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Old 06-21-2013, 08:26 AM   #1
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My Ride: BMW 3 E46 2002 sedan
19" et35 8.5/9.5

Friend of me is selling his rims + wheels from his E46. He has a coupe, I have a sedan.

19" ET35, 8.5 in the front, 9.5 in the rear.
225/35/19 front, 235/35/19. Height could be 30 isntead of 35, not sure.

My E46 has stock springs, and isn't lowered or anything. Fenders aren't rolled.
But neither are his, and he hasn't got any rubbing.

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So I'm wondering if I can pull this off? My guess is that it's going to rub, then again, he has the same car as me except its a coupe instead of a sedan, but I dont think theres a difference in size?
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:14 PM   #2
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It might fit without doing any work, although the rear offset is 10mm more aggressive than we'd normally recommend. The tire profile is likely a 35, rather than 30 as well.
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Old 06-23-2013, 02:39 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response Kevin.

Since it might fit, I'll just ask my friend if I can put them under the car and ride with it for a couple of days. We'll see how it goes. If I don't like the look of it, or if there's any rubbing, I'll just look for other rims.
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Good thing he's your friend and you have the luxury of trying them out!
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You're likely going to need to roll your rear fenders. The front fronts should fit without any trouble. Coupes have slightly wider rear wheel arches so that's why your friend probably didn't get any rubbing.
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I rubbed in rear with 18x9 et 37 and 245/35r18

Your setup will be really close to mine in total outside distance. It will be tight.
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Old 06-30-2013, 09:49 AM   #8
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I've been riding with them for a couple of days now, and I haven't noticed any rubbing so far. 19" ET 35, 215/35/19 8.5 in the front, 235/35/19 9.5 in the rear. Car isn't lowered and is on stock springs.

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