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Old 02-15-2010, 03:45 AM   #1
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Wats the biggest rim size u can fit on a 325i

I got a 325i and wonderin if 20's would fit without scrapin
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Old 02-15-2010, 03:46 AM   #2
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Old 02-15-2010, 03:56 AM   #3
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I got a 325i and wonderin if 20's would fit without scrapin
they'll fit, with some modifications to your suspension. but trust me, it will look pretty stupid with some big fvckin wheels on a 3. tonka toy lookalike like the guy above me ^
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20's would look like a Tonka Toy.

19's and NO higher.
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Old 02-15-2010, 04:04 AM   #5
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20 will fit but with a little modification. 19s will fit okay however they look too big on the e46 sedan and will be too heavy for it. 18s with 40 profile on the fronts and 35 on the rears will look like 19s if you know what you're doing. i wouldnt go above 18s for the e46 sedan imho.
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Old 02-15-2010, 04:12 AM   #6
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20 will fit but with a little modification. 19s will fit okay however they look too big on the e46 sedan and will be too heavy for it. 18s with 40 profile on the fronts and 35 on the rears will look like 19s if you know what you're doing. i wouldnt go above 18s for the e46 sedan imho.
thanks and btw "mpower m3" where did u get the chrome trim around the windows been tryin to look for it for awhile and no luck
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Old 02-15-2010, 04:25 AM   #7
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thanks and btw "mpower m3" where did u get the chrome trim around the windows been tryin to look for it for awhile and no luck
As much as I hate endorsing people adding chrome to their car, someone would be getting a pretty good deal if you'd be willing to swap black trim for chrome. Most peoples cars on here came with chrome trim around the windows.

Oh, and the obligatory "2010 member with a chrome and 20" fetish".
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Old 02-15-2010, 06:05 AM   #9
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also sedans have a much less aggresive stance than the M3's go with 18's ride will be much smoother and 20's.....that all i have to say 20's on a bmw 3 if you want 20's save up and get a 7 just put 18 VMR VB3 CSL's Matter Black on my black sedan and let me tell you sick!!!!!!
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Old 02-15-2010, 07:07 AM   #10
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go 19s u wont regret it....

it also depends on how aggresive u wanna go... i have bbs lm 19s 9 up front and 10s in the back on my sedan wit beefy as tires...
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go 19s u wont regret it....

it also depends on how aggresive u wanna go... i have bbs lm 19s 9 up front and 10s in the back on my sedan wit beefy as tires...
NYC'z Mr.e46!!! On the ebay link below, will the 10" rears actually fit on an 2003 e46 coupe without modifying the arch or suspension as these may be the wheels you have?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

I was thinking of getting wide rears as mine gets a lil too tail happy in the wet/ice/snow...!!Anything apart from a perfectly dry road to be honest

To the OP, you really dont need 20's, it will have the turning circle of an oil tanker and be slow as foook off the line!! 19s max I say!!

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Old 02-15-2010, 07:29 AM   #12
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NYC'z Mr.e46!!! On the ebay link below, will the 10" rears actually fit on an 2003 e46 coupe without modifying the arch or suspension as these may be the wheels you have?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

I was thinking of getting wide rears as mine gets a lil too tail happy in the wet/ice/snow...!!Anything apart from a perfectly dry road to be honest

To the OP, you really dont need 20's, it will have the turning circle of an oil tanker and be slow as foook off the line!! 19s max I say!!

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Lol at the typo in the eBay link. The rear size is listed as 10"x10".
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NYC'z Mr.e46!!! On the ebay link below, will the 10" rears actually fit on an 2003 e46 coupe without modifying the arch or suspension as these may be the wheels you have?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

I was thinking of getting wide rears as mine gets a lil too tail happy in the wet/ice/snow...!!Anything apart from a perfectly dry road to be honest

To the OP, you really dont need 20's, it will have the turning circle of an oil tanker and be slow as foook off the line!! 19s max I say!!

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you will need to roll ur fender so u wont rub (cusz irub ,u also have to remember that coupes can hold a more aggresive setup...i believe u can run 10s in the back

op dont go 20s..
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at class of 2010 wanting to put 500 dollar ebay 20" rims on their otherwise barely modded e46s

In all seriousness, 20 inch rims can look great on an e46 but the rest of the car needs to be heavily modded to pull it off. It needs to be slammed with aggressive ground effects, and other mods... No two ways about it, putting 20's on a stock car just looks cheap. Buy 19 inch VMR rims (710s, CSLs, whatever), drop the car, then start working on the body of the car, and finally thank us for pushing you away from 20's.
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at class of 2010 wanting to put 500 dollar ebay 20" rims on their otherwise barely modded e46s

In all seriousness, 20 inch rims can look great on an e46 but the rest of the car needs to be heavily modded to pull it off. It needs to be slammed with aggressive ground effects, and other mods... No two ways about it, putting 20's on a stock car just looks cheap. Buy 19 inch VMR rims (710s, CSLs, whatever), drop the car, then start working on the body of the car, and finally thank us for pushing you away from 20's.
Follow these instructions and look like everyone else car on the forum.
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Old 02-15-2010, 08:03 AM   #16
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24" are the new 20's.
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Old 06-23-2010, 07:56 PM   #17
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hey all
i have e46 sedan front wheel size 18x8.5
and the rear wheel size is 18x10
and its rubbing ....
what shall i do??
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Old 06-23-2010, 07:57 PM   #18
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Old 06-23-2010, 08:45 PM   #19
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18" is plenty big on an E46. These are compact cars.
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