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Old 12-10-2013, 06:13 PM   #21
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Damn solid numbers and great video. Love the build man!
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Old 12-11-2013, 02:42 PM   #22
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it looks funny E36 cluster leaves Gap between dash and cluster so i decided to put there different indicators leds and stuff. so when done ill post some pics
yeah pics would be really cool, i just held them up against the vacant spot in the dash and said nuhh uhh...
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Old 12-16-2013, 03:16 PM   #23
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can anybody tell me what is maximum width of rims that can fit on E46? what ET and J?
what tire size max?

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Old 12-16-2013, 04:46 PM   #24
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can anybody tell me what is maximum width of rims that can fit on E46? what ET and J?
what tire size max?

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Depends on the chassis.

Sedan, Coupe, and M3 all have different rear wheel well dimensions.

255, 265, 285...in that order seems to be the unaltered limit with full wheel travel and OEM type wheel alignment in the rear.

As an odd note, I've found the subframe mounting to shift a little bit between cars. What I mean is that the right wheel will clear with XXX size, but the left may hit the fender....or vice versa.
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Old 12-16-2013, 05:04 PM   #25
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Depends on the chassis.

Sedan, Coupe, and M3 all have different rear wheel well dimensions.

255, 265, 285...in that order seems to be the unaltered limit with full wheel travel and OEM type wheel alignment in the rear.

As an odd note, I've found the subframe mounting to shift a little bit between cars. What I mean is that the right wheel will clear with XXX size, but the left may hit the fender....or vice versa.
i may modify rear arches to fit wide wheels but i need to know what ET wheels to look for
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Old 12-16-2013, 07:00 PM   #26
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i may modify rear arches to fit wide wheels but i need to know what ET wheels to look for
That will depend on how wide you want to go, and what E46 chassis type you have.
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That will depend on how wide you want to go, and what E46 chassis type you have.
i have Sedan and would like to fit something close to 295 / 315 wide on 18"
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Old 12-23-2013, 12:00 AM   #28
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managed to kill transmission, brake diff mounts, driveshafts, LSD All together in one simple 3rd gear clutch dump + WOT while Cruising 50mph
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Old 12-23-2013, 03:01 AM   #31
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You can go up to 335 with extensive body work.
I have up to 335 tires on E46 Sedan, All Wheel Drive M3 Twin Turbo.









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My advise, before modifying the body, test 275 tires.

Correct suspension settings & 275 tires will net you very good traction @ 600 whp.
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You can go up to 335 with extensive body work.
I have up to 335 tires on E46 Sedan, All Wheel Drive M3 Twin Turbo.









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My advise, before modifying the body, test 275 tires.

Correct suspension settings & 275 tires will net you very good traction @ 600 whp.
looks nice
what width is your rear wheels? 12J ?

thanks, i will try 275
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Old 12-24-2013, 01:19 PM   #33
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looks nice
what width is your rear wheels? 12J ?

thanks, i will try 275
The FI M3's have traction issues with that tire size even at lower hp levels. If you are spending money on a new set, do it right at 1st. You need at least 295 wide with a decent tire wall. Some hpf cars are running this size on 17" rims. The more tire wall, the safer is for the transmission and better the grip.
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Depends on the chassis.

Sedan, Coupe, and M3 all have different rear wheel well dimensions.

255, 265, 285...in that order seems to be the unaltered limit with full wheel travel and OEM type wheel alignment in the rear.

As an odd note, I've found the subframe mounting to shift a little bit between cars. What I mean is that the right wheel will clear with XXX size, but the left may hit the fender....or vice versa.
yep. I noticed this before and after rear subframe reinforcement.

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Old 12-27-2013, 07:03 PM   #35
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quick question

which brand model tire has better Grip / traction ?

Mickey Thompson ET Street
NITTO NT 555R
HOOSIER QUICK TIME STREET DRAG RADIAL
BFGoodrich g-Force T/A Drag Radial

all of them are 325/50 r15
i thught to go for 15x12J -114mm offset wheels and one of those tires listed above

please suggest. (chassis modification is not an issue for me)
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Old 12-27-2013, 09:41 PM   #36
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You are missing the NT05R > Nitto NT555R

I used an MT ET Street II and I thought it was garbage compared to my NT05's...not even drag radials. My R888's are my favorite...never tried the others though.
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Hello everybody

first of all, sorry if i started thread in wrong place.

i would like to share little bit about my Hybrid RHD to LHD, M52TU to M50 converted E46.

its been about 3 years that i already own this vehicle and managed to build many different setups on it.
everything started from turbocharging stock motor, stock ECU on MHI TD05-16G from EVO II.
it put down 270whp on 5psi boost or so, i even don't remember.

after i decided to try convert it to M50 + standalone and go for more power.
so i managed to put down 515whp on stock motor on MLS + ARPs only
i'm talking about pump gas and no E85, car had custom flywheel, 4 pad ceramic clutch disc and stock M52B28 pressure plate, and it held very fine.

car was running perfect but i decided to take it apart and take a look on internals how they look like after beating **** out of it. so far so good, everything looked nice and clean.

once it was apart i thought why not go for more, so here is video of my current build.

forgot to say that all testings were done on Dyno Dynamics chassis dyno which shows far less than Dynojet and even less than Mustang dyno.






funniest thing is that car still runs same clutch setup and it holds nothing, even on dyno pull you will hear and see when it slipps crazy.


3 disc setup is on the way already so more power coming soon ..._a_

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It depends on what you want. If you want something that can give you good drag strip runs with a good burnout, but still be driven on the street, you'd be good with a DOT Drag Radial like the MT or Hoosiers. If you want something that's REALLY sticky ALL the time, a road race compound like the R888 or NT05 might be a good choice. Really, though, I'd go with whatever's easiest to source.
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It depends on what you want. If you want something that can give you good drag strip runs with a good burnout, but still be driven on the street, you'd be good with a DOT Drag Radial like the MT or Hoosiers. If you want something that's REALLY sticky ALL the time, a road race compound like the R888 or NT05 might be a good choice. Really, though, I'd go with whatever's easiest to source.
neither is easy to source, i have to import any of them.
so better do it once and do it right.

we do not have Drag strip with glue, only pure asphalt, so sticky tire is preferable that will do a good job for Highway racing and good job for drag race.


what you guys think about those wheels
Aero 50 Series Black Roll-Formed Wheel 15"x12" 5x4.75" 50-124720
it has -114mm offset, center bore is bit big but its not an issue ill machine ring for alignment in center

does anybody know anything about aero wheels?
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I know they're used pretty commonly here in the states by the stock car/dirt track crowd. They're not very pretty, but they've got a good reputation. You might also want to look into Diamond wheels. I think they may be able to make you a center pattern that'll fit BMWs if you ask.
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