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Old 12-29-2012, 06:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Zooks527 View Post
You can fit TPMS sensors in standard wheels. As CTuna says, they're $50 each at TireRack.

'06 and prior use the ABS sensors for the tire pressure function, and while the system needs to be reset when new wheels are placed on them, they don't need sensors in the wheels themselves,so that's a no-cost fix. '07 and later use active sensors that need to be mounted in the wheels, figure $200 for the sensors and another $100 to install/balance.
My 07 335i still uses the ABS for TPMS so I don't have sensors in the wheels. Still have to reset when changing to snow tires. Not sure why but it usually complains.

OP did you have to use spacers on the front with the e46 Wheels? I have a set of e46 (Style 119) that I have run on my e90 and the fronts looked so close to the strut that I got some spacers. The offest is 34 for my e90 wheels and 47 for the e46 wheels. Both sets are 17x8.

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