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Old 01-23-2013, 11:46 AM   #1
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9.5" ET35 19" rims on E46 Coupé?

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Im thinking about buying some 19" rims for something like a BMW 320i E46 Coupé, and the specific rims i want only comes in these dimensions:

19 x 8,5 ET38 front, with 225/35/19 tires,
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19 x 9,5 ET35 rear, with 255/30/19 tires. (Of course the tires can be any dimension you recommend, i only guessed on what would work good)

Now i'm wondering if this will work. The car would be completely stock except for some coilovers which will be lowered only as much as is possible with these rims. I've seen some videos with the exact same rim size on a E46 Coupé, and now i'm wondering if it will be possible to mount them without modification and withour getting any rubbing or other problems?

Thanks in advance for your help, i tried to search but i could only find threads with different ET measurements.

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Old 01-23-2013, 01:40 PM   #2
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The rears are probably going to rub. If you're planning on sticking with that sizing I would recommend rolling your rear fenders.

We recommend 19x8.5 ET35-40 front and 19x9.5 ET45 rear.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:06 AM   #3
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The rears are probably going to rub. If you're planning on sticking with that sizing I would recommend rolling your rear fenders.

We recommend 19x8.5 ET35-40 front and 19x9.5 ET45 rear.
i wont ce28n rays....mister manager reccominded me this size....
+35 8,5
+22 9,5
what do you think about this my frien?
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Those specs are more for the M3, and will require some fender modification and/or stretched tires.
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:39 PM   #5
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Those specs are more for the M3, and will require some fender modification and/or stretched tires.
I think between the two types of wheels:
1) http://www.bcec.com.tw/wheel/en/cs-tm05.html
For E46 M3, our 19" reference fitment is:
Front 19 x 8.5J ET+35 , use 235/35/R19 tire
Rear 19 x 10J ET+20 , use 275/30/R19 tire
price: $4500

2)Rays volk ce28n silver
+35 8,5 r19
+22 9,5 r19
price $3800


I'm tired of thinking which is better
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For an M3 both of those options will fit. The choice is yours though as far as which design you prefer and which brand you end up running.
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I really want to see how they will look like on the car, but can't find a photo(((((
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They will fit on an M3, but you'll have to do a good amount of fender work to get them to fit on a non M. Stick with 35-45 offsets on 8.5/9.5 wheels.
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