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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 Thu, Jan-31-2019, 03:50:20 AM   #11
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Default What wheels would you buy?

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The BimmerWorld wheels are also awesome, those are my "track" wheels (who am I kidding, I'm lazy and they have been on the car for the last 6 months) and they are a REALLY good value. You'll need to do a front spacer since the only sizes they offer are fairly high offset. This is my setup, 17x8.5 ET41 with 12mm spacer, lowered about I dunno, an inch and a half or something, -3.5 degrees front camber:



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Not sure how they'd look on a stock car? Probably still really nice.


1995M3 and 1996+M3 frond spindles are quite different.
You may find that 17 X 8.5 ET41 wheels with 245/40-17 tires fit without spacers up front on a 1995M3. 1996+M3 will require at least 5mm spacers to clear the strut housing.

I believe both years of spindles require spacers when running coilovers.


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17x8 BBS RGR. Done.

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Old Thu, Jan-31-2019, 01:51:51 PM   #13
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17x8 BBS RGR. Done.

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BBS RC041/042 aka BMW Styling 29 M Crossspoke.

Cool BBS wheel, but also an OEM wheel. Was the factory wheel in the UK for 328i Sport models.

Had a set back in 2007, before I eventually sold them as I hated the fact that even the staggered setup, had the same size lip front/rear.





Then bought a set of staggered BBS RS302's in 2008, which I still own and now don the M3.

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Is the 17x9 rgr square doable with no fender roll? Not sure what camber I will end up with with stock top hats swapped with hr sport/koni, figure -2.5 or so. Idk why, but the 17x9 look better to me...
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If you are into performance, I would not go any narrower than the widest wheel BMW fit — 17x8.5.
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Is the 17x9 rgr square doable with no fender roll? Not sure what camber I will end up with with stock top hats swapped with hr sport/koni, figure -2.5 or so. Idk why, but the 17x9 look better to me...
Depends fully on the ET value.
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My opinion, is do it once and get exactly what you want joe. If any car is deserving of a new set, as crazy as the price is, it’s your car.
I’ve had 5 sets of wheels for my m3 and tally up the money I’ve lost in shipping and mounting tires alone I could have just bought the stamped set I wanted. No rush, but pounce when the right set comes up or buy new IF it’s for sure what you want.
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My opinion, is do it once and get exactly what you want joe. If any car is deserving of a new set, as crazy as the price is, it’s your car.
I’ve had 5 sets of wheels for my m3 and tally up the money I’ve lost in shipping and mounting tires alone I could have just bought the stamped set I wanted. No rush, but pounce when the right set comes up or buy new IF it’s for sure what you want.


Good advice here and exactly why I just spent $600 on shipping some beat LM’s from Japan


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Depends fully on the ET value.
Looks like its an et42, so exact size and offset of my apex wheels. I figured I would run a 245/40 on the street car, rather than the 255/40 on the race car.
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