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Old 09-11-2010, 07:34 PM   #1
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Rim Offset Question

I'm looking at putting a set of Staggered Rims on my 2006 3 Series and found set for sale on Kijiji (M3 Reps).

The Fronts are: 18x8.5 - Offset 40
The Rears are: 18x9.5 - Offset 38

Does the offset sound right to you guys???? - I had though that the greater offset (40) should be in the rear and NOT the front.

I could be totally off the mark here which is why I am asking for advice/help.

Thanks in advance everyone for anh help or suggestions.

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Old 09-11-2010, 07:37 PM   #2
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i think it should fit depending to the size of tire you run but check on e46fanatics
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Old 09-12-2010, 12:45 PM   #3
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With this calculator.

The wider rear rim would extend 11mm more into the wheel well and 13mm out compared to the narrower front.

You might want to plug in your stock rim values to see if everything will fit. Are they available to mount on your car to see if everything would clear?

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Old 09-13-2010, 05:31 AM   #4
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Generally lower offset is in the rear to give the vehicle the deep dish look and wider stance look.

Clearance and not rubbing is most important.
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Old 09-13-2010, 11:54 AM   #5
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The rears will still stick out further than the fronts due to the width. Offset works hand in hand with wheel dimensions.

That setup is E46-tailored. Buy 'em.
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