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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 01-09-2014, 03:24 PM   #1
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Hello everyone,

Thanks in advanced you guys have always provided better insight on e46 than most tire shops etc..

Background info:
I have an xit, I've been running OEM 17's as summer set up. And have a set of borbet type E's I run in the winter. (16") however I think these are +10 offset, idk but they stick out a bit out of the wheel arch. Was concerned about causing damage but I figured a couple months town driving wouldn't be the end of the world.

Now to the real Question:
I want to run a set of Borbet type E's (17") for the summer. But the offset is +13, I think stock is fairly high at around 40???

Anyways will I be alright running this offset, or will my axles etc punish me later?

Thanks again
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You can't just give us the offset without giving us the width.

The offset details how far from the center of a wheel the hub sits so a 17x7 et+13 is much different than 17x9 et+13

I'm currently running 18x9 et+26 and it's near flush, but not quite. I do have shaved rear fenders and KW coilovers.
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