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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 01-25-2013, 02:01 PM   #1
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Hey Guys... New to BMWs and trying to learn all I can before I drop a bunch of money... I have an 04 325xi and I want new wheels...

I understand that I need at least an off set of 35 but what else do I need to take into consideration? I would ideally like to go with 19s and have the wheel flush to the fender lip... Any help would be great!
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Hey Guys... New to BMWs and trying to learn all I can before I drop a bunch of money... I have an 04 325xi and I want new wheels...

I understand that I need at least an off set of 35 but what else do I need to take into consideration? I would ideally like to go with 19s and have the wheel flush to the fender lip... Any help would be great!
lower it, roll rear fenders and get some 19x8.5 et35ish with 235/35/19 (slightly bigger than stock, but = better ride), ignore the fact that I have staggered wheels in these pics, lol:



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both are e90 335 fitment wheels.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:51 PM   #3
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Will staggered work... 19 8.5 and 9.5
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:17 PM   #4
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Will staggered work... 19 8.5 and 9.5
you'll have to run 225/35/19 & 255/30/19 or 235/35/19 & 265/30/19 as those pairs have (almost the same outer diameter)
or run the same size tire all the way around, but it looks a bit goofy unless you space out the rear
http://www.1010tires.com/tiresizecalculator.asp
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wagon looks great on the 269s. are they staggered 19x8/9? or just 19x8s?
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Pick whatever style suits you as you can always push out the wheel with spacers to get that flush look.
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if you need help choosing going to tireracks site and look at the wheels sizes offset etc. along with tire choices.
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wagon looks great on the 269s. are they staggered 19x8/9? or just 19x8s?
19x8 and 9 on the style 269, 19x8.5 & 9.5 on the OZ

btw there is a group buy/sale on apex arc-8:
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...8#post25733488

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