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Old 05-15-2013, 08:37 AM   #1
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What would you do?

I have a silver 325i 02 e46 with stock suspension. I want some beefier looking rears but im not to sure if I want a staggard or square. Also I am not to sure what wheels I want. I like the arc-8 and vb3 (which are kinda heavy), mainly the double spoke look. What wheels and setup would you suggest getting
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:39 AM   #2
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Also will getting 18 or 19 wheels help eliminate some of the well gap
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Old 05-15-2013, 12:38 PM   #3
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The VB3 and V710 are some of our most popular wheel options. Our customers love them!



They fit the car very nicely.
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The mesh CSL-esk style wheels (V710s VB3s, etc) are always going to look good on the E46. To toss another one in the mix since you said "double spoke" would be the Alzor 730s (LINK), they have mild concaved faces and a 5 double spoke design.


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Old 05-15-2013, 04:42 PM   #5
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The VB3 and V710 are some of our most popular wheel options. Our customers love them!



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Ya i really do like the vb3. does the hyper black go really well with the titanium silver in your opinion?

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The mesh CSL-esk style wheels (V710s VB3s, etc) are always going to look good on the E46. To toss another one in the mix since you said "double spoke" would be the Alzor 730s (LINK), they have mild concaved faces and a 5 double spoke design.


that 5 spoke does look nice.


Also the 325 will be soon running a m54b30 motor. So what setup would be better for it? should i get a beefy 10 rear and 8.5-9 front or just get a square 9 all around for practicality?
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Hyper black is almost like a polished finish, or a black chrome. I really like it, especially on a silver car.

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genuine BMW 197s from the E90 are going to be 18x8 ET34 up front and 18x8.5 ET37 in the rear. Great looking wheel on the E46, as jbaikw s signature shows.
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Also the 325 will be soon running a m54b30 motor. So what setup would be better for it? should i get a beefy 10 rear and 8.5-9 front or just get a square 9 all around for practicality?
That's a decision you'll have to make. Personally I run squared set ups to help dial out some of the natural under steer of my bimmers, the practicality of being able to rotate tires is just a bonus.
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