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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 11-07-2010, 07:58 AM   #1
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Help a newbie out!

Hey fellas! Caught with my pants down here ... sold my rims and tires just this morning. Problem is, they're still on my car. Need new rims and tires ASAP!

I know which ones I am going to buy (Motor sport style 68).

http://market.autopartsfair.com/bmw-...aign=autoguide



Current rims (style 98) 17x7j and tires 205/50/17

http://www.finishlinewheels.com/BMW/...06/A-59385U20/



The new rims come in 7.5 or 8.5 width. Any problems with either? 330xi here, so rather not stagger.

Any suggestions for tire sizes would also be appreciated. Not going for an M look here, just nicer and fuller would be great!


Newbie in need

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Old 11-07-2010, 09:05 AM   #2
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Old 11-07-2010, 09:28 AM   #3
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Shouldn't be an issue. Just make sure that your offsets are correct. I would personally go with the 7.5 but that's just me. Oh and staggering will only give you more under steer, which you don't want.
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Old 11-12-2010, 06:37 AM   #4
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Shouldn't be an issue. Just make sure that your offsets are correct. I would personally go with the 7.5 but that's just me. Oh and staggering will only give you more under steer, which you don't want.

Thanks bud. Went with the 7.5 all around. Look great!
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Old 11-12-2010, 06:45 AM   #5
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Good word!

Just had to put in a good word for the folks at autopartsfair.com

I'm just very impressed with the quality of the rims I received, and think these guys deserve your business.

Order: 4 of 17x7.5 style 68 OEM rims

http://market.autopartsfair.com/bmw-...aign=autoguide

Called twice to follow up. Very professional, got through to someone right away. Shipped fast (UPS ground). Order processed same business day. Ordered on a Monday, will have them today.

These are "re-manufactured" OEM rims, not brand new OEM rims. Nonetheless, high quality factory-feel finish.

Not replicas, just the real deal. See attachments.

Roughly $515 delivered for all 4 (includes tax and shipping).
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