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    Quote Originally Posted by Daler69 View Post
    Well im runni......

    Hang on, just need to prep for the abuse...
    Running nankangs on mine... They are fairly cheap and i have always found them to be more than grippy enough in the dry and the lack of grip just allows for some fun in the wet Iv always been convinced it was because of the size of them that made em good? Quantity over quality lol
    we all slide about in the wet m8 no mater what rubber we have
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by spiritentwined View Post
    I run 235/40/17 on mine and plenty of grip,tire choice is more beneficial than width I find and maybe running a thinner style of tire make might help with clearance.try extremewheels on here and see if they can help you more and rtec in st Albans are really good for arch rolling.
    looked on the Rtec site but no sign of body work??

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    Quote Originally Posted by payno View Post
    we all slide about in the wet m8 no mater what rubber we have
    Lol true dat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daler69 View Post
    The problem with that is grip... I only had 215's on the rear and could never push the car because of the serious lack of grip.. i had 255's on my E46 328 and grip was awesome so stuck to that idea. Id rather have bigger wheels and buy cheap tires that grip just because they are big than have smaller wheels and have to shell out a poo load every time i need a tire change.

    Smaller tires would offer no rim protection either Need that to protect my babies!
    Maybe this was more to do with the quality of tyre you were using. Mine and my son's 328's both have 245 Michelins on the rear, and we get awesome grip with these. Personally, I would not have put such wide wheels on the car, but stick to what BMW spec'ed for the car, which for the early 328sport was 235 all round on 7.5 inch wheels, and for the later model, 225 fronts on 7.5 inch wheels and 245 rears on 8 inch wheels.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daler69 View Post
    looked on the Rtec site but no sign of body work??
    Under arch rolling service
     
     

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    I spent ages trying to find out what sizes i needed but struggled to get a good answer.. On my E46 328 i had 225 front and 255 rear. Not sure on the width of the wheels but they were ok on that so i thought id be ok with the same on here... It isnt catching by too much. I like the 9Js on the rear, looks really nice. Id like the get these wheels and tires working. Fingers crossed that i dont need much more camber!

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    Hind sight being what it is, I would have then taken the rears off your e46 and tried them first, before commiting yourself to new expensive rims.
    E36's and e46's are like chalk and cheese though, so you shouldn't have just assumed they would fit!
     
     

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    Nothing wrong with Nankangs I used to own some, and eventhough they are really summer tyres they did okay in my opinion during the cold periods. I personally would use them again if I needed

    But unless you're going to replace your tyres, then arch rolling could be your answer.

    I highly recommend www.archenemy.co.uk I have used them before when I had my E30 and even some of my friends have used them. They come to you and I think their prices are actually very reasonable. Just remember that any arch rolling on the rears means that the seam sealer in the rear arches will need to be removed and most probably you will also need to repaint the lips once the rolling is done.

     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geordie Boy View Post
    Hind sight being what it is, I would have then taken the rears off your e46 and tried them first, before commiting yourself to new expensive rims.
    E36's and e46's are like chalk and cheese though, so you shouldn't have just assumed they would fit!
    E46 is long gone. Havnt had it for over a year. I know it was an assumption but 2 BMWs, 2.8 litre, thought i might have gotten lucky lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by DragonLogicX View Post
    Nothing wrong with Nankangs I used to own some, and eventhough they are really summer tyres they did okay in my opinion during the cold periods. I personally would use them again if I needed

    But unless you're going to replace your tyres, then arch rolling could be your answer.

    I highly recommend www.archenemy.co.uk I have used them before when I had my E30 and even some of my friends have used them. They come to you and I think their prices are actually very reasonable. Just remember that any arch rolling on the rears means that the seam sealer in the rear arches will need to be removed and most probably you will also need to repaint the lips once the rolling is done.
    That looks like what mine has already had done Just folded the lip over and put some sealant behind it

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