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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 03-29-2012, 12:33 PM
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740i wheels fit on a 325i?

I've tried to research this on different threads but cant find the answer. I have a 2002 325i sedan with the standard 16" wheel and 205 x 55 x 16 tires (not sure on the wheel offset, etc, but they're original BMW wheels).

I want to put on spoked wheels and love the 5 series & 7 series spoked wheels (not sure what years these were). Got a few folks in my are selling the 7 series 740i 16 wheels with 235 x 60 x 16 tires. Again, not sure what the wheel specifics are other than obviously 16" and they were standard on the 740i.

Will these fit my 325i?

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Old 03-29-2012, 12:52 PM
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You need to know the offset and hub centerbore diameter to determine if they will work on your car. E46s require an offset between 35 and 50, and a centerbore of 72.5 mm. E39 wheels have completely different specs, which are not compatible with E46 fitment. Not sure about those 7-series wheels. The offset is engraved or stamped inside every wheel, expressed as "et" or "is", followed by a 2-digit number. The hub centerbore will need to be measured with a metric ruler or calipers.
If you have any doubts about a particular wheel, post the specs here, and we`ll guide you along.
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They may "bolt on" but there is a pretty big chance you will be taking the term "hoopty" to a WHOLE new level.
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They may "bolt on" but there is a pretty big chance you will be taking the term "hoopty" to a WHOLE new level.
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