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Old 08-31-2014, 07:18 AM   #1
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Styling 94 on E46 Coupe

Hey folks,

I was thinking about fitting a set of Style 94's on my '04 Coupe.

The wheels are 8Jx18 ET24 all around. The question is: Will they fit without fender rolling in the back? If yes, tyres? 205 or 225?

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Old 01-22-2017, 05:53 PM   #2
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Hey folks,

I was thinking about fitting a set of Style 94's on my '04 Coupe.

The wheels are 8Jx18 ET24 all around. The question is: Will they fit without fender rolling in the back? If yes, tyres? 205 or 225?

Hi Duss. Have you (or somebody else) found the answer? I am also thinking about style 94 for my 328ci Coupe but I am affraid that the fronts will be too wide.

So far I found out that some guys run it on 225/40 or 235/40 tires.

My question is - can I fit those syle 94 18x8 wheels on e46 coupe without rubbing or fender rolling?
Thanks for advice!









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Old 01-22-2017, 08:14 PM   #3
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I think you'll rub. My friend is on race springs with these wheels and rubs. I don't know about stock form, but the offset is really aggressive for E46's. My friend has ET35 8 inch wheels and he's fender flush. The backs I am nearly confident would be a problem. I have 10mm spacers on my 68's and I nearly rub. My offset with the spacer is ET37. The wheels you're looking at are ET24
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Old 01-22-2017, 09:04 PM   #4
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Thank you very much Yoits for your answer! Do you think that you could ask your friend if he thinks wether is it possible to adjust the fenders to the state that he would not rub? Is he also member of e46 fanatics? Any advice would be helpful since I really fell in love with those wheels. But I am affraid that they are just not very good idea for an e46 :/

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Old 01-23-2017, 10:21 AM   #5
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Hey guys,

Yeah I have bought myself a set back then in 2015, and did actually become pretty common on local E46's after my setup
It was alright with 225/40 Hankook tyres, did not rub at all, I had OEM M-Suspension with Z4 strut bearings installed, so approx 30-40 mm lower than stock. If you wanna go for sure, use 205 or 215 tyres. On wagons and sedans, it will rub in the back, no matter which tyre you use.

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Old 01-23-2017, 10:22 AM   #6
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Thank you very much Yoits for your answer! Do you think that you could ask your friend if he thinks wether is it possible to adjust the fenders to the state that he would not rub? Is he also member of e46 fanatics? Any advice would be helpful since I really fell in love with those wheels. But I am affraid that they are just not very good idea for an e46 :/

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Hey, replied below, (actually above)

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Old 01-23-2017, 10:37 AM   #7
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Hey guys,

Yeah I have bought myself a set back then in 2015...
Hi Duss! Woooow thats G R E A T news! It looks AWESOME!

So your setup was:
front & back 18x8 et24 + 225/40 tire on coupe without fender rolling or modding and without rubbing yes? If yes, I think the only think I have to do is buy those wheels somewhere.

I see that you are from Hungary. I am from Slovakia - looks like we are neighbours

Do you still have the car and the wheels?

I have bought an e46 328 coupe just recently - in original factory condition on a "boring-stock" set of 16" rims, so I really would love to get her a nice update with those 18"

Mine so far (really needs new wheels haha):
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Hi Duss! Woooow thats G R E A T news! It looks AWESOME!

So your setup was:
front & back 18x8 et24 + 225/40 tire on coupe without fender rolling or modding and without rubbing yes? If yes, I think the only think I have to do is buy those wheels somewhere.

I see that you are from Hungary. I am from Slovakia - looks like we are neighbours

Do you still have the car and the wheels?

I have bought an e46 328 coupe just recently - in original factory condition on a "boring-stock" set of 16" rims, so I really would love to get her a nice update with those 18"

Mine so far (really needs new wheels haha):

Yes, we are!

