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trentcdrums 01-21-2013 11:14 PM

Will these E39 ins fit my E46?
 
Seen other posts but I feel lie these would fit... I don't understand the term offset with rims etc.. I habe stock 16's. Attachment 487162 http://chambana.craigslist.org/pts/3510924855.html

Kmoy2002 01-21-2013 11:53 PM

Not without hub centric rings. E46 and E39 have different hub bores

trentcdrums 01-21-2013 11:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Kmoy2002 (Post 15083717)
Not without hub centric rings. E46 and E39 have different hub bores

Might I ask why? And what would happen if I didn't?

MyNewRag 01-22-2013 12:22 AM

Correct, the center part of the wheel, the hole in the middle, is larger on the E39. So, without the hub centric rings, they will not fit snug. But this is typically not your biggest problem, the offset is way off, meaning...these wheels could stick out further on your car and you could run into rubbing issues on your fenders.

I made this mistake a couple years ago. My advice, keep looking, you'll find the setup that will work, both mechanically and aesthetically.

afstud 01-22-2013 12:24 AM

technically they will fit just fine, but you SHOULD have hubcentric rings, otherwise all the weight of the wheel is spinning on just the 5 lug bolts and not being supported by the hub and that puts alot of stress on the lugs, but on my Lexus GS i drove with Infiniti wheels for a year without any problems and the infiniti wheels had a bigger hub bore, but this was before i knew about that. ha just my 2cents

HacksawMark 01-22-2013 12:33 AM

To be honest, I think it those wheels will make your E46 look dated.

afstud 01-22-2013 12:43 AM

true true, stick with some nice sport wheels like these. http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/pts/3561796473.html

trentcdrums 01-22-2013 06:29 AM

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Originally Posted by afstud (Post 15083834)
true true, stick with some nice sport wheels like these. http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/pts/3561796473.html

I hope you're joking..

CSP 01-22-2013 08:06 AM

Have you asked him what the offset is yet?

trentcdrums 01-22-2013 08:31 AM

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Originally Posted by CSP (Post 15084252)
Have you asked him what the offset is yet?

Didnt ask. What dies offset mean

trentcdrums 01-22-2013 11:52 AM

The offset is 20

trentcdrums 01-22-2013 11:56 AM

And if I'm wrong, I believe my offset on my 16s are 40, so do they change whenever the size of the rim increases?

VMRWheels 01-22-2013 12:56 PM

I would recommend running hubcentric rings if you plan on getting those.

The wheel width is also relevant to know how the wheels are going to fit. Diameter will not affect the outer position, just the width and the offset.

trentcdrums 01-22-2013 02:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VMRWheels (Post 15085013)
I would recommend running hubcentric rings if you plan on getting those.

The wheel width is also relevant to know how the wheels are going to fit. Diameter will not affect the outer position, just the width and the offset.

Do you think these will rub? :/

CSP 01-22-2013 03:16 PM

my winters are et20. Depending on your suspension and what size tires you will run it may run a little. I have sport suspension and 225's all around. I rub mildly.

trentcdrums 01-22-2013 05:58 PM

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Originally Posted by CSP (Post 15085490)
my winters are et20. Depending on your suspension and what size tires you will run it may run a little. I have sport suspension and 225's all around. I rub mildly.

I sill have stock

VMRWheels 01-22-2013 06:19 PM

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Originally Posted by trentcdrums (Post 15085393)
Do you think these will rub? :/

No way of knowing unless you can find out the width and offset.

trentcdrums 01-22-2013 06:32 PM

Well the seller told me this "46 has 72.5 MM bore
E39 has 74.1 MM bore
search dude !!" And says they won't fit. What I'd this "bore"

trentcdrums 01-22-2013 06:58 PM

These should finish the issue, correct? http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-M3-...ngs/ES1928282/

trentcdrums 01-22-2013 08:19 PM

Someone help? Thanks! :)


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