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Silver Snail 02-19-2010 08:20 AM

BBS RS build
 
E46 330 cabrio

17X9 et 20
17X10.5 et 28

Pics?

Thoughts?

Discuss.

Silver Snail 02-19-2010 08:21 AM

For reference those sizes are whats going on here.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2570/...33816dd8_b.jpg

Mystikal 02-19-2010 06:43 PM

You will quickly find out that the E46 crowd hasn't even heard of poking rim.

Your setup will work with some serious rear spring rates, 235s, and a flat fender roll. Nothing you haven't already done on the MK4 though. :)

dbworld4k 02-19-2010 07:30 PM

^This. I'm going to be starting a shitstorm with my new setup over on E46Fanatics. Heck I posted up a fitment Q on there and like TWO members had any clue what I was talking about. The E46 crowd is retardedly conservative...

Mikeee46coup 02-19-2010 08:56 PM

Do it, do it do it...*th-up*

Silver Snail 02-20-2010 06:28 PM

Yup. Long story short I bought another set of whats on the GTI the exact same size as what I started out with and I had it bored out and re-drilled to BMW fit.

I'm supposed to buy the cabrio in June, but if nothing pops up when school is done I'm going to put them on my b/f's Z4.

Is that retarded? Buying wheels for a car I don't own but my bf does? :D

careless7 02-20-2010 06:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dbworld4k (Post 1392117)
^This. I'm going to be starting a shitstorm with my new setup over on E46Fanatics. Heck I posted up a fitment Q on there and like TWO members had any clue what I was talking about. The E46 crowd is retardedly conservative...

You're gonna freak the **** outta them a e46fanatics when they see the Volks I found for your car *shiner*

retro 02-20-2010 07:02 PM

can't wait to stretch them tires....not looking forward to building another set of bbs's though.....but its gonna be so worth it....

if the RS's end up on my z4 ill will be selling my style 5's

Mystikal 02-21-2010 01:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Silver Snail (Post 1392376)
Is that retarded? Buying wheels for a car I don't own but my bf does? :D

Nope, still hunting for the perfect Futuras for my gf's car. When you're a true wheel whore, you freelance onto other people's shit.

*th-up*

Silver Snail 02-21-2010 01:31 PM

They'll be on your car as soon as they're built, but you know what that means? I'M driving it. ;)

Silver Snail 03-07-2010 02:40 AM

Test fit tomorrow. I'm stupid excited about it since I "have" all the parts to build them in 48 hours. FML.

A little worried because from my calculations the rears are gonna be hard to mill not a flat mounting surface like mine on the GTI... The front however are the same wheels RS 264 :p

My GTI backs...

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...g?t=1267946663

The others have raised pads making the surface uneven, and therefor harder to mill. It's highly possible but look at it this way.

This is my b/f's Z4 the wheels are 8" wide and et 20.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2352/...122ec19d_o.jpg

The rears would poke 1.5" more on his car, now I don't know if E46s and Z4s share exact "recommended" offsets but as you can see by my VW I'm not scared to try.. (oddly enough now my wheel/tire size is standard after all the ney sayers saw it worked) so I expect the worst....

However the front worries me a bit because it would poke 1" more on his Z and I have no idea (as stated earlier) it E46's share the same variables...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2191/...da1c5eef_o.jpg

It's an issue because if the rear isn't possible with the weird mounting pad, I can't swap them to the front because he test fitted my pink RS' with 17X9 et 14 on his front and said it wouldn't work.. (chime in? A touch to much poke?) Said wheels on my GTI before having them milled...

Before:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3605/...6cf1fe4d_o.jpg

After:

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...g?t=1267947404

Sorry it's the best I have.. It IS sucked in a bit but when building modular wheels I have had to re-meausre the offset myself because I swapped faces, milled mounting pads etc. Every MM counts here and it seems to me that no one in the E46 community pushes the envelope so we shall see...

More pics tomorrow...


HOWEVER.... Yes the wheels will be built before hand.. BUT the car will be bagged.... So take that into account...

Silver Snail 03-07-2010 08:23 PM

Pics of the mock up...

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...lSMK/009-1.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...lSMK/010-1.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...lSMK/011-2.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...lSMK/013-1.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...lSMK/014-1.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...ailSMK/037.jpg

They're split, cleaned and ready for paint. Just need to pick up the lips from Mom's and slap em together and go to the tire place...

bimmerjoe 03-09-2010 07:04 PM

i have seen your vw a in a few places. beautiful looking car. best wheels and poke stretch i have ever seen

Silver Snail 03-10-2010 02:09 AM

Thanks a lot, I've pushed boundaries in the VW world, yet its become the norm now... I just hope the BMW world doesn't eat me alive. :)

Anywho, update perhapes?

We've figured out the tire situation, and I prolly won't have the faces blasted since the OEM paint on them is immaculate. Primer and paint and we're ready to go. However, I'm waiting to hear from my friend in Germany about the price for new lips, in case the 3"s are ridiculous on the rear before splitting the wheels on the VW.

Pics of the split once Photobucket is back up.... :|

E30 Kid 03-13-2010 01:14 PM

can you marry me. i want those wheels and cars :D


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