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Thread: Largest Wheel/Tire Sizes with Stock BMW 330 ZHP Suspension?

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    that looks awesome. so you went with 235/265 PSS, and 18x8.5 ET45 front, 18x9.5 ET45 rear?
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    Yes sir - exactly those specs.
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    Really looks good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cornercarver View Post
    I think this may sway you...

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    That concavity on the rear


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    Quote Originally Posted by cornercarver View Post
    BTW - I loaded the car up with a couple hundred lbs of ballast and the tires weren't even close to rubbing, so I guess it takes a good bump to compress it far enough to rub. I think another half degree of negative camber in the rear would keep them from rubbing altogether.

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    Edited to add; I ‘massaged’ the inner fender lip with a hammer just to knock the sharper edges back a little, but they’re not “rolled” per se. I also trimmed the plastic inner fender liner at the back near the metal clip (which doesn’t exist on my car now) just in case things got too close.

    During this exercise I also discovered the car has a bit of rust back there too.

    Edit #2; It’s worth noting that with this offset, there is about 1/4” between the inside of the tire and the body at the closest point.
    Pardon my ignorance, are you on stock suspension? Is there any drop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newjack View Post
    Pardon my ignorance, are you on stock suspension? Is there any drop?
    Yup. Stock ZHP springs. It looks lower than others I've seen. Not sure why - could just be that it has settled more than average - but I have not lowered it. The previous owner was in his 60's and didn't strike me as the type who would drop it, so I never asked. I have all of the receipts for the car and the only spring change was in the rear, with OEM BMW springs, because the coil on one rusted/snapped at some point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cornercarver View Post
    Yup. Stock ZHP springs. It looks lower than others I've seen. Not sure why - could just be that it has settled more than average - but I have not lowered it. The previous owner was in his 60's and didn't strike me as the type who would drop it, so I never asked. I have all of the receipts for the car and the only spring change was in the rear, with OEM BMW springs, because the coil on one rusted/snapped at some point.
    Ok that makes sense. Car looks really good with those wheels btw, really fills it out.

    When I First joined I saw all these guys with slammed suspensions and concave wheels with crazy offsets. I always liked the way some of them looked, but then I realized how hard it was to get the fitment right. They would run like 225 tires in the rear stretched and then another -7 degrees camber to avoid rubbing. I wanted none of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newjack View Post
    Pardon my ignorance, are you on stock suspension? Is there any drop?

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    His tire sizes are a little taller than stock, so they fill the wheel wells better and reduce the perceived gap. Mine in my sig looks the same with 235's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZHPizza View Post
    His tire sizes are a little taller than stock...
    Not by much. Overall diameter only increases 9/32 (a tad more than 1/4") according to the specs on the Tire Rack. Not really perceptible IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cornercarver View Post
    Not by much. Overall diameter only increases 9/32 (a tad more than 1/4") according to the specs on the Tire Rack. Not really perceptible IMHO.
    Definitely not preceptible, but the fitment looks better fo sho. Your brain can't place why since the difference is so small.

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