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Old 02-23-2008, 05:20 AM   #1
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I have a 00' 328ci. I know a lot of non-M owners are going x10 in the rear...What offset do I need to achieve a wheel size of 19x10 in the rear? I the fender rolling is required and that ok.
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Old 02-23-2008, 11:13 AM   #2
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You will probably need a +45 for your coupe. I've never seen offset numbers for a 10" on a non-M but that would be about right. And you are right about rolled fenders. You could run a 245 for sure, maybe a 255.
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Old 02-23-2008, 12:33 PM   #3
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A +44 et would be better harder to find but still. I wouldn't go any higher than a +45 for sure other wise you run into the problem I'm having hitting the brake caliper or in your case witth a 10" rim hitting the rear shocks. You can always get a +40 et and have them machine the offset for you to like a 42-43.Its usually around $30 nit to bad
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Old 03-11-2008, 01:20 AM   #4
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So without having to roll the fenders, what's the max tire and rim size i can go with a non M 3 series?

Current have stock 17" Style 44's - 225/45/17. Can someone list some sizes up to 19" and maybe a good staggered setup size as well please.

What's the offset I can go with int he front and rears for 18's and 19's?

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hey i have almost same problem i got a 2000 328i and i am wondering if i can fit a Front tires: 235/45/17 Rear tires: 255/40/17
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Old 04-22-2009, 12:24 AM   #6
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I heard 255 is the fattest you should/can go on a non M E46.

Running 18's now. The fronts are 235/40/18. Rears are 255/35/18. Fronts...yeah i have to double check, pretty sure they are 235 but i'm asian and my eyes are small.......
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Old 09-27-2010, 01:12 AM   #7
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i am running 275/30/19s (9.5 wide) in the rear with 37 off set(not 100 percent though) and not rubbing fronts are 245/35/19 (8.5)

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Originally Posted by BokCh0y View Post
I heard 255 is the fattest you should/can go on a non M E46.
That is on the OE Sport wheels that are 8.5" wide. With an aftermarket setup you can go with a 10" wide wheel but modifications will need to be done to the fender and you will have to run a slightly stretched tire.

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Old 04-02-2012, 04:51 PM   #9
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i am having the same problem too. i have a 02 325ci coupe and i wanna run some aggressive 18s but idk what specs are good without rolling fenders. any help would be much appreciated
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