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      02-15-2008, 08:54 PM   #1
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Tire Rack has updated their site and now lists wheels and winter items for the M3. They also have information on tires, floormats, and suspension.

The photo isn't up to view on the vehicle, but at least you know what fits.
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Thanks for the info. Hopefully they will have the photo of the coupe up soon--it does help when deciding on wheels.
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Beautiful!! Closeout pricing on the fronts too!
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I think its time for someone to photoshop these wheels onto a JB coupe....
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I had the BBS RS-GT Diamond Black wheels on my '02 E46 M3. They looked superb. Light, strong and excellent finish; typical BBS.
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I had the BBS RS-GT Diamond Black wheels on my '02 E46 M3. They looked superb. Light, strong and excellent finish; typical BBS.
I love the diamond black look. Reminds me of the Concept's wheels and a lip always looks good on a BMW.
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I see that the rears are back ordered. Have you inquired further?
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wow didnt know breytons were that cheap. Here I come breytons!!

those will cost me less then 1k shipped then I guess tires will be another k
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How much heavier are the Breytons? They look great, but are they heavy enough to affect the car's performance?
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I love the diamond black look. Reminds me of the Concept's wheels and a lip always looks good on a BMW.
Agreed on all counts. Not too dark, excellent lip and you can never go wrong with some variety of the old school basket weave wheel. The lip is nicely machined to give just a hint of sheen. A little understated, but it catches your eye. The forks are far enough apart and extend close to the leading edge, to offer the illusion of a larger wheel. This also allows for easier cleaning and more photo ops for the subsequent BBK!
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Tire Rack has updated their site and now lists wheels and winter items for the M3. They also have information on tires, floormats, and suspension.

The photo isn't up to view on the vehicle, but at least you know what fits.
Heh, heh. You're already looking at wheels on tirerack E? I thought you only made $17k a year.

I told you getting the stock 18"ers is asking for trouble...

Those BBS wheels are king. They are about 7-8 lbs lighter than the stock 19"ers. I suspect the Breyton wheels are not nearly as light and most likely don't have ideal off sets either, but they do look great on the M3.
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Heh, heh. You're already looking at wheels on tirerack E? I thought you only made $17k a year.

I told you getting the stock 18"ers is asking for trouble...

Those BBS wheels are king. They are about 7-8 lbs lighter than the stock 19"ers. I suspect the Breyton wheels are not nearly as light and most likely don't have ideal off sets either, but they do look great on the M3.
I check Tire Rack every now and then to see what's out there. I had planned on eventually getting wheels awhile ago. The 18's just save me money for that. Not sure how soon I'll switch.
Aftermarket can be a problem. I had a problem with the hub rings heat-seizing to the hub and the wheel center bore. Took some crazy banging on the tire to pop them loose to remove the wheels.
That's why I would like to get a wheel that has the correct centrer bore for the model. I notice some of the forum sponors make wheels with identical specs.
Those BBS wheels don't have the correct offsets either, right?

Yup, $17k a year.
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I see that the rears are back ordered. Have you inquired further?
No, just saw them tonight.
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Yup, $17k a year.
I dont think the 0 on your keyboard is working...
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Those BBS wheels don't have the correct offsets either, right?
Not identical to stock, but pretty close. Too lazy to pull out the numbers from other threads now. Most likely wouldn't need spacers for those.
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I'm loving the BBS RGRs, they are sweet. I wonder if I can get a 19x9 for all 4 corners for my track wheels and then use 7mm spacers at the back to compensate for the different offset on the back wheels. That way I can rotate tires front to back for longer life on the track.

If not, I could use the 19x8.5s at all four corners with spacers.
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Guess they're quite heavy, though.


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I check Tire Rack every now and then to see what's out there. I had planned on eventually getting wheels awhile ago. The 18's just save me money for that. Not sure how soon I'll switch.
Aftermarket can be a problem. I had a problem with the hub rings heat-seizing to the hub and the wheel center bore. Took some crazy banging on the tire to pop them loose to remove the wheels.
That's why I would like to get a wheel that has the correct centrer bore for the model. I notice some of the forum sponors make wheels with identical specs.
Those BBS wheels don't have the correct offsets either, right?

Yup, $17k a year.
I thought you ordered the 19s since you weren't able to see the 18s in the flesh?


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Not identical to stock, but pretty close. Too lazy to pull out the numbers from other threads now. Most likely wouldn't need spacers for those.
Yep, 32mm offset compared to 29mm stock on the front, 25mm to 23mm on the rear.


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What's the difference between a centering ring and a spacer? I assume the centering ring accommodates smaller hub diameters?
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A centering ring does accomodate smaller hub sizes whereas a spacer creates less offset. You want only hubcentric spacers if you go that route. I rather select wheels that are model specific than use centering rings. Quality hubcentric spacers are okay, but again if you can find the correct offset for your model and liking, that's the way to go.
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I thought you ordered the 19s since you weren't able to see the 18s in the flesh?
Check my order thread for details. BMWUSA told my dealer they couldn't be ordered even with a late Feb build.
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