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Old 03-01-2016, 01:39 AM   #1
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Squared 18x9 on non-M E46?

Browsing ECS Tuning, looking for some H&R Springs, I stumbled upon their nice collection of wheels! I found a set that I really liked, and super cheap too! The wheels are 18x9" ET35 72.6CB. I was wondering if I can run a square set up or should I go with 8.5 on the fronts? My fenders aren't rolled or pulled and I kinda don't want too haha.

Also what wheels should I put? I have a Non-M E46 sedan, planning on lowering it either with the H&R Sport springs, or the Tein Lowering Springs. I'll leave the link to the wheels below. https://www.ecstuning.com/ES2695476/_a_
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Old 03-01-2016, 10:44 AM   #2
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I'm not really the wheel guru, but know that 18x9 et35 wont fit without modifications, tire stretch, and some negative camber. I know this because i have been looking at a set of identical spec Apex ARC8s and have seen what it takes to make them work

***Edit*** actually, the wheels i was looking at are 18x9.5 et35. so just ignore my post lol
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Old 03-01-2016, 12:26 PM   #3
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Why so aggressive and black? I'll never understand why people try to make their E46 non M look like something out of Fast and Furious.
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Old 03-01-2016, 01:43 PM   #4
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Those will fit an E46 Non-M.

Out back, they should fit without any issues. 18x9 et35 is actually really close to having the same clearance to the wheel arch as the tried and true 18x9.5 et45 most people run who don't want to modify their fenders and run stretched tires.

Up front, you may have to roll your fenders slightly to fit that. It is a little more aggressive than the typical 18x8.5 et40 that most run up front.

This is completely dependant on tire size too. I wouldn't go any wider than a 235/40.
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Those will fit an E46 Non-M.

Out back, they should fit without any issues. 18x9 et35 is actually really close to having the same clearance to the wheel arch as the tried and true 18x9.5 et45 most people run who don't want to modify their fenders and run stretched tires.

Up front, you may have to roll your fenders slightly to fit that. It is a little more aggressive than the typical 18x8.5 et40 that most run up front.

This is completely dependant on tire size too. I wouldn't go any wider than a 235/40.
Thanks! Do you think that an 18x8 et35 would clear on the front without rolling the fenders? I would rather run a staggered set up than roll my fenders haha.

And black happens to look very nice with my paint job, different people, different strokes mate .
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18x8 et35 should fit without any issues.
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Old 03-02-2016, 03:49 PM   #7
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As the guys said 18x8 ET35 safe all the way around pretty much open to any appropriate tire size (aka no monster truck tires). The 18x9 ET35 fitment allows plenty of room out back, but up front depending upon tire choice rolling of fenders or aggressive camber may be required to eliminate rubbing.

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