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Old 05-20-2012, 04:55 PM   #1
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*Anyway to Fit 20" Rims?"

I won a set of Giovanna rims but the only problem is there 20"s. I don't think I can comfortably fit 20"s on my 04 330 coupe. I use to have an 01' with 19" work vx-xx's, my car was on pss9 coil overs though so i had a little rubbing until i got my fenders shaved. my 04 isn't on coils or lowered on springs. Is it possible to fit them? suggestions on off set for the front and back if it is? I think the set is going to be 20x8.5, all around potentially or or 20x10 rear (staggered;if possible).
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Old 05-20-2012, 04:56 PM   #2
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Old 05-20-2012, 05:13 PM   #3
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I think that's just what may happen haha
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Old 05-20-2012, 06:04 PM   #5
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Is it just me? Or do the people who normally fit 20" "rims" don't know the difference between their/there/they're??

There's absolutely no reason to put those "rims" on your car. They look bad. They're potentially unsafe. They will do wonders for your fuel mileage, power, and handling (and not in a good way, either!) In other words, don't do it. Get some stock wheels or aftermarket high quality lightweight wheels.

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Old 05-20-2012, 06:38 PM   #6
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It's my opinion your car will look like a monster truck with 20's. Maybe if you had a full ZHP or M3 body kit and lowered it might look good. I wouldn't go over 19''.
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yea bro these kind of bimmers got a sporty look with them dont ruin it wit 20 lower it on some cleen 18s and ur set.
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Is it just me? Or do the people who normally fit 20" "rims" don't know the difference between their/there/they're??

There's absolutely no reason to put those "rims" on your car. They look bad. They're potentially unsafe. They will do wonders for your fuel mileage, power, and handling (and not in a good way, either!) In other words, don't do it. Get some stock wheels or aftermarket high quality lightweight wheels.

What wheels do you have now??
It's not just you, Mango, but I have to say it's the same for those who have a rattling sound, need a cooling system, haven't gummi pfleged, and who lock themselves out of their cars.

Also, note that the OP did ask. He sensed there could be an issue and was smart enough to inquire about it, so as far as I'm concerned, he's okay!

Besides that, OP, Mango is right...you'll loose speed, mpgs, handling and if you really want to keep them, part of your car!

List them for sale here...spend the money on a new cooling system!
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Old 05-20-2012, 06:59 PM   #9
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20s will work. I have seen them work. The offset was 48. You can go to tire rack and look at the specs for 19s. Usually a 19.5 width with that offset will have a maximum tire size of 255-35-19. That will fit side to side in your 330 without rubbing. Look at the specs of over all diameter. Most of that size will be 26. Also revs per mile. The Potenza RE-11 is 801. Go to 20 inch tires and match that overall diameter and rp miles and it will give you a good idea of what tire can be stretched onto the 20in wheel you have if the et is 45 to 48. If the offset is any more aggressive than that they will not work. Also this is not for sedans. This size only works on coupes and convertibles. Do some searching and you will find what matches. I hope I made that clear enough without doing all the work for you.
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I've also seen 28s on a Camaro. Yes. They will work. It's all about 28s!!!!!!

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wholly $hit. That is a bad dream. I liked the Camaros until I saw that. Thanks mango. You just ruined it for me forever.lol Excuse me while I go throw up.
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They will fit depending on width. So many people here in Australia run 20's on e46's... I think the most width you can go in the rear is 9" but 8.5 will fit easy
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Noob your a fu***n tard. And ur names gay as fu**, fu***n queen noobus. Everyone else thank you for the suggestions and opinions. Definitely going to see if he can get me 18s or 19s. If not up for sale they go. actually won them in a raffle at bimmerfest. Going to get my works repolished and road rash cleaned up. Think ill take that suggestion on a cooling system.
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Luis' car is probably the only exception to the e46 that can fit 20's, considering the extensive body work that he has done, it does look good for the car

in any other scenario, m3 or not... 18's or 19's look best, nothing more, nothing less
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Is it just me? Or do the people who normally fit 20" "rims" don't know the difference between their/there/they're??
Also "anyway" and "any way"
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Noob your a fu***n tard. And ur names gay as fu**, fu***n queen noobus. Everyone else thank you for the suggestions and opinions. Definitely going to see if he can get me 18s or 19s. If not up for sale they go. actually won them in a raffle at bimmerfest. Going to get my works repolished and road rash cleaned up. Think ill take that suggestion on a cooling system.
DeceptiKon is much more appropriate. What a baller azz username. Goes perfect with 20's! Slap a deceptiKon decal all over the hood when you're rollin on those 20's! Maybe even on the wheel center caps too!
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OP it all depends on your offsets.
20x10s is a lil tighter tho. 10 is a possible, but tight fit, being on as tall as 20s, makes it more difficult. but it is possible to do it without rubbing.

Oh unless you got a proper drop and a nice body kit, it will look high as fuk tho... and them lil stock brakes will look extra tiny and puny behind big 20" wheels.

19s are pushing it on a non M, 20s is too much...
i hope theyre not gonna be heavy cast wheels, cause then your suspension components will take a beating.
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