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18 x 9.5 ET43 Close to inner arch Problem?

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I have a 2005 E46 Coupe. Im also new to posting so Hello. Ive just purchased some ARC EC-7 Wheels 18 x 8.5 ET35 and 18 x 9.5 ET43 and my test fit resulted in the rears looking close to the inner arch. Would this be a major problem? Will be running 255/35/18 Rear Tyres Front isn't a worry. 

Car in question currently has 18 x 8.5 ET38 

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Anyway Wheels 

 

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Inner Arch 

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rasa   

what tyres though?and they look like they are sticking out to far,,have they got spacers also?

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No Spacers yet, Will be running  Standard tyre sizes 255/35/18

 

I'm going to test fit again today but jack the suspension up to see better 

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Ive Test fitted and jacked it up spun the wheel and no catching. Ive decided to buy 235/40/18 Tyres as a 255/35 would be too wide. Ive seen other E46's with 225/40/18 but that's too much stretch for me. 

 

If anyone is interested in some 255/35/18 Good Year Eagle F1's which have done low miles message away. Will be a few weeks though still looking at the wheels 

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rasa   

i had 255-35-18 tyres on 9j rear,,rubbed a little when loaded up or pushing it on corners.and speed humps..thats why i went 225-40-18 on jy e46...didnt really looked stretched,,but easy to curb ya lips..mine were polished lips on black rims so didnt notice it that much

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Jim27   

If you want to know for sure pop the rear spring out and fit the wheel/tyre then use a jack to lift it up into the wheelarch. You'll easily see if you're going to foul any part of the wheel well or any other components then.

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On 13/11/2018 at 16:26, Daz 330 Cs said:

I had 9.5J rears ET45 and used a 245/35, ran that size for years, no issues. 

Thanks that's answered my question 

On 17/11/2018 at 07:42, Jim27 said:

If you want to know for sure pop the rear spring out and fit the wheel/tyre then use a jack to lift it up into the wheelarch. You'll easily see if you're going to foul any part of the wheel well or any other components then.

 

Or Ask on a Forum save me taking the car apart.. 

 

Thanks for all the advice 

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Jim27   

Whatever. Makes you wonder why anyone bothers to answer questions or contribute when there's always some snide comment waiting in the wings.

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Wasn't meant as a snide comment, When time is on your side and you can't take the suspension out to test fit a wheel you ask on a forum. Thats what its there for. 

 

Anyway Back on Topic. 18 x 9.5 ET43 with 3mm Spacer making it ET40. 235/40/18 Goodyear Tyres Fit well. Car's not lowered just standard or 20mm lower as its the m-sport thing(i think)

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Front's 18 x8.5 ET35 225/40/18 Goodyear Eagle F1

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Next stop will be to lower the car Thanks all for the help and advice. 

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Jim’s post was helpful, he was saying if you want to be “sure”, to remove doubt. Asking on a forum isn’t always conclusive. Anyways :D

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