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Thread: 17x9" Concave ARC 8 E46 330i Content....It fits!

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    Default 17x9" Concave ARC 8 E46 330i Content....It fits!

    I always wanted to share here when I finally have a fun aggressive fitment DD....and now the time has come. It's not a crazy aggressive aggressive fitment but it works for me.

    I always wanted an E46 ZHP or M3 and when it came time for another DD I couldn't find the perfect one. When an accident took out at the time current DD I had very little time to find a new car. Long story short I found this in Georgia and I knew I had to have it.

    Specs:
    -2004 330i
    -ZSP, ZPP packages
    -Optioned Natural Brown Leather
    -97k miles when purchased (now 109k after 6 months)

    Maintenance:
    -Cooling system overhaul
    -Fluid change with all BMW genuine parts
    -New headlight assemblies (burnt bowls)
    -Window Regulators
    -Air Filter
    -Rotors and pads
    -Washer fluid pump

    I won't bore you with all the maintenance pictures

    Modifications so far:
    -Poly Fcabs
    -M3 Engine and trans mounts
    -H&R Cup Kit (no rear spring pads)

    Wheel Spec:
    -17x9 ET30 Hyper Black Apex ARC-8

    Tires:
    245/40R17 Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 (arguably rebranded Bridgestone Potenza RE003)

    No fender modifications needed up front. A slight roll in the rear is needed since I rub under large bumps at highway speeds with a full tank of gas. Other than that.....plenty of room IMO.

    Prior to goodies

    IMG_20170227_184504-01 by Brandon Smith, on Flickr

    The reason why I purchased this car...

    2004 330 M-Tech 1 in Alpine White w/ Natural Brown Leather by Brandon Smith, on Flickr

    2004 330 M-Tech 1 in Alpine White w/ Natural Brown Leather by Brandon Smith, on Flickr

    2004 330 M-Tech 1 in Alpine White w/ Natural Brown Leather by Brandon Smith, on Flickr

    LF fitment

    IMG_20170422_134822-01 by Brandon Smith, on Flickr

    IMG_20170422_134933-01 by Brandon Smith, on Flickr

    IMG_20170422_134929-01 by Brandon Smith, on Flickr

    LR

    IMG_20170422_134748-01 by Brandon Smith, on Flickr

    IMG_20170422_134740-01 by Brandon Smith, on Flickr

    IMG_20170422_134730-01 by Brandon Smith, on Flickr

    Front lock to lock clearance test

    IMG_20170422_134946 by Brandon Smith, on Flickr

    IMG_20170422_135008 by Brandon Smith, on Flickr

    IMG_20170422_135233-01 by Brandon Smith, on Flickr

    IMG_20170422_135245-01 by Brandon Smith, on Flickr

    IMG_20170422_134700-01 by Brandon Smith, on Flickr

    IMG_20170422_134630-01 by Brandon Smith, on Flickr

    IMG_20170422_112527 by Brandon Smith, on Flickr

    Just finished her up at this point.

    IMG_20170422_132944 by Brandon Smith, on Flickr

    IMG_20170422_134640 by Brandon Smith, on Flickr

    IMG_20170422_134655 by Brandon Smith, on Flickr

    IMG_20170422_134706 by Brandon Smith, on Flickr

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    Fresh wash and wax this weekend.

    IMG_20170430_143249-01 by Brandon Smith, on Flickr

    IMG_20170430_192423-01 by Brandon Smith, on Flickr
    Last edited by mbco; 05-30-2017 at 11:12 AM.

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    Looks gerat! A nicely sorted sports sedan. Keep it up.

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    Looks great, always a fan of concave wheels
    Insta Mintyhinrichs

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    I'm not a big fan of E46s. But that white and tan combination makes it look great. The wheels suit it very well as well. Although I can't help but think that this specific design might have looked better an inch bigger.

    '87 Porsche 944 S | Ex-E36 Touring (2009 - 2016) | Daily: '02 Chrysler Sebring

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    couldn't ask for better fitment if you ask me.

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    Looks great! Clean & simple!

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    Thank you all for the kind words.

    It's a great daily and I couldn't be happier and I'm eager for some new parts after some maintenance coming up soon.

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