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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 08-30-2014, 01:33 PM   #1
Visor328i
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Wheels half an inch wider in rear, same tires, problem?

I'm thinking of getting a nice set of oem wheels as winter wheels and stumbled upon some style 189's.
They are 18x8 et34 and 18x8.5 et37.
I want to put 225/40/18 all around.

I'm pretty sure the very slight difference in width is not enough to stretch the tire and make too big of a difference with the front wheels?

I know we should run square setups on our Xi's but I feel safe that if I buy those wheels I'll be good, just wanted to run it by you guys.

I have a 2002 325xit.

Can anyone confirm?

Thanks!


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Old 08-30-2014, 06:10 PM   #2
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Location: Rockland County, NY
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My Ride: 03 AW 325xi
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I'm thinking of getting a nice set of oem wheels as winter wheels and stumbled upon some style 189's.
They are 18x8 et34 and 18x8.5 et37.
I want to put 225/40/18 all around.

I'm pretty sure the very slight difference in width is not enough to stretch the tire and make too big of a difference with the front wheels?

I know we should run square setups on our Xi's but I feel safe that if I buy those wheels I'll be good, just wanted to run it by you guys.

I have a 2002 325xit.

Can anyone confirm?

Thanks!


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I got a 325xi running oem staggered style 135 rims with 235/45/18 all around.
The rear is 18x8.5 and the fronts are 18x8.
No stretched tire look nor any suspension or drivetrain issue for over 5k miles.
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Old 08-31-2014, 03:14 AM   #3
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I'm thinking of getting a nice set of oem wheels as winter wheels and stumbled upon some style 189's.
They are 18x8 et34 and 18x8.5 et37.
I want to put 225/40/18 all around.

I'm pretty sure the very slight difference in width is not enough to stretch the tire and make too big of a difference with the front wheels?

I know we should run square setups on our Xi's but I feel safe that if I buy those wheels I'll be good, just wanted to run it by you guys.

I have a 2002 325xit.

Can anyone confirm?

Thanks!


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