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Old 10-21-2013, 10:50 AM   #1
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Fitting tires on oem set of 18" m3 wheels

Hey guys so I bought a set of wrecked up oem m3 wheels and sanblasted them and powder coated I provided before and after pictures and I need help with tire sizes:

They are 18" oem m3 wheels
Have et47 offset
All 4 wheels have a 8.5 width
Missing info is ?/40/18
I was thinking somthing either 215, 225, or 235 but no more which will give me stretch!?!?!

What im looking for:
Stretch less than a flat sidewall bot nothing more and nothing crazy stretch just somthing so I dont see the lip of the wheel but still has a stretch.

Thanks in advance!!!


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Old 10-21-2013, 11:04 AM   #2
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First, those wheels are not OEM 18's they are the 19' premiums.
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:25 AM   #3
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Re: Fitting tires on oem set of 18" m3 wheels

It says they ar 8.5 wide 18" wheel
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:30 AM   #4
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First, those wheels are not OEM 18's they are the 19' premiums.
Second, Sanny is wrong, those are four fronts you have there if they are all ET47. I'm thinking 225/35 or 225/40 on an 8.5 is what you are describing as far as the look you want. You're going to want to run spacers and extended lugs or else you are going to be pretty tucked in there, regardless of how much "stretch" you have on the wheel. With an offset of 47mm, you're probably looking for 12mm spacers in the rear. You can search for what you want up front
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:34 AM   #5
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Those aren't OE wheels, they are replicas it looks like.

First red flag is 18" size and second red flag is nowhere for the M emblem....

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Old 10-21-2013, 11:45 AM   #6
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Fitting tires on oem set of 18" m3 wheels

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Those aren't OE wheels, they are replicas it looks like.

First red flag is 18" size and second red flag is nowhere for the M emblem....

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Old 10-21-2013, 11:45 AM   #7
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Re: Fitting tires on oem set of 18" m3 wheels

Thanks MacFady and yes they are 4 fronts because I couldnt fit a rear m3 on the car and they are oem they were purchased from a dealer and everything but already ordered a set of 12mm and extended lugs
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Re: Fitting tires on oem set of 18" m3 wheels

The m3 logo was sanded out since its not a m didnt wanna be rice
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Old 10-21-2013, 02:51 PM   #9
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If all four are 18x8.5 ET47, I'd recommend 12mm spacers all around. Should fit pretty easily with 235/40/18 tires.
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Re: Fitting tires on oem set of 18" m3 wheels

When you guys mention spacers you guys are trying to get the style aspect so it looks better correct? Because when I put the rims on the car they fit pretty well
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Yes, the spacers will just move the wheel 12mm closer to the fender. I only said 225's above because you mentioned they were 8.5 and you said you wanted a little stretch but no lip poking out. Post pics when all is said and done.

Here is a picture of what I thought you were describing. 225/40 on a 8.5.

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Also, if you are serious than props to you on going all out to avoid the rice situation with the M logos
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Old 10-21-2013, 04:23 PM   #12
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Re: Fitting tires on oem set of 18" m3 wheels

Thats exactly what I wanted in your picture of the bbs wheels! I will go with the 225 then and I will order spacers as soon as my check comes in! And yes me and my buddys sat around for about 4 hours and sanded out that part didnt look too good when done but after sanblasting and powdercoating it looks brand new
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Re: Fitting tires on oem set of 18" m3 wheels

Finished product
Deff needs to be lowered though
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Old 10-22-2013, 06:46 AM   #14
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I thought you had a coupe?
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Old 10-23-2013, 02:06 PM   #15
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It is a coupe
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Old 10-25-2013, 11:53 AM   #16
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OK, because the two pictures you posted above of them on the car are clearly on a sedan...
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:46 PM   #17
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Re: Fitting tires on oem set of 18" m3 wheels

Yah the above two photots its on a 2001 325xi
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Old 10-29-2013, 02:55 PM   #18
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definitely ///mreps... the real 18's have the lips on them, the 19s are concave..
They never made 18's that were concave that style
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