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    Official Thread -- Will these wheels fit on my car?

    Can it be done?

    Has it been done?

    Pictures?

    I'm extremely curious as I love those wheels but wonder all the time what they are like on the car.

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    You'll need to roll your fenders and do a little bit of tire stretch to make it work but they can fit. Be prepared to do some work to get them to fit however.


    EDIT: wait, I just realized you meant the E9x M3 19" wheels. I was thinking of the E46 M3 19's.

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    Yeah, same thing. Stretched tires and rolled fenders. Those wheels (Style 220) are uber heavy.

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    They look really heavy. I wasn't sure what would knee to be done if I was to move forward with them. Does anyone have any pictures of them on an e46? I have seen them on other e9x models but I want to see the look with them on our models.

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    Honestly, I wouldn't do it. They're actually heavier than the OEM ZHP wheels which are already too heavy. Your gas mileage, handling and acceleration will all suffer.

    They weigh over 29 pounds each. OEM ZHP wheels weigh about 26.3 pounds each. Three pounds doesn't sound like much but that's 3 pounds in motion. That's a lot of extra weight. It's also not good for all the bushings and such on the car which will wear out sooner due to the increased weight.

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    ^this

    I am in agreement on this one
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    The presented arguments seem very sound. I do love the ZHP wheels.

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    Not a ZHP but it'll give you an idea of the looks with 19" 220M wheels:






    A sedan with 18" 220M wheels:


    Coupe with 18" 220M's:
    http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...upe-se-t42427/

    Here's a sedan with the 18" 260 style wheels:




    A coupe with 260's:
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    I am thinking that 19s would be the happy medium for me. The 18s look too small. The 20s look too big.

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