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Old 01-19-2010, 11:48 AM   #1
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18x9 M3 rims on back of my 325i sedan...pics..

I bought the car with these wheels/tires. 225/45 in front and 245/40 in back. The rear tires still rub with a slight roll but I"m sure they I can fix that. BUT, do these stick out too much? I am getting mixed comments.....and want to decide on keeping these or selling and getting something else in the spring.


The 245/40 in back are taller than stock so thats part of the issue a 255/35 would be correct but may still rub idk. I have the stock 17" sport wheels too still.
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Old 01-19-2010, 03:33 PM   #2
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Old 01-19-2010, 03:43 PM   #3
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Old 01-19-2010, 04:15 PM   #4
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I have them on the car I and posted pics I was looking for what people thought about the fitment. Everyone says they will not fit and thats all I got from searching. I do always search 1st, I'm a noob in here but very active in other forums (mostly Mustang)!
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Old 01-19-2010, 04:20 PM   #5
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For what its worth...

I've seen this before in person and I don't think it looks good at all. The car just looks goofy. If you want the m3 wheels which look very nice, you need to get a set of all front wheels because the offset is correct.
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Old 01-19-2010, 05:50 PM   #6
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Maybe you just need to lower it and do some serious fender rolling
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Old 01-19-2010, 06:02 PM   #7
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another pic...maybe I'll just get some more fronts??? idk

I need to get tires now though so either for these or my stock rims....I would prefer not to lower it because I live in he woods (literally) and being in the far north lowered cars don't go well with snow!

This car is my daily driver so I'm on a budget for now until I sell my '98 GT.
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if u want to eliminate the rubbing competely without more fender work, get a 225 or 235 tire
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I have a 225/45 in the rear and its fine.
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Old 01-19-2010, 06:53 PM   #10
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if u want to eliminate the rubbing competely without more fender work, get a 225 or 235 tire
Does it look ghetto though? I can do nice body work and thought about rolling them some more and repainting the 1/4's but IDK.

I was just pricing some 235/40 for the back actually!

Most of these pics are with my cell I need to get better ones in the daylight but the car is dirty right now from the sanded/salted roads here.

Thanks for the input guys!!!!!
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Does it look ghetto though?
If you are asking for our, well, my opinion in the matter, yes, it looks pretty horrible

Not tryin' to bash, just bein' honest
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Personally I don't think the fitment looks bad from an aesthetic perspective although I can't say Im a fan of that style of M wheels on a non-M. At least its pre facelift which makes it that much better.
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I might just go with some fronts in the rear, I don't have a large budget for rims/tires right now. I am debating sticking new all seasons or snows on my stock rims actually then getting new rims in the spring.
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i have m3 rims too on my 325ci...and i had too much problem with the rubbing from the rear..so i put my stock 17s back...now im thinking of buying 2 rear tires for the rears...wait should be the perfect size for the rears... im also thinking of just getting a descent brand new vmr csl
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either you find a pair of fronts for the back or just get rid of them. Personally I think the M3 rims don't look that good, especially on non-m's.
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i have m3 rims too on my 325ci...and i had too much problem with the rubbing from the rear..so i put my stock 17s back...now im thinking of buying 2 rear tires for the rears...wait should be the perfect size for the rears... im also thinking of just getting a descent brand new vmr csl
If I had 235/40 18's in the rear I'd had no rub issue. But These sit flush on a coupe, my rims were on this car see pic..with 245/40 in back and rolled lip...
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I'd sell them and used that money to buy different ones that fit correctly. Buy a set of coilovers so you can adjust your ride height for the different seasons, even though a lowered car in the winter with good winter tires will drive better than you think in the snow.
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Hey what's you wheel and suspension setup, that's the look I've been trying to get for my 01 325
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Hey what's you wheel and suspension setup, that's the look I've been trying to get for my 01 325
My car is totally stock sport suspension and it had staggered M3 wheels on it, but 20mm spacers in front.
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