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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 09-26-2012, 01:48 PM   #1
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10.5 up front?

Would it clear? I'm thinking about ordering some Varrstoen 2.2.2's
I want to run 11's in the rear. Here's a run down of the sizes I'm thinking
19x10.5 +22 (245/35)
19x11 +25 (255/35)
I'm running the same offset and tire size up front without any rubbing or a fender roll. My question is, will a 10.5 hit anything behind the wheel? Like struts or springs? Has anyone ran it?
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:22 PM   #2
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I've definitely seen 10.5 in the front before, but you would have to change the camber for sure

This was his offset: 18x10.5 +25 F / 18x10.5 +20 R (5mm Spacer)

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Old 09-26-2012, 02:47 PM   #3
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Seems like it fits nicely.
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:50 PM   #4
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The offsets won't be a problem. I shouldn't even have to roll my front fenders. I just need to make sure everything clears behind the the wheel.
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:07 PM   #5
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Post pics when you get these on.
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:10 PM   #6
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No. It'll be a secret.
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:14 PM   #7
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Or maybe you can keep them in the closet, like your other secrets. Shhhh!!! :O!!!
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:23 PM   #8
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Lol I'll be sure to post pics.
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:31 PM   #9
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I've seen it done as well, with a lot of neg camber and a 245 on a 10.5. I kinda don't see the point of having a 10.5f unless your running a square setup, and even then its overkill on the st.
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:52 PM   #10
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I'm going to run a 245/35. The offsets are higher then what I have right now. I don't rub at all and my fenders aren't rolled. Why would I need to run so much camber? I'm 9.5 +17 245/35 right now. With OE specs on my camber.
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i've got some 18x10 classics in front, not sure of the offset, but they clear the backside with plenty of space. no rubbing, no fender roll.

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Old 09-27-2012, 07:25 PM   #12
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i've got some 18x10 classics in front, not sure of the offset, but they clear the backside with plenty of space. no rubbing, no fender roll.
Perfect! Just what I needed to her. So your saying that you have at least another half inch of clearance behind the wheel? If you can post some pics of your front fitment that'll be really helpful.
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:03 AM   #13
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Also, what tire size you running?
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Why use 10.5 inch rims to mount 245 section tires that will easily fit on an 8.5 inch rim? Those rims seem awfully wide for the rubber you are proposing, and I would wonder whether or not the tire beads will effectively seat on the rim or whether you will be sacrificing handling for the look of a wide wheel.
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Old 09-28-2012, 11:56 AM   #15
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Because racecar.
Hey miniMike you better bring your racecar with the new wheels to the ModBargains meet going down October 13th

I really want to see how awesome the M3 is going to look!
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lemme try and get it up on a rack tonight. gonna try and help pull a motor from my buddy's e36M. after it's off, maybe i can pick mine up. there's clearance tho. not certain what my offsets are tho.
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Hey miniMike you better bring your racecar with the new wheels to the ModBargains meet going down October 13th

I really want to see how awesome the M3 is going to look!
Lol hopefully I can have them ready before then! But I will be at the meet for sure. I need Dogzilla!
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lemme try and get it up on a rack tonight. gonna try and help pull a motor from my buddy's e36M. after it's off, maybe i can pick mine up. there's clearance tho. not certain what my offsets are tho.
Thanks a lot for the pics you already sent me. Now I know what my stretch is going to look like. But if you can check the clearance behind the wheel that'll be awesome. I'm sure it fits but it's always a good idea to double check.
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i reached around behind the best i could, seems to be plenty of room behind it. still gonna try and check it out. i'm heading to my buddy's place now.

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