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      06-15-2010, 10:21 PM   #45
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im wanting to do 20x8.5 in the front and 20x10's in the rears... Im wondering if Ill have any issues... hmmmm
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      08-06-2010, 12:51 PM   #46
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      10-22-2010, 11:45 PM   #47
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      10-23-2010, 08:36 AM   #48
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      10-23-2010, 09:37 AM   #49
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      10-24-2010, 05:49 PM   #50
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i want these wheels on my e92...
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      10-25-2010, 01:09 AM   #51
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Any info on 2011 E91 with stock non-sport suspension?
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      12-26-2010, 05:37 PM   #52
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very nice, i want these for my 330i Tiag but i don't want to roll the fenders :/
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      01-18-2011, 07:47 PM   #53
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      01-28-2011, 01:13 AM   #54
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very nice, i want these for my 330i Tiag but i don't want to roll the fenders :/
Just had my fenders slightly rolled to fit these with 265/35R18 Continental DWs. Without the roll, the tires would touch the innermost portion of the fender. Now it is rub free, for now. Got to try it out with cargo or passengers onboard for the true test.

Maybe a roll is not needed if it was a 255/35R18 on there.

The 245/40R18 tire up front seems to rub on something, but I can't repeat it. Maybe it is rubbing on the spring cause I hear it when close to full lock.
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      02-01-2011, 09:10 AM   #55
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Gentlemen,

Just to set the record straight, the M3 wheels that you all have are U.S. spec Style 219M wheels, vice the 260M, which is the Euro version (see links).

The main difference between the two is that the U.S. version has ET29 on front and rear wheels, whereas the Euro 260M is ET29 front, ET23 rear.

Euro version is a little more angular (see vortex link for a side view of wheel rep of 260M):

http://www.vortextuning.com/vortex_t...nthracite.html

Style 260M wheels:
http://felgenkatalog.auto-treff.com/

Style 219M wheels:
http://felgenkatalog.auto-treff.com/


I have made a comparison picture of 219M and 260M. The main difference
as i know, are highlighted in red. The spokes on 219's are wider, the center
area on 260 are lager and the 219's are the only one marked by BBS. In my
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Btw. A lot of replicas has the M-logotype on the wrong spoke.

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I have made a comparing picture of 219M and 260M. The main difference
as i know, are highlighted in red. The spokes on 219's are wider, the center
area on 260 are lager and the 219's are the only one marked by BBS. In
opinion the 260M are better looking.
Thanks for making a comparison picture, Grandyone. Welcome to Bimmerpost.

I already changed my first post and thread title to include 219M after learning the differences.
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      02-01-2011, 03:15 PM   #57
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Thanks for making a comparison picture, Grandyone. Welcome to Bimmerpost.

I already changed my first post and thread title to include 219M after learning the differences.
Thanks!
Your car is really beautiful with those rims. I have a set of OEM 260M waiting to be mounted on my E91 this spring.
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      02-01-2011, 04:26 PM   #58
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This is great info! I've try to research fitment for a 09 LCI, but it's hard to come by. I have a feeling I can make it work with 255-35 or 40 at the back. Now I'm just trying to keep a eye of for a set...
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      02-14-2011, 06:54 PM   #59
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m3technik,
what size tires are you running? Did you do any modifications for fitment?
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Your car is really beautiful with those rims. I have a set of OEM 260M waiting to be mounted on my E91 this spring.
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This is great info! I've try to research fitment for a 09 LCI, but it's hard to come by. I have a feeling I can make it work with 255-35 or 40 at the back. Now I'm just trying to keep a eye of for a set...
I mounted these wheels and tires on my wife's LCI E90:
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=479628

They fit, but the rears rub only when I have 4 passengers. I wouldn't want to run a 255 rear tire. It would look stretched. It does look pretty good with the aggressive stance though.

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what size tires are you running? Did you do any modifications for fitment?
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All the information is in the first post:
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...16&postcount=1

I mounted new tires to the M3 wheels. Rear fenders were rolled.
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Wow great info! Thanks for this! I just picked up and mounted a set of 219's on my e90 335i. I did notice that the rear rubs a bit but i'm getting them rolled. I found a good deal on a nearly flawless set with pilot sports with only 2000 miles on them. What size spacer did you go with on the fronts? Thanks.
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Wow great info! Thanks for this! What size spacer did you go with on the fronts? Thanks.
No problem - good luck with your set up! I was running 5mm Rogue Engineering spacers front and rear. I took them off the front because I was experiencing some steering wheel wobble after 40mph. They actually look pretty good without spacers. The 245 tires do a good job filling out the fender area. All the pics I posted above on 8/6/10 had no spacers in the front - only 5mm in the rear.
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thanks for the spacer info. Im on the oem sports suspension and with this setup there really is no need for lowering anymore. I picked up a set of h&r race springs but never installed them. Looks like they'll be going up for sale. BTW, with the 5mm spacer up front would it rub?

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No problem - good luck with your set up! I was running 5mm Rogue Engineering spacers front and rear. I took them off the front because I was experiencing some steering wheel wobble after 40mph. They actually look pretty good without spacers. The 245 tires do a good job filling out the fender area. All the pics I posted above on 8/6/10 had no spacers in the front - only 5mm in the rear.
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Thank you for clearing this up, and I stand corrected. I've spent the last hour of so doing research on this. Back in 2008 the Euro and US specs/ordering guide initially listed Style 260M 18" wheels. Seems as though Europe has the style 260M version because they have a different TPMS design (built into the braking system). US and Canada have style 219M. The gunmetal style 219M wheels are not longer available on the M3 ordering guide, and will be replace by Reflex Silver as of 5/18.

However, I've never heard that the rear offsets are ET29. It doesn't even look that way when you mount them. I used to have VMR V710s and VB3s in ET22, and the 219M wheels sat almost identical when I mounted them.

They are listed at ET29 front, ET23 rear here >>

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...50&hg=36&fg=15
No worries, and no need for standing corrected...sitting is more comfy, cuz it really doesn't matter to me as long as the final result is pleasing and enjoyable to all concerned.

OBTW, I still like the 219 over the 260 because the lines are more...voluptuous.

I just happened to stumble upon the German wheel web site and what did I see? Your wheels in the space that had no pics before! Woohoo! Your wheels are forever showcased on the OEM German Wheel Website! (see below)

http://felgenkatalog.auto-treff.com/

Go to page 10 under the Styling 219M and look at your wheels.

Misha, your ride was so inspiring, I bought a set from my forum buddy Lito and mounted them on my SGM e90. Imagine my surprise when I looked in the back and saw ET23 on the 219M, although the German website above and another website where I first saw the ET difference, stated otherwise.

At any rate, I was sorry to see you turn in your BEAUTIFUL e90, but I am glad I got to see it, because now I and others are carrying on where you blazed the path to fitting OEM M3 wheels on our rides!

A heartfelt THANKS for some gorgeous pics and informative thread, Misha!
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Hey guys i have a e90xi. thinking on getting 18 m3 219m wheels for my car. (18/8.5 et 29F, 18/9.5 et 23R 245/40/19F 265/40/18R).

My question is, since my xi, is sitting a bit higher than the non-xi. Will i still need to do a fender roll in the rear? If so, what do you guys think about running square tire set up on these staggered wheels?


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