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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 Fri, Nov-04-2011, 12:56:11 PM   #41
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Default Re: 19" or 20" wheels?

I'd go with 18"s also. I have 19"s and it rides rough as hell.
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After switching to ltw 18s, I don't think I'll ever go back to 19s.
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Old Fri, Nov-04-2011, 01:43:44 PM   #43
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Old Fri, Nov-04-2011, 03:51:54 PM   #44
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I'm actually rolling on 20" right now. Bent two of my stock 18"s and found these for a Stupid price (cheaper then replacing the rear tires Stupid).
I am rolling on oversized tires to compensate the horrible ride. I am looking for a nice set of 19s to replace them when I finally wear out the front tires lol.
The pros: on stock suspension the 20"s fill the wheel wells nicely the 3" and 4" lips look great on the car, the oversized tires = less miles on odometer and my Speedo is spot on, the cons the extra weight from the large wheels and the larger tires = less performance and one of my rear tires rubs under deep compression,
The car is still fast and handles well and it looks great but I still want 19's and I'd recommend them to you
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19's for show & go

18's for function & form
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19's for show & go

18's for function & form
I've been staring at your signature for many many months now and it is one of the best rolling shots I've seen. (color is spot on too) Do you have a high res??

Oh, and 18s for comfort for me, 19s aren't too bad with the right tires, but 20s are a bit of overkill on this car.
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get 18s. Anything up from this kills performance on this car. I went from 19s to 18s and i can see a big difference.
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I've been staring at your signature for many many months now and it is one of the best rolling shots I've seen. (color is spot on too) Do you have a high res??

Oh, and 18s for comfort for me, 19s aren't too bad with the right tires, but 20s are a bit of overkill on this car.
haha. Thanks.

Sorry, no, I don't since it was taken with a silly point-and-shoot
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18.5's are perfect.

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