BBS RS :) 18x8! What you think?

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BBS RS :) 18x8! What you think?

Postby ckier08 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:08 am

Okay so I was going to buy new alloys! Bbs rs's 18x8! :)
The ET is 35! Now I was wondering will this mean that if I buy these wheels they will stick out 7mm more than the usual et 42 OEM wheels? Thanks
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Re: BBS RS :) 18x8! What you think?

Postby Stranger » Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:05 am

Basically yes but are they the same width as the ones that are on because you need to take that into account.
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Re: BBS RS :) 18x8! What you think?

Postby ckier08 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:55 am

I think my original wheels are 6.5j but I could be wrong!
These wheels are 8j, so would be alot wider and would look better! What does everyone else think?

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Re: BBS RS :) 18x8! What you think?

Postby Stranger » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:56 am

There's a strong possibility that they'll foul your arches then.

My winter wheels are 7" wide so the fact that they are 7mm further out due to the ET difference didn't matter as my summer wheels are 8.5" wide.
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Re: BBS RS :) 18x8! What you think?

Postby Anthony » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:28 pm

You will be fine with 8" wide and an offset of 35. However, I think they will stick out way too far with those 37mm spacers you were looking at on eBay.

I am running 8" wide wheels with an offset of 35 or 38 (can't remember exactly of the top of my head) with 20mm spacers all round. This set up pretty much fills the arches.

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Re: BBS RS :) 18x8! What you think?

Postby c12mgf » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:58 pm

I have a 8j and 35 offset sit bang on with arch line, i have put a small stretch on my tyres just to keep them clear of the arch

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Re: BBS RS :) 18x8! What you think?

Postby ckier08 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:13 am

I won't need spacers at all I don't think if i buy these wheels! :)
Oh really so they will be a perfect fit for my arch's and sit flush? is there any room at all on the arch's?
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Re: BBS RS :) 18x8! What you think?

Postby c12mgf » Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:51 am

If your going euro, stretch the tyres, not only looks better but will help keep any rubbing to a minimum

Done this with my astra coupe, 8j on front and 9j on back

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Re: BBS RS :) 18x8! What you think?

Postby Anthony » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:59 am

c12mgf wrote:I have a 8j and 35 offset sit bang on with arch line, i have put a small stretch on my tyres just to keep them clear of the arch


That cannot be possible. I have the same wheel set up but with 20mm spacers all round to fill the arches. There's no way just wheel would fill them :?
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Re: BBS RS :) 18x8! What you think?

Postby c12mgf » Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:40 pm

Sorry 40 offset, and mine is a 225 as i believe the set up is different, and mine fill the arches, came of a skyline

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Re: BBS RS :) 18x8! What you think?

Postby ckier08 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:18 pm

So if I got 18x8 wheels with a 35 et AND use 20mm spacers all around then the wheels will be flush yeah?

If you have a lower et, e.g. ( 15 et ) don't the wheels sit out more and more with a lower et?

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Re: BBS RS :) 18x8! What you think?

Postby Anthony » Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:23 pm

Yes the lower the offset the wider the stance essentially.

You should be fine with et35 and 20mm spacers. What tyres were you planning on running?
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Re: BBS RS :) 18x8! What you think?

Postby DragTheLake » Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:16 pm

i'm actually looking for the same alloy wheels, i think they should fit mate

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Re: BBS RS :) 18x8! What you think?

Postby ckier08 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:31 am

Was going to use 225/40/18 tires!
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Re: BBS RS :) 18x8! What you think?

Postby markrnorton » Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:07 pm

Hi, i have 18"x8 ET35 TD Jordan R's on mine with 225 tyres and 15mm hubcentric spacers, they fill out the arch nice.

i have a set of 15mm hubcentric spacers if you are interested ? (PM me)


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