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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 01-02-2013, 08:39 AM
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excuse my noobness..

I have the same exact e46 and I really like that look, Can someone tell me what style these rims are? Are they direct bolt on or do I need spacers? does any modification have to be done?

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Old 01-02-2013, 10:10 AM
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Those are the ugliest wheels I have ever seen. I hope you're trying to find them so you can destroy them and prevent others from having to see their awfulness.
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:20 AM
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Those are E53 X5 wheels. Most likely 4 fronts.
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:22 AM
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Those are the ugliest wheels I have ever seen. I hope you're trying to find them so you can destroy them and prevent others from having to see their awfulness.
really? I like them.

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Those are E53 X5 wheels. Most likely 4 fronts.
Thanks. I'll look into them now that I have the style.
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:36 AM
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really? I like them.
Well, beauty is in the eye of the beholder... but seriously, they are hideous.
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:48 AM
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That`s the fugliest shiznit I`ve seen in a long time....

(and the fit TOTALLY sucks as well ! )
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:49 AM
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I've seen a lot worse...aka any chrome wheels
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:21 AM
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one small pot hole with those things and your out about.........like $600.00 minimum??
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:25 AM
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one small pot hole with those things and your out about.........like $600.00 minimum??
I see what your talking about, If he goes up a driveway in a bad angle he will pinch the side wall easy.

hmm, the general consensus here is they are ugly lol.. I'll keep looking
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I see what your talking about, If he goes up a driveway in a bad angle he will pinch the side wall easy.

hmm, the general consensus here is they are ugly lol.. I'll keep looking
Thank you.

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OP,

Use this link as a style reference resource. As 1naztyx5 stated, those are E53 X5 wheels - look to be style #131. 8.5 x 18 et48 all around - those should fit e46 just fine.

www.bmwstylewheels.com
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:10 PM
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I know you want to upgrade your car, but the sport wheels currently on it look very nice.
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:03 PM
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I know you want to upgrade your car, but the sport wheels currently on it look very nice.

Awesome! Thanks for the link!
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:06 AM
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I know you want to upgrade your car, but the sport wheels currently on it look very nice.
The current wheels are a bit plain, but they're a hell of a lot better looking than those other horrible wheels.
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:57 AM
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I know you want to upgrade your car, but the sport wheels currently on it look very nice.
Thanks but the previous owner used the wheels as curb feelers. it's hard to see in the pic but they are pretty scratched up, eventually I'd like to replace them.
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Thanks but the previous owner used the wheels as curb feelers. it's hard to see in the pic but they are pretty scratched up, eventually I'd like to replace them.
Try your local BMW dealer to see who they use to refurb wheels. Around here they will refurb for $60 each as long as they do all 4, and they look brand new after the work.
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