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Old 08-01-2012, 10:35 PM   #1
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Question about OEM E46 M3 wheels

Apologies if this has been answered before but I can't seem to find a definitive answer.

Did OEM E46 M3 wheels (the ones pictured below) come in both 18" & 19"?...and in what widths did they come?
Were these wheels only fitted to E46 M3's?
Do these fit all E46 BMW's, in particular an E46 325ci?

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Old 08-01-2012, 10:58 PM   #2
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Nick corrected me on this, but as far as I know, those wheels only came in 18" and the other style 67's like my reps came in the 19". I'm not sure on offsets though.
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:01 PM   #3
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Thanks Shannon. I have seen the wheels in my post for sale in 19" but I don't know if they are in fact OEM wheels or not. I don't know how to tell.

If you don't mind me asking, what are your wheels? They're very nice.

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Old 08-01-2012, 11:08 PM   #4
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E46 M3s came with 18s or 19s as an option. The ones you pictured are 18s. The ones that Shannon has are the 19s style.
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:09 PM   #5
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thr fronts should fit fine on an 325ci, the rears will poke out too much as the M3 have wider panels and run more aggressive offsets
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Mine are 18" replicas of the OEM 19" style 67's.
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:15 PM   #7
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Go to this website and look up style 67's and you'll see the sizes and offsets that came on OEM wheels.

http://felgenkatalog.auto-treff.com/
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Go to this website and look up style 67's and you'll see the sizes and offsets that came on OEM wheels.

http://felgenkatalog.auto-treff.com/
That's a great site, thanks. Found the Style 67's, but it seems to only suggest they came in 18" for E46???

It also looks like the polished version has a more hard edged spoke as opposed to the non-polished version.

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Old 08-01-2012, 11:27 PM   #9
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i have a set on my 323ci and they fit fine with no problems
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:27 PM   #10
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the 19 inchers are polished and a different style.
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So if my 325ci was previously running 19x9.5 wheels with 265/30 tyres on the rear, there shouldn't be an issue bolting up any 19" M3 wheel?

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depending how wide they are.. i think 9.5" or 10" is the max without getting your guards rolled or cambered. M3's have wider guards to the rest of the e46 coupe models
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depending how wide they are.. i think 9.5" or 10" is the max without getting your guards rolled or cambered. M3's have wider guards to the rest of the e46 coupe models
Cool thanks. I believe my guards have been rolled prior to me purchasing the car.
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So if my 325ci was previously running 19x9.5 wheels with 265/30 tyres on the rear, there shouldn't be an issue bolting up any 19" M3 wheel?

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my brothers 325 has 9.5" with 265 tyre. thats cos the offset is +40.

M3 rims have offset of 27 thats where the problem is
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if you're guards have been rolled then you shouldn't have any problems just dont exceed 10" just to be safe id say
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Dennis yours are replica yeah? seen the pics and they dont stick far out enough to be OEM.. ?
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IIRC:the rears are 18*9.5 +27
Most M3 owners run a 255 on the rear.

Therefore you will need to do a combination of these 3 things to make it fit on your nonM.
- Narrower tyre
- Negative Camber
- Roll guards.

Take into account your ride height and have fun finding the right combination for you!
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:09 AM   #18
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as far as i know they are genuine but thats what i got told when i bought the car i could be wrong tho
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:21 AM   #19
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This is a 19x9.5" ET45 with a 265/30 tyre on my 325ci. Looks like a lot of room in there but the M3 rim would sit 18mm further out.

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The ones you have pictured are the 18" M3 wheels. Fronts are 18x8 +47 and rears are 18x9 +27. Whereas the style that Shannon has are copies of the 19" version which are 19x8 +47 and 19x9.5 +27.

Both sets can fit depending how much modding you want to do. Ive had both sets on my sedan and they fit fine but i did run a 225/40/18 on the 9" and a 225/35/19 on the 9.5"

I had my guards rolled, but they arent required if you do use a skinnier tyre.

I rekon you should get them. Theres two sets on ebay right? both going really cheap. Just do a rear square setup! looks awesome. If you dont, the fronts will be sunken in ALOT and it looks funny.
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