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Old 09-07-2012, 02:43 PM   #1
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INFO 20's on a E46 Vert

I'm about to order my new wheels and i'm going 20x9 in the front and 20x10 in the rear. The tires im thinking about putting is 255/30 & 235/35. For the ones that have 20's on a E46, have you experince any issues that i must know because of running 20's, rubbing, rolling the fenders and so on. Please advise as so i know before ordering wheels. I have a 330ci vert...Thanks in advance
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Old 09-07-2012, 02:51 PM   #3
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I'm about to order my new wheels and i'm going 20x9 in the front and 20x10 in the rear. The tires im thinking about putting is 255/30 & 235/35. For the ones that have 20's on a E46, have you experince any issues that i must know because of running 20's, rubbing, rolling the fenders and so on. Please advise as so i know before ordering wheels. I have a 330ci vert...Thanks in advance
dangerous. embarrassing. requirement to molest and butcher your car. hurts performance. hurts drivetrain. hurts fuel consumption. hurts your wallet. hurts eyes.
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:31 PM   #4
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dangerous. embarrassing. requirement to molest and butcher your car. hurts performance. hurts drivetrain. hurts fuel consumption. hurts your wallet. hurts eyes.
Everyone has they're own taste and that's how you feel, to each their own. I want to hear from people that have it or that have had it as there are plenty on the board that have done it. Thanks for your imput
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We have a wheel and tire section of the forum.

I wonder what they talk about in there...
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dangerous. embarrassing. requirement to molest and butcher your car. hurts performance. hurts drivetrain. hurts fuel consumption. hurts your wallet. hurts eyes.
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There's also people who have put lambo doors on Civics. Just saying there's absolutely no positives to putting 20s on your E46.

How about getting some quality tires and brakes? Or addressing the suspension?

We'd rather you be a safe, happy, and alive driver than a dead one. It's only for your own good. If you still insist on 20s, check the wheel forum. Or bf.c...
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:11 PM   #9
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There's also people who have put lambo doors on Civics. Just saying there's absolutely no positives to putting 20s on your E46.

How about getting some quality tires and brakes? Or addressing the suspension?

We'd rather you be a safe, happy, and alive driver than a dead one. It's only for your own good. If you still insist on 20s, check the wheel forum. Or bf.c...
Thanks but eveything you mentioned brakes, tires and so on i have upgraded. No trying to start a battle with you. Again thanks for your respond.
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I would not recommend that fitment. You are going to have to do a lot of fender modification, stretch tire, camber, everything to get it to fit and it may still rub. I wouldn't advise that. 19" are a solid choice and you would not have as much difficulty getting them to fit as you would with 20" sizing. It becomes a question of aesthetics v. practicality.
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:51 PM   #11
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dangerous. embarrassing. requirement to molest and butcher your car. hurts performance. hurts drivetrain. hurts fuel consumption. hurts your wallet. hurts eyes.
This, so much this.
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:25 PM   #12
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Thanks guys i have decided to go with 19's as i tried a set of 20's and just didn't look right. Looked like some of you said "SUV" ....Thanks for all youre advices and smart ass comments Now my new stupid question is what offset should i go with ? I forgot what my offset on my other 19's were, but i would like to go with a more aggressive offset. What's most aggressive offset i can use ? I'm getting 19x8.5 and 19x10 ? Thanks in advance

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I posted on another thread but figured id have more luck here. I just ordered a set of the wheels posted below (Niche Nurburg) in 19x10 rear 40 offset 19x8.5 front 34 offset but silver. I know this is a M3, as I have a 330ci but what size spacer would I need to get this look? Please advice....thanks in advance
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The fenders and quarter panels on an M3 are different than a 325 and 330. The modifications are rather extensive and most people on this forum would not recommend attempting 20" wheels. Imagine the low profile tires required to even fit in the wheel wells and then the bone rattling ride that you'd experience. Then you'd feel more pain at the pump with premium gas approaching $5 a gallon. Your MPG in the city would be about 14-16. I think that 18" wheels are the perfect compromise between esthetics and performance on the 325/330's.
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I posted on another thread but figured id have more luck here. I just ordered a set of the wheels posted below (Niche Nurburg) in 19x10 rear 40 offset 19x8.5 front 34 offset but silver. I know this is a M3, as I have a 330ci but what size spacer would I need to get this look? Please advice....thanks in advance
The fronts should fit fine no problem. The rears however are going to take some fender modification to fit. 19x10 is a pretty wide wheel for an E46 330ci. The M3 can pull off that "look" because it has a lot more clearance than a non M. You are most likely going to have clearance issues with the 19x10.
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The fronts should fit fine no problem. The rears however are going to take some fender modification to fit. 19x10 is a pretty wide wheel for an E46 330ci. The M3 can pull off that "look" because it has a lot more clearance than a non M. You are most likely going to have clearance issues with the 19x10.

Thanks guys. I had no issues with my old set of 19 but those were 19x9.5. I will have to wait till Friday when they come in. In ref to MPG I could careless but I went with 19's. I avg 18 MPG between city and highway with my 19's so it will be the same.
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The new wheels are on and it looks AMAZING. Ended up going with 19x8.5 in the front with a 5mm spacer and the rear with 19x10 with a 5mm. This week coming up doing an aggressive alignment.... Pics will follow....Thanks for all the advice
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The new wheels are on and it looks AMAZING. Ended up going with 19x8.5 in the front with a 5mm spacer and the rear with 19x10 with a 5mm. This week coming up doing an aggressive alignment.... Pics will follow....Thanks for all the advice
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I'll have better pics soon. Next tires will be 215/35 & 235/30.....Looking for a CSL Trunk....any out there for sale ?
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