To order the stock rims you need just pick the year of your vehicle from the links above, find your used factory original rims, and order instantly online or call us toll free at 800 896-7467. The remaining wheels had spoke patterns with 7, 14, 5, 10, or 15 spokes. There are very few wheels available with the correct backspace for the 2002 but plenty of wheels with the deeper front wheel drive backspaces. If you are still unsure as to what you need please feel free to call and we will help you however we are able. The 330i was available in several body styles, that were comprised by a 5 door touring wagon, a two door convertible, a two door coupe, and a four door sedan that were all equipped with the same inline 6 gasoline engine. The tire rubbing on the strut housing is the limiting factor for backspace, but the tie rod end is also a consideration on 13 wheels. I hsve a bmw 320i 2008 msport currently running on 19inch mv4.
In 2006 the 330i ended it production to be replaced by the E90 the 335i in America which is the fifth generation in the very successful 3 series which continues to produce its sixth generation the F30. Backspace - It is usually more instructive the look at wheels in terms of backspace rather that offset shown as the T dimension on the drawing to the right. It is very common to use 7 wide wheels on the E30 in 15, 16 or 17 diameters. They can be made to work with narrow tires if the car has not been lowered. Beware of wheels that are very flat on the back side. Many 2002 owners use the 14 wheel from the 1984-1991 3 series E30 in 14x6 or 14x6.
Adam answered 10 years ago Completely dependent on your suspension setup as far as tire size and wheel size go. Our easy to install turbo flares are a common solution the fender clearance issues. This can actually work well as it allows you to adjust the tire in the wheel well for the best clearance. The numbers 330 in the name were designated to this car because it is part of the 3 series which is determined by size, expense, and the like with a 3. The basket weave sport wheels are 14x6. We do this all the time on our racecars. When fitting larger wheels and tires it is important to know the maximum backspace a chassis will accept.
The best size combo with okay rubber will never be as good as an okay size combo with great tires. A tire size of 195x60x14 works well. As it implies, offset is how much the mounting surface is offset from the center line of the width toward the face of the wheel. I know there are size differences for front and rear however if using a front one would that rub on yhe arches for the rear?? Larger tires usually require adjustments to the fender. More important that you wheels and sizes is the quality of the tire you put on.
Backspace will tell you how far the wheel will fit under the fender. Well you are in luck because this is the perfect website to be on! We have had no problems fitting 17x7 wheels with 225mm tires on the E30's. So the backspace on these is 4. If the spokes are too close to the mounting surface the spokes may hit the brake calipers. The E30's came with wheel bolts rather than studs.
Generally if you have a decent chamber truss and sway bar you can go up 2 inches or so, but on stock setup you'll be fairly close to where you should be in terms of body roll for the stock tire size. This allows the tire to be under the car as far as possible to allow the most room at the fender lip for larger tires. Larger tires up to 225 will fit the rim but fender modification or flares will be needed. Wheels from the 1977 to 1982 320i e21 chassis do not have enough offset or backspace to fit properly on the 2002. Interested in purchasing these Factory Original rims? Can you recommend appropriate rimes and tyre sizes that will avoid this? Note the 15 wheel from the 325ix do not fit regular E30's. I was wondering if annyone w9uld be able to advise.
The tires will tend to rub the fender lip. Is it compatabile to use the front size wheel for the rear and if not is it ok for temporary use as i canmot lovate a rear alloy as i have cracks casuing loss of tire pressure. Wheel Dimensions - Width, Offset and Backspace Width - What most people don't realize is that the published width of a wheel is not the actual width. We like to switch to studs as it makes it much easier to change wheels. .
It's always good to reduce the rotational mass so lightweight wheels are the way to go if you change. . . . . .
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