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 12-03-2006, 10:18 PM   #1
sna77
OEM ///Member
 
sna77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: MA
Posts: 7,705
My Ride: BMW
Anyone running OEM 19" CSL wheels on an e46 sedan

I posted something like this the other day and got a bunch of responses along the lines of "there are lots of threads with CSL reps."

Just to be clear... I'm only interested in seeting OEM 19" CSL Wheels on an e46 sedan

I've seen plenty of 18" CSL reps and I'm not crazy about them. The 19s curve inwards, and I like that look.

I believe 4 fronts will fit on an e46 sedan w/o rubbing or need for fender rolling:

http://www.bmwwheels.com/bmwwheels_d...163&Series=E46

Anyhow, if anyone has any pics of OEM ones only, please post them.

Gratzi
sna77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.
Old 12-03-2006, 11:20 PM   #2
325rider
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 2,567
My Ride: gone, not forgotten
Send a message via AIM to 325rider
the 19's wont rub unless you drop. BUT, Oem 19's (front) WIll fit all around on your sedan. FREE
__________________


Schrick 264/248 | Ebay Headers | AA dyno tune | SSR GT2 18x9 | 3.46 | Full OEM Mtech 2

My Fitness YouTube Channel!!! Thanks for all the support I am GRATEFUL

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCozwn8gNwXQVuG0se8cTpUQ
325rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2006, 05:10 AM   #3
kameleon
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 83
My Ride: various
Send a message via MSN to kameleon
is there any way the rears will fit also?maybe with stretched tyres. i priced these genuine today for my 00' 328 sedan also. interesting that they're alot cheaper then the done to death std m3 rims.
kameleon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2006, 07:27 AM   #4
kpeng
Banned User
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Gainesville, FL
Posts: 25,616
My Ride: E46 330 and E30 325
The offset is simply too aggressive for the rear, and even with stretched tires, it'd pop out so far that if you dropped it, you would no longer have a fender. The only way to do this is to do a custom widebody in the rear.

-Ken
kpeng is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2006, 08:05 AM   #5
sna77
OEM ///Member
 
sna77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: MA
Posts: 7,705
My Ride: BMW
anyone know of any members that have done this?
sna77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2006, 08:16 AM   #6
E92M
Registered User
 
E92M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: ATL / Boulder / SLC
Posts: 3,374
My Ride: '08 ZCP M3 | '03 R6
I have 19" CSL 8.5" by 9.5" staggered. Running 265 in the rear and 235 up front.

Mmmhmmm,
-Chris
__________________
E92M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2006, 08:20 AM   #7
kpeng
Banned User
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Gainesville, FL
Posts: 25,616
My Ride: E46 330 and E30 325
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2K5 325i View Post
I have 19" CSL 8.5" by 9.5" staggered. Running 265 in the rear and 235 up front.

Mmmhmmm,
-Chris
He's talking about OEM CSL wheels. Not replicas.
kpeng is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2006, 09:08 AM   #8
jiggynites
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: NYC
Posts: 443
My Ride: 97EK 00 E46 03 745i
yeah there is no way in the world to fit them unless you do a wide rear fender. just take this for example
My car is dropped and I have rolled fenders. I tried to fit the oem M3 18x9 rim with 255/40/18 tire and the tire was right on the fender I had to lift the car up instantly. so I tried putting on a 235/40/18 on the rim and while it actually went in just barely touching the fender lips I know once I hit any little bump my rear fenders are gonna be destroyed so I took them off.
Now you want to tried this with the csl 19x9.5 def not a good idea.

you can fit 4 fronts 19x8.5 but the fronts dont curve inward like you want only the rears curve inward.
__________________
jiggynites is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2006, 10:21 AM   #9
sna77
OEM ///Member
 
sna77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: MA
Posts: 7,705
My Ride: BMW
Quote:
Originally Posted by jiggynites View Post
yeah there is no way in the world to fit them unless you do a wide rear fender. just take this for example
My car is dropped and I have rolled fenders. I tried to fit the oem M3 18x9 rim with 255/40/18 tire and the tire was right on the fender I had to lift the car up instantly. so I tried putting on a 235/40/18 on the rim and while it actually went in just barely touching the fender lips I know once I hit any little bump my rear fenders are gonna be destroyed so I took them off.
Now you want to tried this with the csl 19x9.5 def not a good idea.

you can fit 4 fronts 19x8.5 but the fronts dont curve inward like you want only the rears curve inward.
Just noticed my link up top was broken:
http://www.bmwwheels.com/bmwwheels_d...163&Series=E46

The fronts are 19 x 8, so I imagine fitting four of them fit no problem.

