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Old 08-08-2012, 11:46 PM   #1
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Question Most aggressive sedan setup?

I'm desperate to upgrade from my stock 17" uglies to something more agressive.

So i've done research but I can't find a definite answer...what's a good setup (18" or 19", staggered, as wide as possible, thin tire profile, no rubbing) for a stock e46 sedan?

I know opinions will vary, but can anyone point me in the right direction maybe, in terms of wheel/tire specs?

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Old 08-09-2012, 02:40 AM   #2
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:44 PM   #3
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If you want to go with 19" I would go with a staggered 19x8.5 ET35 front and 19x9.5 ET45 rear. With a 235/35/19 and 255/30/19 on stock suspension I can guarantee that you will no rubbing issues and this will be a pretty solid fitment.
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If you want to go with 19" I would go with a staggered 19x8.5 ET35 front and 19x9.5 ET45 rear. With a 235/35/19 and 255/30/19 on stock suspension I can guarantee that you will no rubbing issues and this will be a pretty solid fitment.
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Gun moto is say. 18x10s all around.
With stock suspension...no rubbing? Can you give more details? Thanks
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If you want to go with 19" I would go with a staggered 19x8.5 ET35 front and 19x9.5 ET45 rear. With a 235/35/19 and 255/30/19 on stock suspension I can guarantee that you will no rubbing issues and this will be a pretty solid fitment.
Thanks! I'd also love so see a picture...18x10 sounds interesting also, but I wonder about the rubbing.

I don't mind having fenders rolled...
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I have the setup noted by VMR wheels except my rear tires are 245/30/19 and I am dropped on an H&R Cupkit. I get slight rubbing on dips.
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20's get my vote...
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Function then form. Do apex arc 8s 18x9 all around should look good, should go good, will handle and accelerate better especially on a 320i
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With stock suspension...no rubbing? Can you give more details? Thanks
No rubbing. He tracks the car. TCK coilovers. He's post 1 in the square aggressive thread.
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I would like to say that is by far the best wheel & Tire set up i have seen would you mind giving out some spks on your set up?
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19's on stock suspension will look like 4x4, do staggered 18x8.5 F and 18x9.5 ET45 R and if you lowered it its gonna be golden!
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:12 PM   #17
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That's a coupe...you are sure there wouldn't be rubbing on a sedan, I thought they have less fender room in the rear?
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Ok, since you cant search.
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=797912

Daron's old car.
Varrstoen ES 1.1.2 | 19x9.5 et33 | 215/35-19 | 18mm/20mm Front/Rear Spacers (15f/13r effectively)



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Gunmoto's old setup.
VMR VB3 | 18x9.5 et35 | 255/35-18


His new setup... Enkei NT03+M | 18x10 et25 | 265/35-18


He's got some camber going on and stuff, but he tracks it, so you know the rubbing cant be too crazy or he'll shred tires too quickly.

Plenty more for square setup in the thread linked above, including these?
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How far dose he have that dropped?
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