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Old 01-14-2007, 02:52 PM   #1
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Hi all,

The standard offset for e46 16x7 wheel is 47mm.
In my search for new alloys for the summer i want to stay with 16" since they provide the best ride comfort.
I have a really hard time finding aftermarket alloys (Oz, momo, BBS, TSW, Borbet etc) with ET 47. The closest i get is ET 35 or 40.
How much can one deviate from standard ET (=47) without loosing the splendid ride comfort??
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Old 01-15-2007, 02:10 AM   #2
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ET35 and 40 will work fine. The offsets change as widths vary. The wheels you are finding should be wider than 7"

17" should give you the same/very similar ride comfort

Most aftermarket rim companies are making larger rims so finding a 16" will be tough
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