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    Posted: 15-March-2005 at 04:08

hI folks,thinking of up grading my wheels on my m3 evo,thinking of going 18" but wont to keep wider rims on back,do e46 m3 rims fit on rear,if not what can i fit in a deep dish idea,also what size rims do you guy,s run on an 18 " rim,any pic,s of diffrent wheels would be nice,oh and my car,s dakar yellow

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-March-2005 at 06:17

Genuine E46 M3 rears won't fit an E36.  You'll need four fronts, or a set of replicas - there's load of replicas on ebay, have a look.

I've recently seen a set of genuine BBS LMs for sale - IMO the best wheels everCLICKY.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-March-2005 at 06:25
Originally posted by SundayJumper SundayJumper wrote:

I've recently seen a set of genuine BBS LMs for sale - IMO the best wheels everCLICKY.

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....apart from these wheels

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-March-2005 at 06:48

Nah, ACS replicas have been done to death, I'll have the BBS thanks  

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-March-2005 at 19:20

Just dont know what to do about wheels,do i go for a hard wheel or a bling wheel

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-March-2005 at 19:24

STEVE,just looked at the link,them bbs,s are the dogs,would even match the split rims on my 3dr

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-March-2005 at 21:26
Originally posted by STUCOS STUCOS wrote:

Just dont know what to do about wheels,do i go for a hard wheel or a bling wheel

 

cheeRS stu

I go with quality every time, you get what you pay for and personally i'd stay away from replicas. I had a set of Rondell wizards(Breyton copies) on my old compact, when i sold the car three of the wheels were buckled!

I am also hoping to treat my motor to some tasty upgrades before the summer. I am looking at fitting "18's, but i will be going for a motorsport vibe and some proper racing rims, brake upgrade etc.

It all comes down to personal preference and budget i suppose, proper forged split rims will last longer than cheap tat and you'll probably take better care when driving...........ah you get the idea i'm sure

These are what i'm considering, ok they're Japanese so sue me!



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-March-2005 at 21:36

Here's a link and a better pic of the wheels http://www.worksuperwheels.com



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-March-2005 at 03:36
Not that I have an E36 or any intention of changing the wheels on my E30, but, when I was considering an E36 M3 the first thing I was going to do was put a set of original Alpinas on it. They are by far the most flattering wheel for the car shape. On ebay.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-March-2005 at 04:38

Robbie i know where you are comming from,had a set of fox wheels on a 4x4 cossie once,came on the car when i bought it,the dam things just buckled with hard cornering,not going to be driving my m3 hard as im trying to keep my license,any body got any pic,s of there m3,s with 18" or 19" wheels fitted

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-March-2005 at 14:06

stucos wot sort of wheels are on your evo?

i have the motorsport ones as per my sig but was looking for some evo ones

Joe @ HTR does some awesome CSL replicas which look the dogs on an E36  http://www.hyperturismo.com/

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-March-2005 at 14:10
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-March-2005 at 14:39
I know I'm gonna get flamed for this but........ I've seen numerous E36 M3s with 18s on and to me they just don't look like M3s anymore, more like modded 3series in general.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-March-2005 at 15:51

Originally posted by Stone-IslandM3 Stone-IslandM3 wrote:

I know I'm gonna get flamed for this but........ I've seen numerous E36 M3s with 18s on and to me they just don't look like M3s anymore, more like modded 3series in general.

I agree, i thought i would be happy enough to own an M3 but the bug has taken hold. I'm hoping to upgrade my suspension, brakes and wheels in the coming months. I know i'll probably become an outcast by the purists but its more motorsport/performance orientated upgrades i'm interested in, thats why i like those work wheels in gunmetal colour, nice and subtle against the black paintwork

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-March-2005 at 17:10
I have heard that 18s can fudge the ride up....advice from my indy techie was...'if you're happy with 17s then stick with them'.

Got a funky plan for my wheels though.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-March-2005 at 19:11

Torch,that coupe looks awsome in that colour,as for purists they dont bother me,but i dont want to spoil a great car,i also have the motorsport wheels on my evo,thought about some 17" deep dish wheels ,think bbs lm would look lush

 

cheeRS stu

ps modding cossie,s is less hastle

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