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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-12-2019, 06:16:36 PM   #11
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Default Re: Wheels with stock ride height

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Thanks for the photos. I think the concave rim in the front doesn't look great.
What are your thoughts on 18x9 ET42 front (shallow profile) and 18x9 ET30 rear (concave profile). Would that have the 'staggered-oem-look'?
The stock OE 18 rear is 9" ET26 and ZCP/CSL rear is 9.5" ET27. APEX has a 9.5" ET22 which is equivalent to the stock ZCP with a 5mm spacer. It would look more flush where the 9" ET30 would be tucked in.

IMO, it is hard to beat the stock ZCPs cost wise with Michelin PS4s which should take care of the ride comfort. The look and finish of the ZCPs is far better than APEX or VMR.
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The stock OE 18 rear is 9" ET26 and ZCP/CSL rear is 9.5" ET27. APEX has a 9.5" ET22 which is equivalent to the stock ZCP with a 5mm spacer. It would look more flush where the 9" ET30 would be tucked in.

IMO, it is hard to beat the stock ZCPs cost wise with Michelin PS4s which should take care of the ride comfort. The look and finish of the ZCPs is far better than APEX or VMR.


Maybe in the APEX (havenít seen a set that wasnít track rat edition) but the VMR finish is 90%+ identical. Having had both, I canít really tell the finish apart from either one, and neither can any other enthusiast Iíve run into.

The only noticeable difference is the concave face is more appealing than on the ZCP fronts. The main reason I switched from the OE CSL fronts to the VMRís was the offset and widths were rather small for acceptable front tire sizes
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