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Old 02-26-2013, 07:12 PM   #1
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I currently got ahold of a steel grey 02 M3... However as i go through all the threads to find the wheel offset i would like to go with i dont find a whole lot. I find some sick wheel/offset combos but not alot of info to say what offset it is. thought it would be cool and informative for noobs like myself in the world off offset to have a specific thread for M3's with awesome stance and numbers to accompany the pics.... So anyone and everyone put up some pics with specs of nice offset M3's.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:21 PM   #2
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Here you go buddy
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showt...e+wheels+setup

another thread:
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:46 PM   #3
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Thanks for the links... was hoping to have a thread here of M only offsets not just one for squared but for staggered also... But again appreciate the link to M3forums....
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:04 PM   #4
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depends on what kinda look your going for. form or function
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:14 PM   #5
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Hey buddy, thanks for your reply yesterday... Im looking for both form and function... I like a nice stance but i daily drive so not looking to have overly stretched tires and really hard camber... I want a hard concave and set it off... Does anyone have pic references for a good set up that will allow me to accomplish this? I am currently running full TC Kline coilover suspension along with TC Kline camber plates..
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:17 PM   #6
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I like to think I have a functional stance. I daily my car as well with TC Kline coilovers. Volks are front: 19x8.5 -- 245/35/19 et 30 w 5mm spacer final et25. Rear: 19x10.5 -- 275/30/19 et 22. Camber is set to stock specs.

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Old 02-26-2013, 10:15 PM   #7
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I like to think I have a functional stance. I daily my car as well with TC Kline coilovers. Volks are front: 19x8.5 -- 245/35/19 et 30 w 5mm spacer final et25. Rear: 19x10.5 -- 275/30/19 et 22. Camber is set to stock specs.

Thanks man, and by the way beautiful vert man really dig it man.... Im still learning about offset so pardon the noob question but if i wanted to do 19x10 and get the same amount of offset what would it be?? Also did you need to roll or pull your fenders?? And do i need to go to a 10 in the rear in order to get a really good concave?? Thanks for the help and knowledge guys ill make sure to pay it forward. Ill post pics of mine currently in a moment to give reference of where im at...
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:20 PM   #8
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Heres where im currently sitting in respect to ride height but im thinking i could prob go lower with the tc klines in the front. They were on the car when i bought it so im not sure how much more i can go down. Im still learning about bmw's i was into forced induction japanese cars for alot of years.
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:04 PM   #9
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The beauty of the m is that you can run lower offsets that allow for more of a poke and the possibility of running really wide tires.
Offset is hard to explain but basically the higher the number the more the wheel gets pushed in the lower the number the more it sticks out.

If I'm not mistaken stock e46 m offsets are +27 rear and +45 fronts more or less.
So you can judge from there where you'd want the wheel to be just remember if you wanna run wider wheels you have to remember they'll stick out more due to width. hope everything I said made sense
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I totally get what your saying however in respect to what your saying is it in a certain measurement like +1= 1 millimeter?? So you can acurately judge what you want instead of taking a educated guess?? I know it changes based on wheel width also.. Right now im jist hunting down peoples pics and try to get their offset for frame of reference.. I just got on this forum but everyone has been happy to answer questions and i really appreciate it.. Kind of weird to go from senior member on the honda boards to a rookie lol!! But thanks everyone much appreciated so i can build a nice quality M3..
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:36 PM   #11
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Great looking cars guys!
So, I guess I'm a noob too. I know my rear wheels are the 19x10s, but I don't know the offset stance or anything. All I know is I love how my car handles. I don't think I've driven anything that handles better, that is as comfortable as my car, but I'm sure it's out there. Ha.
Here are a few photos of my car. (It now has winter tires on it, but I run Pirelli super sports. Best summer tires I've ever used. The winter setup is 16" rims with Blizzaks. Those are fantastic winter tires!)
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I like to think I have a functional stance. I daily my car as well with TC Kline coilovers. Volks are front: 19x8.5 -- 245/35/19 et 30 w 5mm spacer final et25. Rear: 19x10.5 -- 275/30/19 et 22. Camber is set to stock specs.

Beautiful M. Love the way your car looks !!
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:24 PM   #13
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I totally get what your saying however in respect to what your saying is it in a certain measurement like +1= 1 millimeter?? So you can acurately judge what you want instead of taking a educated guess?? I know it changes based on wheel width also.. Right now im jist hunting down peoples pics and try to get their offset for frame of reference.. I just got on this forum but everyone has been happy to answer questions and i really appreciate it.. Kind of weird to go from senior member on the honda boards to a rookie lol!! But thanks everyone much appreciated so i can build a nice quality M3..
Offset is very easy to understand. It's the distance the wheel hub is from the centerline of the wheel. Positive offset means it's closer to the outside of the wheel. Width/offset need to be calculated together. Width/offset determine how the distance changes between your wheel and your fender, and also your wheel and the strut/inner wheel well. You can calculate how much room you have to poke the wheel out with a tape measure.

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