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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 11-17-2012, 11:02 AM   #21
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Isn't there a way to recalibrate the computer system to match any size tire you put on your vehicle? what do these kids do that put 19" and 20" rims on these cars?
No there is not. The kids that do that either have tires that might as well be painted on or have speedometers that are way off.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:04 AM   #22
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Isn't there a way to recalibrate the computer system to match any size tire you put on your vehicle? what do these kids do that put 19" and 20" rims on these cars?
Years back you could recalibrate the speedo.
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:19 PM   #23
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Isn't there a way to recalibrate the computer system to match any size tire you put on your vehicle? what do these kids do that put 19" and 20" rims on these cars?
Yes it's possible with a GT1.
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:23 PM   #24
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Anyone use a 235/50/18 on an xi?
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:54 PM   #25
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:53 PM   #26
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I ended up putting 225/45/18's on 18x8's. The rims that I purchased were from ECS and had a 35mm offset. I ended up getting 5 rims shipped to my house for just under $500. (thought it would be nice to have a backup just in case)

The only reason I am putting this follow post is I see similar questions asked a lot. Bottom line is this - if you have the $$$ purchase new rims w/a 35mm offset (no spacers needed). It's close enough to a square set up.

The handling and ride quality are great. It acually looks even better. This is the first time I have ever purchased a/m rims for any vehicle and I am truly glad that I did. The gaps, stance - it looks great from any angle.

So for anyone asking about spacers and what size tires to put on - here is my 2 cents.

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Old 12-23-2012, 08:22 AM   #27
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The handling and ride quality are great. It acually looks even better. This is the first time I have ever purchased a/m rims for any vehicle and I am truly glad that I did. The gaps, stance - it looks great from any angle....
I'm looking at new wheels in the same 18x8 setup. I'd love to see your setup. Can you post some low walk around pics of the XI?
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:08 AM   #28
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I will try - my car is up for the winter. It is covered in the back of the garage. I will post some here next month.
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