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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
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Sat, Jan-13-2018, 03:49:03 AM   #31
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CSL wheels for sure. Theyíll stay timeless with the car.
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Actually, the 19" ARC 8s on Paulo's car look really good from the side. Different yet classy. Wonder how they look from other angles - a key factor in wheel design. Seem like a nice, light alternative to the more common choices.

Agree the CHs are nearly, if not, top dog. And I'll say it again for the one millionth time - this car just flat looks way better with 19s - they make the car.
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Old Sat, Jan-13-2018, 05:59:08 AM   #33
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2,410 ZCP cars were imported to the US, or roughly 40% of production for 2005/6, so you don't have to say they're common but we still will. lol

There's nothing wrong with CH being on VW's, 3 series, and Audi's (although I don't know where you see them so frequently yet not see E46 M3's..)

You did forgett to mention one other car they are seen so often on..





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BMW+BBS go together like peanut butter & jelly. LM and CH are the two most period specific wheels to the E46, so it's tough to beat.

TE, ARC8 and any RAC look best when lowering on 18's.
Living near college campus with nothing but vw, standard 3series, and older Audiís, the wheel of choice seem to be CHís with hipster students. The few m3ís I do see around have oem 18ís/19ís or some cheap knockoffs. Nothing wrong with chís I do like them, but I prefer wheels that are more unique specifically designed for the car.
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Old Sat, Jan-13-2018, 10:32:47 AM   #34
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Zcps or CSLs. Chs are a no go
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The wheels on the Challenge Stradale are BBS, but they are not CHs, they are specific to Ferraris. Similar design, spokes look different though. But damn that car is sexy
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BBS RGR were made in specific specs for the e46 m3. Lightweight, durable and I personally love the aesthetics...(biased)

Why arenít these discussed very much? Not aggressive enough?




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Old Sun, Jan-14-2018, 02:19:37 PM   #38
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BBS RGR were made in specific specs for the e46 m3. Lightweight, durable and I personally love the aesthetics...(biased)

Why aren’t these discussed very much? Not aggressive enough?




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I'm a HUGE fan of the the RG-Rs, I don't understand why more cars aren't running them. They're incredibly strong, light weight, period correct stylistically, and not absurdly priced. I only got rid of mine because they don't clear the Brembo BBK (neither does ZCPs).
Of me and people I know...
I had them in 19" on my M3
I have them in 18" on my M5
I had them in 18" on my M3 wagon
I have them in 17" on my M3 wagon
My wife had them on her mini
My dad has them on his e82
My brother has them on his M3
My best friend had them in 19" on his M5
My best friend has them in 18" on his M5

It's not at all uncommon for me to have 5-6 cars in my driveway with RG-Rs on them











And my friend's M5:





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Zcp, CH is too heavy and is on every Volkswagen on the road. Just add small spacers with the zcp
ZCPs aren't really much lighter than CHs.

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Why aren’t these discussed very much? Not aggressive enough?

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I think it comes down to them being expensive even by BBS standards, and not looking very aggressive (concavity would do that wheel wonders)
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ZCPs aren't really much lighter than CHs.



I think it comes down to them being expensive even by BBS standards, and not looking very aggressive (concavity would do that wheel wonders)
Zcp are still few lbs lighter even if you add spacers. In a forum where people spend over $300 on cabin filter housing to save 4lbs, that’s huge considering you’re saving weight at the most important area. And in this case you don’t sacrifice looks either.
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