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Will 15x7 e12 fit? car will be lowered about 1 inch

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72tii. I dont want to touch the body if I dont have to. What size tires should i get 185 or 195?

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Don't think so. I have 15 x 6 et 28 and they fit perfectly (my car is lowered 1 inch). It's not so much the 7" width of your wheels, but the et 12 that is a problem.

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Don't think so. I have 15 x 6 et 28 and they fit perfectly (my car is lowered 1 inch). It's not so much the 7" width of your wheels, but the et 12 that is a problem.

what would be a reasonable solution in your opinion?

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not without flares or jacking it up to look like a 4x4.

hmmm. not the look im looking for. ;)

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72tii. I dont want to touch the body if I dont have to. What size tires should i get 185 or 195?

Long answer - yes

Short answer - no

Lip the guards and do a pull and they'll fit the rear well with 195/45's but only a 1" drop will make them look average. Stick to a et25-28 and you'll be able to get a 15x7 on the front.

Heres a pic of mine with 15x7 et12 rear, and 15x6 et12 front (195/45's all round)

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72tii. I dont want to touch the body if I dont have to. What size tires should i get 185 or 195?

Long answer - yes

Short answer - no

Lip the guards and do a pull and they'll fit the rear well with 195/45's but only a 1" drop will make them look average. Stick to a et25-28 and you'll be able to get a 15x7 on the front.

Heres a pic of mine with 15x7 et12 rear, and 15x6 et12 front (195/45's all round)

4635435138_c3d37fcbb6_z.jpg

Nice looking car!

Thank you for the tip. My wheels are 15x7 e 12 for all 4. A ittle pulled fender wont hurt anyone right?

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Don't think so. I have 15 x 6 et 28 and they fit perfectly (my car is lowered 1 inch). It's not so much the 7" width of your wheels, but the et 12 that is a problem.

what would be a reasonable solution in your opinion?

Well, I'd much rather spend +/- $600 for a different set of wheels than mess with the body of my car. I am one whose strong preference to keep the body stock. I really like my Rota R20 alpina replicas:

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Nice wheels, but the offset is no good. Also, 185 would be too narrow for a 7"wheel. Good luck.

Thank you! these wheels were so hard to track down, I dont want to give up so easily.

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Don't think so. I have 15 x 6 et 28 and they fit perfectly (my car is lowered 1 inch). It's not so much the 7" width of your wheels, but the et 12 that is a problem.

what would be a reasonable solution in your opinion?

Well, I'd much rather spend +/- $600 for a different set of wheels than mess with the body of my car. I am one whose strong preference to keep the body stock. I really like my Rota R20 alpina replicas:

010_zps63e24486.jpg

What are the dimen of your wheels and tires? Did you lower the car?

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See my post. They are 15 x 6, et 28. They are designed for a 2002. Similarly, the E30 basket weave alloys are a 14 x 6, et 29 I believe, and fit perfectly. They are a popular and lower cost wheel. I had a set:

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I have Ireland stage 1 springs, which lowered it 1 inch. I'm running 195/50 x 15 tires (Yokohama S Drives). With the 14 inch wheels pictured here, I had 196/60 x 14 Dunlop Direzzas.

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15" wide ET12 without flares - impossible.

Ok, you could maybe drive it with some ridiculous tire size and rolled fenders but there's no sense. Sorry but it's not the right wheel for your car.

Tommy

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Nice stance! You should start a thread or something!

;-)

72tii. I dont want to touch the body if I dont have to. What size tires should i get 185 or 195?

Long answer - yes

Short answer - no

Lip the guards and do a pull and they'll fit the rear well with 195/45's but only a 1" drop will make them look average. Stick to a et25-28 and you'll be able to get a 15x7 on the front.

Heres a pic of mine with 15x7 et12 rear, and 15x6 et12 front (195/45's all round)

4635435138_c3d37fcbb6_z.jpg

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