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Old 01-31-2013, 02:44 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

I have the opportunity to purchase a set of Style 42 17" wheels/tires pulled off a E38 530.

See here: http://lincoln.craigslist.org/pts/3577524659.html

17" x 8" - 5x120mm lug - 235/45r17 tire size

I've searched all day and haven't found a solid yes or no answer. i can run the numbers and they make sense, but I'm relying on the E46F community experience to help me on this one.

I know I'll need hubcentric rings to adapt the hub bore, and I know the offset is such that the rubber will stick out a bit past the fenders (ET20), but my main question is below.


Will they rub?


I would like to mount them on my stock 2002 325xi. Stock suspension, and no rolled fenders.

I've seen plenty of photos of this style on the E46, but I can't tell the exact tire size or whether the fenders have been rolled.

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Old 01-31-2013, 04:22 PM   #2
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With an offset of +20mm I would not recommend that fitment on your car.
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:28 PM   #3
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With an offset of +20mm I would not recommend that fitment on your car.
I appreciate the reply. Could you give some some insight into the reason why? I'd like to understand the issue for future reference.

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Old 01-31-2013, 07:49 PM   #4
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We recommend x8.5 ET35 all around, and the 17x8 ET20 you're looking at will stick out 8-9mm further than what we recommend.
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