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Old 09-18-2005, 08:59 PM   #1
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Rubbing Problem help!

i have a 2004 330ci with sports package and i just put new 18" M3 rims on. i having big time rubbing problems on the inside of my fender espeically when going over bumps. the wheel is 9" wide and the tires are 255/40/18 in the rear. anybody have any experience with similar problems or have any advice? im thinking of either trying to find a 245/35 tire for the rears or possibly rolling my back fenders. im pretty hesitant to roll my fenders since i wouldnt know if it would make a difference until i had it done. please help me figure this out
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Old 09-18-2005, 09:03 PM   #2
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OEM M3 rims are ET25 in the rear. A normal e46 needs an ET 40 or greater. I am afraid you are in for some trouble trying to get them to fit. even w/ a 245 and a fender roll, you still will rub. The only way to do this to get the rear jacked up high enough to not come in contact w/ the fenders. I have seen it, but its far from the look most people want.
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Old 09-18-2005, 09:05 PM   #3
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so i guess i would be better off selling these rims then since im SOL?
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Old 09-18-2005, 09:20 PM   #4
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Just scroll back a few pages in this forum and you will see the same question over and over. I am not telling you to sell them, just research your question. I seem to remember a silver CI that has them on there and he said he rarely rubs. do a little digging.
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Old 09-18-2005, 09:29 PM   #5
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ive done a ton of research in the past week or so. i just seem to get different information from everybody out there. i think my next step is to try a smaller tire...
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Old 09-18-2005, 10:01 PM   #6
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OR, try and sell the rear ones, and buy two more front ones so you can run 4 front M3 rims. That will work.
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