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Old 04-09-2013, 11:03 PM   #1
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Style 168s on an E46?

Long story short i have 2 sets of style 168s from a Bmw x5 4.8
I was wondering if it would be possible to fit them on an e46?
I know they are 20s and that is "frowned upon" already in the e46 world but i think they would look pretty damn nice..

Only reason i am asking is because i am picking up my new-to-me e46 sometime during this upcoming week and am growing impatiant to find out if they are going to fit.
Bolt pattern is same i believe, 5x120.
Offset is what may be a problem?
168 specs are
Front: 20x9.5 offset 45
Rear: 20x10.5 offset 30?

Current are style 44s
17x8 offset 47 (i think)

I plan on shaving the quarter panels to not have rub
Car will be on coilovers

And also what size tire would you guys recommend if it fits?
Thanks a lot, and if this is a repost -which im pretty sure its not- i truly apologize. Just really curious.
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:18 PM   #2
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Fronts can be made to work, rears... not on a sedan/touring for sure without heavy camber... not worth it to burn through 20" tires, as well as extensive fender work needed. Probably too aggressive for coupes too.
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:37 PM   #3
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Be prepared to be amaized on how good the look.
Its a bit of work,but if done right its worth it

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Old 04-20-2013, 03:09 AM   #4
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if you want to get rid of a set, lmk. my brother in law is looking for some wheels on the cheap for his e38
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