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Old 09-09-2012, 04:47 PM   #1
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Will these wheels fit my 330Ci without rubbing?

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Size: 18"x8" front (2" lip), 18"x9" rear (3" lip)

Off Set: +40mm front, +40mm rear

Bolt Pattern: 5x120

Center Bore: 74.1mm
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Will I need spacers? Will I need to modify my fenders?

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Old 09-09-2012, 06:14 PM   #2
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The rims are designed for E39 due to the center bore size BUT they will fit just fine on your car with hub rings. I just a very hard time imagining a 3" lip with a +40 offset , either the rims are extremely CONVEX or there is a typo
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:19 PM   #3
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:24 PM   #4
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The rims are designed for E39 due to the center bore size BUT they will fit just fine on your car with hub rings. I just a very hard time imagining a 3" lip with a +40 offset , either the rims are extremely CONVEX or there is a typo
Hmm, Im not familar with a hub ring. Thanks for the info. Here is a pic of the rim. They have a 2 inch lip on the front and 3 inch on the rear. IMO they will look awesome on my silver 330Ci.

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Old 09-09-2012, 06:33 PM   #5
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:13 PM   #6
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Part 2. I found a screaming deal on some slightly used tires...The fronts are 225/40/18 which I know will fit.

My question is on the rears--will 265/35/18 tires fit on a 18 x 9 rim and not rub??
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:10 AM   #7
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Another wheel Im looking it are these:



Size - Front 18 x 8.0 / Rear 18 x 9.0

Bolt Pattern - 5 x 120

Offset - Front +38 / Rear +45

Centerbore to fit - 74.1mm
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Im assuming these offsets will work as well?

Any opinions from anyone on which wheel they like better?
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:50 AM   #8
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Size - 18x8"

Offset - 35mm

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I personally would go with the 2nd option as it is an OEM style wheel with a bit of twist with that polished lip.
The wheel offsets are perfect for your E46 coupe but again you will require hub centric rings that bring the centerbore down from a 74.1 to a 72.56 (we have them in stock).
I can actually get you setup on a set of wheels that is going to be a perfect fit without having to run hubrings or spacers.

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I personally would go with the 2nd option as it is an OEM style wheel with a bit of twist with that polished lip.
The wheel offsets are perfect for your E46 coupe but again you will require hub centric rings that bring the centerbore down from a 74.1 to a 72.56 (we have them in stock).
I can actually get you setup on a set of wheels that is going to be a perfect fit without having to run hubrings or spacers.

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+1 for the second choice. I like the first option as well but definitely prefer the second option.
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Those wheels would work after you get 4 hubcentric rings - 74.1 - 72.56.

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Sounds like I made the right choice because I went with option 2...In fact, I just had new tires installed today and the wheels will go on the car tomorrow. Ill take some pics and upload them tomorrow...
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:30 PM   #13
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Ok, so I installed the wheels....

Here are the before pics with OEM style 68 wheels:







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Are you planning to sell your original Style 68 rims? if so, how much would you sell for?
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Are you planning to sell your original Style 68 rims? if so, how much would you sell for?
Yes I am...In fact I have them for sale now on Craigslist.

http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/pts/3292240504.html
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Yes I am...In fact I have them for sale now on Craigslist.

http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/pts/3292240504.html
Hmm I'm in Kirkland and may snag these for some winter wheels. Bummer is I don't need the tires.
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I know the tires sell for almost $500 brand new--You could probably sell them for $300 if you wanted which would still be a good deal for someone.

Let me know if you want to set up a time to see the wheels.
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I know the tires sell for almost $500 brand new--You could probably sell them for $300 if you wanted which would still be a good deal for someone.

Let me know if you want to set up a time to see the wheels.
I'll take a look at them. Hopefully I can find a seller for just the tires. How about this Sunday?
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Sunday works for me. Since your in Kirkland and Im in Renton why dont we meet at the Park N Ride parking lot in Bellevue at SE 8th? How does 10am or 11am sound?
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Sunday works for me. Since your in Kirkland and Im in Renton why dont we meet at the Park N Ride parking lot in Bellevue at SE 8th? How does 10am or 11am sound?
10am works for me. I'll PM you my cell phone #. Been looking for a pair of 68's for 2 years. The price is right on yours.
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