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BMWM3Driver
Mon, Jan-24-2005, 11:08:03 PM
Question-

I just ordered the 19" SSR GT3's for the 2002 M3 I am picking up and these are the EXACT SAME wheels (8.5 front, 10.0 rear) I had on my other 2002 M3 and now I get a call from Tire Rack saying there might be an issue with the rear wheels being too wide, rolling the fenders, etc??? Did something change since the last time I bought the wheels? I can't imagine the tires (cause those are slightly different) could be the culprit?

Any thoughts?

DaBean
Mon, Jan-24-2005, 11:18:15 PM
Nothing as far as I know has changed in the basic structure of the M3 throughout its production life (little things have changed, such as the trunk, tailights, headlights, lettering, etc...) but wheels that fit on a 2002 should fit on another 2002!!!

BMWM3Driver
Mon, Jan-24-2005, 11:21:18 PM
Nothing as far as I know has changed in the basic structure of the M3 throughout its production life (little things have changed, such as the trunk, tailights, headlights, lettering, etc...) but wheels that fit on a 2002 should fit on another 2002!!!

Yeah I just verified with a Tire Rack veteran that they are fine. Some newbie was looking at the wrong stuff, etc.

Thanks-

Hey, what are you running for tires on yours? I ordered the Pilot Sports A/S for now but plan on switching to the S03's when warm weather comes.

Doctor Love
Mon, Jan-24-2005, 11:31:42 PM
I have 19" SSR GT3s on my 2002 M3 and they work great, congrats on the purchase!

http://kissarmy.50megs.com/m3-14c.jpg

Running Bridgestone Potenzas on front for the moment, I have been using Michelins on the back, but just ordered a set of Toyo Proxes T1S for the back (275/30) as they are lighter and I hear give better grip.

daytonaviolet
Mon, Jan-24-2005, 11:36:46 PM
you should be fine as long as your rear tires are 275/30's

BlueTurbo
Mon, Jan-24-2005, 11:51:32 PM
Yes they are fine, my cousin has a set on his ride. We installed them about 2 months ago.

Fastdog911
Tue, Jan-25-2005, 12:33:32 AM
Guys that have these wheels.. do you think the stock calipers and rotors look wimpy when you throw on a 19" ... I am thinking of hiding the rotor more... but I love that wheel..

BMWM3Driver
Tue, Jan-25-2005, 01:15:42 AM
Guys that have these wheels.. do you think the stock calipers and rotors look wimpy when you throw on a 19" ... I am thinking of hiding the rotor more... but I love that wheel..

Having run those wheels before, that was the only thing I didn't love was the issue of brakes looking kinda small, etc. However, I still think the SSR's are such a nice fit on the E46 M3 that I don't mind that little annoyance.

Doctor Love
Tue, Jan-25-2005, 01:39:41 AM
http://kissarmy.50megs.com/M3%2D3.jpg

Never bothered me, with stock brakes you car barely see them anyway since they are black. Cross-drilled rotors would look sweet tho.

s4play
Tue, Jan-25-2005, 07:07:07 PM
Guys that have these wheels.. do you think the stock calipers and rotors look wimpy when you throw on a 19" ... I am thinking of hiding the rotor more... but I love that wheel..

Absolutely AGREE with you on this one - we tell all of our customers if you get SSR GT3's the bonus is that they are easy to clean but you MUST get BBK's :beer:

My M3 desperately needs them...hehehe

But fitment wise they fit fine using 285/30 or 275/30's on the rear. I am running a 15mm spacer up front in preparation for my Brembo's.

http://www.m3forum.net/gallery/data/522/10784m3_rear-med.jpg


http://www.m3forum.net/gallery/data/522/10784Rick_M3_-med.jpg