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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 09-25-2009, 02:39 PM
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New member. Hello to everyone. Want to put bigger tires on my e30. It currently has 14 inch rims. Have seen some 16 inch stock rims from newer 3 series online. Does anyone know if all 3 series stock rims will fit or is there more info needed to determine a fit?
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Old 09-25-2009, 02:51 PM
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just make sure that is not the ix model, as it is different 3 series since its a 4 wd model.
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just make sure that is not the ix model, as it is different 3 series since its a 4 wd model.
i think the OP was meaning newer as in E36/46 etc, but i may be wrong. wheels off those cars wont fit because they are the wrong pattern. you need 4x100 and an offset of around 20
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Old 09-26-2009, 01:12 PM
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i think the OP was meaning newer as in E36/46 etc, but i may be wrong. wheels off those cars wont fit because they are the wrong pattern. you need 4x100 and an offset of around 20
good point, i was only making sure he doesnt make the common mistake between the ix and every other model. but aren e36/46 5 bolts??
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Old 09-26-2009, 01:25 PM
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good point, i was only making sure he doesnt make the common mistake between the ix and every other model. but aren e36/46 5 bolts??
yeah they are, thats why i said they have the wrong stud pattern
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Old 09-26-2009, 09:00 PM
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Are you saying that the stock bmw 5 bolt patterns vary such that all 3 series stock rims are not interchangable. I seem to recall reading somewhere that the bolt pattern stayed the same up to 2001.
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Old 09-26-2009, 09:06 PM
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no all e30s have a 4x100 bolt patter
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no all e30s have a 4x100 bolt patter
unless someone did a 5 lug conversion on your car. that seems to be popular. but other cars you can get rims from are the vw jettas with 4 lug, minis, or you can oeder customs with the correct spacing and lug pattern
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Are you saying that the stock bmw 5 bolt patterns vary such that all 3 series stock rims are not interchangable. I seem to recall reading somewhere that the bolt pattern stayed the same up to 2001.
was probably from the mid 80s starting on the E32/34, but seeing as the E30 was already in production they wouldnt have changed it. thats my speculation anyways
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