View Full Version : E46 M3 winter wheels\tires

12-05-2004, 04:34 PM
my M3 is going to be picked up soon... which means i'm gonna drive in this crappy crappy snow, any recommendation on what tire\wheel size I should run for winter tires?

I'm thinking 17" w\ 225 Width tire.... any other suggestions?


12-05-2004, 04:41 PM
225/45-17 at all 4 corners.

Just get cheap wheels that are easy to clean, like a simple 5-spoke. Make sure the offset is correct.

12-05-2004, 04:44 PM
ooh ok thanks, what offset are we lookin at? I'm thinking +38mm or something

12-05-2004, 05:04 PM
Not sure, but here are the stock sizes and offsets for the E46 M3.

12-05-2004, 05:12 PM
Originally posted by Jinn
ooh ok thanks, what offset are we lookin at? I'm thinking +38mm or something If you are going to run the same size all around for winter, than yeas, a ET38 or close to it will be what you will usually find works well... Just doesn't look as nice in the rear as it will be tucked a bit more than usual...

12-06-2004, 09:36 AM
OEM M68s in their staggerred formation will fit on E46 M3s. Tons of M3s in Europe using them as winter wheels.

12-06-2004, 09:43 AM
We have done lots of E46 M3s with 17" winter packages, although many still prefer to use 18".

You can use a 225/45/17 but it isn't really the correct size.

We have 17" wheel/tires sets with the correct offsets starting at $1500 :)


12-06-2004, 11:45 PM
Originally posted by tku561

Check this out!!

Looks good to me :thumbsup: