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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
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Old Wed, Apr-08-2015, 07:15:39 PM   #1
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Default Going back to stock: OEM Style 67 18's

Folks,

Thinking really hard to go back to stock OEM Style 67 18's and would like to hear your advice: What would be the best set up in your opinion for the OEM 18's? I have read / heard that running 35 or 30 sidewall for 18's is best. Is this still true? Also, how much lowering is enough without looking gang?

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Default Re: Going back to stock: OEM Style 67 18's

Run stock tires with stock wheels. Duh (sorry).

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Default Re: Going back to stock: OEM Style 67 18's

Depends on what you're looking for. Here's mine with square 9" wheels, 10mm spacer in rear, 265/35 front, 275/35 rear. H & R springs.


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Default Re: Going back to stock: OEM Style 67 18's

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Depends on what you're looking for. Here's mine with square 9" wheels, 10mm spacer in rear, 265/35 front, 275/35 rear. H & R springs.


What tires are you running?
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Default Re: Going back to stock: OEM Style 67 18's

I have my summers about to go on 235/40 265/35

12 spacer in the front, 10 in the rear


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Default Re: Going back to stock: OEM Style 67 18's

I think the 18s look pretty good, and the stock tire size is pretty good as well unless you got racecar horsepower or track the thing.

My gripes with stockers are weight (mainly) and BBK clearance (don't have yet)

If the right set of aftermarket light wheels comes up in stock size/offset, I'm probably going to pick them up just to shave off 5-6lb per corner

However all I see are wide wheels and square setups.

p.s. I do will not run a spacer
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Default Re: Going back to stock: OEM Style 67 18's

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What tires are you running?
Look like Michelin PSS
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Can we get a reputable wheel company (Apex Cough) to make a OE 18 that weights 5 pounds per wheel less?


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Default Re: Going back to stock: OEM Style 67 18's

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I have my summers about to go on 235/40 265/35

12 spacer in the front, 10 in the rear


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I love the look of those wheels with the spacers! Off topic, but were those refinished? They look brighter than stock.
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Not my car but I love this guys set up. Love it!





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