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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Thu, Sep-26-2013, 06:54:23 PM   #41
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Default Re: ► APEX | E36 M3 Wide Wheel & Tire Fitment Guide

Hi David, i currently run your 17x9 arc-8 wheels non concave on my 94 euro E36 M3, on continental DW 245/40/17, bilstein sport shocks and H&R OE sport springs, 96+ front strut mount swapped and little shims on bottom of struts to have -2.5 of camber each side, -1.5 at the rear. 12mm spacers at front.

No fitment or rubbing issues at all, no fender rolling at front or rear.

Now i plan to install some PSS9 coilovers this winter and i heard i may have some fitment issues with those. I would like to have your advice on that.

I would also like to have your advice on fitting my 235/45/17 RE-11s on those wheels. I have the RE-11s tires right now on my oem 7.5" wheels.

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Hi David, i currently run your 17x9 arc-8 wheels non concave on my 94 euro E36 M3, on continental DW 245/40/17, bilstein sport shocks and H&R OE sport springs, 96+ front strut mount swapped and little shims on bottom of struts to have -2.5 of camber each side, -1.5 at the rear. 12mm spacers at front.

No fitment or rubbing issues at all, no fender rolling at front or rear.

Now i plan to install some PSS9 coilovers this winter and i heard i may have some fitment issues with those. I would like to have your advice on that.

I would also like to have your advice on fitting my 235/45/17 RE-11s on those wheels. I have the RE-11s tires right now on my oem 7.5" wheels.

Thanks!

Matt
Due to the taller tire from the 235/45/17 and the V-shaped conical springs that the Bilstein PSS9 coilovers have, you may have the tires hit the spring perch or the spring itself, dependin on your ride height. This can be alleviated with a larger spacer if you do have an issue of the wheels and tires not clearing the suspension. The 245/40/17 Continental tires that you have right now should not have any issues with the Bilstein PSS9 coilovers. I've also replied to your e-mail.
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Old Sun, Sep-29-2013, 08:56:03 PM   #43
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what are the wheel options in 17" concave for an e36 m3?

I have Pss-9, presumably with the stock springs. Do I have to swap the spring on the pss9 to run a concave apex wheel? If so, where would I get that from?
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what are the wheel options in 17" concave for an e36 m3?

I have Pss-9, presumably with the stock springs. Do I have to swap the spring on the pss9 to run a concave apex wheel? If so, where would I get that from?
Im running concaves with pss9s. Progressive springs.

Front = 17x9 et30 225/45/17 (might go 235 once these wear down)
Rear = 17x9.5 et35 255/40/17 (rolled in the rear)

I run slightly with 4 people in the car and go over bumps on the freeway or fast turns.
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what are the wheel options in 17" concave for an e36 m3?

I have Pss-9, presumably with the stock springs. Do I have to swap the spring on the pss9 to run a concave apex wheel? If so, where would I get that from?
The two 17" ARC-8 concave wheels that can work on your E36 M3 would be the 17x9.0" ET30 and 17x9.5" ET35 wheels. The 17x9.5" ET35 ARC-8 would require at least a 5mm spacer in the front, depending on your ride height, due to the wider wheel interfering with the strut, and possibly your spring perch if you are at a low ride height. The 17x9.0" ET30 does not require a spacer unless you are using a 255/40/17 street tire (or 245/40/17 R-compound) and have a very low ride height so that the wheels and tires interfere with the low spring perch or spring due to Bilstein's V-shaped Progressive Spring.
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Old Fri, Oct-04-2013, 09:01:57 AM   #46
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Hi guys having read all the above I assume it would be quite extreme and pita to fit on my e36 a set of Ec-7 profile2 with staggered set up 225/40/18 on 188.5" front and 265/35/18 on 189.5" rear,all around et35 and tyres are yokohama advan ad08. The car is lowered 1" at all corners using bilstein b6 with eibach and adjustable top mounts. The wheels and tyres are nearly new and could be removed from my Z4 Coupe which will be locked up for a while.
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Hi guys having read all the above I assume it would be quite extreme and pita to fit on my e36 a set of Ec-7 profile2 with staggered set up 225/40/18 on 188.5" front and 265/35/18 on 189.5" rear,all around et35 and tyres are yokohama advan ad08. The car is lowered 1" at all corners using bilstein b6 with eibach and adjustable top mounts. The wheels and tyres are nearly new and could be removed from my Z4 Coupe which will be locked up for a while.
I believe you are asking regarding fitment with the 18x8.5" ET35 and 18x9.5" ET35 with AD08 tires in 225/40/18 and 265/35/18 tire sizes. The front wheels and tires will be able to fit on your e36, but the rears will require major fender work and negative camber to be added for the wheels and tires to properly clear without rubbing. The better fitment for the rear with your current tires would be the 18x9.5" ET43 which would not require as much work to fit, just the negative camber to be dialed in. Please let us know if you had any further questions regarding this fitment.
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I have that square setup but with 255/40 Z1 star specs. I had to roll the front and rear quite a bit. The front has 12mm spacers (left about 2mm between tire and strut). -1.5* front and -1.8* rear camber. After fender rolling, everything is perfect. Love the grip and the wheels are awesome!

before any rolling. rear was literally sitting on the tread, undriveable. The front needed a little more than the rear did.


front: http://www.ebaudio.com/MyPics/M3/IMG_0521.JPG
any pics for the car after rolling? looks sexy and i want to run 255's
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David,

What kind of negative camber would be necessary in the rear of an E36 to run the 18x9.5 with ET43 and 255/35/18 summer tires or all seasons?

I was planning a roll, but not pulling/flaring the fenders and am curious how much rolling (lips flat?) and how much camber would allow that setup to fit.

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David,

What kind of negative camber would be necessary in the rear of an E36 to run the 18x9.5 with ET43 and 255/35/18 summer tires or all seasons?

I was planning a roll, but not pulling/flaring the fenders and am curious how much rolling (lips flat?) and how much camber would allow that setup to fit.

Thanks!
For the rear of an e36 with the 18x9.5" ET43 and a 255/35/18 Summer tire, we would recommend the rear fenders to be rolled and at least -2 degrees of camber depending on the actual type of tire. The All seasons may require a little less camber and possibly could get away without a fender roll, but that is entirely dependent on the tire make and model. Do you have a certain tire in mind that you wanted to use?
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