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drcarma
08-12-2005, 08:06 PM
Has anyone actually successfully mounted 18" wheels over the Comp. Pkg. brakes? Opinions seem to favor the idea that they will fit as BMW would not be likely to provide a vehicle that "stock" M3 wheels (18") would not fit. I would feel better hearing from somone who has actually seen / done it before I order any winter / track wheels. Naturally the stealer is of little help on this.

ClubSpec330i
08-18-2005, 03:16 PM
Yup!!!

Couple days after I bought my ZCP, I picked a decent 18" with 12k Conti from a guy in Orange County for $650. I have mount and inspected the car from the bottom, it fit just fine. However, you have to make sure that the alignment-weight should be mounted on the inner part of the rim. Otherwise, the caliber will grid against the weight.

I was driving with 18" for over a week before switching back to 19" again. Since they are a good portion of meat left on those tires, I am going to AutoX them until cord or close to that and order a set of Kumho MX for autox/track only.

Good luck.

Nick325xiT 5spd
08-18-2005, 03:17 PM
18" wheels will fit fine.

The original M3 brakes were the same size as the 330's, so 17" wheels clear them easily.

ClubSpec330i
08-19-2005, 10:25 AM
Nick,

He said Comp. Package, just a bit bigger than 330i brake. 17" will not fit but stock 18" will.