ph001 wrote: Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:08 am The rears don’t look good at all to my eyes. These M3 alloys don’t really seem to work on the Z unfortunately.
I agree. I'm not a fan of stretched tyres.
I know that is probably within the limits of being a safe stretch. Must be less than 1 inch there. But it must have a seriously detrimental effect on the handling.
It's one of those things though, some love the look, some hate it. :thumbsup:
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Post by mmm-five » Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:30 am

We warned you, you wouldn't listen, as you wanted BIG wheels, and SLAMMED car :poke:

Sorry, but those rears are AWFUL :thumbsdown:
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Post by Jembo » Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:45 am

I’m not sure you’ve totally cured your rubbing issue & opened up a bigger can of worms.

Hit one of the many U.K. potholes hard & it looks like you could be looking at rim & bodywork contact.

I thought the earlier suggestion of skimming 5mm off the offset was the cheapest, easiest & best out the box solution on this thread.

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Post by agrimes1989 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:09 pm

Il go total opposite to everyone else and say I’d actually add some camber and space it out a bit . Looks good though .
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Post by mr wilks » Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:15 pm

Hmmm :( i can't say i'm wowed in any aspect :cry: these M3 wheels aren't Bmws greatest achievement when it comes to looks & in all the pics of other Zs with them on they are polished (as they should be) with darker inners which at least gives a more bespoke finish to the eye , have you considered having them refurbed back to original finish ?
H & Rs no matter the car imo always drop 15mm too much & for me visually once the rubber disappears above the arch the look is all wrong but i accept that may well be the look you crave .
Machine Monkey had these 19s on his Z , he had 4-5mm removed off the rear hubs to gain the "perfect" fit which allowed for a full tyre even on a lowered car , if you intend keeping maybe that's a possible solution ?
Bearing in mind its a car at some point functionality has to factor & unless you plan to only use for tootling to the shops i can't see how you won't get rub with the slightest dip / compression .
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Post by beanie » Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:53 pm

What size are those rear tyres? They look extremely unbalanced with the front tyre fitment. Will you be under sizing the fronts to match the look of the rears?

Personally I'd have raised it, added camber, 'slightly' downsized the tyres and then rolled the arches if necessary. Skimming wheels would be a last resort for me but with all the above done it might not be necessary.
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Post by Z4_ATB » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:25 pm

Cleaned her up before and took for a good roof down ride - the wheels are mint and having had them all balanced the car no longer pulls to the left which it was doing on the 108’s. The ride is vastly improved, no doubt due to having none run flats on but it’s comfortable and runs straight and true. No catching on the arches other than the front on full lock sometimes touching the inside under braking so a spacer should help that. The rear tyre was extreme as the 255/35 was touching the lip and putting on a 255/30 then a 245/35 then a 245/30 then a 235/35 etc etc just isn’t an option so I had to go for the most extreme first to see if it would work then I can go up in size now with each change until some rubbing occurs - however this has been done without skimming the wheels (no thanks!) rolling the arches (paint cracking risk) and my 108’s can easily go back on and these sold on if desired - but given how nice they look (IMHO - I would have preferred the polished/black look but I got these for £500 with tyres) and how nice they ride they’ll be staying :D
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Post by brillomaster » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:00 pm

I think it looks pretty badass. Space the fronts out a touch and it'll be mint. :thumbsup:

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Post by Z4_ATB » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:33 pm

brillomaster wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:00 pm I think it looks pretty badass. Space the fronts out a touch and it'll be mint.
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Thanks mate :thumbsup: I’ve only had it 3 weeks and part of the reason for putting these wheels on was because on here many said it couldn’t be done or would need lots of work so I liked the challenge ha - I also sort of like that they’re ‘marmite’ wheels as if everyone loved them then everyone would do it and it wouldn’t be as unique :lol: but I love the low/wide stance and as per this pic of my 4 series this is slammed on 20’s and also unable to get a car jack underneath and I like that look so I’m happy here 8)
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