I haven't had any modifications apart from the Z4 bearings front, no rolled arches, nothing at all. One of my friends had some rubbing rear, with bad susp. geometry, all fixed now. As I said if you want to be 100% sure, use 215/40 tyres.

Sold the car 1.5 years ago for a really great price, 9000€, but I still miss it.

Nice car

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Old 01-23-2017, 12:58 PM   #9
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Yes, we are! I haven't had any modifications apart from the Z4 bearings front...
Thanks Duss!
9000€ is a good price for a good car I think the prices of really good e46 are starting co climb. I have bought mine in january 2017 for 8250€ with completly stock setup, without a nice set of wheels, but with 69.900km on the clock and complete service history.

Thanks again for advice, I will post some pictures here when I manage to buy a set of styling 94 wheels
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Old 01-23-2017, 09:39 PM   #10
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Hey guys,

Yeah I have bought myself a set back then in 2015, and did actually become pretty common on local E46's after my setup
It was alright with 225/40 Hankook tyres, did not rub at all, I had OEM M-Suspension with Z4 strut bearings installed, so approx 30-40 mm lower than stock. If you wanna go for sure, use 205 or 215 tyres. On wagons and sedans, it will rub in the back, no matter which tyre you use.

See pics attached.
Are you 100% sure that it will rub on Sedan?

I'm asking, because I'm thinking about getting S94s for my sedan this year. Saw few sedans already and their fenders didn't not look like they were expanded. I'm pretty sure that the tyres were 215/40s.
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Are you 100% sure that it will rub on Sedan?

I'm asking, because I'm thinking about getting S94s for my sedan this year. Saw few sedans already and their fenders didn't not look like they were expanded. I'm pretty sure that the tyres were 215/40s.
I have seen sedans and tourings with 225/40, and all rubbed in the rear. You might try 205/40, maybe it will be alright.
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I have seen sedans and tourings with 225/40, and all rubbed in the rear. You might try 205/40, maybe it will be alright.
I'll try 215/40 in the rear and 205/40 in the front I think. I hope it will fit.
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I'll try 215/40 in the rear and 205/40 in the front I think. I hope it will fit.
Lajcik do you have the wheels already? Be sure to post some photos and info if it fits when you will complete your wheel setup
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Lajcik do you have the wheels already? Be sure to post some photos and info if it fits when you will complete your wheel setup
Not yet, will be buying them in few weeks. Trying to obtain them in the best condition possible. Sure, I will!
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Not yet, will be buying them in few weeks. Trying to obtain them in the best condition possible. Sure, I will!
I have found one set recently in Poland.
The price is good, but they look like they were painted so you never know what is beneath the paint. If they are close to you you might go and have a look at them. For me the distance is pretty long and since they are painted I donīt want to buy them by post without seeing them in person.

http://allegro.pl/show_item.php?item=6681792176
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Old 02-02-2017, 12:46 PM   #16
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I have found one set recently in Poland.
The price is good, but they look like they were painted so you never know what is beneath the paint. If they are close to you you might go and have a look at them. For me the distance is pretty long and since they are painted I donīt want to buy them by post without seeing them in person.

http://allegro.pl/show_item.php?item=6681792176
It is said inside the listing that they were painted. I don't want to buy wheels without seeing them first aswell. Also I'll have to sell my Styling 73s before buying 94s, so yeah.
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Old 02-19-2017, 03:31 PM   #17
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If you wanna go for sure, use 205 or 215 tyres.
So I have bought a set of Style 94's and grabbed also an old 225/40 tire just for the fitment test and here is what it looks like.

I have not much experience with this kind of fitments....
Do you think that this will rub?
If yes, maybe the 215/40 and a little bit of camber should help.
I am not in the mood to go into 205 tire as I think that it will be stretches too much? Dont know...

FRONT - styling 94 18x8 et24 + 225/40r18 tire

The red line is the fender lip. As you can see the tire sticks out pretty far from that )




BACK: - styling 94 18x8 et24 + 225/40r18 tire



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