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Does anybody know if the offset is the same on these wheels in other words are they interchangeable?
 

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Does anybody know if the offset is the same on these wheels in other words are they interchangeable?
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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
True.......it all depends on which size you are going for.

but aslo varies for each car as well, my E36 M3 has standard shocks and springs and the arches have not been messed with- a standard set off E46 M3 18 inch wheels went straight on without any issues...........but the same set of wheels were off-loaded to a friend who aslo had a standard spec M3 on the same year- he had to grind the arch lip back a little as they occasionally touched. but as for the E46 17 inch wheels .i.e the MV style- we never had any issues with them on the E36's.........again, depends if the cars lowered and by how much.

If you really are unsure- then as JJMurphy says speak to a wheel specialists -

The guy's we regulariy use are STYLEDYNAMIX in Hayes 0208 561 0001- these guy's are possibly "the" wheel specialist and have supplied quite alot of wheels for cover cars in the Dub and beemer scene- they have been around for years and know their stuff and are always happy to advise what you can get away on your car.........they also do arch work if needed.
 

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Normal e46 wheels mostly fit e36 with the occasional 6mm or so spacer needed on the front due to higher offsets on the e46.

e46 m3 fronts fit a e36 fine but genuine rears need arch work to fit as the e46 m3 has low offset 9js to fill the wide arches.
 
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