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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 05-02-2013, 10:37 AM
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Help identify these wheels....please

I must find these wheels, but no luck so far. Maybe one of the experts here will know the model ID for them.



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Old 05-02-2013, 10:45 AM
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Style 32s. For the E36, I'd get 17x8s.
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:10 PM
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Style 32s. For the E36, I'd get 17x8s.

Thanks a lot petriej!
I was thinking about a staggered setup if possible. 18x8 in the front and 18x9.5 or 18x9 in the rear to minimize wheelspin in certain conditions.
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Not without major modification. If you really want fat wheels and tires, go with 17x8.5s if you can find them. Square fat setup for us in the Bay Area is generally very good for control. You may experience some oversteer if you're not an experienced driver, though. It's usually more difficult to correct for oversteer than it is for understeer, so if you aren't an advanced driver, go staggered...
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this jared guy sounds intimidating lol.
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Those are nice wheels, but when has excessive wheel spin ever been a major problem for an unmodified E36? There are minivans out there with more HP.
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:55 PM
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I am setting up for track driving. So when you do encounter oversteer, there will be some wheelspin. But I am not interested in drifting, but rather keeping it tight on the track.

I am also doing either an engine swap using an S52 or Bavarian Engine performance built M52 to get all I can out of it. FI is also an option.

But at the end of the day I also need to be able to drive it around town.
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:06 PM
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Not without major modification. If you really want fat wheels and tires, go with 17x8.5s if you can find them. Square fat setup for us in the Bay Area is generally very good for control. You may experience some oversteer if you're not an experienced driver, though. It's usually more difficult to correct for oversteer than it is for understeer, so if you aren't an advanced driver, go staggered...
I intended to keep a separate square setup for track only using 17's. Style 32 appears to be difficult to taylor for the E36 so I will lose the idea. Will find another set with a standard fit. Just liked the wheels so much that I had to find out more about them.
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