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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 Thu, Apr-09-2015, 03:48:17 AM   #11
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18s ftw, added response and power compared to 19s 67s. I went to 18s and never looked back, I'll vouch for 35/30 sidewall, u get a small gearing advantage, while bringing the weight closer to the center hub, just sayin'
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Run stock tires with stock wheels. Duh (sorry).
225/45/18
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Thank you. Well, you were right, I did not say. I am looking for the best possible set up for the regular street driving and maybe a seasonal AutoX once or twice per year as my tracking days are over. Oh, and did not say, but have PSS10 on it. Square set up would be nice but not too much snow where I live... Is that the only / main reason to get squared? Cheers. G.
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Depends on what you're looking for. Here's mine with square 9" wheels, 10mm spacer in rear, 265/35 front, 275/35 rear. H & R springs.

Thanks. Are you running 35 front / 30 back sidewall? What is your set up, spacers? Cheers. G.
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18s ftw, added response and power compared to 19s 67s. I went to 18s and never looked back, I'll vouch for 35/30 sidewall, u get a small gearing advantage, while bringing the weight closer to the center hub, just sayin'
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Run stock tires with stock wheels. Duh (sorry).

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As Tbone said stock tires are a good choice. I ran conti's before but now I'm running the PSS - it appears chunky, I like that:




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Thank you. Well, you were right, I did not say. I am looking for the best possible set up for the regular street driving and maybe a seasonal AutoX once or twice per year as my tracking days are over. Oh, and did not say, but have PSS10 on it. Square set up would be nice but not too much snow where I live... Is that the only / main reason to get squared? Cheers. G.



Thanks. Are you running 35 front / 30 back sidewall? What is your set up, spacers? Cheers. G.
no spacers, just lowered on Eibachs , I think it looks pretty good, I had spacers before, but I found that not running spacers will make the flared arches look even better, especially when lowered. When I had spacers, I used to feel like it needed more "shoulder" area. I felt a massive difference when I put 18s back on, it took me a a couple of days to warm up to them look wise. Then I got a glimpse of it in a shop window while passing by it. I thought oh look an M3, for like a fraction of a second, ... Then I realized it looks proper and just right! Also its like being in sport mode all the time, gotta love the response If you like to fill up those arches with rubber, then go with 45/40 it'll fill up nicely, imho 35/30 looks better on a lowered car.
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I love the look of those wheels with the spacers! Off topic, but were those refinished? They look brighter than stock.
Yes, in a brilliant silver. Works really well for darker cars and its a very clean contrast!
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18's date the car IMO... not saying that's a bad thing
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As Tbone said stock tires are a good choice. I ran conti's before but now I'm running the PSS - it appears chunky, I like that:




the classic E46 look..

My biggest grip with the stock sizes in the under-steer is atrocious. The fronts really need more rubber, and a wider track (i.e. lower offest) If we could get a company to produce a 8.5/9 front with a 33 offset, that would be best. The styling flows very nicely with the 46, and looks similar to this



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Default Re: Going back to stock: OEM Style 67 18's

Thank you again.

So you have 18's on 225/35 & 255/30 with how much lowering...? And, on the same token, if going the 45/40 route, then do not apply any lowering? Hold, but then, what use to I have to the PSS10...? ;-)
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no spacers, just lowered on Eibachs , I think it looks pretty good, I had spacers before, but I found that not running spacers will make the flared arches look even better, especially when lowered. When I had spacers, I used to feel like it needed more "shoulder" area. I felt a massive difference when I put 18s back on, it took me a a couple of days to warm up to them look wise. Then I got a glimpse of it in a shop window while passing by it. I thought oh look an M3, for like a fraction of a second, ... Then I realized it looks proper and just right! Also its like being in sport mode all the time, gotta love the response If you like to fill up those arches with rubber, then go with 45/40 it'll fill up nicely, imho 35/30 looks better on a lowered car.

Thank you Bear,

Well you hit the nail pretty good... Good chunk of the reason why I want to go back to 18's is to come back to a more classic look which IMHO the E46 M3 is getting into that classic classification already.
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18's date the car IMO... not saying that's a bad thing


Folks, all joke aside, if I go back to full stock 45/40, what use to I have to the PSS10's?

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