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Old 06-05-2002, 12:44 AM   #1
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20's for M3????

If 20's don't fit... So why did Breyton make the "Vision" in 20" for the M3??? Also, Racing Dynamics and AC Schnitzer will be coming in the near future reportly... Racing Dynamics RD2's in 20"... AC Schnitzer Type III's in 20"... both for E46 M3 app.

PLEASE CLEAR THIS UP, I'M SO CONFUSED If 20's don't fit, why are they making 'em???
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Old 06-05-2002, 01:03 AM   #2
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Who said they dont fit?
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Old 06-05-2002, 01:22 AM   #3
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They will fit and IMO they look f'n good.
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Old 06-05-2002, 04:04 AM   #4
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Old 06-05-2002, 04:07 AM   #5
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20" PG3s for M3s
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Old 06-05-2002, 11:05 AM   #6
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Question ???

Will 20's fit on an 330ci? Here is a pic of one but will it drive ok, or what are the problems?
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Old 06-05-2002, 02:07 PM   #7
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Do 20s actually fit w/o rolling the fenders? The tires must be really thin to make them fit?!? 20 series?! 30 series?!
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i know someone on board tried to fit 20s on a regular e46 but failed. proly had to cut fenders. but still experienced rubbing. most of us wants staggered setup. therefore have 20s on defeats that pupose. if you put 20x8 and 225 tires, then maybe you can fit. but who wants that.

for the 20s on M3, i am not sure about fender mods. but i'm pretty sure that if you run staggered, you have to roll fenders at least. maybe M3 owners can shed somelight for ya.
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Old 06-06-2002, 05:18 AM   #9
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fender rolling a must to run staggered??

anyone know for sure, if fenders gotta be rolled to drive on 20's staggered... 20x8.5 front 20x9.5 or 20x10 rear... what are the best tires to be rollin' on dubs for a M3???

ok, now that yall confirmed it fits correctly... would yall reccomend it to be put on a daily driven M3??? also, what are the downfalls with 20's, if any??? besides weight of the rims... cus it seems that everyone with M3 sticking with 19's... are 20's that BAD???
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Old 06-06-2002, 09:44 AM   #10
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Re: fender rolling a must to run staggered??

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anyone know for sure, if fenders gotta be rolled to drive on 20's staggered... 20x8.5 front 20x9.5 or 20x10 rear... what are the best tires to be rollin' on dubs for a M3???

ok, now that yall confirmed it fits correctly... would yall reccomend it to be put on a daily driven M3??? also, what are the downfalls with 20's, if any??? besides weight of the rims... cus it seems that everyone with M3 sticking with 19's... are 20's that BAD???
Yes, the fenders do have to rolled in order to fit 20's. My friend down in SoCal has 20's on his M3. I'm not sure on his exact size of his tires, but i'll try to find out. About the part if it's recommended to roll on 20's on a daily driven M3's, that my friend is really up to the driver. If you got the dough to get tires for it then roll on them. Heads will turn, girls will drool. I believe his 20's barely fit in his ride. Another down fall, 20in rims tend to bend easily due to the fact that tires will have to be about 30 series or so. Better hope there's not that many potholes where you live. The weight is not even on my friend's mind when he got the 20's. What's one more inch on the rims gonna affect on his performance. It's an M3 already. On a side note, it's also equiped with a forced induction component to give it a few more ponies. haha. That's all i can say about that.
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If you got the money to be fixing your rims and buying 20" tires every 6 months, then go for it. But for practicality, I'd stick with the 19's. An M3 is meant to be driven hard, not all slow, worried about railroad tracks, potholes and such.
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What do u mean by staggered? Does it mean tucked? How bout non-staggered..is fender rolling required?
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Re: Re: fender rolling a must to run staggered??

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Yes, the fenders do have to rolled in order to fit 20's. My friend down in SoCal has 20's on his M3. I'm not sure on his exact size of his tires, but i'll try to find out. About the part if it's recommended to roll on 20's on a daily driven M3's, that my friend is really up to the driver. If you got the dough to get tires for it then roll on them. Heads will turn, girls will drool. I believe his 20's barely fit in his ride. Another down fall, 20in rims tend to bend easily due to the fact that tires will have to be about 30 series or so. Better hope there's not that many potholes where you live. The weight is not even on my friend's mind when he got the 20's. What's one more inch on the rims gonna affect on his performance. It's an M3 already. On a side note, it's also equiped with a forced induction component to give it a few more ponies. haha. That's all i can say about that.
THANKS A LOT jaytee...

you wouldn't happen to have a pic of your friend's ride, would ya??? which rims are he runnin'???
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Old 06-07-2002, 01:20 AM   #14
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What do u mean by staggered? Does it mean tucked? How bout non-staggered..is fender rolling required?
staggered... wider in the rear (??x8.5 front, ??x10 rear) vs. non-staggered... runnin' same size all around (??x9 all 4)... nothing gotta to do with tuck or not...
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Thanks LiL M! I guess 19s are the only way to go staggered!
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Old 06-27-2002, 12:39 PM   #16
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20 inch on E46 m3

The picture of the 20 inch Visions on the E46 M3 is awesome.
Could somebody tell me if any mods were done to the front fenders and what are the offsets for the fronts and rears in the that picture.
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