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Old 07-04-2009, 01:23 PM   #1
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Pics of 3 series with OEM M3 18's

Anyone running OEM M3 18's on their 3 standard series? Pics?
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Old 07-04-2009, 03:15 PM   #2
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Old 07-04-2009, 03:29 PM   #3
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Old 07-04-2009, 05:25 PM   #4
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Thnx, more pics, please.
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Old 07-04-2009, 05:27 PM   #5
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Thnx, more pics, please.
maybe try searching?
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Old 07-04-2009, 05:31 PM   #6
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it looks terrible, don't do it. The chromey 18's look bad enough on M3's...
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Old 07-04-2009, 05:50 PM   #7
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it looks terrible, don't do it. The chromey 18's look bad enough on M3's...
Yeah know I saw a 325i vert with them on and it looked great, but it was lowered. These pics aren't really selling me. I think the car has got to be lowered for these wheels to look good. What wheels are you running.
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Old 07-04-2009, 06:50 PM   #8
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ZHP wheels. #135. a much better choice for non-Ms IMO. Plus you need 4 M3 fronts to fit properly.
http://www.bmwwheels.com/bmwwheels_d...135&Series=E46

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Old 07-04-2009, 07:16 PM   #9
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^ troof oem M3 wheels are hideous.
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ZHP wheels. #135. a much better choice for non-Ms IMO. Plus you need 4 M3 fronts to fit properly.
http://www.bmwwheels.com/bmwwheels_d...135&Series=E46

4 M3 fronts??? But isn't this for 19" M3 wheels?

I am being offered a set of M3 18" wheels for super cheap...please tell me this is wrong...
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heres my car with the wheels.

It looks alot nicer at night IMO.
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4 M3 fronts??? But isn't this for 19" M3 wheels?

I am being offered a set of M3 18" wheels for super cheap...please tell me this is wrong...
The fact you need 4 fronts has nothing to do with the size of the rim. The rear M3 offset is too aggressive for the non-M e46.
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Yes, it is too aggresive but it can be done with some fender rolling and tire stretching (which is easier to do with 18s).
That's what the guy in post #2 did, post #11 got 4 fronts (actually look like replicas)
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heres my car with the wheels.

It looks alot nicer at night IMO.
I can't see the pic...please re-post...
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Yes, it is too aggresive but it can be done with some fender rolling and tire stretching (which is easier to do with 18s).
That's what the guy in post #2 did, post #11 got 4 fronts (actually look like replicas)
Please explain "fender rolling and tire stretching"
Do you mean getting tires that are more narrow?

Fender rolling?
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