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Old 10-27-2012, 10:19 AM   #1
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Will this work? E46xiT w/ Style 138's and 225/45 r17s

Just like the title states. It's a 2001 e46xi T. I have Nokonian Hakkapeliittas for the winter, but I need new wheels, and I'm just curious if these:

http://burlington.craigslist.org/pts/3359371675.html

will fit, etc.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:14 PM   #2
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Well, coming from someone with style 138's on their E46, they will, IF they are offset +43. These style 138 wheels came in two offsets, +43 and +20. The +20 came from a RWD 5 series, the +43 came from an AWD 5 series. Now, I am pretty certain that all non-m's share the same offset regardless of RWD or AWD.

The link you provided doesn't work, but if the wheels are offset +43 they will, if +20 they wont. It is also easy to tell which offset is which, as the +20 looks very aggressive with the 5 spokes going very 'deep' into the wheels.

Hope this helps.
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:51 PM   #3
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Well, coming from someone with style 138's on their E46, they will, IF they are offset +43. These style 138 wheels came in two offsets, +43 and +20. The +20 came from a RWD 5 series, the +43 came from an AWD 5 series. Now, I am pretty certain that all non-m's share the same offset regardless of RWD or AWD.

The link you provided doesn't work, but if the wheels are offset +43 they will, if +20 they wont. It is also easy to tell which offset is which, as the +20 looks very aggressive with the 5 spokes going very 'deep' into the wheels.

Hope this helps.
They don't appear to go that deep, but what do I know...?

They say "X 15" on them.

What does that mean?

Thanks for the info, by the way.
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:27 PM   #4
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They don't appear to go that deep, but what do I know...?

They say "X 15" on them.

What does that mean?

Thanks for the info, by the way.
Well, what does it say on the inside of the wheel, the last number will tell you the offset. Ask what car they came off of.
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:37 PM   #5
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Well, what does it say on the inside of the wheel, the last number will tell you the offset. Ask what car they came off of.
Wow... I can't believe I hadn't done that earlier. Thanks. It looks like they'll fit after all.

Again, thank you so much.

Just some search id's for anyone else Googling something life this:

Style 138 bmw wheels e46 offset 5er e60 wheels 3 series 325 330 5
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Wow... I can't believe I hadn't done that earlier. Thanks. It looks like they'll fit after all.

Again, thank you so much.

Just some search id's for anyone else Googling something life this:

Style 138 bmw wheels e46 offset 5er e60 wheels 3 series 325 330 5
Yup, no problem. Post pictures, I put mine on in the spring. From what I could tell, only seen one E46 with these mounted.
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Yup, no problem. Post pictures, I put mine on in the spring. From what I could tell, only seen one E46 with these mounted.
Will do! Should have the mounted with some Hakkas on within the month.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:55 PM   #8
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They fit perfect. Here's a pic.

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Old 11-27-2012, 12:57 PM   #9
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Looks awesome. Can't wait to put mine on in the spring and see what they look like on a coupe. Seen them on a sedan and touring now!
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