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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 05-01-2005, 08:39 AM
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Change of Rims?

I'm considering swapping out the rims on my '04 E46 ZHP 'Vert for the current 19" E46 M3 rims. Is that possible and would it affect my smooth-like-butter ride that I'm getting right now?

Another option I'm considering is getting my current rims polished like the M3 19s. Can anyone recommend a place that would polish my rims for me?

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Old 05-01-2005, 12:08 PM
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I'm considering swapping out the rims on my '04 E46 ZHP 'Vert for the current 19" E46 M3 rims. Is that possible and would it affect my smooth-like-butter ride that I'm getting right now?

Another option I'm considering is getting my current rims polished like the M3 19s. Can anyone recommend a place that would polish my rims for me?

Thanks.
I was considering 19" rims also... but I'm not too fond of the OEM 19" M3 rims. From what I have heard, I think that standard M3 rims (18" or 19") will fit on a stock 330ci, as long as it's not lowered. At the Tire Rack website, if you search for 19" rims for a 330ci and an M3, the same set of wheels come up. But I may be wrong and If I am I hope someone will correct me.

I recently saw a 330ci with those Style 67 19"s driving around near my house in L.A. and I had to do a double take! After considering them briefly, aside from the fact that I'm not too crazy about the style, the fact that they're from a different model BMW, makes them look odd on a 330. I would rather get a unique aftermarket style 19" rim if I ever decide to make the change.

And here's an unsolicited opinion on your second request... don't polish your rims! I think it makes them (actually your whole car) look cheap! Chrome rims are so 80's (or gangsta/rapper!).

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Old 05-01-2005, 12:14 PM
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unless something has changed for '04 only the m3 front rims will fit because the rears have too large of an offset...
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Old 05-02-2005, 09:19 AM
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I'm considering swapping out the rims on my '04 E46 ZHP 'Vert for the current 19" E46 M3 rims. Is that possible and would it affect my smooth-like-butter ride that I'm getting right now?

Another option I'm considering is getting my current rims polished like the M3 19s. Can anyone recommend a place that would polish my rims for me?

Thanks.
the rears may not work, et for M3 is more aggressive.
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