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ohnoo
01-22-2006, 04:16 PM
This is most likely a constant question, yet I can't seem to find a source for answers.

I have a '98 M3 w/ stock suspension. I have bid on OEM E46 wheel & tire set, 18x8 front, 225/45 with 27mm offset......... 18x9 rear, 255/40 with 40mm offset.

Price is right........... HELP !! Will they fit[/I][/B]

thilton59
01-22-2006, 05:47 PM
I think the rears will rub, I'm running a 235/45x17 on the rear and I rub (on the top) over bumps ,(at speed). I am lowered about an inch though. I dont think you'll have a problem with the fronts, I've seen 8.5s in the front with out rolling the fenders.

ohnoo
01-22-2006, 07:20 PM
Thank you. I think I will pass on these. I currently run 7.5 x 17's all around with 245/40 rear and 235/40 front. Going to 225/40 front. Would love to lower, but speed bumps and my driveway are limiting factors.

thilton59
01-22-2006, 08:04 PM
yeah, I've had a scrape or two, but these cars are built to take some abuse. (or at mine does) lol

Pinecone
01-23-2006, 01:38 AM
The 27mm offset will be a problem. Stock is around 40mm, so the 27mm will shove the wheels out about 1/2" plus the additional width.

crzjin
05-31-2006, 10:06 PM
i'm new to the forum... i wasn't quite sure where to post. i was hoping someone could help me. i have a 95 E36 M3 with stock settings. 235/40/17 all around with contours. i was hoping to upsize to 18" rims. any suggestions to which rims work with the car? w/ rolling the fenders? possible pics? and one more question... how much does rolling cost?

M Style III
06-01-2006, 09:59 PM
i'm new to the forum... i wasn't quite sure where to post. i was hoping someone could help me. i have a 95 E36 M3 with stock settings. 235/40/17 all around with contours. i was hoping to upsize to 18" rims. any suggestions to which rims work with the car? w/ rolling the fenders? possible pics? and one more question... how much does rolling cost?

Do a search for some examples of other people's setup. From what I've gathered, 8.5" wide would probably be the max size (in the rear). Maybe someone has gone with 9.0" setup, but I'm sure there will be some rubbing.

There is a DIY post/link somewhere (maybe Google this) for renting a tool to roll the fenders. I glanced at the site quickly and the rental costs do not seem terribly expensive - <$100, I think. Gotta be careful when rolling so that you don't crack the paint..