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Old 04-15-2009, 10:54 AM   #1
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Wheel Lovers, I need some help.

Ok all,

BMW can't give me a solid answer and i searched through the forums but i can't find what i am looking for so here goes.

On my 2000 328i i want to change my summer wheels. i have the sport pkg. so my original 17 X 8 style 44 wheels are going and i want to put on style 68m wheels. here is the kicker. i know they make those wheels for the sport pkg 330Ci e46 but they are staggered with a front of 17 x 7.5 and a rear of 17 x 8.5. the offsets are different than the m3 set that has 17 x 7.5 all around.

all of the numbers put them within the limits to put them on except the rear front spacing. with a spacing of 70.25mm or 2.7". i am not sure if the tire (225/45/17, normal for the car stock) will fit inside the fender without rolling the fender.

With all your different wheel combinations, does anyone know if the rears will fit before i mount tires on these and give it a try.
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Old 04-15-2009, 11:10 AM   #2
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The M68s will work without a doubt and you can even run 10mm and 15mm spacers front and rear to make them more flush. M3 rears will NOT fit on a non-M, especially a sedan. If you wanted M3 wheels get 4 fronts.
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Old 04-15-2009, 11:39 AM   #3
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Sorry I'm a little confused by your post but are you asking if the staggered set-up will fit or if four fronts will fit all the way around?

Either way it doesn't really matter since they will fit without issue, and like ChrisTKHarris said you can fit between a 10-15mm spacer depending on what tire size/tires you put on.
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Old 04-15-2009, 11:50 AM   #4
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I just realized what you were trying to ask after I posted the last one

You are trying to put an M68s from an M3 winter tire package on your car right?

If that is the case you may be able to get away with that since the wheels are 1 1/2 inches thinner than M3 18s and have the same offset.

I can't say for sure but I think I remember someone posting e60 wheels with a 20mm ish offset on a touring and they filled the wheels wells really well. The problem on that car was tire size.

My vote is go for it, but again thats just opinion.
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Old 04-15-2009, 11:52 AM   #5
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I just realized what you were trying to ask after I posted the last one

You are trying to put an M68s from an M3 winter tire package on your car right?

If that is the case you may be able to get away with that since the wheels are 1 1/2 inches thinner than M3 18s and have the same offset.

I can't say for sure but I think I remember someone posting e60 wheels with a 20mm ish offset on a touring and they filled the wheels wells really well. The problem on that car was tire size.

My vote is go for it, but again thats just opinion.
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...&highlight=e60
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Old 04-15-2009, 11:54 AM   #6
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m68 will fit without a problem
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:18 PM   #7
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Thanks Chris thats the one
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Old 04-16-2009, 03:30 AM   #8
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thanks for the responces guys. i am not planning on lowering the car or anything but i did want to keep with the same tire setup the car came with. i just really liked those wheels and found them for a great price. the staggered set for the e46 sport pkg was not as good a price. since i was thinking about the 17 inch wheels instead of the 18 and 19's some of you guys roll with i thought i would be ok. here is western PA the roads are too rough to enjoy driving on a 18 inch wheel.
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