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  1. Wide arches

    BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Hello i have a 1994 4 door e36 318i.trying to get wide arches for her but no look.please help..
  2. E46 320d With 18inch Mv2 Alloys - Rear Arches Scraping

    Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    I made a naive and quite impulsive purchase of some Mv2 alloys for my e46 320d last week assuming they would fit without any problems, they seem to be ok, however I'm getting some scraping on the rear arches. They are 8j fronts with 225-45-18 tyres and 8.5j rears with 245-40-18 tyres. I need to...
  3. E46 Arches

    BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Been Trawling the net and on here for how best to tackle rear arches on my e46 saloon, theyre bubbling and rust/paint flake on the lip facing the gorund so you cant as such see it standing but look up and its there, i have a welder and have done my fourtrak in the past, however 1; its a little...
  4. 97 840 rusty rear arches

    BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    hi guys, the rear arches aint getting any better so thought i'd pop it up the body shop to see what the damage would be to repair it. before i go i wanted to know if new rear arch sections are still available. does any body know? i know Mick had he's done but not sure if they replaced the rear...
  5. E92 330D - Rear Tyres rubbing over bumps - Smaller wheels?

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi all. When hitting bumps at a high speed my rear tyres clip and rub the arches in my E92 330D. Currently the car has been lowered on new H&R springs which drop the rear by 25mm. I also had new LUK shocks installed at the same time, with the rest of the suspension setup being stock. I've had...
  6. E36 saloon/estate rear arches, the same?

    BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Hi all, new here and my first post, so first of all, hello! I have just bought an e36 touring, and, surprise surprise, the rear arches are rusty, I have found repair panels for a saloon, but not touring? Is the bottom half of the quarter, the actual arch part, the same shape on both models...
  7. 2000 E46 330ci - Rusty Arches Sheffield area

    BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Hi, I have the problem that so many other E46 (330ci) owners have… rusty arches!! I have decided to buy new front wings and want to get the rear arches sorted. I am in the Sheffield area and am looking for recommendations from members who have visited the repair/spray shop and have been...
  8. e46 replacement rear arches

    BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Hi. Does anyone know if you can get replacement rear wheel arches for a 4 door e46 (2004)? I've had a bit of a search and can't find them.
  9. the dreaded rusted arches

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I have a 320d e46 and have just noticed the paint on the front arches are bubbling and i guess with rust underneath i beleive bmw have a 12 year corrotion garranty on the e46 but as the car was born march 2003 thats just gone ? i am looking at selling the car at the end of the year to get the...
  10. Different heights at rear wheel arches - but new springs fitted

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, I have a 2004 E46 318Ci. I had my Irish MOT (NCT) test this evening and the tester pointed out a strange problem for which he could not explain, but with nothing wrong, could find no reason to fail it. The issue is that on the drivers side, the top of the tyre is pretty much in line...
  11. X5 E70 SE Wheel Upgrade - Arch Extensions Needed?

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi Recently purchased a facelift (late 2010) E70 X5 x drive 30d SE. The car has the base 18" wheels & I'd like to swap them out for 20" with wider rears. I've figured out the correct wheel & tyre combinations & offset but my car has the flat unpainted wheel arches. Does anyone know the...
  12. Any1 know where i can get my arches rolled and flared on my e46 saloon

    BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    as the title suggest I want my arches rolling and flaring as I have fitted 8.5j front wheels n 9.5j rears and they stick out, I live in Kent so some1 pretty local if any1 has used any1 or got any pics of the final product, I'm abit worried tbh but needs to be done
  13. Urgent - Alloy wheel help E46 325CI 2001 -

    Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    I currently have a E46 325CI 2001 with 19 Inch Replica M3 alloys on that seem to be 19 x 8J....... , I have 2 slightly buckled wheels. So i am looking for a new set, I have the opportunity to get some genuine staggered M3 wheels that have just been refurbished :thumbsup I have bilstein B8 short...
  14. E39 - What size alloys to buy? That will fill the gap around arches, but not compromise on ride?

    Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    As the title suggests... Any suggestions would be appreciated.
  15. E46 330ci - 255/35/18 catching arches

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys, I've got MV1's and was worried about going from 30-35 profiles in case they caught on the arch.. and they don't, appart from under 'hard' cornering. It appears that under weight transfer from cornering it's catching the outside of the arch, has anyone else had this? Trying to work out...
  16. Just arches or rear bumper aswell ?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Got my self a BARGAIN... M3 CSL reps - tad bit wide from behind due to bein M3 fitment... but it was a steal .... proud of my self... tried them on yesterday happy with the drive and comfort of the alloys ... thought they would be rough due to being reps... but there okay.... heres a few pics...
  17. Query over paintwork to Wheel arches - Standard paint or repair?

    BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Evening all I'm hoping to get a bit of assistance and some advice regarding a BMW116i Sport (10 plate) I am looking to buy. The car his HPI clear, is being sold by a national dealership and is generally in good condition. My only concern is regarding the paintwork to the inside of the rear...
  18. e36 318ti sport compact, will 45-30drop catch arches?

    BMW Chassis and Brakes
    Hi,hate computers love Beemas! brought mint standard 318ti sport low miles compact. Fancy a nice stance, not catching arches or front skirt. I thought around 45-30 drop any advise welcome.... thanks.
  19. advice on preventic wheel arches from rusting?

    BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    My 10yr old coupe has the finish of a brand new car (minus a few stone chips i the bumber and grill) and I'd like to keep it that way. It's only done 40k miles in it's 10 years but I can easily do 15k miles in 1 year and I don't have a garage to keep the car in overnight so it's exposed to the...
  20. can i roll these arches to fit these rims and tyres?

    Hi this is my first post, however have been lurking for some time due to the crazy amount of problems ive had with my first venture into the bmw scen. Think i bought a donut with this one tho however determined to get things right but fast running or should i say ran out of funds :(... Ha...