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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 10-19-2012, 08:59 AM   #1
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Wheel questions again

I have a 2005 330xi,, Bought a slightly used winter tire / wheel package on e-bay. the seller had purchased them from Tire rack for a 2004 M3
all4 tires are Dunlop Winter Sport sp m3 size 225-50-17 they are mounted on Elbrus model #102 rims, my issue is that 2 of the rims have ET42 offset and the other 2 (rear) have ET 20 offset.
Will I harm anything if I use the ET-20 wheels on the rear of my 330xi?
they are paid for and shipped, so I am stuck with them... I thought the wheels would all be ET-42
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Old 10-19-2012, 11:16 AM   #2
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You should be fine as long as they don't rub on the back fenders.
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Old 10-19-2012, 12:59 PM   #3
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17s from an M3? thought you had to have 18s to clear the brakes on an m3. That wheel doesnt even come in an et20 that i can find
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:07 PM   #4
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17s from an M3? thought you had to have 18s to clear the brakes on an m3. That wheel doesnt even come in an et20 that i can find
Hmm, that is why I was so surprised and pissed to see the ET-20
I'm thinking the M3 owner ordered the 17" for the winter wheels/ tires and the rear Et-20 would be far enough away from the calipers to clear them.
the M3 owner told me that he also used spacers>>> I assume on the front
the back surface of the ET-20"s looks about an inch closer to the hub.
Does the e-46 M3 have wider fenders?
Does the M3 have a different width dim. than an xi?
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Old 10-19-2012, 04:54 PM   #5
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Hmm, that is why I was so surprised and pissed to see the ET-20
I'm thinking the M3 owner ordered the 17" for the winter wheels/ tires and the rear Et-20 would be far enough away from the calipers to clear them.
the M3 owner told me that he also used spacers>>> I assume on the front
the back surface of the ET-20"s looks about an inch closer to the hub.
Does the e-46 M3 have wider fenders?
Does the M3 have a different width dim. than an xi?
e46 m3s can run 17 inch wheels, the rears are usually 20mm further out due to their larger rear fenders. typically we can't run their rear wheels without rubbing our narrower rear fenders or running massive camber (ie stance)
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Old 10-19-2012, 05:29 PM   #6
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I think these will fit. If these rims are 7" wide, the ET20 rears will have the same outer clearance as my 8.5" ET38 wheels. If they are 7.5" wide, they will extend 5mm more than my wheels, which would still be ok.
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