Question about 1999 BMW Z3
Hi I have been offered OEM BMW Z3 wheels from an M model, will they fit a 2.8ltr 1999 Z3 Roadster?
I have a 2002 Z3 coupe and ran into the same problwm with the rear wheels--M Roadster/Coupe have a lower offset than the standard Z3. I love the look of the deep dish roadstar wheel and wasn't about to give up. I found that shaving the inside lip of the fender a little and running 235 40 17 vs 245 40 17 tires will allow the tires to clear the fender without rubbing. I added a small black plastic door guard strip to cover the remaining inside lip for added tire wall protection. The wheels really don't stick out much and actually give the car a more aggressive look than having them tucked in like the M version. It's like having a wheel spacer already built it. If you want to see what it will look like, check out mine at: http://motorpulse.com/members/vphoto/steiner923/2002-bmw-3-0i-little-grey-beast/1897
Posted on Feb 02, 2009
I believe the fronts will fit, but the rears will not because the axel for the Z3M has a narrower width or track to allow for the wider M wheels. Spacers would not solve that. Some try to fit fronts on all corners, but the look is best with the wider rears. MJOwens
Posted on Dec 31, 2008
Yes they will you just may need to use a wheel spacer
Posted on Jul 01, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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