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#1 (permalink) Old 07-11-2004, 12:35 AM
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I've been looking into buying some E46 M3 wheels and I'm not really sure if these will work all the way on my 328. The wheels I'm looking to buy are Original Lightweight BMW M3 Alloy Rims and Tires. The tire measurements are: 225/45ZR18 and 255/40ZR18. The thing that I'm really worried about are the offset diffrences between my stock wheels and these M3 wheels, if anyone can help i would really appreciate it! Thanks, Brenton!
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Like these? You might be able to go with the 18X8.5 if you add some stiff springs. I wanted bigger, but my driving habits don't permit such.

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yep the facory E46 M3 Wheels are what i'm looking for
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no... only replicas

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offset? i know the e46 m3 wheels on my e36 m3 are replicas b/c factory wheels wouldn't fit right.

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the e46 m3 rear wheel is is either 9 or 9.5. Far to wide to fit propperly.

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But the link I posted, shows oem 18" M3 wheels in a 18X8.5. This should fit.

The actual oem wheel was a 19", so anything else IMO is a replica. I just thought these were made to oem specs.

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the e46 m3 rear wheel is is either 9 or 9.5. Far to wide to fit propperly.
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Originally posted by jllphan+Jul 11 2004, 11:26 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (jllphan @ Jul 11 2004, 11:26 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-CiscoKid@Jul 11 2004, 11:24 AM
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They had 18 and 19" the 19 were an option. I tink. I think they say replicas because the rear ones won't be able to fit and you need 4 front wheels.

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They had 18 and 19" the 19 were an option. I tink. I think they say replicas because the rear ones won't be able to fit and you need 4 front wheels.
Exactly. You can use front E46 M3 wheels on all 4 corners of the E36. But like others have said the rears won't fit, offset and width are too much for the E36. If you really wanted E46 M3 rear wheels on the back of your E36 you could do the wide body conversion.
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So just for clarification for this guy, back way at the top, my origional response was correct, right? If you went with 18X8.5 (which I guess you could call the fronts if you wanted) will fit an e36.

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