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Old 02-09-2009, 01:52 PM   #1
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OEM 189 Rims on 2001 E46 (Photos)

So the OEM Style 189 rims DO fit the 2001 E46 (325Ci). No spacers, no nothing, just "plug and play" as the say. These 189s came from a 2008 3 series car. The 325 had the original 17" rims (see pics). We left the staggered setup on (255/35 rears, 225/40 fronts).

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Front orig, rear new 18" :



All changed new look.
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Old 02-09-2009, 02:06 PM   #2
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They look nice, just need clear corners etc to complete zee look
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Old 02-09-2009, 02:22 PM   #3
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Looks good. Its a nice, clean look
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Old 02-09-2009, 04:07 PM   #4
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Those look nice - where did you get them?
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Old 02-09-2009, 05:15 PM   #5
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That is a funny story.

They showed up on eBay, here in the Miami area, won the bid, and it turns out the guy works on the building right across from where I work! So a visit to pick them up and some cash later, ta-da!! rims. And they came with like-new tires on (less than 1K miles) so cool. I had them balanced and put them on this weekend. I had read here in these great forums that they would fit, but you know, there is always some concern at least until you see them on. Well, the DO fit and look and feel great.
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Old 02-09-2009, 05:54 PM   #6
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Looks good, I like em.
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Old 02-09-2009, 06:16 PM   #7
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Old 02-09-2009, 08:03 PM   #8
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Old 02-09-2009, 08:55 PM   #9
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I'm usually not a fan of mixing cars/wheels from different body styles but that actually looks pretty good!
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Old 02-09-2009, 08:59 PM   #10
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throw some clears and LED's on there.
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:00 PM   #11
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what are you doing with your old 17's? (for sale???)
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:27 PM   #12
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:53 PM   #13
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Yeah, the 17"s are going on sale. Unfortunately, most of them have some (sometimes severe) rash. Apparently the regular driver (not me) likes to use the braille system around curves. No, actually she tries to protect the doors from dings and the rims suffer for it.

Anyway, two of them have new tires on (Kuhmo) with under 100 miles. Two have older/bad tires. We actually have 5 rims. So if anybody is looking for that style let me know we can come to an arrangement. They are located in Miami but would ship at your cost. The rims are solid, just rashed. Not cracked or bent. These were daily drivers until yesterday. I have to look up the style to put a for sale add properly with pics.

I mentioned the clears today to her and she was kind of "yeah, interesting". She has LED tails but no clears. I am going to lookup the prices maybe for her B Day... ;-)
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:43 PM   #14
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I like the look -though I do think the Style #44 is up there in terms of looks for E46 OE wheels.
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:52 AM   #15
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Looks Great!!!! Good to know. I'll have to keep my eye out for some other 2008 rims....
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I found a set of style 197's but didn't think they would look as good as the 189's. Plus, there was some style rims that came with the e46's that looked like the OP's.
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Old 02-10-2009, 01:23 AM   #17
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looks awesome! a drop will set that off now
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Old 02-10-2009, 02:40 AM   #18
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:30 AM   #19
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I found a set of style 197's but didn't think they would look as good as the 189's. Plus, there was some style rims that came with the e46's that looked like the OP's.
ya. the style 119s i believe. cant find them tho
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:12 PM   #20
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I like this look, I'm actually getting this same set in a few weeks [ hopefully] I'm lowering my car like an inch and a half or so as well.
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