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Old 09-14-2016, 01:50 PM   #1
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ok so i recently just bought a set of e93 m3 rim 19in but its touching the back fenders what type os shocks or springs should i buy in order to make it fit i need like about 3 more inches of space please help me out e46 fans
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Old 09-14-2016, 01:58 PM   #2
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Old 09-14-2016, 02:01 PM   #4
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There must be some way? to make it fit
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negative. your car was made for 16 or 17"

I would go stock
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There must be some way? to make it fit
man, to be completely honest with you, I don't know of any way to ADD height to an E46 suspension, and it seems completely opposite to what any forum member here would be aiming to do. If you uploaded pictures so we could see the wheels on with and without load on the suspension, it might help give a better idea. However, 3 inches is a LOT. and i don't think you want your car looking like its a 4x4 with M3 wheels on it... Also, 19's aren't usually the best performing wheels on our cars, so you might be better off selling them, buying a set of similar 18's and then pocketing the extra cash and/or use the extra $$ for maintenance. Im 100% positive that theres something you could use that cash on in terms of mechanical maintenance...

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I have them on currently 3 inch is alot i need prob just 1 or 2 inch lift on the back it wont look bad i would put pictures later after work so you guys can see.
selling Them is not an option.

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why do you say selling is not an option?
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Because i dont want to sell them
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as much as I hate to say this, sometimes when it comes to these cars, you have to do things you dont want to do. I gotta drop cash on a new brake booster; not what I want to do. If you really want that style wheels, check out apexraceparts.com They have some good flow forged wheels there that you could get in 17's. Not that bad of a deal, they're pretty good wheels. Something worth looking into.

one last thing I want to offer up though, is that you probably should have test fitted the wheels before agreeing to buy them :/ OR done some research as to how to add suspension height... :/
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Thanks joplin and honeStly i havent done any research because i heard it can be done somehow ill post pics later

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Thanks joplin and honeStly i havent done any research because i heard it can be done somehow ill post pics later
sounds good man, keep me posted, if i can help i will!
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But jop there must be something i can do to give the back tires a bit more space though? Anyways ill let keep you informed later on.. Thanks
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But jop there must be something i can do to give the back tires a bit more space though? Anyways ill let keep you informed later on.. Thanks
Hmmmmm, i cant think of anything that would give you space unless you put blocks in your springs like they have in transport from the factory, but with that the ride is UNBELIEVABLY stiff and abusive
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I CALLED bmw and they said i should roll the fenders? im new to all this so please give me an explaination

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I CALLED bmw and they said i should roll the fenders? im new to all this so please give me an explaination
i saw some videos looks pretty simple but prob wont be enough?
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All M3s have tubbed out front and rear wheel fenders...the standard 3-series vehicle do not. You may need to do a lot more then just roll your fenders. You may have to cut the wheel well larger and buy aftermarket fender flares in order for these wheels to fit. What size tires are on these wheels?
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Idk man, if you want to do that, i can't stop you, but i wouldn't do that for a set of rims.... I will say though that you're trying to justify spending quite a bit of money to make a set of rims work... :/ I'd just make 100% sure that before you roll or cut your fenders, that 1. it will do the job... and 2. that the cost to have that labor done (plus the repainting if the paint cracks or chips) will be worth it. once again, my .02 is to just buy a nice set of 17s or 18s and call it a day
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I don't know if id recommend DIY fender rolling to anyone though. not even a honda owner. thats a very delicate process and if messed up can damage a part that costs probably $6-700... and thats without paint or installation
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