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Old 04-11-2010, 05:27 PM   #1
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Need autocross wheels for M3.

I would like to get another set of wheels for my M3. These wheels are going to be specifically used for Autocross, so I would like smaller diameter wheels so that the tires won't be as expensive.

Will any 3-series wheel fit my car? Are the width of the 3-series wheels much smaller making the transition worthless? Would I be better off trying to find some stock 18" wheels (I currently run the stock 19's?)

What wheels are you all running?
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Old 04-15-2010, 01:41 PM   #2
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I believe you do get a few extra points for decreasing your stock tire diameter. (I think you need spacers in the back to run non-M wheels but don;t quote me on that).
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Old 04-15-2010, 02:58 PM   #3
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Run four identical 17x9s with spacers where you need them for clearance. Run some 255/40/17 Hankook RS-3s if you want street tires. Go crazy with some 17x9.5s and 275/40/17 Kumho R compounds if you have more cash to burn.
Mod the driver. Participate in your local BMWCCA autocross or driving school. Have you joined BMWCCA yet?

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Old 04-15-2010, 04:11 PM   #4
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have you looked at apex's?

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