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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 Mon, May-30-2011, 06:11:13 PM   #41
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Agreed. I feel anything more than a 9 inch front and a 10 inch rear really only serves to make the car worse. Rolling fenders, running silly camber, sand papering the side of the car, tramlining, stretched tires? It's a dark path.



And the discussion isn't about the track. You wouldn't use 19's on the track.
People would call you overly conservative. 9 in the front of an M is smalllllll.

And there's a lot of wheels that are 19's and can be run on the track. And some people do...
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You obviously don't goto the track much, all serious drivers run a wider squared setup.

A staggered setup like stock understeers too much, BMW went for safety over performance, so less yuppies oversteer into a pole.
The stock suspension has understeer built into it. Upsizing from the stock 225's to 245's will reduce understeer as will adjusting the tire pressures to around 38f/36r.

A proper track setup is square 275/35/18. Why you'd want to run that much tire on the street is beyond me??

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19x9.5" ET33 with 5mm spacer in front, 19x10" ET25.
Front fender rolled, rear left alone.





What size tires are on there?
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Old Sat, Jun-11-2011, 02:51:44 AM   #44
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OP, go with the 9.5F and 10R. You'll be glad you did.

Maybe SIN3 will chime in on what you could do to fit those if you wanted it slammed like his ride.
oh hey guys...

keep in mind 9.5 front is straight up legit. i dont care what offset you get 9.5 up front is aggressive. i am running 9.5 et12 (with spacer) on a 235.35 and i rub at 60% lock.

i have used this picture to show you what no camber up front is. if you think you will no no issues with rubbing and like this look do it. if not start small and work you way up. Fitment isnt something you get on your first set of wheels. it takes time. also to rock 9.5 you need to run stretch (assuming you are lowered). if you are not lowered then dont worry about tire sizes.


before i lowered my front and with my old wheels with out c/plates.




feel free to pm me specifics. the 9.5 fronts have been discussed a lot lately. I am glad people are stepping outside of the box and getting bigger wheels up front.
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