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PrecisionX 11-13-2012 11:14 AM

Will E39 M5 Style 65 wheels fit on an E46 Coupe?
 
I have a 2002 330Ci on stock suspension, what are the chances of a style 65 wheel set fitting on the car?

http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps2f017ad3.jpg

BMW E39 M5 Front Wheel Size (metric):45.7 x 20.3 cm / 18.0 x 8.0 in
BMW E39 M5 Rear Wheel Size (imperial): 45.7 x 24.1 cm / 18.0 x 9.5 in

ModBargains 11-13-2012 05:46 PM

The offsets that come on the E39 chassis are all going to be low offsets which is not proper for the E46 chassis cars. Your going to want a wheel which is mid to high offsets in order to properly fit on the E46 without causing any rubbing or clearance issues. If you want to stick with something OEM, i would consider the M5 style wheel or perhaps the M6 Style Wheels.

http://www.modbargains.com/images/Pr...llery/M646.jpg

http://www.modbargains.com/images/Pr...cer%20e462.jpg

http://i38.tinypic.com/16a2jvt.jpg

http://i33.tinypic.com/w8981v.jpg

PrecisionX 11-13-2012 05:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ModBargains (Post 14896979)
The offsets that come on the E39 chassis are all going to be low offsets which is not proper for the E46 chassis cars. Your going to want a wheel which is mid to high offsets in order to properly fit on the E46 without causing any rubbing or clearance issues. If you want to stick with something OEM, i would consider the M5 style wheel or perhaps the M6 Style Wheels.

http://www.modbargains.com/images/Pr...llery/M646.jpg

http://www.modbargains.com/images/Pr...cer%20e462.jpg

http://i38.tinypic.com/16a2jvt.jpg

http://i33.tinypic.com/w8981v.jpg

They're just SO big...

ModBargains 11-13-2012 05:58 PM

They have 18" fitments too ;)

PrecisionX 11-13-2012 06:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ModBargains (Post 14897039)
They have 18" fitments too ;)

So what offset range am I looking for and if it isn't in that range is it a deal breaker? Or can spacers help? For example I thought of running style 67 18s but the front offset is 47 and 8 inches wide, rear is 26 and 9 inches wide.


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