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They are called M3 Competition, they are similar to the CSL, but they got 19x8 in front.
I wanted to get 4 19x8,5 but the dealer didnt accept my VIN from "my" CSL *g*

So they are basicly the same exept for the width.
 

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-> vasilis : You can put 225/40/18 in front on standard 208M wheels ? No problem ?

Because It's really hard to find nice tyre in 205/45/18 !
 

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You wont get original CSL Wheels unless you own a CSL.

M3 Competition wheels are the way to go=

And since its so hot outside, i must say my wheels are sticky like fµ*k
 

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INCINERATOR said:
They fit perfect in E90.
In [URL=http://www.babybmw.net/viewtopic.php?t=6084 said:
this thread[/URL] Pilsbury"]1 series can take E36 onwards 3 series wheels, Z3 wheels and Z4 wheels. The only exception is genuine M wheels (from a M3, Z3M or Z4M) will not fit properly....E90 is post E36, so, it's wheels fit just fine.
I trust this answers your question.
130girl :)
 

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Sorry to hear that INCINERATOR, :shock:

Although you say Style 37 fit the E90 perfectly, Style 37 is not an E90 wheel, it is for E39 5er. See .
Pilsbury wrote "E90 wheel fits the 1er", not E39. When E90 3er have 8" in front, they have ET:34. See .

So now we know for sure, 8J x 18 ET 20 with 245 40 18 do NOT fit in 1er front. :(

From the posted on the hall of fame, 8" wide works with an ET:40 in front.

I hope this helps.

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stanmak said:
I just bought a 130i with 17" 7j Rim. Can 225 45 17 tyre be fitted on 7J 17 stock wheel Rim??? :lol:
There is no quick answer to this as acceptable rim widths for tyres can differ from manufacturer to manufacturer (for example TUV certifies some 255 to fit on 8.5" wheels but not others).

Try visiting the website, select your dimensions and tyre that you want and click on specs. THen you can follow the manufacturer's specification.

I did a quick check- 7" was OK for the Yokohama, Bridgestone and Continental tyres that I tried.

Good luck
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:lol: But i still have no clue how to check whether the tire will fit 7" wide. I currently love Bridgestone RE050A Pole 225/45/17
 

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stanmak said:
Thanks a lot!! What's your advise if i put 205 at front and 225 at rear with the stock 7" 17 rim :lol:
Should be no problem- Rumple and 08ABC used those dimensions and have good feedback. See the wheels and tyres FAQ for links to their comments.

You also might like to consider going 225 all round though- Juancarslim and oreo went for this option- members are generally doing this to give the car a more tail happy bias compared with the original setup.

Let us know what you decide and how it goes!
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130girl said:
stanmak said:
Thanks a lot!! What's your advise if i put 205 at front and 225 at rear with the stock 7" 17 rim :lol:
Should be no problem- Rumple and 08ABC used those dimensions and have good feedback. See the wheels and tyres FAQ for links to their comments.

You also might like to consider going 225 all round though- Juancarslim and oreo went for this option- members are generally doing this to give the car a more tail happy bias compared with the original setup.

Let us know what you decide and how it goes!
130girl :)
Well! I think I will go for 225 all round and will keep you posted! I am just a little bit concern about 7" rim can really fit 225 tire.
 

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I went to tire shop today and they did not recommend me to use the 7" 17 rim to install 225 tyres. Of course they tried to convince me to buy new set of 8/8.5 18 rims. I hesitate whether i should stick with 225//45/17 fitted with my 141 rim.
 

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I eventually took 225 45 17 BS 01R. Now the car has transformed and no more spin unless I do it on purpose. The tyres are just fit with 7" rim.
 
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