Staggered wheels for narrow body Z3? Does it work?

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Staggered wheels for narrow body Z3? Does it work?

Post by esuohdica » Mon 27 Apr, 2020 22:02

Hi Everyone,

I'm looking at a set of Style 68 staggered wheels for my 1997 Z3 1.9 (narrow body) and wanted to double check that this setup will work on my car?
I know the wide body fits these wheels fine as I've seen lots of posts from guys who fitted these and they look great.
Does the narrow body have issues with this setup?

Fronts 17" 7.5J 225/45/17
Rear 17" 8.5J 245/40/17

Thanks Mark

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Re: Staggered wheels for narrow body Z3? Does it work?

Post by jcj1792 » Tue 28 Apr, 2020 00:51

I have the sport wheels of the same width, not sure of backspace though. Running that size tire front and back just fine. 96 Z3 1.9 manufactured 7/96.Image

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Re: Staggered wheels for narrow body Z3? Does it work?

Post by esuohdica » Tue 28 Apr, 2020 13:18

Thanks for confirming, I'm gonna go for them!

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Re: Staggered wheels for narrow body Z3? Does it work?

Post by jcj1792 » Wed 29 Apr, 2020 14:26

I have previously had 245/40/17 on the front(7.5") and 255/40/17 on the rear(8.5"). They didn't have any bad fitment issues but the tires were too big for gearing ratio etc...Stock size for those wheels works great.

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Re: Staggered wheels for narrow body Z3? Does it work?

Post by jcj1792 » Sun 03 May, 2020 10:12

What those same wheels look like nowImage. Currently in-progress. Next step is the glossifier then cleaning the tires. Shes going thru a makeover inside and out. ImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: Staggered wheels for narrow body Z3? Does it work?

Post by jcj1792 » Fri 08 May, 2020 09:58

*End* results of the wheel job. Now on to the body/underbody...Image

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