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Old 01-06-2014, 04:53 PM   #1
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why does these wheels doesnt fit my e46

hi i need help with my wheels ive seen same car having same wheels but doesnt look like this in the front wheels.mine are bowing outward but same car having same rim it fit it nicely please help me.and i need to choose my tires what size should i buy for front and for rear,they are bbs Rx 18"
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width? offset? these things matter most in fitment.
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Old 01-06-2014, 08:36 PM   #3
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Old 01-06-2014, 08:52 PM   #4
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Don't want to state the obv but are they staggered? Are the rear wheels in the front?
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Old 01-06-2014, 09:00 PM   #5
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The width and offset are different than what you have most likely, which is why your fitment is different.
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We can probably help you a lot better if you post the specs of the wheels you have. Generally a E46 3 series would need a ET35 - ET40 offset in the front and ET40 - ET45 offset in the rear.

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Old 01-12-2014, 02:25 PM   #8
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hey guys rear wheels fit it perfectly but the front wheels looks weired the rims are BBS RX 209 the specifications on the wheel are:
81\2J*18H2 ET10 RX 209
and the whole set is 8.5 inch in width so its not a problem of rear wheels are in front.they are 5 series rims but ive seen another e46 having 5 series rims but in the front they fit nicely,i asked a shop and he said they will not fit my e46,is there any way to make them fit? i paid a fortune to get them
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Old 01-12-2014, 02:34 PM   #9
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i dont know how to post a pic so i uploaded them to my profile in album "my car" please check them and iam so thankful for ur help
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Zero way to get ET10 to fit. ET stands for offset. That low is for a m3 rear. Your kind of screwed. Take them off and sell em.
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ohh thats bad man so there is no way to make them fit,i liked them going to a mill wouldnt help as well?
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NO!!!! Please don't do that
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ohh why :o would it harm my car :o ??
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what does it mean exactly going to the mill? sorry im such a nub
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guyss does a csl 19 " fit my car? some one want to trade me on the bbs for a csl 19" rims
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ohh thats bad man so there is no way to make them fit,i liked them going to a mill wouldnt help as well?
Machining metal off of the back will raise the effective offset, however you won't be able to safely remove enough material to make them fit properly. You are directly affecting the structural integrity of the wheel by removing material.
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Old 01-14-2014, 03:45 PM   #19
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VMR Wheels okay i got it,but what about the csl 19" rims would they fit my 325i M-sportpackage?
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ET10 no wonder they don't work.

Stick with 18's that are ET30-37 for a good look.
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