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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 Sat, May-27-2017, 06:13:04 PM   #1
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Default M3 e46 ZCP wheels for 330ci

Hey everyone!

I tried using search bar and had no luck finding this. Can I fit m3 ZCP wheels on my 2001 (pre-facelift) 330ci? If so which sizes should I buy to get them to fit?
What other modifications would I need to consider.

Please let me know and thanks in advance!
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Old Sat, May-27-2017, 10:40:43 PM   #2
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Default Re: M3 e46 ZCP wheels for 330ci

I tried my m3 zcp wheels on the my zhp while on jack stands and didn't like so I didn't bother checking for fitment. Just looked a bit off as the m3 zcp wheels have an aggressive offset (19s and wider tires) compared to the the 330 which runs on 18s with the 135m wheels... but again I'm not sure since I didn't drop it down to the ground to see. All I've seen with what you're looking for were CSL replica wheels.

It's probably a good idea for look for this answer on e46fanatics.com... there are a lot more 330i and 330ci owners there that may have done this mod that could help you.

I have an 04 330i zhp and imo the 135m wheels that come with the zhp from the factory are the best oem wheels for the 330, esp on on the coupe, so I kept them. Anything else looks a bit off because of the less aggressive front and rear fenders.

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Old Sat, May-27-2017, 10:56:13 PM   #3
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Default Re: M3 e46 ZCP wheels for 330ci

Rears won't fit without rolling fenders and even with rolled fenders will probably rub. You can run 4 fronts or better yet just get csl reps in compatible sizes.
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I'll trade you 2 fronts for your 2 rears? Win win? Pm me
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Default Re: M3 e46 ZCP wheels for 330ci

Thank you everyone! I haven't bought them yet but I was thinking about running two fronts if necessary. I just wanted to get all the details out of the way before I made a purchase. I'll try at e46fanatics maybe they have a thread about this.
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Default Re: M3 e46 ZCP wheels for 330ci

Love my wheels, but dirty little secret -- 18s would make for a better street ride. I used to have 18" CSL wheels from Velocity Motoring on my E36 -- good wheel if you decide to go reps.

The stock front tire size is 225, but if you go four fronts with same size all around you might be able to go larger. Not sure on clearance with the 330.
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Love my wheels, but dirty little secret -- 18s would make for a better street ride. I used to have 18" CSL wheels from Velocity Motoring on my E36 -- good wheel if you decide to go reps.

The stock front tire size is 225, but if you go four fronts with same size all around you might be able to go larger. Not sure on clearance with the 330.
Do you know the exact width and offset I would need to get if I buy the 18s or the 19s. I will likely try to find a good deal on either and snatch either one up.
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Default Re: M3 e46 ZCP wheels for 330ci

I think a good place to start would be what the E46 330 ZHP came with stock. That would be 225/40/18 front and 255/35/18 rear. In this case the rears are 8.5 wide, fronts 8. Offset 47 front and 50 rear.

Like I said -- starting point. You've got options, and there are reasons not to go staggered. Decide what you want and confirm all the numbers before spending any money. TireRack is good source of info for fitment. Good luck!
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I think a good place to start would be what the E46 330 ZHP came with stock. That would be 225/40/18 front and 255/35/18 rear. In this case the rears are 8.5 wide, fronts 8. Offset 47 front and 50 rear.

Like I said -- starting point. You've got options, and there are reasons not to go staggered. Decide what you want and confirm all the numbers before spending any money. TireRack is good source of info for fitment. Good luck!
Thank you very much for letting me know! I will do some more research before I decide exactly what I want to go with. I am leaning towards 18s just to keep ride comfort, but I will see what I end up with.
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The 135m's look legit
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