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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 05-31-2015, 11:44 AM   #1
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AWD Problems.. Help!

I was looking at getting a new set of rims for my car. They're 18x8.5 18x9.5 et35 245/40 275/35, but I have an xi... Any way to make these work on my car? Or should I just move on and hope to find some squared some day. Any help would be great. Car is an 04 325xi.
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Old 05-31-2015, 07:38 PM   #2
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You should be fine with that setup as long as you have clearance in the wheel wells. The general rule of thumb is 1-2% of difference is tolerable in diameter on AWD vehicles. See this thread for more info.

You can use an online calculator to see the difference in diameter with that setup.
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