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E9X Aftermarket wheels query

Discussion in 'Traction | Handling | Drivetrain' started by Narcosis, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. Narcosis

    Narcosis New Member

    The car is a 2010 E92 xdrive, a
    nd I'm currently running a staggered setup. Front is 235/35/19, rear is 265/30/19, wheels are Avant Garde M359, 9x19 et35 front and 10x19 et38 rear. I like the look of the wheels, but I'm considering replacing them.

    My issue is the lip of the rim, which extends beyond the sidewall of the tire. I've come into contact with a curb, as has my wife when she's driven the car. My preference would be that the curb come into contact with the tire vs the aluminum of the wheel. Each time the aluminum lip kisses the curb a bit more of the matte black finish is ground off.

    So I'm looking for input on a set of wheels with the above specs, but with a low(er) profile rim lip, preferably a lip which sits flush on the sidewall/bead. While both front and rear extend beyond the sidewall, the rear is a bit more pronounced.

    Also, I'm considering a chrome 5 spoke vs the matte black & patterned M359.

    Pics attached for visual reference / explanation.

    Thanks for your input.
    Front Wheel.jpg Rear Wheel.jpg
  2. Jsherry20

    Jsherry20 Sergeant

    I'm interested in this topic.
  3. The hannkook evo v12 have a little lip on the edges of them that help, also putting a 275 on the rear will help some.
  4. doublespaces

    doublespaces Administrator

    2009 E93 335i
    I had the hankook v12 with MORR VS7, they do have a lip, but that isn't going to stop you from having issues. The problem is the specs you're providing, you can't have a 9" wide wheel with a 235 profile tire and not have stretch like you're showing in the photos. That is a wide wheel and a not so wide by comparison tire and you'll always stretch. That tire when mounted to a properly sized wheel will indeed sit flush with the lip of the wheel.

    I'll also say that even when the tire does sit flush and you've got a tire with a little extra lip guard, when you hit a curb it will still push the rubber lip in and scrape the wheel and/or cut into the rubber guard. There isn't really a way to stop that unless you get a skinner wheel and a fatter tire and have some sidewall overhang, but I don't think that is ideal.
  5. 100% correct
  6. JBarros

    JBarros Specialist Vendor

    With an et38 that wheel should be pretty well tucked in but it might be because you're an Xi that you are out like that past the fender. As mentioned above by @doublespaces a wider tire on a 10 inch rim will help. Look at the nittos they run a little wider than claimed width so a 275 might provide a little more cushion. But too much over hang will probably decrease performance. Good luck
  7. Samk21

    Samk21 New Member

    2008 BMW 335Xi E90
    Hey guys looking into getting a set of Avant Garde's for my e90 335Xi. Do you guys know what's the best fitment size? Thanks
  8. camberadam

    camberadam Sergeant

    Tasmin Green e92
    Concrete always wins unless you're running a 70+ series sidewall...

    <-- E92 AG 8.5/9.5 (et37 & 35 I think) w/ v12 245/35 & 275/30's; tires are flush w/ face. Lowered & rear fenders are rolled moderately.

    I'm pretty sure e90/e91 have different offset specs than e92/e93 also.
  9. JBarros

    JBarros Specialist Vendor

    Might actually reverse those specs with et35 in front and et37 outback and might need a small roll
  10. camberadam

    camberadam Sergeant

    Tasmin Green e92
    They may be reversed; just went from memory.
  11. dyezak

    dyezak Lieutenant

    Plano TX
    This is correct. You don't have the correct size tire/wheel combo. You are either too small on your tires, or too wide on your wheels. You're stretching your tires to fit your wheels.
  12. Hokie_335i

    Hokie_335i Specialist

    North Carolina
    2009 E90 335i 6MT
    I ran a 19x9 ET35 with a 245/35/19 and a 19x10 ET38 with a 275/30/19 on my last e92 335i. Fit well with no fender modification and the lip wasn't bad. I was running Michelin A/S 3's though which are a little more square than other tires. The 275 I think is a better choice for the rear as it fits that size wheel perfectly.


    As you can see, the tire is flush with the wheel here...
  13. mtandre21

    mtandre21 New Member

    2007 BMW 335xi
    interested in setup