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Old 04-16-2002, 12:38 PM   #1
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E46 M3 wheels: high demand, low demand, or none?

Okay, here's the skinny...

I should be getting my E46 M3 around late May - late June. I'm considering replacing the stock rims for something else, but I either want to do it right away (while the tires are new - so I can sell them with the wheels), or wait until it's time to replace the tires (1-2 years later).

So the big question (for me), is this - what are my chances of selling the stock wheels fairly quickly after the car arrives? I haven't seen many people on the For Sale forum listing M3 wheels for sale (well, did see some "M" wheels from the Sport Package), but there really aren't that many out there. So I'm wondering if a) no one wants the wheels, or b) if people are saving them to put back on when the car is sold.

So...anyone know what the demand (if any) is like? Or, anyone out there interested in a set of new wheels/tires? I can only guestimate their worth, so all reasonable offers would be considered (may be more appropriate for the For Sale forum).
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Old 04-16-2002, 01:33 PM   #2
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What price range did you want to sell it for?
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Old 04-16-2002, 02:14 PM   #3
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What price range did you want to sell it for?
Not really sure...I think my dealer said the wheels were somewhere around $600 each to replace. Anyone know if that is correct? If so, maybe $2500 for all 4 + tires?

Honestly, I have not a freaking clue what they are worth.
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Old 04-16-2002, 02:51 PM   #4
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You gotta also remember that they don't fit non-M e46's too, only the fronts fit. Unless you do some work and do not drop the car at all basically.
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Old 04-16-2002, 03:10 PM   #5
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You gotta also remember that they don't fit non-M e46's too, only the fronts fit. Unless you do some work and do not drop the car at all basically.
A very good point. It is sounding more and more like I'm basically SOL, and will need to shell out the $$$ if I want some new rims. Not that the stock ones are bad at all....just looking for some personality.
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Old 04-16-2002, 05:36 PM   #6
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for sale were around $1300 to $1500.

the problem is that only the front wheels fit the other E46.
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Old 04-19-2002, 03:06 PM   #7
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Hey, you're in ATL? Kewl. =) The OEM M3 rims are 18, right?

For those with further info, will these OEM wheels fit a Non-M that is NOT dropped (and w/o having to roll fenders)? Thanks.

I'm in ATL too, and I might be interested in a set (no spare? =) ). Currently looking into the "Classics" wheel at the moment.
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Old 07-18-2002, 04:07 PM   #8
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Hey, you're in ATL? Kewl. =) The OEM M3 rims are 18, right?

For those with further info, will these OEM wheels fit a Non-M that is NOT dropped (and w/o having to roll fenders)? Thanks.
I'm wondering about that also. A friend of mine wants M3 rims on his 330ci. I've heard the front will fit but the rears don't. Can anyone confirm this? Will it fit with or without the Sports Package?
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Old 07-18-2002, 04:37 PM   #9
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i heard the same thing also... maybe someone gotta call Pacific BMW.

i aint sure if the wheels will fit... thats why people get em replicas from the wheel exchange. cause they dont fit or something.. I DUNNO DUDE..

i dont think they'll fit.. IMO. someone help us
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The rear M3 wheels will definitely not fit a non-M3 E46. I am not sure, but I don't think they even work with substantial modification to the fender area.
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Old 07-20-2002, 05:49 AM   #11
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The rear M3 wheels will definitely not fit a non-M3 E46. I am not sure, but I don't think they even work with substantial modification to the fender area.
wrong... the rear will fit no problem, it's just not so drivable... if you do some fender mods.. it'll work for sure..

friend tried it..
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Well, 'not so drivable' to me is the same as 'it doesn't work' but others may disagree. The rears may not work even with substantial modification according to what I have read (past board postings, etc) since my last entry. Of course it is possible that I am wrong, but until I read about it from someone who has actually done it and is driving their car successfully, I still think it won't 'work'. Has anyone done this themselves and if so, was it worth the trouble? Let's hear from ya.....

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Old 07-20-2002, 02:32 PM   #13
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Well, 'not so drivable' to me is the same as 'it doesn't work' but others may disagree. The rears may not work even with substantial modification according to what I have read (past board postings, etc) since my last entry. Of course it is possible that I am wrong, but until I read about it from someone who has actually done it and is driving their car successfully, I still think it won't 'work'. Has anyone done this themselves and if so, was it worth the trouble? Let's hear from ya.....

e46Boy: The front end on your car looks trick, btw
thanks and here is a pic to prove ya wrong .. whoever that dude is.. he has the m3 rims with m3 offset in the back... and last time he posted he said he did something to the fenders..
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Old 07-20-2002, 03:10 PM   #14
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Yeah, if those are M3 wheels and not the replicas he made it work....hard to tell but it does look like the rear ones are a bit wider which would mean that they are the BMW M3 rims.

Hmmmm maybe I should look into that....I like the factory M3 rims. I have heard the replicas are so-so quality which is why I have avoided those.


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Fiiting M3 Wheels To Non M

[ATTACH] [/ATTACH]I would really like to know a bit more about this myself too ...I Imagine it may work without dumping the car if the tyres are not oversize... on my non m coupe it has at least 12mm more clearance to the outside of the guard on the rear than at the front I have 8.5 rimms with around a 35 offset all round and I would still have close to 15mm to play with in the as the rear has 6mm spacer & is not showing any signs of rubbing although I,m not sure if this is enough to avoid scraping but it would be a fine line... so we need to hear from someone who has done this and good pics will help as well ...couldn,t seem to locate pic u posted e46 boy...DL
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[ATTACH] [/ATTACH] ...couldn,t seem to locate pic u posted e46 boy...DL
That's because the post is 4.5 years old

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