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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 04-08-2014, 06:32 AM
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Need a spare wheel

I have a 2000 323I that I just purchased and it didnt have a spare. I have found a wheel that is a 16" but off a 740I. Does anybody know if it will work as a spare?
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I have a 2000 323I that I just purchased and it didnt have a spare. I have found a wheel that is a 16" but off a 740I. Does anybody know if it will work as a spare?
No, everything is different on that wheel. Read the E46 Wiki, there`s a section on wheel & tire fitment which explains what is needed for a correct fit.
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Thanks but i dont see that section.
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Right above the first posting above, where it says:

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 <-- Right Here!
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Once again I cant seem to locate that chart. I found a generic list of tires sizes. The 740I wheel apears to have the same bolt patern. Is the offset what I will have trouble with.
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Once again I cant seem to locate that chart. I found a generic list of tires sizes. The 740I wheel apears to have the same bolt patern. Is the offset what I will have trouble with.
A bolt circle of 5 x 120 is common to most recent BMWs. It`s the offset and hub centerbore that become the critical specs.

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http://www.bimmerfest.com/wiki/index...Ftire_fitments
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Hey thanks, I did find that chart. Why cant I see that chart for the 740 to compare?
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Hey thanks, I did find that chart. Why cant I see that chart for the 740 to compare?
Why would you need a chart for the 740 wheel ?

You know (from the E46 Wiki) what`s required for a proper wheel fitment....just look at the 740 wheel for the offset, and measure the centerbore with a small metric ruler. Nothing difficult or confusing about that....
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