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      04-21-2008, 11:58 AM   #23
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You're saying the M engineers got the stock offsets wrong?
The stock offset is fine functionally. I think what he's saying is that for a more agressive appearance the wheels should be pushed out a little and gaps reduced. Remember the stock fitment must allow room for tire chains.
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      04-21-2008, 12:17 PM   #24
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well they got it right for the E46. i dont think that offset is E92 M3 offset
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      04-21-2008, 12:34 PM   #25
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The stock offset is fine functionally. I think what he's saying is that for a more agressive appearance the wheels should be pushed out a little and gaps reduced. Remember the stock fitment must allow room for tire chains.
Functionality matters the most in this case. The suspension won't perform properly/as intended with the wrong offsets.
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yes i am saying they will look skinny like my rsgt's.

yes lucid functionality matters but more aggressive wheels doesnt mean it necessarily compromises functionality. besides those who put 19's on their cars are usually looking for looks more than track-oriented functionality.

u guys are taking this waaay too deep IMO. et 23 with 9.5 wont "look" good, wider wheels "might" do the trick but not 9.5's even if they're OEM
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yes lucid functionality matters but more aggressive wheels doesnt mean it necessarily compromises functionality. besides those who put 19's on their cars are usually looking for looks more than track-oriented functionality.
Note that the 19" wheels have different offsets than the 18" wheels. That is to make sure they function properly. Whatever size wheel that you will be putting on it, you need to make sure the offsets are right to ensure your tires are making proper contact and the geometry is still as intended. If you move too far away from the stock sizes, you will run into problems unless you modify the whole suspension assembly, etc.
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thanks Lucid. so i take it since the OEM CSL's will be more tucked in than stock they they = no bueno.
in any case sorry for hijacking Supreme's thread. CSL's are hot, and those particular wheels are nice, i had them on my 335.
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thanks Lucid. so i take it since the OEM CSL's will be more tucked in than stock they they = no bueno.
All I can say is that those wheels were clearly not designed for this car. They are way too heavy anyway.
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let's see the new CSL's. im sure a lot will run those OEM or reps. less people are gonna run current CSL's on E92 M3's vs. E90/E92 32x/33x
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There will a storm of aftermarket products/replicas once the E92 CSL is released.
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im sure. have u run into any pics of them? the only pics of CSL M3 had some different wheels and it was rolling too
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That's all I've seen as well. But those wheels looked sweet in motion.
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You're saying the M engineers got the stock offsets wrong?
Yep!! The stock wheels/tires look just a tad sucked in. I agree with Mantis!
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besides those who put 19's on their cars are usually looking for looks more than track-oriented functionality.
According to BMW NA, Larry Koch, the 18s provide better handling than the 19s because the taller sidewall allows the tire to conform to the surface of the road thus increasing grip levels. I found this surprising but interesting.

I plan to run 18s on the track because they allow for a larger choice of R compounds and they are cheaper.
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anybody know whats the E46 wheels Offset. i am thinking to put my E46 wheels on my new M3.
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et 25... et23 would be a bit aggressive, i believe.

E46 on E92 will look like my car... almost horrible.
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I had to do a 30mm spacer on my 19X8.5 csl's and although it isnt right at the edge, it looks perfect on a lowered car
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