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Old 03-10-2010, 06:17 PM   #11
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this is cool.. been looking for something like this. now you say you can mount a et 30 and 32.. but at what width wheel (i.e. 8.5 9.5 ) i've been playing with this calulator and seems some 32 et wheels would not clear the strut. http://www.e90post.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=12
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:19 PM   #12
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30/32 is damn aggressive. maybe on an e9x.
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:29 PM   #13
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Forgestar wheels have custom offsets. They'll make anything within their range of offsets and widths
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:47 PM   #14
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9....count me in. I joined this group specifically to learn more about wheel options and proper wheel fitment. v_therussian & C's Bimmmer are the two members who have provided the most valuable info (esp. technical) on this topic.

Ron ///Man I believe drives an xi as well. That makes us 10!
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Well Vlad, you seem to be the guardian angel for the Xi owners. Lots of sharp wheel choices out there.
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:56 PM   #16
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don't forget VMR VB3's ....pissed...they now come in matte black

i was hoping to read something new and exciting on suspension options

there are none unless u want to drop 3k, which royally sucks

i guess i'm member #9 with an xi

i will never own a rwd vehicle as long as i live here in chicago
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:59 PM   #17
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don't forget VMR VB3's ....pissed...they now come in matte black

i was hoping to read something new and exciting on suspension options

there are none unless u want to drop 3k, which royally sucks

i guess i'm member #9 with an xi

i will never own a rwd vehicle as long as i live here in chicago
No need to drop 3k, we can do better on the KW V3
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Old 03-10-2010, 10:02 PM   #18
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KW V3's going price these days is about 2 grand. Give or take a hundred bucks. Plus shipping and install. It is still a huge sum of money, but in my case, for instance, I will need to replace the struts/shocks pretty soon either way. Ok, maybe not too soon, but I feel my suspension stiffening up already (61k miles on the clock). If you consider the cost of replacing with OEMs, KW V3s seem like a good deal with the adjustability and a lifetime warranty they offer.

Also, I have to make a correction: Calton's Xi actually had ET33 net offsets in the rear - he had ET45 wheels (I believe 9.5 inch wides) with 12mm spacers = ET33 offset.

And yes, Michael, ET30 front and ET33 rear is in fact aggressive. However, C reported no issues with rubbing.
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Old 03-10-2010, 10:05 PM   #19
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Pics of C's old 530Xi:





Actually looks like there was still a little more space in the back there...
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Old 03-11-2010, 04:30 AM   #20
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nice write up Vlad
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