E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > Tuning & Tech > The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum

The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum
Use this forum to discuss anything in relation to wheels to tires to offsets.
Sponsored by The Tire Rack

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 09-03-2012, 10:17 PM   #1
zhenkaaaM3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: New york
Posts: 5,565
My Ride: Fst'r then your e46
Wheel fitment question

Does anyone have bbs style 5s on their e36s? I know its a crazy offset. But I do see people with this setup.

can anyone tell me what tire size to run on the rears and the front to avoid rubbing? Or at least get minimal rubbing? I know stretched tires are somewhat dangerous but I am leaning towards that direction instead of flaring/rolling my fenders.

Insights please.
__________________
.:Eugene:.

I used to be an e46 owner. I love this one more.

zhenkaaaM3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.
Old 09-04-2012, 07:46 AM   #2
DJ Syxx
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 161
My Ride: BMW M3
No way you can fit style 5's on without an arch roll at the rear. Front you should be fine depends on the tyres you use but you haven't said what size 17's or 18's?
__________________
OZ Racing/CSL Styled M3
DJ Syxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 09:25 AM   #3
Jets330
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: SoCal
Posts: 417
My Ride: scrapes alot
Quote:
Originally Posted by DJ Syxx View Post
No way you can fit style 5's on without an arch roll at the rear. Front you should be fine depends on the tyres you use but you haven't said what size 17's or 18's?
Honestly doesnt matter if 17 or 18.. as long as you stretch and go low enough and roll or shave fenders you'll clear. 17x8+20 is the size of what youre looking at. Run a 215 and you'll tuck. minor stretch if anything, im running 215 on my 18x8+20 and 225 on 18x9+20. Flush!!
Jets330 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 12:40 PM   #4
zhenkaaaM3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: New york
Posts: 5,565
My Ride: Fst'r then your e46
Im not planning to roll my fenders. Would i put 225 or 215 in the rear to avoid rubbing?
I believe style 5s are 17x8 all around.
__________________
.:Eugene:.

I used to be an e46 owner. I love this one more.


Last edited by zhenkaaaM3; 09-04-2012 at 01:13 PM.
zhenkaaaM3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 07:20 PM   #5
Jets330
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: SoCal
Posts: 417
My Ride: scrapes alot
Quote:
Originally Posted by E46tknv View Post
Im not planning to roll my fenders. Would i put 225 or 215 in the rear to avoid rubbing?
I believe style 5s are 17x8 all around.
Yes like i said, they are 1x7x8+20 offset all around, and if you put 215's all around i believe you will get away with it. Maybe even a 225 in the rears since its only an 8". Im 9"+20 in the rears with a 225 and rub only slightly on big big dips.
Jets330 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2012, 08:53 PM   #6
zhenkaaaM3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: New york
Posts: 5,565
My Ride: Fst'r then your e46
Im getting insane vibration after 40mph. Im assuming I need hubcentric rings from an e39? do I need for rear and front?
zhenkaaaM3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2012, 02:12 AM   #7
Jets330
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: SoCal
Posts: 417
My Ride: scrapes alot
Quote:
Originally Posted by E46tknv View Post
Im getting insane vibration after 40mph. Im assuming I need hubcentric rings from an e39? do I need for rear and front?
Aw man. No one told you about it.. The centrebore for an E39 is different from our cars. 74.1 -> to ours 72.56, you need to run hubcentric rings. And yes, it would make sense to run them for all four. From what i read and can recollect, theyre cheap and you can find them on ebay as well. But what i'm wondering is actually fitting our rims, onto an e39.
Jets330 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2012, 09:59 PM   #8
zhenkaaaM3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: New york
Posts: 5,565
My Ride: Fst'r then your e46
Yea, someone told me but I ignored it. After the person said it, in my mind I was like . My friend said I dont need them, but I realized I do. I ordere the rings today. Hopefully they come in ASAP! I dont go over speed limit and stay in the right line because the vibration is driving me nuts.
zhenkaaaM3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2012, 10:24 PM   #9
Jets330
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: SoCal
Posts: 417
My Ride: scrapes alot
Quote:
Originally Posted by E46tknv View Post
Yea, someone told me but I ignored it. After the person said it, in my mind I was like . My friend said I dont need them, but I realized I do. I ordere the rings today. Hopefully they come in ASAP! I dont go over speed limit and stay in the right line because the vibration is driving me nuts.
Ahhh i wouldnt even drive with that then. It could damage a number of things. hope they come in soon for you and all works out.
Jets330 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2012, 10:31 PM   #10
zhenkaaaM3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: New york
Posts: 5,565
My Ride: Fst'r then your e46
Well, what can I do. I have to get to school, and have to get to work. Thankfully, both locations arent far.
__________________
.:Eugene:.

I used to be an e46 owner. I love this one more.

zhenkaaaM3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2012, 10:53 PM   #11
YGOAMG
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Riverside: Melbourne
Posts: 11,822
My Ride: 325Ci ClubSport
Send a message via MSN to YGOAMG
Quote:
Originally Posted by E46tknv View Post
Well, what can I do. I have to get to school, and have to get to work. Thankfully, both locations arent far.
put ur old wheels back on
__________________

Find me on Instagram
@PeterMarquez346

Quote:
Originally Posted by all4show View Post
who da F done that?
prestige warehouse or who?
YGOAMG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2012, 10:59 PM   #12
Jets330
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: SoCal
Posts: 417
My Ride: scrapes alot
Quote:
Originally Posted by YGOAMG View Post
put ur old wheels back on
Agreed. do it for now?
Jets330 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2012, 10:54 AM   #13
zhenkaaaM3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: New york
Posts: 5,565
My Ride: Fst'r then your e46
Ehhh. Pain in the ass to do.
__________________
.:Eugene:.

I used to be an e46 owner. I love this one more.

zhenkaaaM3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use