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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 07-01-2019, 11:58 PM   #1
Travisbwenzel
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My Ride: 2003 BMW 325Xi
325Xi on Type 68 Wheels

I just bought a stock 2003 325Xi.

Id like to put a set of Type 68 wheels on it, at least for summer driving and keep the stock wheels for the winter.

I thought I found somewhere that you can do this, though there was some concern over the Type 68s being an inch wider in the back.

Can anyone verify this will work/fit and better yet, show me pics of your 2001-2005 325Xi?

Thanks all
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Old 07-05-2019, 11:59 PM   #2
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They should work fine, I am running style 162 on my 05 330xi which is an 18 inch staggered set.
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Old 07-16-2019, 01:43 PM   #3
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As long as you have the clearance you'll be good. The only thing you need to be careful with is outside diameter of the tires. There should be less than 2% difference front to back.

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