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Old 04-05-2013, 01:27 PM   #1
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Will 17" BBS wheels off a 97-03 bmw 5 series fit on a 2000 323i?

Will 17" BBS wheels off a 97-03 bmw 5 series fit on a 2000 323i?
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:31 PM   #2
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Just about anything will fit anything else. I was pretty excited when I found out too

http://lugpattern.net/BMW_Bolt_Patterns.htm
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:17 PM   #3
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Depends on the offset. Some offsets may fit, others may require spacers, others will not be compatible. It's not just about bolt pattern. It's a combination of tire width, wheel width, wheel size, and wheel offset.

Basically, we don't have enough information to say yes or no to this question.

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Old 04-05-2013, 02:46 PM   #4
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Oh yeah. I forgot about fitment and just assumed he meant lug pattern.. Sorry! Although if we learn anything from the stance guys, anything can fit on anything. It's just a matter of how clownish you want it to look. Not trying to hate on stance, but -12* of camber does not look good on anything.

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Old 04-05-2013, 03:03 PM   #5
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Camber and offset have nothing to do with each other.

OP - see http://felgenkatalog.auto-treff.com/ for lots of info on OE Wheels - including offsets.

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Old 04-05-2013, 03:09 PM   #6
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Well if you have a radical offset you're going to typically need either more camber or fender rolling/pulling (often both) to pull that wheel back under the lip of the fender aren't you? So while they're not NECESSARILY connected they can and do work together a lot within the stance community in order to achieve the looks they want
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:12 PM   #7
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no, they won't fit directly. The hub diameter on the e39 non-M5 is 74.0mm, while every other modern BMW is 72.4mm. You'll need to get some hub centric rings as adapters.

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Old 04-05-2013, 03:44 PM   #8
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Well if you have a radical offset you're going to typically need either more camber or fender rolling/pulling (often both) to pull that wheel back under the lip of the fender aren't you? So while they're not NECESSARILY connected they can and do work together a lot within the stance community in order to achieve the looks they want
They aren't connected. As you point out, you an use camber as a bandaid for poor wheel choice - but changing offset doesn't change camber nor does changing camber effect offset.
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:21 PM   #9
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They aren't connected. As you point out, you an use camber as a bandaid for poor wheel choice - but changing offset doesn't change camber nor does changing camber effect offset.
He never said that offset changes camber. He merely poked fun at stancers in saying that you can get a ridiculous offset to "fit" by leaning it in with extremely excessive camber.
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He never said that offset changes camber. He merely poked fun at stancers in saying that you can get a ridiculous offset to "fit" by leaning it in with extremely excessive camber.
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:52 PM   #11
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Will 17" BBS wheels off a 97-03 bmw 5 series fit on a 2000 323i?
Yes they will fit just fine. Make sure to buy the hub centric rings on from a 72.5 to 74.1. Your steering wheel will vibrate like crazy at 50+.

and they will fit fine. The offset is +20 though.
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