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Old 06-11-2009, 05:02 PM   #1
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Would someone please have pics of wheels with a 40mm offset on a 330ci?

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Old 06-11-2009, 06:03 PM   #2
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I believe the OEM offset for E46 coupes is 38-42mm. So a picture of a stock E46 will get you what you need.

E46 with 17x9 ET41 LTW5's:
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et39 on the rear. 19/9.5

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Old 06-11-2009, 06:55 PM   #4
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Would someone please have pics of wheels with a 40mm offset on a 330ci?

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?? we need the width of the wheel too
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Sorry about that. The sizes are as follows:

FRONT: 225/4018
REAR: 255/35 18


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Old 06-11-2009, 07:31 PM   #6
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et39 on the rear. 19/9.5

Your vehicle is soo sick. Love the art work on the hood. So in your opinion 40mm front and rear offset is fine? Do you have any rubbing if anyone sits in the backseats?

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Just a quickie. So if the offset is PLUS the wheels stick in and if the offset is MINUS they stick out more...correct? Or do I have it revesed?

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i rubbed with the +39 offest, and since have taken off my 5mm spacer making them +44 with NO rubbing at all. I also havn't rolled my fenders though
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i rubbed with the +39 offest, and since have taken off my 5mm spacer making them +44 with NO rubbing at all. I also havn't rolled my fenders though
so 40 would rub in other words?
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if your lowered with stock fenders on Kumho 255's yes. there are so many variables . same offset with a 245 would be fine I think
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if your lowered with stock fenders on Kumho 255's yes. there are so many variables . same offset with a 245 would be fine I think
the car is not lowered, however the tires do tuck in when someone sits in the backseats.
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There is always the option of rolling your fenders too.
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Just a quickie. So if the offset is PLUS the wheels stick in and if the offset is MINUS they stick out more...correct? Or do I have it revesed?

Thanks M
Offset is the measurement of the hub mounting surface to the center of the wheel. A 0mm offset has the hub sitting dead center. Positive offset pushes the hub farther to the outside (road side) and negative offset pushes the hub farther to the inside.
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That explains everything. I just purchased a set of OZ Superleggera's for 800 CAD. The rears are 18x9 with a 40mm offset. Do you guys think that I should put 255/35 or 245/35 tires in the rear?
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That explains everything. I just purchased a set of OZ Superleggera's for 800 CAD. The rears are 18x9 with a 40mm offset. Do you guys think that I should put 255/35 or 245/35 tires in the rear?
The outer lip of your wheel will be 2.5 mm farther inboard than the outer lip of mine. That's a negligible difference. So assuming stock ride height, you can use the 255.

If you're going to lower it, there are people on this forum with a lot more experience than me regarding what sizes/offsets work on a lowered E46.

Post pics when you get them on, I've always liked that wheel.

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