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Old 07-09-2017, 06:03 PM   #1
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Will a style 32 fit my e46?!?!?

I know its been asked 100 times, I've looked everywhere and can not get a straight answer. And with photo bucket now wanted money to see pictures it makes it that much harder.

Anyway, I've got a an e46 coupe that I have been dying to stuff some style 32s under. I know it would be tight. Probably would need a smaller tire. But does anyone know if the e39 or e38(if i can even find some) would fit?

Thanks in advanced, and sorry for being "that guy"
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Old 07-09-2017, 07:19 PM   #3
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No they won't. Send them to me I'll dispose of them properly.
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Old 07-09-2017, 07:29 PM   #4
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No they won't. Send them to me I'll dispose of them properly.
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Old 07-09-2017, 07:31 PM   #5
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Starvega you sneaky bugger.

There are factory E46 fitment Style 32's. I have had them previously in 18" on my car.

If you get them from an E39 or E38, you will require hub centric rings, as the centre bore of those cars is 74.1. In addition, you'll likely need to run spacers to get them to fit in an ideal way.
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Old 07-09-2017, 07:38 PM   #6
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i've seen. Happen to know that the max et you can run for an 8in and 9in?
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Old 07-09-2017, 07:39 PM   #7
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Starvega you sneaky bugger.

There are factory E46 fitment Style 32's. I have had them previously in 18" on my car.

If you get them from an E39 or E38, you will require hub centric rings, as the centre bore of those cars is 74.1. In addition, you'll likely need to run spacers to get them to fit in an ideal way.
I know about the rings, and i think they will be on the fender as is :/
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They'll fit. Little roll on the fenders and pick an appropriately sized tire.
A 9.5 wide +22 offset fits about dead flush on an e46. You'll be fine.

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herp derp, i had my mind on the wrong direction for offset. As Starvega set, a mild roll on the fenders, and a non-retarded tyre choice will do just fine.
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There also are staggered 17" style 32 wheels, factory for Z3 3.0. These will fit an E46 with no issues and no need to roll fenders.
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There also are staggered 17" style 32 wheels, factory for Z3 3.0. These will fit an E46 with no issues and no need to roll fenders.
Will Style 32's from the 540i fit without fender rolling?
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You'll be fine man just get them and go from there. Bolt them on, see what the clearance is going to look like, then buy the tire size you need to make them work.
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Will Style 32's from the 540i fit without fender rolling?
No; offset far too low.

As a general rule of thumb, 3- and Z-series BMWs have high-offset wheels in the 40 range, and 5-, 6-, 7- and 8-series cars have low offset wheels in the 20s.

And E39 wheels require a hubcentric spacer to fit on other BMWs (assuming the offsets are compatible).
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would a 255 be too much in the rear? I assume it will be. I found set thats really clean. tires are a bit big on it.
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What are the wheel specs?
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What are the wheel specs?
The fronts are 17x8 20et
With a 235/45

Rears are 17x9 26et
With a 255/40

I think it'll be too much for the rear.
Worth noting I'm 1.5 lowered all the way around. Fenders have been rolled. Rears could use a better job however.

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No; offset far too low.

As a general rule of thumb, 3- and Z-series BMWs have high-offset wheels in the 40 range, and 5-, 6-, 7- and 8-series cars have low offset wheels in the 20s.

And E39 wheels require a hubcentric spacer to fit on other BMWs (assuming the offsets are compatible).
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The fronts are 17x8 20et
With a 235/45

Rears are 17x9 26et
With a 255/40

I think it'll be too much for the rear.
Worth noting I'm 1.5 lowered all the way around. Fenders have been rolled. Rears could use a better job however.
Fenders need to be rolled. You can't fit any good sizes without rolling the fenders. Every car is like this. Just get them rolled it's quick and cheap. I'm not sure why people get so dramatic about rolling fenders. It's the simplest thing ever.

Put the 235's on the 17x9's then get some 215s for the front. They'll fit perfect and it'll look great.
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