Not too sure of the off-setsn but many of our customers are running E46 alloys on their E36's..............i.e some are running the 18 inch E46 M3 wheels on their E36 M3's, they bolted straight on.Does anybody know if the offset is the same on these wheels in other words are they interchangeable?
True.......it all depends on which size you are going for.They should physically fit on the car as (as far as I'm aware) they ae the same stud pattern/offset. However this 18" E46 M3 wheels are wider, and especially if your E36 is lowered there might be some rubbing on the arches if you don't have them rolled. I went for 215/45/17" to be on the safe side with my E36 M3 Reps, but it's best to talk to someone who is better informed.
Give one of these guys a ring and they should be able to clarify it for you to make sure you're not lumbered with a set of wheels which cause you problems on the road:
FABdirect: 01594 827333
ASWR BMW: 0161 231 3345
Quarry BMW: 0114 276 9076
You should atleast be able to obtain a general concensus from these guys.