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Hello. Can anyone tell me if style 44's will fit my car? It's a 1998 BMW M3 sedan. The specs are 225/45/17 offset 47. Thank you.
 

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They will work just fine....
 

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Yeah, I'm pretty sure they'll be closer to the fenders though.
No, you got it backwards....a LOWER offset number means the wheels will stick out farther into the wheel wells, not the other way around....
 

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The offset is higher though, M3 wheels offset is 40mm I believe. They'll still fit. Just not be the same distance from the fenders.
 

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No, you got it backwards....a LOWER offset number means the wheels will stick out farther into the wheel wells, not the other way around....
Ok thanks, I couldn't remember what way it was.

In that case you're going to probably want wheel spacers. It'll look kind of off. All e36's could use spacers anyways. You'll love the stance if you get them.
 

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Ok thanks, I couldn't remember what way it was.

In that case you're going to probably want wheel spacers. It'll look kind of off. All e36's could use spacers anyways. You'll love the stance if you get them.
No, wheels are designed with a certain offset *for a reason*....it`s obvious that you don`t have any idea how the car is gonna look with those wheels mounted on it....I would suggest learning more about the subject at hand before spouting off misinformation....spacers are a poor choice from a structural & engineering standpoint (and yes, I`m aware that there are several different quality levels of spacers available out there)....
 

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No, wheels are designed with a certain offset *for a reason*....it`s obvious that you don`t have any idea how the car is gonna look with those wheels mounted on it....I would suggest learning more about the subject at hand before spouting off misinformation....spacers are a poor choice from a structural & engineering standpoint (and yes, I`m aware that there are several different quality levels of spacers available out there)....
I'm running 20mm hubcentric spacers up front on DS1's. With how much camber I'm running on coilovers the stock rims won't even fit with out rubbing on the spring. They look better and bring the wheel flush with the fender. It looks terrible when you throw rims on a car that stick into the wheel wells, you'd be better off leaving it how it is.

Spacers are only bad when you buy cheap poorly designed ones.
 
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