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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 Mon, Jan-14-2019, 07:06:55 PM   #21
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I don’t recall any negatives when I ran 245 square on Kosei K1. I believe you will completely enjoy the driving feel. The only thing about 8.5” Style 24 up front is the 7.5” is better looking.
That's subjective. I think a square set up looks much better than the weak 7.5" front.
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That's subjective. I think a square set up looks much better than the weak 7.5" front.
Of course, but there are certain angles where it looks out of place... like it's obvious you used rear wheels. Similar to how ridiculously ugly front 7.5" look installed on the rear (without being so ugly).

Some wheels are just like this. Style 24 are one of them.
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Of course, but there are certain angles where it looks out of place... like it's obvious you used rear wheels. Similar to how ridiculously ugly front 7.5" look installed on the rear (without being so ugly).

Some wheels are just like this. Style 24 are one of them.
Agreed.

Running stock 8.5J wheels up front requires the use of a spacer to clear a BBK -which IMO is a necessary upgrade on any nice M3- and that results in an absolutely awful looking package.

Further, with a good alignment you can dial out more than enough understeer for street use. And over long-term course of ownership the ability to rotate tires does not save money.
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I like the BMW 24 style, I like the period correctness, but I am not adverse to something else non-BMW. I just don't want anything flashy or where the size doesn't look right. Too many aftermarket wheels give me the "oh yuck" feeling. Spinners, maybe something with spinners ...
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Why don't you take one of your rears off and test fit it? If you have M Contours or something the size and offset is the same.

I would get the square rear setup. My front fenders are not rolled, I do have a lot of negative camber although I think you only need like -2.5 or maybe -2.0 to clear the wheels. I also have 12mm spacers and the coilovers are the KW Clubsport. My track wheels are 17x8.5 ET40 which is very nearly the same as the Style 24 rear. Tires are Yokohama AD08R 245/40/17
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Why don't you take one of your rears off and test fit it? If you have M Contours or something the size and offset is the same.

I would get the square rear setup. My front fenders are not rolled, I do have a lot of negative camber although I think you only need like -2.5 or maybe -2.0 to clear the wheels. I also have 12mm spacers and the coilovers are the KW Clubsport. My track wheels are 17x8.5 ET40 which is very nearly the same as the Style 24 rear. Tires are Yokohama AD08R 245/40/17
Yup, I'm going to check fitment by using the rears as test units. Have a 3 day weekend coming up so I'll be lifting the car and moving wheels around.
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Yup, I'm going to check fitment by using the rears as test units. Have a 3 day weekend coming up so I'll be lifting the car and moving wheels around.
I moved the rear Contours wheel up front. I needed a 15mm spacer to get clearance (I run 12mm with the stock front wheel). It is really tight with my suspension setup. It might be OK but looks very large with a lot of tire. I'll probably stick with the stock size.
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Joe you can still get non stamped style 24 in both sizes brand new, can’t you?
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Joe you can still get non stamped style 24 in both sizes brand new, can’t you?


I believe so. I prefer the painted stamped version however


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Aren't the painted ones easier to refinish too?
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