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Old 04-27-2014, 07:39 AM   #1
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Question Alzor Style 030 (359M Reps) on a 330ci

I'm thinking of replacing my TSW Snetterton's with a set of these 359M reps from ECS Tuning - link to cart.

Few questions for you all:
  1. Will I need any spacers if I go 18x8et35 on all 4 corners?
  2. Is the proper tire size for that 225x40r18?
  3. Anyone on here tried the Alzors? The seem to get pretty good reviews from the Audi/VW crowd.
  4. Does ECS ever have sales?
  5. Do you all like the way they look more than my current 17 TSWs?

Thanks for the advice!
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Old 04-28-2014, 12:16 AM   #2
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Would I be better off with staggered 18x9s in the back? Any way I could do a 18x9 square setup without rubbing? I mean *really* no rubbing as I track the car on occasion.
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Old 04-28-2014, 01:52 PM   #3
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18x9 ET35 is rather tight up front on the E46. If you're going to track it's going to get harry with your tires sizes when the suspension compresses during turns.

1 - you will not be forced to run spacers but a 15mm out back will help them look real nice.
2 - 225/40/18 is the proper size for an 18x8 on the E46
3 - If I didn't have Schnitzers on my E36 I'd run a set. Guys around the office run them and love them for what that's worth.
4 - Alzor wheels are traditionally part of our holiday sale (near the end of each year) and that's about it.
5 - The TSWs do look really good, but I'm a sucker for a CSLesk/359M wheel on the E46.

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Old 04-28-2014, 02:31 PM   #4
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15mm out back will help them look real nice
Thanks for the reply.

Would this be true if I did the 18x9 in the back (your staggered set)? Or would those sit flush without spacers?

That adds around $200 because the 255s are a nearly twice as expensive as 225s - but I'd rather do that than run spacers (that would cost $100 anyways).
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The 15mm spacer comment was for the 18x8 ET35, that puts the outter wheel location right around the location of an 18x9 ET35.

18x9 ET35 has nice fitment out back.

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OK - I'll be sure to just get the staggered setup.

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Old 05-01-2014, 07:14 AM   #7
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Shipping a few days ago was $51 - now its $87. Why?
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We haven't made and changes on the site with wheels and shipping recently, so that's kinda strange. Shoot me a PM with your address and I'll take a gander and see what I can on my end.

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Shipping went back down to $50.67 - strange.
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I'm interesting in getting a square set for the track..will 18x9 square set work for the track if I had a lot of camber up front?.track only!
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I'm interesting in getting a square set for the track..will 18x9 square set work for the track if I had a lot of camber up front?.track only!
Heavy camber should tip the wheels in enough to be safe.

I suggested going another direction to MK153 as he's looking for a rub free set up, at what sounded like closer to street alignment specs.

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I'm running -2deg in the back and -1deg up front I believe. Either way I really don't want rubbing.

I think I figured out the shipping difference - the staggered set appears to be $37 more to ship - ouch!
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Old 05-29-2014, 01:46 PM   #13
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Getting ready to order these tonight I think - but now shipping on both is $89. Before the square setup was $50. Any way you can help me out? 63122 is zip.
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Old 06-04-2014, 11:59 AM   #16
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Well the Firestone that TireRack shipped the tires to wouldn't install them! They said it's a new corporate policy to not install tires on loose wheels. I called around a bit and got shockingly high quotes to mount them - Firestone's prices were $68 or so for all 4 - the next cheapest was $180(!?!?!?!). I called up TireRack and they quickly found an installer (NTB) in the area that would do it for the same price as Firestone.

Kudo's to TireRack for some awesome customer service! Here is hoping that they take Firestone out of there recommended installers list.

The wheels look great - the finish isn't quite as nice as OEM or even my TSWs with little pin-size imperfections/bumps here and there - but I think they look great especially for $450. For those wondering the 65MM centercap (stick on metal dome decals) are the right size for this wheel.

Here is a pic before any mounting:



Hopefully I'll have time to mount them on the car tonight and post up some pics!
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Old 06-04-2014, 08:49 PM   #18
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Turned out great!!!

Some people on here will instantly say I need to drop it - but I like the stance of it looking pretty stock. Plus it already scrapes a teeny bit coming into my driveway.





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Old 06-05-2014, 07:27 AM   #19
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After mounting them last night I was exhausted so I really didn't drive around too much. This morning I woke up and took it out on the highway - something definitely doesn't feel right - the steering wheel shook back left and right about an inch at any speed over 50.

I pulled off and made sure all lug nuts were tight (they were) - could this be a bad balancing? Maybe I didn't clean the hubs well enough? Any advice appreciated.
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I'd start by having the balancing checked.
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