E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > Tuning & Tech > The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum

The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum
Use this forum to discuss anything in relation to wheels to tires to offsets.
Sponsored by The Tire Rack

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 05-23-2011, 03:18 PM   #1
smartatch
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Alplaus, NY
Posts: 4
My Ride: 2004 330xi
Rim Compatibility Question

Trying to figure out if Style 71 17x8 ET20s will fit without modifications on my 2004 330xi w/Sport Package. And if so, could I use 235s on them eventually.

My current wheels are Style 98 17x7 ET47(?) with 205/50/R17 which I'd like to retain for snow tires.

If possible I'm planning on just swapping my tires over for now since they still have a lot of tread left. I'm not considering lowering due to the winters around here.

Thanks in advance!
smartatch is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.
Old 05-23-2011, 03:23 PM   #2
MyNewRag
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Vancouver USA
Posts: 241
My Ride: 05 ///M Convertible
Please let me know. I have a set, that I either need to sell, or make work. These are new in box, pm me if interested.
__________________
MyNewRag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2011, 07:56 AM   #3
smartatch
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Alplaus, NY
Posts: 4
My Ride: 2004 330xi
MyNewReg - As I now understand it, the 20 offset on the set I was considering is too severe and they'd be 40mm further out than the style 98s. That being said, I also understand that there are style 71s out there that are in the 30-40 range (which would work). Let me know if that's the version you have. Maybe we could work something out. Thanks.
smartatch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2011, 12:56 PM   #4
VMRWheels
Sponsor
 
VMRWheels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Anaheim, CA
Posts: 10,094
My Ride: 1:25 Scale Enzo
Send a message via AIM to VMRWheels Send a message via Yahoo to VMRWheels
Those are somewhat aggressive as far as the offset is concerned. The outer position of the wheels is a bit further out than what we typically recommend so running a 235 tire may rub without a bit of fender work.
__________________

VMR | Wheels - Mitch A. | 714-442-7916 extension 107 | e. Mitch@velocitymotoring.com
VMRWheels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2011, 09:47 PM   #5
MyNewRag
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Vancouver USA
Posts: 241
My Ride: 05 ///M Convertible
Yeah, these are E20 for sure. I really don't want to roll the fenders or make any other mods to the suspension. I will just have to find the "right" ones.
__________________
MyNewRag is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
17", 330xi, style 71, tires, wheels

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use