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Old 05-08-2015, 02:06 AM   #1
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Wheel fitment question

Hi guys, I was wondering if I could fit a square set of 20x10 x5 wheels on my 323ci? I like the x5 wheels alot and I found a great deal on them, thanks for any and all help guys
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Old 05-08-2015, 02:16 AM   #2
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no... not without a decent amount of work. Was just going over this with some people earlier today.
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Old 05-08-2015, 02:18 AM   #3
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Like roofing the fenders and stretched tires? Or more than tbat.
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Old 05-08-2015, 02:24 AM   #4
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not sure what the offset is on those but it could range from...

rolling fenders
stretched tires
- camber
possible fender modification

Hard to say without knowing the et. That said 20's are pretty fu**ing huge on an e46. Chances are even if you find a way to make them fit its going to ride like absolute dog ****

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Old 05-08-2015, 02:34 AM   #5
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Yea that's what I'm worried about. The problem is x5 wheels only come in 20s.
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Old 05-08-2015, 09:47 AM   #6
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20's can fit an E46. a 225/30-20 or 235/30-20 tire is the same diameter as stock. Also, X5 wheels have pretty friendly offsets. They are usually in the mid to low 40's range. You wouldn't have too many issues with clearance. Simply rolling your fenders and stretched tires will suffice.

But, that doesn't mean you should run 20's. The car will ride like udder doo-doo with that heavy of a wheel and that small of a sidewall.
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Old 05-08-2015, 12:40 PM   #7
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I think I'll get them as they are dirt cheap. If and when I get tired of the ride I'll swap them out for smaller set.
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By the way... you are going to need a BIG spacer up front to run the 10" wide wheel. With a 10" wide front, you need the final offset to be around 10-15mm. That is going to trigger quite a few things to happen:

1. Massively stretched tires
2. Your front fenders have to be rolled flat, and my need to be pulled
3. A decent amount of negative camber (3 degrees or more).

10" wide wheels all around is going to require a lot of work. It is definitely not plug-n-play.
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what about front tire width, is 10 inches too wide? Will I be able to turn? I've never heard of somebody going bigger than 9.5 inches.
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X5 wheel offsets tend to be perfect on E46 non Ms.
I know like the 19x10 rears from the E53 X5 is ET45. Fit them on a e46 no problem.
Not sure what the 20 offsets are, but probably close.

That said. 20s look huge on E46s and without the right mods and setup. Has potent up to look very clown car like.
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^ This. You need to be DUMPED to make it look right. With those rubber band tires, anything less than tucking won't look good.

A few members have fit 10" wide wheels up front. It is a lot of work. Rolled fenders, negative camber, and stretched tires... some combination of those. Look up members gunmoto and lovebeinguseless. Both of them fit 10" wide wheels on the front of a non-M.
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