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Old 02-20-2004, 09:27 AM   #1
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Question 17x9 SSR Competitions on 330ci?

Will 17x9 SSR Competitions fit on front and rear of 2001 330ci with stock sport suspension? I have the opportunity to buy a used set off an E36 M3. What should the offset be?

I am planning on using these in Autocross running 235/40/17+/- tires all around while retaining the staggered stock wheels and tires for the street. I have read several articles stating that the 330ci would handle better with a non-staggered setup but they donít give a recommended setup. I am open to suggestions as to tire size and type for a dedicated Autocross setup.
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Old 02-20-2004, 09:33 AM   #2
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Will 17x9 SSR Competitions fit on front and rear of 2001 330ci with stock sport suspension? I have the opportunity to buy a used set off an E36 M3. What should the offset be?

I am planning on using these in Autocross running 235/40/17+/- tires all around while retaining the staggered stock wheels and tires for the street. I have read several articles stating that the 330ci would handle better with a non-staggered setup but they donít give a recommended setup. I am open to suggestions as to tire size and type for a dedicated Autocross setup.
The only offset I've seen the 17X9 comp in for E46/E36 is 45mm. This is listed as a rear-only fitment, but with some modifications you may be able to get them to work on the front.
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Old 02-20-2004, 09:35 AM   #3
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Will 17x9 SSR Competitions fit on front and rear of 2001 330ci with stock sport suspension? I have the opportunity to buy a used set off an E36 M3. What should the offset be?

I am planning on using these in Autocross running 235/40/17+/- tires all around while retaining the staggered stock wheels and tires for the street. I have read several articles stating that the 330ci would handle better with a non-staggered setup but they donít give a recommended setup. I am open to suggestions as to tire size and type for a dedicated Autocross setup.
I think the 17x9 SSR has a 40mm offset in an E36 application. If that is true, a 235/40/17 should fit on all 4 corners of an E46. Anything wider and you may run into the fender lip in back. Get the actual offset from the seller.


EDIT: Gary beat me. With that offset, you may have to run a spacer up front to clear the strut.


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