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Old 03-11-2010, 08:27 PM
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BMW Wheel Interchange List?

I'm pawing through the L.A. Craig's List looking for a new set of rims for the '05 X3 and there are dozens of sets of nice BMW OEM wheels for sale, but they are all listed by the model they came off of and diameter. There's never any mention of offset. Question: is there a list somewhere of which BMW year/model wheels might fit my car without any drama? Or can I use only X5 wheels? There are never any X3 wheels listed. Thanks.
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Old 03-12-2010, 11:13 AM
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Never seen the sort of list you are looking for,
but this might help somewhat:

http://www.xoutpost.com/file-e83_w.htm

That list includes some wheels that are not available here, such as the 109.

Some, but not all, X5 wheels are a possibility.
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Old 03-12-2010, 01:37 PM
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That link is excellent. Thanks. Now if we had a list like that for some other models, we'd be in business.

I found this:

http://felgenkatalog.auto-treff.com/

So, if I have #112 17x8 wheels with an offset of ET46 and I'm not looking to purposely change the stance of the car, but just replace the rims with newer/better condition ones, how close do I need to stay to the 46 number?

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Old 03-16-2010, 12:46 PM
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I'm pawing through the L.A. Craig's List looking for a new set of rims for the '05 X3 and there are dozens of sets of nice BMW OEM wheels for sale, but they are all listed by the model they came off of and diameter. There's never any mention of offset. Question: is there a list somewhere of which BMW year/model wheels might fit my car without any drama? Or can I use only X5 wheels? There are never any X3 wheels listed. Thanks.
I am running a set of X5 rims with snow tires on them for the winters. Running them on a 2004 X3 3.0i.

I did a bunch of research on this and found that rims from a 2000-2005 X5 ( e53 model ) will work in terms of offset, size and centerbore diameter.

Also, any rim that is off of an e46 3 series will again have compatible offset and the same centerbore.

Keep in mind that if you have the 3.0i engine then your brake rotors are larger and a 17" diameter rim is the smallest you can run.
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:30 AM
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Typically those in the high 30s will work; 38-40 mm offsets are pretty common for aftermarket wheels. Unless you change the tire width, you should be fine. A 38mm offset does change the stance slightly; moves the tire out 9mm.

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That link is excellent. Thanks. Now if we had a list like that for some other models, we'd be in business.

I found this:

http://felgenkatalog.auto-treff.com/

So, if I have #112 17x8 wheels with an offset of ET46 and I'm not looking to purposely change the stance of the car, but just replace the rims with newer/better condition ones, how close do I need to stay to the 46 number?
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:51 PM
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Several of you have indicated that post-2005 X5 wheels will not fit a 2005 X3. Is this a center bore issue....or what?
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:25 PM
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Several of you have indicated that post-2005 X5 wheels will not fit a 2005 X3. Is this a center bore issue....or what?
Up until and including 2006 the X5 used a 72.6mm. center bore, same as the X3.

From 2007 on the X5 went to a 74.1mm. center bore (which the X6 uses too).
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:38 PM
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Now we are cooking with gas! Thank you.
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I just purchased a 2000 323I and came with no spare. I have 16" wheels and found one in a wrecking yard for a 740I 16". Will it work on my 323?
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I just purchased a 2000 323I and came with no spare. I have 16" wheels and found one in a wrecking yard for a 740I 16". Will it work on my 323?
Congratulations on your new 323i. Your car is an E46, so you may have better results posting in that forum. Also, give more details about the potential 740i wheel (year model, etc.). Please be aware that a lot of BMW wheels do not interchange very well (different offsets, different center bores, etc.).

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Old 04-10-2014, 06:43 AM
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hello, Im planning to buy a good shape & conditon of mags 20" for BMW, but the only info that i could get is that the mags came from Bimer 320i, 2007 Mdl. is this size is interchangable with X3 3.0i and what about the arc of the fender, appreciate your advise and comments
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