An 18x10" wheel is the perfect size for a track wheel set for E46 M3, E90 E92 M3, E82 1M, and F80 M3 and F82 M4. Since understeer is built-in thanks to a narrower front tire, adding more rubber in the front is the simplest and most straight-foward way to reduce it. Our TE:AL (Technical Alloy) alloy wheel is constructed as a true forged piece, not "semi-forged" or "flow-forged". A fully forged wheel is stronger and lighter than cast wheels (a semi-forged wheel is still cast). The BimmerWorld racing team has been using forged wheels in multiple types of racing and we're convinced that forged wheels have greater all-around benefits than cast wheels. Because these are our own proprietary wheel, we're able to offer them at roughly half the cost of other forged race wheels in the BMW market!
Video:TA16 Square Set Fitment on E46 M3
Video courtesy of Sean54 on YouTube.
The BimmerWorld TA16 wheel is 18x10.0" with a ET25 offset and weighs less than 19lbs. The 16 spokes and barrel design leave generous room for big brakes - up to 380mm. These will clear the cast-iron brakes on the M3/M4! BimmerWorld wheels utilize the most advanced wheel design and manufacturing techniques available in the world to make the strongest, lightest wheel possible. Through careful design using CAD and FEA we were able to trim material to make a lighter wheel without sacrificing strength. We also incorporated several unique features normally found on high-end race wheels - knurled bead seat to minimize the wheel spinning inside the tire and a reverse-mount feature that makes it easier for race tires to be mounted from the backside of the wheel.
Ridged cross-spoke design and internal outer-barrel strengthening rib for ultimate strength, rigidity/camber stiffness, and durability
Massive Caliper Clearance - 18" versions fit up to 380mm brakes
Pocketed center pad to minimize weight without compromising strength
Machined from T6061 aluminum forgings, produced with an industry-leading 10,000 ton press for optimized grain flow
Shot peened and heat treated for exacting strength and increased durability
Gloss finish is easy to clean
Knurled bead seat to minimize tire slippage with higher-powered cars and under heavy braking