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Old 03-26-2010, 03:26 PM   #1
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Quick Wheel Sizing Help.

looking at a local forum and this guy is selling 03 m3 rims with the fitment of
The rims are 18" rims and the bolt pattern is 5x120.7
The two front tires are 225 45 zr18
The two rear tires are 255 45 zr18

will this fit my 02 325ci? without having to add or remove anything?
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The front two will fit. It's the back that will give you problems. The M3 wheels have a lower offset. They'll mount right up to your car no problem, they may however just poke out a tad from the fenders. This will most likely cause some bad rubbing.
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The front two will fit. It's the back that will give you problems. The M3 wheels have a lower offset. They'll mount right up to your car no problem, they may however just poke out a tad from the fenders. This will most likely cause some bad rubbing.
my car has not been lowered. its at stock height. i love wheel gap JK. im not worried about it sticking out i plan to roll fenders real soon.
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You're still going to run the risk of having the tire bite the fender if you ever hit a dip in the road. I wouldn't risk it with that tire setup. If you roll the fenders and run a more narrow tire in the rear you may be able to get it to work. See this thread for further information on fitting 18" M3 fitment rims on a non-M coupe http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...941&highlight=
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Old 03-26-2010, 04:00 PM   #6
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the guys is selling the rims with rubber for 400 mint. i'll check it out and mount it and will post pics if it doesnt rub. if it does then thats a total fail.
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Fronts will work but the rear will require a 245 or smaller so that you are less likely to rub. The 45 series sidewalls on them are a bit tall as well. You will want a 40/35 for the front/rear.

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