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    Hi. Great-looking car and setup. Can you describe the details on the wheel size, suspension mods, tire make and size, etc? I'm interested in the Hyper Blacks in 9 wide x 17s for my '97 M3/4-dr. I don't want to run spacers and longer bolts up front. I have a stock suspension. Am considering camber plates for the front. Thanks!
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    You asked for it Ed

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    Quote Originally Posted by SleepRM3 View Post
    Hi. Great-looking car and setup. Can you describe the details on the wheel size, suspension mods, tire make and size, etc? I'm interested in the Hyper Blacks in 9 wide x 17s for my '97 M3/4-dr. I don't want to run spacers and longer bolts up front. I have a stock suspension. Am considering camber plates for the front. Thanks!

    Thank you, 17X9 Hyperblack et 42. KW V2 Coilovers, Dunlop SS Z1, 245/40/17. 10mm spacer in front to clear the coilovers. If your on stock suspension you most likely wont need spacers.

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    You will need spacers up front on stock suspension, no doubt about it. I had less than 5mm of clearance on stock '97 M3 suspension running 235/40 Falken RT615s mounted on 17x8.5 et41 Kosei K1s. There's nothing wrong with running spacers, that's the only way you'll be able to run proper offset 9s all around on an E36.

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    Quote Originally Posted by artifact View Post
    You will need spacers up front on stock suspension, no doubt about it. I had less than 5mm of clearance on stock '97 M3 suspension running 235/40 Falken RT615s mounted on 17x8.5 et41 Kosei K1s. There's nothing wrong with running spacers, that's the only way you'll be able to run proper offset 9s all around on an E36.
    These wheels have actually been fitting with 1-2mm of clearance with 245 tires for people on the e36, and no spacers at all on the e46 (with exception to n2bimmer because his specific coilover setup). But you are correct 1-2mm is not enough and so a 3-5mm spacer would be recommended. a 10mm spacer would be recommended with a meaty 255 tire. Which is the normal in the e36 world.

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    just a few...my photography is sub par.
    my setup is AST 4100's (550f 650r) vorshlag camber plates, 10mm vorshlag spacers in front. i believe the ride height is 12.0f and 11.75r. i could probably go another 0.25inch lower in the front but we'll see. (actually i cant remember if its 12.5 or 12.0f, i'll measure again this weekend)
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    Thanks for the clarification, I should've said you won't be able to comfortably run them without some sort of spacer

    If I get another E36 I am no doubt getting a set of these. I liked what I saw when lawlence first made that feeler GB thread like 7 month ago, but I sold my E36 before they actually became available

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    Quote Originally Posted by paintpro21 View Post
    These wheels have actually been fitting with 1-2mm of clearance with 245 tires for people on the e36, and no spacers at all on the e46 (with exception to n2bimmer because his specific coilover setup). But you are correct 1-2mm is not enough and so a 3-5mm spacer would be recommended. a 10mm spacer would be recommended with a meaty 255 tire. Which is the normal in the e36 world.
    Well the rim does clear with a 5mm and with a slight raised spring perch, but since the tire is really meaty and its got wide shoulders i had to raise the perch up a little more and add the 10mm spacer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by n2bimmer View Post
    Well the rim does clear with a 5mm and with a slight raised spring perch, but since the tire is really meaty and its got wide shoulders i had to raise the perch up a little more and add the 10mm spacer.
    Your biggest issue is that tender spring. You have TONS of strut tube clearance. Very few kits have a front tender spring, so I was just pointing out that a 10mm spacer on an e46 in an unusual requirement. I can't wait until you get that front dropped again

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    Quote Originally Posted by paintpro21 View Post
    Your biggest issue is that tender spring. You have TONS of strut tube clearance. Very few kits have a front tender spring, so I was just pointing out that a 10mm spacer on an e46 in an unusual requirement. I can't wait until you get that front dropped again
    Dude tell me about it. Im just trying to find time to work on the car. Ill post pics as soon as i do.

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    I'm definitely a fan of these wheels.

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    hey Eddit I think I'm going to buy a set of 17x8.5's and run 195's on them just to make you happy

    oh and I'm not sure if steve told you, but I'm down to do a shoot of the wheels on owner's cars for your site if you're down

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    Quote Originally Posted by riffman12 View Post
    hey Eddit I think I'm going to buy a set of 17x8.5's and run 195's on them just to make you happy

    oh and I'm not sure if steve told you, but I'm down to do a shoot of the wheels on owner's cars for your site if you're down
    you Bastid

    why not run the 195's on the 9's?

    which steve?

