View Full Version : New shoes!

09-16-2007, 03:57 PM
Well, I told myself I was going to wait until next summer but damn it, I just dont' have any patience.

So while cruising usedottawa I came up on a set of M68's. E-mailed the guy, made an offer, went to see them and giddy up.

The only problem is that they make this awesome humming noise at about 50km/h, I'm not sure if it's a bearing or the tires but it goes away the faster I go. :)

So yeah, here are the pics...

09-16-2007, 05:09 PM
is the center bore the same.. maybe you need hubcentric rings.

09-16-2007, 07:53 PM
Awesome! No more bottlecaps then. :) I'm jealous.

09-16-2007, 08:34 PM
I believe the center bore is the same. They're factory E46 330Ci sport package rims.

Back tires are also a little too big. 245/45/17. Should be a lower profile but I don't really want to spend another $500 for 2 tires...

Thanks Jamil. I'm stoked. I can't believe what a difference rims make. I've always known rims make the car but when it's your car, the effect is doubled!

Oh, first impressions with a staggered setup: Understeer, lots and lots of understeer. There's almost an unwillingness to turn at low speed. The car also doesn't feel as nimble because of it. I'd love to try a non staggered setup for fun.

09-16-2007, 09:07 PM
looks perfect!!

09-16-2007, 09:19 PM
Nice man! To give you an Idea Mine are 225/45/17's that's a good size once you get new tires..

Awsome man!!!

09-17-2007, 10:27 PM
Tony, are you running a staggered setup as well?

My fronts are 225/45/17 on a 7" rim, back rims are 8.5" and I've discovered a touch of rubbing. Maybe a fender roll is in order? I've read some guys cut part of the inner fender instead of rolling but I'm not sure I'm going to bother. I'd rather get a proper profile on my tires then see what happens...

09-17-2007, 11:27 PM
I'm running 225's in the back as well. I have minor fender rubbage when I turn the corner or hit a bad bump.. It's worse when I have people in the car.

There's a guy on bmwcc Ottawa that has 245's on the back, without rolling or cutting.. Don't ask me how he did cause he doesn't even know.. it's sick. If it touches abit you might just need the fender rolled a tad.. I wouldn't cut it.. You can always as Mystikal on the board about your proper profile and size..

So you going on Sunday?

09-18-2007, 01:40 AM
Similar setup as Tony just not so low.
225/45/17 all 4 corners, if I lanch it and land on just a single rear wheel I rub in the fender, other then that good to go with minimal understeer... Unfortunatly it still understeers.

09-18-2007, 09:32 AM
I took a look at my camber settings today, I can definitely see how you could get away with 245's. I'm not sure what my alignment specs are but it looks like the camber might be -3, if not more!

I'm not sure if it makes a difference but the PO put on M3 springs and shocks.

I'm still trying to make it on Sunday. We're going to the Carp fair with my cousin but I'd like to move it to Saturday...

09-18-2007, 09:39 AM
Cool man. As for Camber I'm at -2 right now in the rear and I'm getting about 10,000Km on a set of tires:( I have the arms to install to see if it makes a difference, pull in the bottoms abit..

Here's a tire after 10K.. look at the inside.. *shiner*

09-18-2007, 10:15 AM
Looks awesome dude. If you don't like understeer, just swap the front to rear for lots and lots of oversteer. :D

09-18-2007, 11:03 AM
Heh, one of the tires i just pulled off looked like that!

10K! Holy crap. That's a summer, maybe less! And I can't even rotate the tires! shit.

Oh, and thanks for the comments!

09-18-2007, 11:08 AM
Heh, one of the tires i just pulled off looked like that!

10K! Holy crap. That's a summer, maybe less! And I can't even rotate the tires! shit.

Oh, and thanks for the comments!

One of the reason's why I wouldn't go with a staggared setup.. At least I can rotate front to back every 2000k.. Side to side, it starts to get expensive..

09-18-2007, 11:27 AM
Rotate side to side is about, what, $40 plus weights? Cheaper than a new set of rubber fo sho. Plus, as the rubber wears, the wheels can get out of balance, and remounting on the other side means you get them rebalanced!

09-18-2007, 11:31 AM
I guess I could always try and find two fronts or two back rims...

The guy I bought them from said he replaced the back tires on 3:1 ratio compared to the fronts. And I don't hink the was cheaping out because the ones mounted are really nice GY Eagle F1 GS-D03's.

Actually, the guy I bought them from has a mint E30i, burgundy and an E46 that's getting CSL reps in 18"...Nice to talk to other bimmer heads.