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Old 01-22-2013, 04:10 PM   #41
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These would be for my e46.
I am sorry, I was on the wrong forum for 2 years.
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:18 PM   #42
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I am sorry, I was on the wrong forum for 2 years.
Ha ha, what I meant was Wouldnt an e36 be quite different than an e46?
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:51 PM   #43
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Ha ha, what I meant was Wouldnt an e36 be quite different than an e46?
Nope. Not in terms of wheel offsets.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:51 PM   #44
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Nope. Not in terms of wheel offsets.
Why is his offset 20 and mine is 49 then
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:54 AM   #45
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Well lets ask this. Which wheels do YOU like the most?
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:42 PM   #46
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To finalize, I just got the style 5's. they're at my doorstep as we speak
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:00 PM   #47
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Why is his offset 20 and mine is 49 then
Sorry I missed this post.
Well he might have wanted the ET20 wheels and purchased them. I dont know what are you asking here? How can I answer why he has offset 20 wheels? Even if he is running ET0 or negative ET, I wouldnt be able to answer WHY.

Offset and wheel width plus tire width go hand in hand. You have to really calculate when you are deviating from the standard wheel size.

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To finalize, I just got the style 5's. they're at my doorstep as we speak
Style 5's will look good if you polish the lip and keep them clean. ET23 should be fine with 16" tires. You wont rub, but the wheels might poke out a little.
Did you measure the ET like I asked you before?
Post the pics when you fit them. I found a good deal locally, but they are from e39 so I passed.
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:00 PM   #48
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Sorry I missed this post.
Well he might have wanted the ET20 wheels and purchased them. I dont know what are you asking here? How can I answer why he has offset 20 wheels? Even if he is running ET0 or negative ET, I wouldnt be able to answer WHY.

Offset and wheel width plus tire width go hand in hand. You have to really calculate when you are deviating from the standard wheel size.



Style 5's will look good if you polish the lip and keep them clean. ET23 should be fine with 16" tires. You wont rub, but the wheels might poke out a little.
Did you measure the ET like I asked you before?
Post the pics when you fit them. I found a good deal locally, but they are from e39 so I passed.
What is the ET? And teaser Attachment 488284
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:34 PM   #49
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ET is offset. You bought the wheels without doing proper research. Hopefully you won't have problems.
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:23 PM   #50
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ET is offset. You bought the wheels without doing proper research. Hopefully you won't have problems.
ET is 23. I knew the offset. I just didnt know what the term meant.
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ET is 23. I knew the offset. I just didnt know what the term meant.
You should be fine as long as you get the right tires. Is your suspension stock? I'm running the same wheels in 17" on H&R cupkit, rolled fenders, and 225/45/17 tires. I have no problems with the exception of slight rubbing (on the rear bumper where its near impossible to roll becuase the lip is so small) with a full load and bad roads. Although I think sedans have slightly less room for clearance, I doubt you will run into any problems.
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You should be fine as long as you get the right tires. Is your suspension stock? I'm running the same wheels in 17" on H&R cupkit, rolled fenders, and 225/45/17 tires. I have no problems with the exception of slight rubbing (on the rear bumper where its near impossible to roll becuase the lip is so small) with a full load and bad roads. Although I think sedans have slightly less room for clearance, I doubt you will run into any problems.
Yeah my stock wheel is 16 and these are 16's. I just hope they look good since I have stock suspension.. It's beat though.. I really need to get some work done.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:43 PM   #53
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Post some pics with them mounted now.
I really want to see how they look.
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I don't think they will look as good as your wanting them to unless you lower your car
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:37 PM   #55
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Post some pics with them mounted now.
I really want to see how they look.
It'll be a while, it's winter here and I'm touching them up while I wait for the weather to change up.
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Old 04-14-2013, 01:18 PM   #56
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Do you have any pictures of the Elbrus I08s on your car?
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Old 04-14-2013, 01:29 PM   #57
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I'm considering the I08s as well

I found this picture on a 5-series



Tire Rack suggested them because they are pretty similar to M3 rims and they can put a BMW logo on them.
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Old 04-14-2013, 01:33 PM   #58
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Anyone interested in these? I threw brand new all seasons on them. Attachment 500468
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