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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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Old Fri, Apr-17-2009, 11:18:55 PM   #1
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so i just put on my new tires and wheels today. i got some e46 m3 18in wheels with 225/45/18's on the front and 255/40/18's on the rear. so it is a very tight fit on the rear and it seems that my passenger side tire is sticking out further than the drivers side. my passanger side is rubbing bad on the fender, dfrivers side is tight but not rubbing. any thoughts or ideas, i'm lost with it. its a 95 m3 stock. thanks

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You need to do some research on offsets.....ideally before spending your money.
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255/40/18's
Even with 255/35 or 255/30 rears - it would be a tight fit. Can you get an exchange on the tires ? Maybe a 245/35/18 would work better, along with
some fender work. You can get away with 4 fronts, but the rears will require additional work.
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Time to stretch and poke
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ya i think i might just need to get a different tire on the rear, i would really like to find some way to make it work. a guy i work with suggested maybe an air shock that i could raise the rear end a touch with. also any ideas why just the passenger side? and why it sets out further than the drivers side?
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they don't fit correct because the rear offset is wrong. Can't fix that, unless you run an under sized rear tire.
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i'm just confused why the drivers side fits and not the passanger side
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take a pic, lets see.

Did you make sure the staggered wheels are in their correct positions?
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Shoulda done some research before you spent your money...you will hate the ride that 35s give you after a while.
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i'm just confused why the drivers side fits and not the passanger side
Yes, some pictures would help us a lot. There are a number of reasons why each side could fit differently(alignment, camber, suspension components, etc).
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