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    318ti vs Z3 6cyl hubs offset/wheel option Question

    I'm trying to decide between 318ti rear end or Z3 hubs/rotors/calipers since I have both available.

    From what I gather from http://extradrei.com/5lug.html (which I hope is totally accurate):

    318ti complete swap will work with low offset wheels (et20).

    Z3 6cyl hubs/rotors/calipers will work with high offset wheels (et40)

    Is this correct guys?
    "you name it I've owned it, 1600,2002,e28,e30,e32,e34(m5),e36,e46(m3)"

    #2
    That is what I understood from it.. I'm going ti so I can run 17x8 et20 style 5s with some fender work... Someone with more experience should know for sure though.

    2003.5 Imolarot M3: daily
    1995 Alpinwei├č M3: hpde

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      #3
      you're still going to have to roll and pull a little.
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        #4
        I expected to have to roll. Pull too huh?

        I have a set of 17" e34 M-System Throwing stars I'd really like to use perhaps with some 215/40 rubber. They are the only 17's I'd consider. I also have some 16" 850il Directionals, and some E38 16" Style 5.

        I also have e36 m3 staggered lightweight wheels as well as non staggered motorsports, but to me 17's look too large on e30. These are of course 40+ offset so from what i understand i'd have to go with 318ti to pull that off right?
        "you name it I've owned it, 1600,2002,e28,e30,e32,e34(m5),e36,e46(m3)"

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          #5
          complete 4 cyclinder z3 (1.9L) or 318ti rear trailing arm assemblies will put you in et41 territory.

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            #6
            yes. High offset e36/e46 wheels are the best.

            but if you want to run ET20, note that it says "easier" under 318ti. It's 5mm "easier", that's all.
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