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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 09-01-2012, 12:13 AM   #1
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will this fit?

19's on an xi??? ugh, idk about that. i never wanted to go above 18. but the set is nice and the grey matches my color scheme..

talk me out of it.

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Old 09-01-2012, 12:22 AM   #2
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fyi,

i'm installing koni's with eibach pro spring kit.

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Old 09-01-2012, 09:27 PM   #3
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When I first bought my car it had 19in m3 reps and they would rub when going over bumps.
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:06 PM   #4
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the rears will rub alot im running 19x9.5 +24 offset all the way around on my xi and had to roll the backs alot
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:43 AM   #5
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Fronts will, rears won't. Also, go 17in or less if you can due to the awesome east coast roads.
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:44 AM   #6
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Seriously don't buy the 19s, they won't last you a day around that vicinity.
Get some strong LW 17in with beefy tires and dominate the streets instead of trying to avoid every single pothole with 19s.
I have destroyed six wheels in two years around these roads. Im now running 245/45/17
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:19 PM   #7
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No matter how good a deal, leave them go and opt to wait till you have the money for a nice set of 17 inch wheels and 225/45/17 tires. With the 17s, you still have enough tire sidewall to help absorb road shock/potholes without ruining/bending or flat spotting wheels and blowing out tires, and you can lower your car without having to roll the fenders or worry about the tires hitting the fenders going over a bump, PLUS, the 19s with tires will weigh in more than a set of 17s and that is rotational weight.
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:27 PM   #8
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thanks for the great input folks,

right now i'm debating a set of 18" zhp wheels. what are your thoughts? the price is exactly what i can afford and not a penny more. i am putting koni yellows with eibach pro springs. i was told it only lowered the car about 1 inch front and 1.2 inch rear. i DO NOT plan to lower it anymore as it is my DD and i'm in the mountains often. if i leave it be, will the 18's be ok?

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Old 09-04-2012, 08:37 PM   #9
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18s will be fine in fitment but you'll again run into the durability issues that come with having such thin sidewall tires. Your call though.
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:05 PM   #10
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that's true. i do have a dedicated winter set that i use.

problem is that you just don't see too many 17's out there.

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Old 09-04-2012, 09:44 PM   #11
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Like others have said the rears won't fit..

I run 19s with e90 tire sizes (235/35/19) and the ride isn't too bad, but definitely can get annoying on bad roads
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:47 AM   #12
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that's true. i do have a dedicated winter set that i use.

problem is that you just don't see too many 17's out there.

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There are tons out there, most of them OEM even. Keep looking...
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:48 AM   #13
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problem is that you just don't see too many 17's out there.
Town Fair didn't have anything?

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There are tons out there, most of them OEM even. Keep looking...
Yeah he must be searching the interweb, when he should be on the world wide net.
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:52 PM   #14
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WOW john311tran, there are plenty of different 17 inch wheels out there that will fit your car!!! Look at www.tirerack.com and at discount tire and wheel for example. And Beyern wheels are available from other places besides BAV Auto (I actually got mine thru Tire Rack because they are part of TSW). I wouldn't go larger than 18 inch wheels, going to be a rough ride and you may well flat spot a wheel on bad roads.
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:32 PM   #15
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sorry, i am mainly looking for used since they are cheaper. budget limited at the moment. when i said there are none. i meant on e46. i know there are plenty elsewhere...
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:06 PM   #16
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john311tran, there are 2 main reasons guys sell wheels; they need the money OR there is a problem with the wheel(s), i.e. road rash, bent and/or flat spotted. You would be better served if you saved the money until you have enough for a new set of wheels and the proper tires to fit them. Buying a new wheel/set of wheels, if there is a problem with the wheel, it will be replaced. Buying a "good" used set of wheels can be a crap-shoot and you won't find out if they are bent and/or flat-spotted until you put rubber on them and have them spin balanced. Hell, when you buy a used car, you don't know if any of the wheels are bent or flat-spotted until you have to put new rubber on them. ANd the larger the diameter of the wheel, the more likely it is to have damage i.e. bent or flat-spotted since the larger the diameter of the wheel, the lower the profile of the tire, more air pressure and less side wall to help absorb road shock(s). But hey, its your dime...........just pointing out the possible problem(s).
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