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  1. Need help with my suspension

    General E46 Forum
    Alright, so I've just put on my new wheels for my car. They're M Parallels(8x18, 9.5x18 with running 225/40/18 and 255/35/18). I am currently rubbing in the rears. I am unsure of what route to take. I am rolling my fenders soon but I don't think that will take away the problem. Should I get...
  2. Tires rubbing E46 Coupe (facelift)

    General E46 Forum
    Hello, first time here :D I have an E46 Coupe with sport suspension. Last week I've changed my wheels. I've moved from 225/40/R18 front, 235/40/R18 back. The R18 wheels are 8J ET40 all 4, and I've got the R17 E90 wheels Style 159 (8J ET34). The new wheels have 225/50/R17 tires on them and if I...
  3. Wheels rubbing... I know :-(

    Suspension & Braking
    Hello fellow Fanatics, This is my first post. I've owned: 90 325 Convertible, 2002 325i, 2005 320d, 2005 520d, and now a 2001 325ci. I admit my own ignorance, I read on several posts that M3 wheels will fit on the rear, if you roll the arches... and I have bought wheels that just seemingly...
  4. 2005 325xi metallic rubbing then rotary rattle

    E46 Xi Forum
    Good morning all, I much appreciate in advance the help you might be able to give me. I have been searching for hours now and could not find anybody reporting the same issue as myself so here it goes. When driving, particularly on highway, a metallic rubbing noise will occur at random and...
  5. e60 SSK rubs on the Guibo

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    So after hearing great reviews of using the e60 shifter as a budget ssk, I did that while I installed a shifter refresh kit. Everything buttoned up nice and seemed to work well. I have an 2001 330Ci with 230K so the original was pretty loose. Naturally it all felt better after the refresh and...
  6. Will these clear the strut?

    Tire & Wheel Forum
    I have a 2000 e46 Coupe and I lowered it on coil overs. Among other problems like the sway bar links touching the lower control arms (front), the tire is rubbing the spring ever so slightly, but it is enough to justify being worried. The wheels are style 54's with 205/55/16's (new wheels on...
  7. Need opinion asap! Pleaseee

    General E46 Forum
    okay, so i found a good deal on brand new set of 2 Avantgarde m310 20x8.5 with 30mm offset 5x120 bolt pattern and 2 brand new Avantgarde m310 20x10 with 38mm offset. The guy owns his own business and mounted theses wheels on a car, customer didnt like them so took them right back off and somehow...
  8. HELP!! Tires rubbing wheel well--help

    General E46 Forum
    I have a 2000 330ci with 18inch m3 rims on it. The tires rub the back wheel wells when I go over bumps/turn-take corners to hard. I had the fenders rolled in hopes that this would fix the problem... It is better but still rubs. I have 325 width in the front and 355 in the back, what can I do to...
  9. Tires rubbing in rear E46 HELP!

    Suspension & Braking
    Okay so i just bought some 19' rims thinking they could fit (my friends made it work on their bmw) the have 235/70/19 tires on them, they are only rubbing on the back. I really dont want to take it to a shop to get an alignment done (what most peoples advice is) and i would rather not roll or...
  10. Question about 19' fitment

    Tire & Wheel Forum
    Hey all, I have a 2000 BMW 323i with stock suspension (not sport). As far as i know the offset is 42 in the front and 46 i the back (what bmw dealership told me). The wheel i intend to use is a 19" with 37 offset in front and back with a 235/35/19 tire. Im wondering if anyone knows or has any...
  11. Front tires rub shock towers

    ///M3 Forum
    I bought a 2004 M3 which had 18's on it, wanted the factory 19"s (not the CSL's). So I bought a set from a guy who had them in a storage unit and they are 255/35/19 and 285/30/19. The backs fit fine but the fronts rub on the shock towers?? I sholud have did my homework first, but I've only seen...
  12. I have a lowered BMW, I just got new tires, now im rubbing. What can I do??

    ///M3 Forum
    Here is the scenario: I have an E46 M3 that is lowered 2 inches all the way around on Tein lowering springs. I needed new tires in the rear to replace my worn out 275/30/19s. So I went out and bought a pair of Bridgestone Potenza 275/35/19s. NOW THEY RUB! I believe they are rubbing toward the...
  13. Predictions plaese!! 265/30/19 19x9.5 offset 35 would it rub??

    Tire & Wheel Forum
    hey guys so im getting ready to mount tomorrow this new set of wheels i got! they are been power coated right anyways.. i made the little mistake of not trying them on before i customized the paint :banghead: so after intense research on the forums i have a 50/50 chance of rubbing so i want to...
  14. How do you know if ur RTABs are done for?

    General E46 Forum
    any noise indication? rubbing? any way u can inspect by driving? i hear a rubbing in the rear when making sharp turns.. very sharp turns almost like doing 180s sharp. it shouldnt be the diff i just put royal purple 75w-90 into it like a month ago. any ideas?
  15. weird sounds from rear when braking

    General E46 Forum
    Hi, I just bought a CPO 2005 330ci. I just noticed a 'rubbing' sound coming from the rear of the car when braking. This isn't a 'squealing' sound you might hear from worn pads. I only hear it when I apply the brakes. I have stock wheels and suspension. Also when the car comes to a halt I hear...