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Old 08-28-2013, 03:06 AM   #1
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Sedans with wheels!

alright guys bit of a new guy to the forums here. own a 2000 323i and it's finally time to start shopping for some rims for it! so i though i'd make a thread where everyone could post pictures of sedans with wheels. let's see what everyone has! i have already been looking at some and i really would like to know what the M5 newer series wheels look like on our sedan models. so if you have them help me out with a picture. also feel free to start throwing some good offset numbers my way everyone. i am pretty set on finding some 18's so i can keep a bit of tire under it. what is a good offset for some 18's? and again if you have a sedan and it has wheels post a pic for everyone!!!
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:28 PM   #2
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the new m5 rims are definitely bigger than 18s. without looking it up, i'm guessing 20" so you would have to get reps. As far as offsets, if you want to keep the same stance as stock, use the stock offsets. Otherwise, the offset you need will depend on the wheel width you choose and whether you want to roll your fenders, etc.
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Old 08-28-2013, 04:53 PM   #3
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Generally for the E46, our customers run 18x8.5 ET35/18x9.5 ET45 for a nice staggered fit. If you can find reps around that size, they will fit without a problem.
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Old 08-28-2013, 05:46 PM   #4
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Generally for the E46, our customers run 18x8.5 ET35/18x9.5 ET45 for a nice staggered fit. If you can find reps around that size, they will fit without a problem.
Based on this info, 17x8 Et 32 should fit just fine on my 04 sedan right? My calculation has me 3 mm further away from the fender and also further from the strut than the 8.5 Et 35 you recommend.

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Old 08-28-2013, 06:00 PM   #5
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17x8 ET32 will fit no problem.
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:32 PM   #6
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finally getting some responses. and to everyone who said it already about the reps, iam a college kid so yeah. not looking to spend a arm and a leg so reps will probably be my choice unless i get very lucky. i am planning on rolling my fenders also. so a 35mm out front and a 45mm offset out back wont give me any rubbing or clearance issues? btw im running stock suspension right now because i wanted to get some wheels before i decide how low i want to gow...hopefully stance her out eventually.
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Old 08-30-2013, 05:55 PM   #7
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I have a sedan. It has wheels. I think all sedans came with wheels.
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Old 08-30-2013, 07:44 PM   #8
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I am always a fan of going with newer OEM wheels (or reps) over anything aftermarket. I have style 116's on my sedan off of an e60 (I think). They are 17x7.5 et20. I absolutely love the offset of these wheels, they come out flush with the fenders perfectly.

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Old 08-30-2013, 08:07 PM   #9
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I'm running alzor 703s from ecs tuning (a great sponsor) size 18x8 et35 I believe but it sits nicely wiyh 235/40ZR18 tires. Click image for larger version

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Old 08-31-2013, 11:20 AM   #10
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I do love newer oem wheels on an older model I think its classy and cool.lol and the black wheels from ecs do look very good. I have spent a good bit of time making a wishlist of what I want from ecs tuning their site is awesome! I definitely like the 116 style's on that sedan for sure. I doubt I will get black wheels maybe a dark metallic silver or something very different. the plasti-dip and black wheels craze has caught on in my town way too much and I hate hipsters.lol I must be different. would love to see anyone that has newer oem style wheels on their sedan though. newer oem's or reps is what ill be getting
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Old 08-31-2013, 12:03 PM   #11
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19 in replicas staggered no roll on fenders clears ok
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^Those are sharp, they look great on your car. The only reason that I personally would stay way from 19's is the cost of tires.
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Old 08-31-2013, 12:16 PM   #13
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Not as bad as people think just replace the rears for 300

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Old 08-31-2013, 12:21 PM   #15
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My problem is that I am very very picky about my tires. Of the tires I like, it would cost me more than that even though I get tires at cost, but that's just because I am uber picky about it, lol. I'll be getting new tires for mine next month @ $300 for the set.
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Old 08-31-2013, 02:59 PM   #16
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Yea I'm only really picky about speed rating living in Florida I only need good tires for dry roads and rain

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Old 08-31-2013, 05:12 PM   #18
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Yea I'm only really picky about speed rating living in Florida I only need good tires for dry roads and rain

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Where in Florida are you? I'm in Ocala.
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:44 PM   #20
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Here's a square setup, 18x9 ET42 Apex ARC-8s, 245/35-18 tire, H&R Sport lowering springs. No rubbing at all with stock alignment.
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