Any pictures of Z3 fitted with 19's?

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Any pictures of Z3 fitted with 19's?

Post by M@r]{ » Fri 10 Aug, 2012 18:21

Now really I should be looking for 18's at the most, 17's ideally (car will be used for drifting and road) But I have a set of CSL reps and a set of BBS LM reps in M3 fitment at home. I also run 19's on the M3 so when the tyres get low I take them off and put them aside to use for drifting on the Z3 - its like hand me downs :D

But..... I'm worried it may look a bit rediculous? Not to mention fitment problems. Based on opinions on here I think I'll need spacers at the front, not a problem, but the back will stick out about 20mm. I'm hoping with some arch rolling/flaring and some agressive camber I can get the top of the tyre tucking in nicely. Certainly for drifting I won't run any wider than 235, more likely a 225. But on the road probably a 255 so on these 9.5j wheels they will stretch a bit.

So, anyone got any pictures of Z3's fitted with 19's? Even better if they are CSL style or BBS LM style :)
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Re: Any pictures of Z3 fitted with 19's?

Post by Z3cade » Fri 10 Aug, 2012 20:10

19s look to big to me...

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Re: Any pictures of Z3 fitted with 19's?

Post by Captain » Mon 13 Aug, 2012 08:52

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Here's a pic of mine, not the best photo but it will give you an idea of what it looks like. They are csl competion rims in 19" rear are 9.5" front are 8.5", I'm running 265x30 rear and 235x35 front, et 35 front and et 38 rear. Hope this helps.
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Re: Any pictures of Z3 fitted with 19's?

Post by M@r]{ » Mon 13 Aug, 2012 12:06

Thanks guys. Interested in seeing more as I'm still undecided on whether they look too big or not??
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Re: Any pictures of Z3 fitted with 19's?

Post by Heath » Mon 13 Aug, 2012 14:31

I dont think they look too big. I love the way they look with 19's on


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Re: Any pictures of Z3 fitted with 19's?

Post by johnwayne » Tue 14 Aug, 2012 08:54

It's a no brainer for me,IMO the standard rears suit the "M" perfectly but the fronts do not do the car justice. I have fitted 19" to all my previous cars and have always thought they improved the general look and stance of the car.We are all different and as such what suits one person may not suit another.What really matters is what YOU think

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Re: Any pictures of Z3 fitted with 19's?

Post by M@r]{ » Tue 14 Aug, 2012 09:00

That looks lovely, any pictures from the side? :)
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Re: Any pictures of Z3 fitted with 19's?

Post by johnwayne » Tue 14 Aug, 2012 11:11

How about this one?

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Re: Any pictures of Z3 fitted with 19's?

Post by M@r]{ » Tue 14 Aug, 2012 11:20

Nice, but I meant more this sort of angle

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By the way what size, offset etc have you got with those wheels? I've got x2 sets of 19's at home, both M3 fitment I believe (well one is for sure, the other set might just be 3 series offsets)
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Re: Any pictures of Z3 fitted with 19's?

Post by johnwayne » Wed 15 Aug, 2012 08:39

This is pic of my Ist roadster now in Scotland-will check out offset on current car and advise

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Re: Any pictures of Z3 fitted with 19's?

Post by M@r]{ » Wed 15 Aug, 2012 10:33

8-) I don't think that looks to big 8-)
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Re: Any pictures of Z3 fitted with 19's?

Post by gookah » Wed 15 Aug, 2012 11:23

I tried these on:

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Re: Any pictures of Z3 fitted with 19's?

Post by g8jka » Wed 15 Aug, 2012 11:39

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Have you been feeding the car with that can of diet coke? It seems to have lost its roll hoops ;-)

I like the look of 19s, probably won't be able to lower the car though with stretching the tyres
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Re: Any pictures of Z3 fitted with 19's?

Post by M@r]{ » Wed 15 Aug, 2012 11:42

They look lovely!!

Shouldn't make much difference regarding the ability to lower as the overall diameter including the tyre should remain the same, ie you're substituting tyre profile for rim diameter :)
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Re: Any pictures of Z3 fitted with 19's?

Post by Gazza » Wed 15 Aug, 2012 11:44

How well does the Zed drive with 19's ?

I've heard that the E46 with 19's isn't a nice drive compared to 18's
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Re: Any pictures of Z3 fitted with 19's?

Post by M@r]{ » Wed 15 Aug, 2012 12:02

I went from 18 to 19's on the Z4MC, didn't notice much difference. However as you're reducing the tyre profile it makes sense that the ride would be a little more harsh but you should experience less roll in the corners. So I suppose it depends on what you're after as to whether that's a negative or not?
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Re: Any pictures of Z3 fitted with 19's?

Post by gray2703 » Sat 18 Aug, 2012 15:38

Also went through the same dilema when looking at changing rims.....and went the 19 route in the end. For me the ride is still OK and not harsh at all, and we live where every 100 yards is a speed bump :(

However the look of the car now is so more appealing with the lines and the deep dish of the alloys....see signature :)
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