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Re: General wheel question, and E36-E34 specific (archive)

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Posted by Drew Zacharda on September 01, 2001 at 07:10:49:

In Reply to: General wheel question, and E36-E34 specific posted by Tim Collins on September 01, 2001 at 00:28:47:

Stock E34 offset is 20mm for a 7" or 8" wide wheel. Stock offset for E36s is _usually_ about 41mm (from memory) -- so you'll probably need a 20mm hubcentric spacer (and longer lug bolts) to make them fit. If you're also planning on using the E36 tires, they'll be a bit too small diameter-wise.

Turner Motorsport sells H&R hubcentric spacers, but in 20mm size with the required lug bolts, it's an expensive proposition.

The M3 wheels that will fit E34s are E30 M3 wheels.

Drew Zacharda
Proprietor - Drew's House O' Wheels

Okay, I found out the wheels I'm buying are made for any E36, the guy can swap em between his Z3 and 318ti TC Kline club racer, and they look exactly the same as far as gap, etc go. I know we can slap M3 wheels on our cars.

Now... what does it take to put E36 wheels on E34s? I know some people have done it. What hubcentric ring do I need, if any? What is the stock offset for E34? I'll find out the offset on these rims tomorrow. Where can I buy a spacer, if needed?

Thanks alot guys, I'll be sure and post pictures when I'm done... I think this is gonna work out really well, I'm stoked!


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