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April 27, 2014 in BMW 318ti

The car sits nice and low, but there’s just something not right about how it sports its shoes.  I’ve always been of the opinion that before you try chasing a certain look with new wheels one should first play with offset.  The right offset and fender gap can really set a car off, be it steelies or even factory metal.  The car came with some sexy, if not rough, M-factory Style 23’s.  One of my favorite factory wheels ever…  This project is plagued by a very limited budget, so my choice for correcting the offset issues are a set of ebay spacers.  20mm,  Uhn.

Before:

Car sitting on natural wheels.

Car sitting on natural wheels.

After:

MMmmm

MMmmm

Lookin’ gooood.  I’m down with it.  I think that the rear could be pushed even more, but that would mean some kind of fender alteration and that’s just not in the cards at the moment.  The spacers were pretty good quality, no way that I could fab them up for less than the $100 I paid for them!  The hundred bucks also included the extended lug-bolts – they were a little long, but a quick visit with a cut-off wheel and a grinder set ’em straight.  Here’s hoping that the test run doesn’t yield any rubbing, but I think that it’s a long shot.