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      12-01-2009, 06:34 PM   #1
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Beyern Rapp doesn't fit

In case anyone out there was interested in a set of 18" Beyern Rapp, don't bother. They don't clear the front calipers. I've waited over a month for a set from a dealer who shall remain nameless, and they don't fit. They were going to be my snow setup, and the rears looked fantastic. I'm sure the 19" would fit, but not the 18s. Save yourself some time and energy.
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      12-01-2009, 08:56 PM   #2
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I use the Beyron Mesh as a cheap track wheels.I have run 8.5 at 30 p & 9.5 at both 25p & 30 p front & rear with no clearance issues.What size & offset are you trying to run?
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I'm trying to run an 18x8.5, ET 30 up front. The math all makes sense, and they should fit. The clearance issue is on the inside of the wheel, not on the spokes. The outside of the caliper is rubbing. Only thing I can think is that there is a difference in inside diameter from the OEM wheels, but that seems strange to me. Ideas?
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      12-01-2009, 11:12 PM   #4
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I'm trying to run an 18x8.5, ET 30 up front. The math all makes sense, and they should fit. The clearance issue is on the inside of the wheel, not on the spokes. The outside of the caliper is rubbing. Only thing I can think is that there is a difference in inside diameter from the OEM wheels, but that seems strange to me. Ideas?
That does not make any sense as my 8.5's @ 30p clear fine.They are fairly tight to the the caliper compared to my 19's and I did have an issue with the wheel weights hitting the caliper but moving them solved that.Maybe the barrel of the wheel is smaller on the style of wheel that you using compared to the mesh that I am using.
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Yep, that's the problem. I went out again early this morning to give it a shot (I was unwilling to admit defeat). The barrel of the Beyern's is a full inch smaller than that of the Style 260s. So, looks like they'll be getting shipped back to the seller......just what I wanted to do this week.
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Yep, that's the problem. I went out again early this morning to give it a shot (I was unwilling to admit defeat). The barrel of the Beyern's is a full inch smaller than that of the Style 260s. So, looks like they'll be getting shipped back to the seller......just what I wanted to do this week.
I am assuming the 260's are 18's.I would not of thought that would be that much difference in the same brand of wheel.
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I used Beyern Mesh wheels last winter. 18x8.5", 18x9.5" ET30. No issues clearing the calipers. Sounds like Rapp has a smaller diameter barrel.
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Just got off the phone with the vendor, who spoke with TSW. Turns out that TSW didn't even know they don't fit. The blueprints apparently call for a 3mm space, but that didn't translate into production. So, TSW now says that the Mesh is the only Beyern wheel that will fit an M3.
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