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King of Rear Clunks
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Only on the back of a E46M3. E39 wheels are about an inch short on offset. There are replica E39M5 wheels that fit, though.
 

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I know someone with an M5 that was thinking of handing them down to me. Guess they won't work. Bummer. :(

If they are an inch short, does that mean that spacers would do the trick, or would that be a bad idea? I haven't even looked at the tire/wheel width, that may be a problem as well now that I think about it.

Anyhow, thanks for the info (and the pic!)...

Edit: Just looked it up... 245/40-18F and 275/35-18R for those (what is the style # on those anyway?). I am thinking 275's wouldn't fit under there... maybe 265's but those are hard to come by. Sux... just when I thought I had an extra set of wheels to switch between track/daily use!

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That's a shame but on the plus side I really don't think those wheels look good on the coupe anyway. They seem to be a sedan only wheel . . .

Hey if you want a set of wheels, check ebay !!!
 

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SONET said:
I know someone with an M5 that was thinking of handing them down to me. Guess they won't work. Bummer. :(

If they are an inch short, does that mean that spacers would do the trick, or would that be a bad idea? I haven't even looked at the tire/wheel width, that may be a problem as well now that I think about it.

Anyhow, thanks for the info (and the pic!)...

Edit: Just looked it up... 245/40-18F and 275/35-18R for those (what is the style # on those anyway?). I am thinking 275's wouldn't fit under there... maybe 265's but those are hard to come by. Sux... just when I thought I had an extra set of wheels to switch between track/daily use!

--SONET
Take them anyway and try to sell them to 5 series owners. :thumbup:

Use the extra money for a set of M3 wheels that will fit on YOUR car. :thumbup: :thumbup:
 

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Parking Spot Maven
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The HACK said:


Take them anyway and try to sell them to 5 series owners. :thumbup:

Use the extra money for a set of M3 wheels that will fit on YOUR car. :thumbup: :thumbup:
Heh. I couldn't do that - he would give them to me so they would be on my car, not someone else's.

I saw a 325Ci in a parking lot in Irvine a few days ago... not only did it have M3 wheels, it had the M3 badge. I hate that. :thumbdwn: I figured with the M5 wheels at least I would be using something that was genuine BMW stuff without imatating something my car clearly isn't.

I love M3 wheels, but when I get them I really want them to come with the car attached. :D

I'll keep an eye on ebay... thanks guys!

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King of Rear Clunks
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Spacers will not work since the offset difference is the opposite direction. You can only use spacers when you are looking to decrease positive offset; e.g. trying to put, say, 42mm offset E36/46 on a 5er that requires, say, 20mm offset. Slap a ~20mm spacer on it and you're set.

The other way won't work for obvious reasons.
 
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