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  Z3 coupe 3.0i


Post by westworld » Wed 16 Jul, 2014 21:54

Will 18 x 8.5 et38 & 18 x 9.5 et33 fit onto Z3 3.0 year 2000 ??? i know these wheels are for the Z3M, but hope they will fit ??

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  Z3 roadster 2.2i
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Re: 18" WHEELS

Post by pedro20001 » Thu 17 Jul, 2014 21:47

No, they will stick out too far. The z3m had a narrower axle. Same width as per facelift 1.9 ( I think)

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Re: 18" WHEELS

Post by Z3cade » Fri 18 Jul, 2014 12:22

Those sizes will fit fine, I see no problem. The ET specs are more suited to a z3 than an M.
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  Z3 coupe 3.0i

Re: 18" WHEELS

Post by westworld » Mon 21 Jul, 2014 08:23

Well glad that has sorted that one out then !!!!

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Re: 18" WHEELS

Post by tags » Mon 21 Jul, 2014 10:42

I thought Z3M wheels were 17". I will have to check mine.


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  Z3 coupe 2.8
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Re: 18" WHEELS

Post by spurs fan in a coupe » Mon 21 Jul, 2014 11:44

westworld wrote:Well glad that has sorted that one out then !!!!

A photo would help, but the ET (offset) you've quoted would definitely fit an Z3 ///M or standard (the ///M might need rear spacers to fill the arches).

The Z3M came as standard with these wheels - 17 inch,

Fronts 17x7.5 ET41

Rear 17x9 ET8

This thread and many others have discussed them http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=28811


.... Yes I like these wheels!

If you're interested in 18 inch I have a set of these for sale with really good Kumho tyres

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  Z3 roadster 1.9

Re: 18" WHEELS

Post by Mugs » Mon 21 Jul, 2014 12:14

if its any help i have just done a wide arch conversion to my 1.9 pre-facelift. at the moment i have the standard 7.5 x 17 et 41 wheels and i have put 20mm spacers on the rear effectively bringing the offset to et21. i still need an extra 15-20mm (3/4 inch approx which equates to 1.5 " approx on wheel width) to fill the arches so i would say the wheels size and offset you have quoted should be fine.
(i believe the facelift axle nearly the same as the pre-faclift 1.9) although if they do stick out slightly there is always the option of arch rolling to give more clearance. i have had this done to my Impreza and you would never know unless you look under the arches.
it may be worth seeing if you can try one of the wheels on the car before you buy.

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