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Old 01-21-2013, 11:16 PM   #21
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Personally? No.
I was hoping someone would agree. They are small.. I actually just found these tonight in my area! I like! They wold fit my e46 right? http://chambana.craigslist.org/pts/3510924855.html
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I was hoping someone would agree. They are small.. I actually just found these tonight in my area! I like! They wold fit my e46 right? http://chambana.craigslist.org/pts/3510924855.html
Those are better.
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Those are better.
Please tell me they'll go my car?! I'm no expert on this!
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:43 AM   #25
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Those are better.
These rims are 235/45 R17 and mine are 225/50 R16. What would that do?
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:48 AM   #26
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this looks like the difference i would be having if i get the craiglist rims. Looks very little, am I correcT?? http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tir...0r16-235-45r17
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:59 AM   #27
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OP, are you looking to buy wheels that "you" like? Or are you looking to buy wheels that other people like?

When people say something negative about what I purchased for my own use, I just kindly remind them that I did not buy it for them to like. I mean really, would you eat something you didn't like, just because someone else's taste prefers it?

Just buy the wheels that you like and enjoy them...
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:03 AM   #28
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OP, are you looking to buy wheels that "you" like? Or are you looking to buy wheels that other people like?

When people say something negative about what I purchased for my own use, I just kindly remind them that I did not buy it for them to like. I mean really, would you eat something you didn't like, just because someone else's taste prefers it?

Just buy the wheels that you like and enjoy them...
My thoughts on the rims were a 50% white and a 50% not like. I really do like the way they look, but I do not like that they are 16 inch rims.:/
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Those are e39 wheels, won't work with e46 without the adapters. But they are better than the first ones.
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Those are e39 wheels, won't work with e46 without the adapters. But they are better than the first ones.
Adapters?
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Adapters?
Yes, hub centric adapters or hub centric rings. The center bore of e39 wheels are larger than e46, hence the adapters will be needed.

However, your first problem will be offset. e39 wheels will be way too aggressive. Get the specs of the said wheel and check if they will fit. If the offsets work then hub centric adapters will make those wheels fit for you.

e46's take around 40 offset, e39s came with around 20. Hence, the wheels will stick out of by 20mm. I am just giving you some ballpark numbers, you will have to check with the exact spec of the wheel.
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OP, are you looking to buy wheels that "you" like? Or are you looking to buy wheels that other people like?

When people say something negative about what I purchased for my own use, I just kindly remind them that I did not buy it for them to like. I mean really, would you eat something you didn't like, just because someone else's taste prefers it?

Just buy the wheels that you like and enjoy them...
Agreed. Get what you want.
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Yes, hub centric adapters or hub centric rings. The center bore of e39 wheels are larger than e46, hence the adapters will be needed.

However, your first problem will be offset. e39 wheels will be way too aggressive. Get the specs of the said wheel and check if they will fit. If the offsets work then hub centric adapters will make those wheels fit for you.

e46's take around 40 offset, e39s came with around 20. Hence, the wheels will stick out of by 20mm. I am just giving you some ballpark numbers, you will have to check with the exact spec of the wheel.
I did find out that the offset of the e39 wheel is like you said, 20. Mine is 40 stock. So if i get the hubcentric adapters, will this work? How can i check for sure??
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This is what the tire calculator gave me, anyone understand this?? Old New

Diameter 631.4mm 643.3mm
Circumference 1983.6mm 2021mm
Poke 61.6mm 81.6mm
Inset 141.6mm 121.6mm
Speedo error 0% -1.85%
Reading at 30mph 30mph 29.45mph
Reading at 60mph 60mph 58.89mph
Ride height gain 0mm 5.95mm
Arch gap loss 0mm 5.95mm
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Diameter 631.4mm 643.3mm
Circumference 1983.6mm 2021mm
Poke 61.6mm 81.6mm
Inset 141.6mm 121.6mm
Speedo error 0% - 1.85%
Reading at 30mph 30mph 29.45mph
Reading at 60mph 60mph 58.89mph
Ride height gain 0mm 5.95mm
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I did find out that the offset of the e39 wheel is like you said, 20. Mine is 40 stock. So if i get the hubcentric adapters, will this work? How can i check for sure??
With ET20 as offset, you are going to have 20mm extra wheel coming out of the fender well.
You might have to run thinner tires and roll the fenders.
Yes the wheels will work with hubcentric adapters.

Those wheels on the second link look good, but do you really want to go through all the trouble of hubcentric adapters, rolling fenders and all?

I would save the money and buy some other wheels thats more of a direct fit.

Most people use about 10mm spacers to get the aggressive look but 20mm is a bit too much.

Imagine your wheels coming out by 20mm from the current position(or measure 20mm from your current wheel) that is if your current wheels are of ET40 offset and see where you will end up. If you think its not going to rub, then go for it. But still you have to buy the hub centric rings and the bolts.
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With ET20 as offset, you are going to have 20mm extra wheel coming out of the fender well.
You might have to run thinner tires and roll the fenders.
Yes the wheels will work with hubcentric adapters.

Those wheels on the second link look good, but do you really want to go through all the trouble of hubcentric adapters, rolling fenders and all?

I would save the money and buy some other wheels thats more of a direct fit.

Most people use about 10mm spacers to get the aggressive look but 20mm is a bit too much.

Imagine your wheels coming out by 20mm from the current position(or measure 20mm from your current wheel) that is if your current wheels are of ET40 offset and see where you will end up. If you think its not going to rub, then go for it. But still you have to buy the hub centric rings and the bolts.
If I get the hub centric adapters, do you think these will rub:/ I really want the 17's
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Don't try. It'll rub.
I know cause I have E39 ET15 17" BBS rims as summers.
Even after rolling rear fenders. Still runs on bumps.

I have 225/45/17 on fronts and 235/45/17 on rear
I'll try 225 all around next summer.

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Don't try. It'll rub.
I know cause I have E39 ET15 17" BBS rims as summers.
Even after rolling rear fenders. Still runs on bumps.

I have 225/45/17 on fronts and 235/45/17 on rear
I'll try 225 all around next summer.
OP you got your answer, right here.
Merc has ET15, you are going to buy ET20. Now the 5mm difference is something you will have to risk if you really want to buy those 17s.

Just wait for the right wheels to pop up.
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Don't try. It'll rub.
I know cause I have E39 ET15 17" BBS rims as summers.
Even after rolling rear fenders. Still runs on bumps.

I have 225/45/17 on fronts and 235/45/17 on rear
I'll try 225 all around next summer.
These would be for my e46.
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