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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
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Old Fri, May-20-2011, 08:17:21 AM   #11
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Default Re: Wheels: what is too wide?

yeah im running 10 up front 11 rear vmr v710. love it
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Old Fri, May-20-2011, 09:09:43 AM   #12
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Default Re: Wheels: what is too wide?

That's weak if you had to call them to find out that the wheels you want are out of stock. They should have contacted you first. A similar thing happened when I ordered my V710s. The tires that I wanted were back ordered. Sean@pyspeed.com contacted me and gave me my options; wait for those tires or get different tires. That is a better example of customer service. You are doing the right thing asking for opinions/experiences of different wheel widths. Get the ones that you think will be the best, even if you have to wait. Just remember that there several different vendors that sell the same thing for the same price.
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Old Fri, May-20-2011, 10:29:37 AM   #13
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11.5" in the rear is way too much. 10.5" is about as far as you need to go in order to fit the widest tire possible. For the front 9.5" is about as wide as most people go, but you need to be careful with offsets and add some negative camber in most cases to fit anything larger.
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Old Fri, May-20-2011, 12:25:24 PM   #14
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Hello everyone, I may need help on this one!

So I was trying to order some new shoes for the e46 M3 (it's blue topaz if you care) and I decided on VMR's VB3's in hyperblack. I ordered 8.5x19" (ET 40) front and 10x19" (ET 25) rear. HOWEVER...

Called the guys at EAS, "hey where's my wheels?" "uh, those are out of stock sir, would you like 9.5x19" for the front?"

Did not see that coming...I told him I'd call him back...

Has anyone ever heard of this setup? I'm not spending money on wheels + tires that rub in the wheel well. This just seems very wide in the front. If anyone has some experience with this I would be grateful. Thanks in advance!!!!
1) What is your suspension? Since you didn't say anything, I assume stock?
2) You need to find out the offset of the front 9.5" wheel

If stock suspension and an offset around ET35, it could work with a 255 or 265 tire in the front. However, that's pretty "aggressive" for a stock suspension/alignment. If you're just looking for a plug and play setup and don't care about increasing front tire width (relative to rear), I would honestly just wait until the 8.5" wheel is available. You can certainly do it though, I personally run 18x9.5 ET35 all around for both street and track (w/the same tire size everywhere).
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Old Fri, May-20-2011, 02:41:10 PM   #15
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loving my 10" up front and 11.5 rear ccw's....not for everyone though....
Post a pic of your car?????I have 11.0 in the rear and 8.5 in the front.
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Old Fri, May-20-2011, 02:59:51 PM   #16
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Default Re: Wheels: what is too wide?

Not to thread jack, but I've never been a wheel guy so I have a question about aggressive fitment in the rear.

What is the widest I can run on stock suspension?
How about lowered on coilovers/springs?

I just ordered the 'recommended' tire sizes for 8.5" front 10" rear and having them mounted to my OEM 19s until I order wider wheels. (told my tuner/shop I was probably going with VMR VB3 (19x8.5;19x10) or VarrsToen 1.1.2 (19x9.5;19x10.5).
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I think suspension and camber play the biggest role also remember also if you run to much negative camber it can cause premature tire wear so also consider that
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Old Fri, May-20-2011, 04:34:37 PM   #18
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Post a pic of your car?????I have 11.0 in the rear and 8.5 in the front.
Pics of your car?
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Old Fri, May-20-2011, 04:58:04 PM   #19
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Default Re: Wheels: what is too wide?

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.
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yeah im running 10 up front 11 rear vmr v710. love it
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Thank you sir...
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Post a pic of your car?????I have 11.0 in the rear and 8.5 in the front.
Im going to post pics tonight on this thread showing the new updates of my body work http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=363682 along with pics of the wheels


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11.5" in the rear is way too much. 10.5" is about as far as you need to go in order to fit the widest tire possible. For the front 9.5" is about as wide as most people go , but you need to be careful with offsets and add some negative camber in most cases to fit anything larger.
Well i like my wheels/tires the way i like my women...thick in all the right places...you should stick to your skinny small stuff sir if it seems too much for you..
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