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Old 02-15-2011, 08:36 PM   #21
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Looks good! Can't wait til I get mine. What is "pulling"? Cuz I did go with the 9.5 rears but a shop is gonna do some mods to my fenders to make them fit... think they said they are gonna cut ? Anyone ever done cutting ?
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Old 02-16-2011, 12:21 PM   #22
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Old 02-16-2011, 01:04 PM   #23
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Kevin & Bernard,
Thanks for your response. Sounds like it would just be easier to
buy two front M3 wheels than modify the rears?

I am going to take the M3 fronts I have now and get the curb rash repaired and refinished. The place that does the repairs might be able to modify the rears.

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Again, I would not modify the rear back pad as it will alter the structural integrity of the wheels, possibly causing them to fail. What I would do is just have your fenders rolled and run a narrower tire. There are numerous sedans that have done this and it has worked out for them.
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Looks good! Can't wait til I get mine. What is "pulling"? Cuz I did go with the 9.5 rears but a shop is gonna do some mods to my fenders to make them fit... think they said they are gonna cut ? Anyone ever done cutting ?
Pulling is just a more extensive roll, in essence. Instead of just rolling the inner fender lip flat, you physically are pulling it out to widen your fenders. Some people recommend cutting down the inside of the fenders on the E46 in order to fit certain wheel sizes, and it is fairly common. I've heard it's better to roll than cut because once you've cut away the metal there or grind it down the quarter panel has nothing to cling to or something weird like that. So if you ever were to get into an accident where the rear quarter panel is damaged it's a lot harder to fix. Again, I can't confirm this but that's just what I've heard from a body shop that does fender work. In any case, it's been done before.
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Old 02-17-2011, 09:18 PM   #24
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So stoked they fit! Running 235/35/19 in front and 275/30/19 in back. Rub slightly not bad at all but I'm not dropped. Will take pics tomorrow looks ****ing dope tires in back stick out bout an inch
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A rear fender roll, dremel off the rear bumper bolt, and run a 245/255 section width tire and a drop and you're good to go.
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:31 PM   #27
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rear fender roll and stretched tire should do the trick no?
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Will 18's 8.5 fronts and 9.5 rears fit a e46 328i Sedan with Stock suspension?
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