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Old 02-10-2013, 02:26 AM   #1
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I'm after some alloys for my 2005 e46 BMW 318 coupe (non m3)

Wheel size is 7J x16 offset 47, I've been looking on several websites that say recommended offset 35 to 45 but I found one that said 47 was ok?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated thanks

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I thought a 17" was minimum to clear the brakes, offset is moot point in that case
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:33 AM   #3
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No it came with 16" alloys?
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wow... your brakes are tiny for such a heavy car. Find a wrecked 330 to get the bigger calipers, then go find yourself a set of 17s
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Hermes doesn't know what he's talking about.

Those will fit your car without any issues OP. If they're a good price then snag them up.
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Those wheels will fit fine.
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Hermes doesn't know what he's talking about.

Those will fit your car without any issues OP. If they're a good price then snag them up.
In fact I probably know a hell of a lot more than you... Did I ever say they wont fit or did I just say to upgrade a very important system on the car? You honestly believe that those tiny calipers are fine on a 1.5ton + car? My 1969 has bigger brakes than that.

Yes, the wheels that OP found might fit fine but why waste money on a set of wheels that will do nothing since he already has the same size wheels already. You can get an actual performance upgrade out of bigger brakes, the most he can do with these are maybe losing a pound or two in rotational mass. I think you should review your thoughts before you make another comment that makes no sense.
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He never mentioned anything about brakes. He simply wanted to know if those wheels would fit. Assuming the wheel has a bolt pattern of 5x120, centre bore 72.5mm then they will work.
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In fact I probably know a hell of a lot more than you... Did I ever say they wont fit or did I just say to upgrade a very important system on the car? You honestly believe that those tiny calipers are fine on a 1.5ton + car? My 1969 has bigger brakes than that.

Yes, the wheels that OP found might fit fine but why waste money on a set of wheels that will do nothing since he already has the same size wheels already. You can get an actual performance upgrade out of bigger brakes, the most he can do with these are maybe losing a pound or two in rotational mass. I think you should review your thoughts before you make another comment that makes no sense.
Go to BMW and argue with their engineers on how their brakes are too small for their cars. I have no problem with mine and I stop like a mofo when necessary. There is nothing wrong with his brakes (that we can determine). All the guy wants to know is if these wheels will fit his car (which is what I answered and you did not).

Maybe you're the reincarnation of Chris Farley and you work for Callahan brakes and want to make a sale???
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