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      08-24-2016, 11:30 AM   #1
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Anyone have tried so built 3pcs wheels 18" with 17" faces??

I have the chance to have a set of wheels never seen before on an e9x M3 but the faces are 17" and need to be stepped to 18" !! I have seen the same set-up on a regular 3-series and fitment was perfect BUT i do know that our M3 brakes are bigger so im worried that this may cause me problem

Any type of help would be very appreciate Thanks
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I'm thinking it would be a close call because of the brakes for sure. I've seen a set of 17" Apex wheels fit over the stock brakes on an E9X M3, but it looked tight in terms of clearance.

I'm currently having a set of 18" BBS RKII faces being stepped to 19"...I can't wait!
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Mount the face on the car and measure for clearance and talk to your wheel builder. Theres so many variables, offsets, inner barrel size, outside lip size. Its tough to say without at least mounting it on and doing some rough measurements. A 17" face will be tough to pull of for the front
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Do you have a BBK?

Step lip setups provide better brake clearances then reverse lip.
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      11-23-2016, 01:09 PM   #5
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Do you have a BBK?

Step lip setups provide better brake clearances then reverse lip.
No BBK !! I think it would be a close call ... i ended up not buying those faces BUT im still looking to do a similar built with BBS RS2's faces ... i have the 17" concave faces available to purchase and the 18" concave faces also available... i know if i go with the 18" faces it will work for sure but i dont like the idea of being 19"
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