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    Wheels look really good. Hopefully I can afford a set soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EastBayBMW View Post
    Wheels look really good. Hopefully I can afford a set soon.
    Welcome to the forum. Your in the Bay area, any chance we've met at an event or meet before?
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    Hi. Great-looking E36 M3! Very aggressive. My car's tame. I'd like to run the 9 wides with 245/40-17 with no spacers or longer bolts. I have stock Style 39M (aka "M Double Spoke II) rear 8.5 wides all around now with 235/40-17 Advan AD07s. I'm perfectly happy with this modified OE setup. What's attracting me to Eddy's wheels are their 17-lb weight and sexy BBS-like wheel design--especially in Hyper Black.
    Quote Originally Posted by camdinans3 View Post
    just a few...my photography is sub par.
    my setup is AST 4100's (550f 650r) vorshlag camber plates, 10mm vorshlag spacers in front. i believe the ride height is 12.0f and 11.75r. i could probably go another 0.25inch lower in the front but we'll see. (actually i cant remember if its 12.5 or 12.0f, i'll measure again this weekend)
    17X9 Hyper black with 255/40/17 re-01r's


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    Those are 255's so they necistate a 10mm spacer. with a 245 you could get away with a 3 or 5mm spacer since you mentioned you want to run the RE-11, which should be pretty meaty too.

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    3- to 5-mm spacers are not hubcentric though

    Sounds like I'll need 5-mm spacers at the least. That doesn't leave much of the hub lip exposed to center the wheel on the hub; which is why many E36 (M3) owners choose hubcentric 10-mm spacers--they're the thinnest you can go and and still be hubcentric between the wheel and hub.
    Quote Originally Posted by paintpro21 View Post
    Those are 255's so they necistate a 10mm spacer. with a 245 you could get away with a 3 or 5mm spacer since you mentioned you want to run the RE-11, which should be pretty meaty too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SleepRM3 View Post
    Sounds like I'll need 5-mm spacers at the least. That doesn't leave much of the hub lip exposed to center the wheel on the hub; which is why many E36 (M3) owners choose hubcentric 10-mm spacers--they're the thinnest you can go and and still be hubcentric between the wheel and hub.
    I just installed my fronts last night. 17x9's with a 245/40/17 Yoko S.Drive which seems to run a little wide.

    Without spacers I had 1mm of clearance to the adjustment collar on the drivers side, barely rubbed on the passengers(passengers is shimmed for camber). That's with TC Kline SA coils, I doubt the stock setup would clear without a spacer. I decided to run a 10mm spacer for hubcentricity and the fitment is perfect. I get slight rubbing under full lock to the left, but that should go away when I get camber plates and up the camber slightly. Currently at -1.9 up front, -2.0 or -2.1 would make it perfect.

    Rears needed a roll to clear, was getting really bad rubbing before, but as I said the tires seem to run wide and my car had an abnormal amount of material in the well.

    Will post pics once I can get a decent photographer to help me out and I can wash the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SleepRM3 View Post
    Sounds like I'll need 5-mm spacers at the least. That doesn't leave much of the hub lip exposed to center the wheel on the hub; which is why many E36 (M3) owners choose hubcentric 10-mm spacers--they're the thinnest you can go and and still be hubcentric between the wheel and hub.

    Im not sure on the e36 but on my e46 the hub as enough lip to make the wheel sit on it using a 5mm spacer.


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    H&R Spacers

    HMS Motorsport sells the H&R spacers. The 5-mm are supposedly hubcentric, but I'd need Turner hub extenders, plus longer bolts. http://www.hmsmotorsport.com/store/s...rdware/spacers

    It's cheaper to go with the 10-mm spacer kit http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html..._ID=TWH9905010

    What a pain. I remember why I stick with the OE 8.5-wides all around with 235/40-17s.
    Quote Originally Posted by n2bimmer View Post
    Im not sure on the e36 but on my e46 the hub as enough lip to make the wheel sit on it using a 5mm spacer.

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    I guess so

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    Quote Originally Posted by paintpro21 View Post
    you Bastid

    why not run the 195's on the 9's?

    which steve?
    ll3gos

    ok 195's on the 9. I'm down haha


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    Wow, that does look like enough clearance...?
    Quote Originally Posted by n2bimmer View Post
    Im not sure on the e36 but on my e46 the hub as enough lip to make the wheel sit on it using a 5mm spacer.


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    I took off my BMW center caps and like how it looks without caps.. no pictures of this yet though.

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