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Old 05-09-2011, 07:52 PM   #1
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Just purchased OEM M3 wheels/tire for non M not sure if I like fitment

Rear tires are 255/35/19 and fronts are 225/40/19. I went ahead and popped one of the rear tires on and I'm a little concerned...of course the M fender is wider so on my car the tires protrude a bit from the body of the car and I'm not sure if I like the look. I think I may just sell them for what I paid and go with replicas because either way the wheel will protrude even if I got a different size tire. I didn't drive it yet so I'm not sure if there is rubbing or not. Any suggestions on how I should proceed?
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Old 05-09-2011, 07:56 PM   #2
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Old 05-09-2011, 08:02 PM   #3
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Old 05-09-2011, 08:39 PM   #4
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most people who do this buy 4 front wheels/tires since the offset of the M3 rears is too aggressive for the non-M.
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Old 05-09-2011, 08:49 PM   #5
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most people who do this buy 4 front wheels/tires since the offset of the M3 rears is too aggressive for the non-M.
That's what I was thinking...I need 4 fronts maybe
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Old 05-10-2011, 12:04 PM   #6
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It looks like those tires on the wheels are too tall for your non-M. If you are at stock height I would probably get two sets of fronts.
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smaller tires, lower the car and you'll be set. you will rub in the back though be prepared.
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Old 05-10-2011, 12:36 PM   #8
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whats the width on the front m3 18s? 8.0?
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Old 05-10-2011, 12:53 PM   #9
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Would you want to trade the rears for a my fronts
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Old 05-10-2011, 04:33 PM   #10
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whats the width on the front m3 18s? 8.0?
19x8
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Old 05-10-2011, 04:34 PM   #11
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Would you want to trade the rears for a my fronts
We can explore that idea...
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smaller tires, lower the car and you'll be set. you will rub in the back though be prepared.
Yeah I don't want any rubbing though. I can put these on Craigslist and sell them fast
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Old 05-10-2011, 04:45 PM   #13
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Run stretched tyre and roll the rear fenders flat and you should be fine, I'm running 18x10 et 25 on my sedan with no rubbing issues and lowered.
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Run 4 rears - that looks awesome!
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Old 05-10-2011, 04:55 PM   #15
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Nah do the staggered set 4 fronts look weak, here check this link out

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...001&highlight=
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Old 05-11-2011, 10:01 PM   #16
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Nah do the staggered set 4 fronts look weak, here check this link out

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...001&highlight=
Looks good! Gonna roll the fenders and possibly go with 235/30/19 on the rear now. I'm starting to like the look on the rear
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:05 PM   #17
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I have a 323ci SP with the M3 wheels
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Old 05-17-2011, 12:27 AM   #18
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3 things:

1. Yes you will rub. The offset of those rear wheels is too aggressive to run 255's. A 235 can work but 225 is the best size to prevent ruibbing.

2. Your front tires are too tall/too large of a diameter. It should be a 225/35/19, not 225/40/19.

3. Just my opinion, but a more aggressive fitment such as OEM m3 wheels needs a drop in order to look proper.

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Old 05-17-2011, 08:31 AM   #19
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I have a 323ci SP with the M3 wheels
front 19x8 on 225/35/19
back 19x9 1/2 on 245/35/19
Looks good!!
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3 things:

1. Yes you will rub. The offset of those rear wheels is too aggressive to run 255's. A 235 can work but 225 is the best size to prevent ruibbing.

2. Your front tires are too tall/too large of a diameter. It should be a 225/35/19, not 225/40/19.

3. Just my opinion, but a more aggressive fitment such as OEM m3 wheels needs a drop in order to look proper.

GL with the wheels.
Great information be-doubleyou! I was wondering if 225 series would stretch enough to fit the rear wheels without any compromise, but see yosolo is running 235 on his rears. He didn't mention if it rubbed or not though. At this point I'm contemplating on whether to buy new tires for these preowned wheels or just sell them and buy a completely new wheel package from Victoria Tire .... At this point it will be about the same money invested.
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