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      06-24-2008, 12:10 AM   #23
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The Fronts are an 18x8.5 ET40 and rears are an 18x9.5 ET22, ET33 or ET45. I'd recommend the ET22 for the E92 M3.

These are about 24-25lbs per wheel and they are hub centric.
Thx for the info. A better fitment for the fronts would be that +20mm you have listed for an e60 5-series. That combined w/the +22mm rear would be a good combo for $750 + shipping.

However, these ASA JH8's (hubcentric) would be cheaper ($456 or $576 + shipping) but unfortunately Tire Rack list them as limited availability due to closeout:

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/Wheel...8&autoModClar=

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/Wheel...8&autoModClar=

I think your only options for low-cost wheels are:

1) Look in the For sale forum and eBay for e9x M3 owners selling their oem 18" wheels & MICHELIN PS2 tires (these tires alone cost almost $1200). Not many owners selling them yet so hard to get a fair average selling price but IMO based on the average price of the oem 19" wheels & tires these will probably go for around $1500-$2000 at most. Or...

2) You can wait for more low-cost options.

I'm going to do the latter since I'm a cheap a$$.
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      06-24-2008, 12:17 AM   #24
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An ET40 would put the inside wheel lip at 11mm closer to the strut. Is there that much clearance? Has anyone measured this dimension?
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      06-27-2008, 03:53 PM   #25
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However, these ASA JH8's (hubcentric) would be cheaper ($456 or $576 + shipping) but unfortunately Tire Rack list them as limited availability due to closeout:

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/Wheel...8&autoModClar=

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OK well now they really don't have any more because i bought the last remaining ones.. actually i had to get 2 black, and 2 silver. ill just paint or powdercoat them all black. $515 shipped for all 4. Not bad.. I figured it probably wouldn't get much cheaper than that.

I'm planning on putting on the BFG R1 tires (245/40 & 265/35), there are some guys on ebay selling sets of 4 245/40 with minimal wear for about $400. I figure that will give me 2 sets for the front.

Another guy on ebay has a set of 2 rear 265s for about $350 shipped. I don't know if I'll go specificially with those exact auctions, but that would put the set of rims, 2 sets of fronts, and 1 set of rears at about $1200.
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Ccw wheels are very cheap and really good. Sworn by the Corvette and Porsche crowds.
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call Gary at Tire rack about the TRM1 18x9 wheels.
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Ccw wheels are very cheap and really good. Sworn by the Corvette and Porsche crowds.
yeah ccw makes a pretty tough wheel. i've seen quite a bit of them on track cars for over the past dozen or so years that I've been out at the track.
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call Gary at Tire rack about the TRM1 18x9 wheels.
Those are a good low cost track wheel. Also look at Team Dynamics Pro Race about ~16lbs(Bimmerworld guys love them). Also SSR type C and type F, Enkei RPF1 and NT03. Not sure if they offer E9x offsets yet.

I would go 17 or 18inch for track wheels, definitely no bigger than 18's and non-staggered.

Staggered = understeer
Non staggered = balanced.
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Those are a good low cost track wheel. Also look at Team Dynamics Pro Race about ~16lbs(Bimmerworld guys love them). Also SSR type C and type F, Enkei RPF1 and NT03. Not sure if they offer E9x offsets yet.

I would go 17 or 18inch for track wheels, definitely no bigger than 18's and non-staggered.

Staggered = understeer
Non staggered = balanced.
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