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keung1119
12-25-2004, 08:00 PM
does anyone knows what is the biggest size that can fit on 2000 E46 323CI? i'm thinking of getting 19" x 9.0. will that be okay? anyone has pics that can show me? thanks in advance.

hybrid
12-26-2004, 01:07 AM
Rear 19x9.5's on 265 for the back is about realistcally the largest you can go (I have heard of ppl going to 10's)
Front 19x8.5's on 235 for the front.

I have just ordered these for mine. Its all in your offset.

Like I said you can go a little larger .. but you'll start to need to mod yourgaurds.

Bliss
12-26-2004, 01:35 AM
19x10 on 265 for the rear but u need to role your fenders.

19x8.5 on 235 front and rear w/out any troubles, and u can slam your car as low as u like ;)

hybrid
12-26-2004, 03:13 AM
Bliss .. how low did you drop yours ? ... I'm going down about 25-30mm ... I'm Interested ...

In New Zealand here I have to wait till early feb '05 before the shops gt stock of my wheels ... (Aint many of us e46 tuners down here ;) )

oafguy
12-29-2004, 10:27 AM
I have 19x9.5 (265/30/19) in the rear & 19x8.5 (235/35/19) on the front. no rubbing no fender rolling. I have the sport package on my ride and it all looks great.

keung1119
01-02-2005, 10:31 PM
can someone send me some pic so i can take a closer look?? thanks in advance

Bimmer
01-16-2005, 03:54 AM
When I put 19x10s on the back of my 330ci we had to air saw the inner lip off in the back , but we also lowered the car too!

Racdyn
01-31-2005, 10:28 PM
Here is a pic of mine. 19x8.0 in the front with 235/35/19 and 19x9.0 in the rear with 265/30/19. Depending how low you're going to drop your car you'll need to roll your fenders. :) I had to roll my fenders with my drop otherwise I would get the occasional rubbing when turning corners. Hope this pic helps! :)

http://photos.e46fanatics.com/data/500/1377IMGP1571.JPG

Moocamooca
02-02-2005, 01:33 PM
To avoid trouble from fender roll just get 255 in the rear.