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Old 08-06-2010, 09:04 PM   #1
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Do a 2004 5 series rims fit on a 2002 3 series? I need a set and my cousin is willing to lend me his but I'm not sure if they will fit. I know the center bore is slightly different but I'm not sure if that slight difference is enough.
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Old 08-06-2010, 10:18 PM   #2
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Depends on the offsets. It will likely poke.
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Offset is too low.
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Offset is too low and center bore is off enough that you may have vibration issues.
I thought with the move from e39 to e60 the hub bore size changed, and is now identical to the e46/e90.
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I thought with the move from e39 to e60 the hub bore size changed, and is now identical to the e46/e90.
You are correct. I was thinking 03, not 04. I'll correct my post.
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Though center bore and rim width may work, the offset on a E60 5-Series is unfortunately too low to work on a E46. Major fender work and stretched tires will be required for this setup. I would recommend looking for the proper 8.5 +35-40 front and 9.5 +45 rear fitment so that you can run the proper tire sizes that are direct bolt-on.

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