I didn't realize that the fronts do not curve inwards, which is why I'm requesting a pic of them. =)
sna77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2006, 03:53 AM   #10
kameleon
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 83
My Ride: various
Send a message via MSN to kameleon
i think that 19x8 is a typo. on the epc it says theyre 8.5 not 8.
kameleon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2006, 07:17 AM   #11
sna77
OEM ///Member
 
sna77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: MA
Posts: 7,705
My Ride: BMW
Quote:
Originally Posted by kameleon View Post
i think that 19x8 is a typo. on the epc it says theyre 8.5 not 8.
No it doesn't?

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...=36&fg=15&hl=1
sna77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2006, 09:59 AM   #12
albert1028
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Bay Area, Califonria
Posts: 23
My Ride: 2002 330Xi
Quote:
Originally Posted by sna77 View Post
Width of wheel is less of a concern, the front of the OEM 19's should fit, but the rear will not because off the offset, unless you want a wheel sticking way past hte fender well, if you notice that the offset of the M3 rear wheel is usually in the +20's.

Tirerack has a good article on offset if you want to read more:

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/tech/...jsp?techid=101
albert1028 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2006, 10:28 AM   #13
sna77
OEM ///Member
 
sna77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: MA
Posts: 7,705
My Ride: BMW
Quote:
Originally Posted by albert1028 View Post
Width of wheel is less of a concern, the front of the OEM 19's should fit, but the rear will not because off the offset, unless you want a wheel sticking way past hte fender well, if you notice that the offset of the M3 rear wheel is usually in the +20's.

Tirerack has a good article on offset if you want to read more:

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/tech/...jsp?techid=101
I understand offset. As Ive mentioned 3 times already, I'm thinking of using 4 front wheels, and going 19x8 all around. I simple want to see if ANYONE is running OEM CSLs on an e46 sedan now, and for a visual of how it looks
sna77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2006, 02:24 AM   #14
kameleon
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 83
My Ride: various
Send a message via MSN to kameleon
thats strange. on the epc at my work (bmw ag owned dealer in australia) it states 8.5, ill double check this tomorow though.
if the offsets etc are the same as normal m3 19's i will try and fit these to the sedan and take some pics.
kameleon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2006, 07:09 AM   #15
sna77
OEM ///Member
 
sna77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: MA
Posts: 7,705
My Ride: BMW
Quote:
Originally Posted by kameleon View Post
thats strange. on the epc at my work (bmw ag owned dealer in australia) it states 8.5, ill double check this tomorow though.
if the offsets etc are the same as normal m3 19's i will try and fit these to the sedan and take some pics.
Great, thanks!
sna77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2006, 08:41 AM   #16
easyman
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Queens, NY
Posts: 2,245
My Ride: MKV GTI 4 Door
im curious to see this setup. How are you going to get four fronts though?These wheels arent all that common. If you pull it off its going to look awesome.
__________________

2007 GTI 4 Door (MKV)- Current
2010 Acura TSX (cu2) - Retired
1987 BMW 325i (e30) Vert - Burned Down
2002 330i (e46) - Retired
ZPP - ZCW - ZSP - Nav - Bi-Xenon/85122+ - Mtech - 18" CSL - FSD's - 4300k Fogs-
Sig courtesy of fskarboe
easyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2006, 09:11 AM   #17
sna77
OEM ///Member
 
sna77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: MA
Posts: 7,705
My Ride: BMW
Quote:
Originally Posted by easyman View Post
im curious to see this setup. How are you going to get four fronts though?These wheels arent all that common. If you pull it off its going to look awesome.
They are $400 / each new. I'll just buy them new, and sell my OEM ZHP wheels
sna77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2006, 11:02 AM   #18
easyman
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Queens, NY
Posts: 2,245
My Ride: MKV GTI 4 Door
i vote for chs... almost the same price and ... they are BBS!
__________________

2007 GTI 4 Door (MKV)- Current
2010 Acura TSX (cu2) - Retired
1987 BMW 325i (e30) Vert - Burned Down
2002 330i (e46) - Retired
ZPP - ZCW - ZSP - Nav - Bi-Xenon/85122+ - Mtech - 18" CSL - FSD's - 4300k Fogs-
Sig courtesy of fskarboe
easyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2006, 11:50 AM   #19
sna77
OEM ///Member
 
sna77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: MA
Posts: 7,705
My Ride: BMW
Quote:
Originally Posted by easyman View Post
i vote for chs... almost the same price and ... they are BBS!
Well, they are both BBS.

I like the CSLs much better than the CHS'...





BBS CH:



OEM CSL:
sna77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2006, 03:35 PM   #20
325rider
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 2,567
My Ride: gone, not forgotten
Send a message via AIM to 325rider
BBS CH>CSLs
__________________


Schrick 264/248 | Ebay Headers | AA dyno tune | SSR GT2 18x9 | 3.46 | Full OEM Mtech 2

My Fitness YouTube Channel!!! Thanks for all the support I am GRATEFUL

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCozwn8gNwXQVuG0se8cTpUQ
325rider 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 04:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2016 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use