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    thats the same as my m6s,i just checked..right u wont get much more than 235s on ur rears need to roll them for 255 at a guess,ride height dependant obviously


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    Quote Originally Posted by 330diesel View Post
    i have checked on realoem.com comparing my current MV1 alloys with the MV3

    MV3
    http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...30&hg=36&fg=15

    and

    MV1
    http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...30&hg=36&fg=15

    the ET measurements are very different.
    34 (front) and 37 (rear) on the MV3
    47 (front) and 50 (rear) on the MV1

    if compared to the chart on the sticky by ronnie which gives an ET range of 30 to 45 the MV3s are within the range but my current MV1s are not???

    i must be confused as dont really understand it all so can anyone clarify?

    anyhow, i will still fit them on and see and report back. prob next week
    i hope i'm not teaching you to suck eggs,but one thing not generally understood about offset numbers is...the higher the number is,the further inside the wheelarch the wheel sits.
    the MV1 offsets mean the wheel sits very close to the suspension uprights.
    if you fit the MV3 wheels then they will protrude from the arches and (most probably) will catch on the metalwork under bump conditions.
    i've not read the sticky you are referring to,but i suspect that is for the more usual 15 and 16 inch wheel sizes
    what i've felt,what i've known
    never shined through in what i've shown.

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    suck eggs... not at all. i suspect you and L16YDL may be right, and they may stick out. but louis gives me hope that a fit may be poss with smaller tyres.. hopefully (as my car has standard sports suspension)
     
     

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    wheel will still be outs side of the arch mate even though the tyre is smaller the wheel width is still the same and with the offset as it is then they will be sticking out but im hoping they dont as i want a set and this would give more options lol
     
     

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    I can truthfully say that the MV3 wont look right with them on a E46 Compact. My mate has a tyre place and he has alot of dealings with Williams BMW repair centre and a set came in that they didnt want no more. I was offered them cheap and put them on my car, the fronts looked good but the rears stuck out by at least half an inch. Like i said before, im not too sure about the Coupe, Saloon or Touring but i can vouch that they do not fit a Compact.
     
     

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    *** UPDATE***

    the MV3 alloys were finally fitted last night.

    all the alloys fit look good on but...

    the rears rub the bodywork when you go over a bump. only way to make it work would be to fit bumpstops

    conclusion has to be that the offset on MV3 alloys doesnt suit an E46 unless you fit 8J front and back but then you dont get the staggered look with the 255 tyres on the back.

    shame. they look good on.
     
     

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    been told the car rear aches will need to be rolled.

    can anyone say if this is pssible and advisable?
     
     

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