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Old 06-09-2014, 11:43 AM   #1
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Don't Kill Me! M3 wheels on Non - M

I'm thinking about buying some E46 M3 wheels for my 330i. I currently have Style 73 wheels and I don't love them. Before everybody tells me to "Go Search Noob!", I have a different question. Question:

Will putting 18" M3 wheels on my 330i make me look "Rice"?

Disclaimer: I know I'll need to get 4 front wheels, as the rears will be much too wide.
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Old 06-09-2014, 11:46 AM   #2
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Will putting 18" M3 wheels on my 330i make me look "Rice"?
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Old 06-09-2014, 11:48 AM   #3
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Not at all. I've seen it done many times
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Old 06-09-2014, 11:58 AM   #4
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The M3's OE 18 inch wheels make it look dated and kinda cheap.
IMHO they look even worse on a non-M.

It will not look "rice", but there are much better options out there.

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Old 06-09-2014, 12:00 PM   #5
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Look at me F10 M5 wheels on an E46 Non m. Who cares. What works, works
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Old 06-09-2014, 12:25 PM   #6
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Look at me F10 M5 wheels on an E46 Non m. Who cares. What works, works
I really like how your car looks with those wheels, at least that's my opinion.

OP, no it won't look rice, that's the important part.
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Old 06-09-2014, 12:38 PM   #7
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M3 18's never looked good, even in 2001 when the M3 had them. For our cars... the best style rims are Style 71's or M135's for 18's... all of the new modeled rims are alright, i'm just not fond of putting newer modeled rims on older cars, reminds me of all the losers with their 1997 maximas rollin on Q45 rims lol. regardless, do what you like best.... but don't just get those m3 rims becuase they are m3 rims, go with what rims you like best
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do what you like best.... but don't just get those M3 rims becuase they are M3 rims, go with what rims you like best
x2 I agree. I think there are far better looking wheels out to choose from. But if those are the style you like you could do far worse. OE fit and quality
No I don't think it would look r1ce. If they were chrome or incorrect rear M3 offset then it does.
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The style 73's look classy. In my opinion the OEM M3 wheels look kind of cheap and dated. You can do better.
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^ there are 2 OE E46 M wheels. 18s and 19s. Both go by style 67. Both fairly light. One is meh, I think. The other, not so much.


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Old 06-09-2014, 01:20 PM   #14
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The style 73's look classy. In my opinion the OEM M3 wheels look kind of cheap and dated. You can do better.
i agree
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For our cars... the best style rims are Style 71


Although 68's are nice too.
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Old 06-09-2014, 01:39 PM   #16
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67's are the best OEM e46 rim hands down... so classy too
I'm a little confused here. Aren't style 67's and M3 wheels one in the same?
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Old 06-09-2014, 01:42 PM   #17
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I think 67s look terrible on non-Ms. I'd pick up a set of super-clean 68s -- probably one of my favorite oe wheels. And tires are cheaper too.
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There's a tiag non-M that I see around here. It's running 4 fronts. To me it looks kind of silly.
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Old 06-09-2014, 01:59 PM   #20
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I think 67s look terrible on non-Ms. I'd pick up a set of super-clean 68s -- probably one of my favorite oe wheels. And tires are cheaper too.
I agree, the 68s are the way to go. If you need to go 18, get a set of 135s. They look nice, but they are an absolute PITA to clean.
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