View Full Version : E30 14" x 7" wheels

07-09-2002, 04:27 PM
What wheels are you all running? I have been using 14x7 Diamond Racing steel wheels at 22lbs each. They also have a lighter wheel at 15lbs each, but I already have 50lbs of ballast in the car. I have my rains mounted on 14 x 6 Borbet Type T wheels.

07-09-2002, 04:46 PM
Hey Z, I used to run Revolutions on my E-30 'till one broke (sound farmiliar) then I went to Panasports, not the cheapest but a very good wheel. As far as your weight issue I think you are better off with the ballast inside the car not on the ends of your axles.

07-09-2002, 06:16 PM
Did the Panasports clear the front calipers, or did you need spacers? How deep is the backspace?

07-09-2002, 06:36 PM
at least with the 14x7 panasports i use on my e30 with 225/50's, i need a 5mm spacer to keep the tire off the strut.


07-09-2002, 10:58 PM
Dang!! That was about six years ago, and i sold the car 1997 to Massari / Mueller. I think the car still lives in the South East. But as I remember the Panasports bolted right on with 225x50x14 Toyo's.

Bruce Shafer
07-10-2002, 01:46 PM
I ran 14x7 Panasports on my E30. They will bolt right up with Toyo 225/50 14. But with 225/50 14 Hoosiers, you will need spacers to keep them off the struts. I found this out the hard way! The Hoosiers must at least 1/2 inch wider, maybe more.

Bruce Shafer
07-10-2002, 01:52 PM
BMW Racer, you ex-E30 is still in the SouthEast. I see it every now and then. I just happen to know the car since I had an E30 at the time and knew the owners. Not sure who owns it now.