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Old 01-08-2015, 04:18 PM   #1
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Will one piece style 5s fit on an e46?

Trying to figure if these will fit my 2001 325i sedan.

I'm buying them from a friend w/decent tires. (forgot the tire size)


I've been trying to find successes in other threads but all I could find was the more popular 2-piece version of the style 5.

The wheels I'm dealing with are the One Piece BBS Style 5 Wheels (from an e38 I believe),

This is what the wheels look like:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=498195

Here are the One Piece Style 5 dimensions:
16x8 5x120 ET23

Will these go on without any hassle? I appreciate the help guys.

If it helps, my current setup is the style 45.
Dimensions of my current wheels:
16x7 ET 47
And my current tires:
205/55r16 91h

Thanks again for the help

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Old 01-08-2015, 04:25 PM   #2
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These wheels are 3mm less aggressive. So, if 17" style 5's fit an E46, these will fit too. Look up pictures of E46's with 17" style 5's, and see what they had to do to make them fit. Meaning, camber, rolled fenders, stretched tires, etc. I'm sure it is a combination of all (3).
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Old 01-08-2015, 04:42 PM   #3
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The only difference between my current and the new wheels is an inch in with.
Both are 16inches. Do you think I will have to resort to stretching the tires and rolling the fenders like the 17 inchers to make them fit?

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Old 01-08-2015, 05:15 PM   #4
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Extra width is only half the story. The 16x8's also have a much lower offset. The 16x8 et23's are going to stick out almost 1.5" further than the 16x7 et47's. So, yes. You may have to stretch tires. Which, you really can only do with low profile tires. And, a low profile 16" tire is going to be WAY too small for an E46. I'd pass on those wheels if I was you.
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My friend is selling the wheels with tires attached, the wheel and tire together. I won't be using my current tires from the 16x7s

will I still need to stretch the new tires?

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This wagon has the wheels in question installed with 205/55 tires. If you aren't lowered, I think they would fit. They may rub a little bit.



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This wagon has the wheels in question installed with 205/55 tires. If you aren't lowered, I think they would fit. They may rub a little bit.




Why do people always run these with no center caps? Crap it looks bad
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Cause, usually used wheels that old the caps are royally beat up. Sometimes running no caps looks better than running beat up caps.
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The fronts should be fine, but the rears might need a slight roll. I'm currently on 18x8.5 ET30 (ET35 + 5mm spacers) all around which is 1mm less aggressive than what you're proposing. Mine fits fine all around lowered on H&R Race springs, but coupes have slightly more room in the rears than the sedans and estates.
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Thanks everyone for the advice!

I found out the tires are 225 50/16

And my car is at stock height, no mods
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