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      10-15-2012, 02:23 PM   #1
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Pics of new 19' TE37s on my AW E90 M3

Pictures are taken with my iphone so they are a bit rough to say the least, but I wanted to share. I am very happy with them! Note the custom offset on the front that is uncommon for the 19s. Makes them look like the 18 inch face. There will be a real photoshoot coming soon.

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I see a sleeve over kit in your future. Congrats!
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      10-15-2012, 02:36 PM   #3
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      10-15-2012, 05:38 PM   #6
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Nice. I'm not quite sure why, but the TE37's are one of few wheels that somehow look better in 18" fitments.
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Nice. I'm not quite sure why, but the TE37's are one of few wheels that somehow look better in 18" fitments.
I have seen the 18s on a few of my buddies' cars, but I think in person the 19s fill out the wheel wheels better. The m3 is just such a big car at this point. Don't get me wrong, the 18s look absolutely stunning too. Some of my favorite M3s on this board run 18" TE37s.
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I see a sleeve over kit in your future. Congrats!
Ha yeah I have thought about it, or a Dinan Stage 1 suspension package. I have no doubt it would look better. I am super paranoid about ruining the great suspension that the BMW M engineers spent so much time working on though......
I would also say that when you see the car in person it appears lower than when you see it in photos. I think if I could just drop it .8" in the front I would be happy. I like the rear as-is.
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Ha yeah I have thought about it, or a Dinan Stage 1 suspension package. I have no doubt it would look better. I am super paranoid about ruining the great suspension that the BMW M engineers spent so much time working on though......
I would also say that when you see the car in person it appears lower than when you see it in photos. I think if I could just drop it .8" in the front I would be happy. I like the rear as-is.
Don't be afraid of suspension mods. The Dinan kit that you were considering has been used on a ton of M3's without the slightest issue. It's actually one of the tamest around. If you're that fearful of ruining your ride, get the sleeve and adjust to your liking. I assure you, neither will ruin you ride if you don't dump it to the ground. Will you have to drive it slowly over bumps and and driveway dips? Well yes, but just as slow as any self respecting enthusiast would.
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Looks great, cant go wrong with a set of TE's. But if you are able to lower it just a little bit. It would really start to bring out the beauty of the wheels.
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Nice. I'm not quite sure why, but the TE37's are one of few wheels that somehow look better in 18" fitments.
TE37's look better with less wheel gap. As far as 18" vs 19", the 19's have a much bigger lip on them than 18's. That's probably the difference you see.
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TE37's look better with less wheel gap. As far as 18" vs 19", the 19's have a much bigger lip on them than 18's. That's probably the difference you see.
Better with less gap for sure. I just noticed the difference in the lip that you pointed out and I think you're right.
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Better with less gap for sure. I just noticed the difference in the lip that you pointed out and I think you're right.
Here's a side by side between my front street/track wheels: http://d.pr/i/IKvv
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Here's a side by side between my front street/track wheels: http://d.pr/i/IKvv
Right, that is why i am so happy with the set I have pictured in the original post. Notice the front +30 19x9.5 wheels have a lip much more like the 18s!
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Here's a side by side between my front street/track wheels: http://d.pr/i/IKvv
Wow, the black 19's look super good up close.

OP - sorry to derail your thread. Your wheels look great, I guess I'm just used to seeing more tire on TE37s and less gap. Maybe it's just due to the phone pics.
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