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Old 08-04-2010, 09:31 AM   #1
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Post up if you have VMR CSL 19" 9.5" front wheels on your M3

Please only post if you have 9.5" in 19's on your E46 M3 with a 245/35/19 tire. I'm trying to see who has these wheels on their M3 for fitment questions. An even bigger plus would be those that are on stock style struts and H&R springs.

If you apply please response to what offset you have, what tires you are running, and what spacer if any. I know about SIN but he is running too narrow a tire for my liking.....uber stretched FTL.

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Old 08-04-2010, 01:22 PM   #2
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Typical sizing for the M3 would be a 19x8.5 ET35-40 245/35/19 and 19x9.5 ET20-25 275/30/19. You can also run a 19x10 ET38 from VMR for the rear.
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Old 08-04-2010, 01:25 PM   #3
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Typical sizing for the M3 would be a 19x8.5 ET35-40 245/35/19 and 19x9.5 ET20-25 275/30/19. You can also run a 19x10 ET38 from VMR for the rear.
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Please only post if you have 9.5" in 19's on your E46 M3 with a 245/35/19 tire. I'm trying to see who has these wheels on their M3 for fitment questions.
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9.5 fronts have been done.......I'm trying to find these people. I must suck at searching as I can't find the ones other than SIN.
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Old 08-04-2010, 01:49 PM   #4
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VMR V713's 19x9.5 +33 up front with a 10mm spacer and a 245 tire. Clearance was extremely close to the outside and fender work was required.

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Old 08-04-2010, 02:32 PM   #5
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VMR V713's 19x9.5 +33 up front with a 10mm spacer and a 245 tire. Clearance was extremely close to the outside and fender work was required.

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Thanks. Was the 10mm spacer neccessary? Could you get away with a smaller spacer?
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Old 08-04-2010, 05:15 PM   #6
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Thanks. Was the 10mm spacer neccessary? Could you get away with a smaller spacer?
Depends on the coilovers... The worst clearance I've seen would be KW V3's. But some can get away with 5mm's if the coilovers permit it. And please don't shoot me because I don't have pictures lol... A handful of customers have done this set up that I know of, but as for spacer size you'll have to figure that out once you get in there and test the wheel up front.

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Old 08-04-2010, 07:20 PM   #7
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Depends on the coilovers... The worst clearance I've seen would be KW V3's. But some can get away with 5mm's if the coilovers permit it. And please don't shoot me because I don't have pictures lol... A handful of customers have done this set up that I know of, but as for spacer size you'll have to figure that out once you get in there and test the wheel up front.

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I'm on stock struts! Forget coilovers....will stock struts rub?
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This. My Favorite ///M with concaved rims
In the pics it looks killer. Get behind it and you see the retarded stretched tires.....

But to each his own.....just not my cup of tea. If he's happy with it that is all that matters.
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I'm on stock struts! Forget coilovers....will stock struts rub?
This setup will be hard to find... Most M3 guys who usually go 9.5" fronts, go with a purpose and most are lowered on coilovers for either a slammed fitment or an aggressive track setup.

Most guys on here are running 9.5 +25 and lower up front with coilovers which is a totally different story as far as clearances go. It looks like you may have to throw your own setup on and see if it works out.

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That's gonna suck if it doesn't fit! Looks like I need to find someone that will let me test fit their rims.
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That's gonna suck if it doesn't fit! Looks like I need to find someone that will let me test fit their rims.
then go with a milder set up and put on the car and if you want more aggressive settings you can just add spacers. or buy another set later. these sell very quick on this forum. you cant expect to get your perfect fitment on the first try. good luck.
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Old 08-05-2010, 02:06 PM   #16
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then go with a milder set up and put on the car and if you want more aggressive settings you can just add spacers. or buy another set later. these sell very quick on this forum. you cant expect to get your perfect fitment on the first try. good luck.
Yeah thanks. Why am I so adamant on 9.5 you may think? Because I LOVE concavity. 8.5" doesn't have much of that.
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