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Old 07-05-2017, 05:59 PM   #1
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Fitment Question - Advise Needed

Morning all,

Currently running 17x7.5 front (225/45/17 and 17x8.5 Rear (245/4017)M pack wheels. preety sure et is 41 on the front and 50 on the rear.

Currently in the process of building it as a cruiser and i am toying with the idea of fitting Xxr 553 20 inch wheels to my e46 Touring. They are 20 x 9.25 and have an et of 36 front and rear Any idea if they would fit and also what tyre size might me needed? Thanks in advance for all the help. Please see pics below.
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Old 07-05-2017, 06:06 PM   #2
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Those are some big wheels.
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Old 07-05-2017, 06:17 PM   #3
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Those are some big wheels.
That they are, that's the whole idea!
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Old 07-05-2017, 06:36 PM   #4
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Xxr's suck and 20s are way too big for an e46. You need to be around +22 offset to be flush
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Xxr's suck and 20s are way too big for an e46. You need to be around +22 offset to be flush
hmm, ok, figure 36 would push be in too much?
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Old 07-05-2017, 06:45 PM   #6
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You'd need at least 15mm spacers depending on tire size and fender mods
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You'd need at least 15mm spacers depending on tire size and fender mods
Hmm, can't say i'm a big fan of the spacer. tiny one maybe but 15mm is pretty big when you think of it.
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Old 07-05-2017, 07:24 PM   #8
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Hmm, can't say i'm a big fan of the spacer. tiny one maybe but 15mm is pretty big when you think of it.
For street driving it will be fine. The xxr's will break way before the spacers do lol. I ran 25mm bolt on spacers for years including about a dozen track events and they were fine.
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For street driving it will be fine. The xxr's will break way before the spacers do lol. I ran 25mm bolt on spacers for years including about a dozen track events and they were fine.
gotchya, the build quality is pretty bad on them? seen them floating about on a few cars and they are very hit and miss to say the least.
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If your car is strictly street driven you'll be fine. I wouldn't trust them for any kind of high performance use. I've run lower end wheels on a few cars and like i said they're fine on the street but just keep in mind that they will crack easier than oem or more expensive wheels.
But mostly i just think they look cheap.
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I'm fairly confident that you are going to rub up front when you start turning the wheel. 9.25 is a very odd size, are you sure they're not 20x9?
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If your car is strictly street driven you'll be fine. I wouldn't trust them for any kind of high performance use. I've run lower end wheels on a few cars and like i said they're fine on the street but just keep in mind that they will crack easier than oem or more expensive wheels.
But mostly i just think they look cheap.
Yeah, more im thinking about it, mor im thinking find a set of later model 19's oem as on previous rides. Simply street use
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I'm fairly confident that you are going to rub up front when you start turning the wheel. 9.25 is a very odd size, are you sure they're not 20x9?
It is an odd size, def 9.25 (9 1/4) as it states on the pic provided. I've come across others on line and they are the same.
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