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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 11-09-2012, 03:51 PM
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New Rims

I would like to put 17 inch rims from a 2011 328i BMW on my 2000 328i BMW. I have the tires already for the rims but, I wanted to make sure that there will be no problem with the switch. Is this possible?
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You need to get the sizes of the wheels, offset of the wheels and the tire sizes to be exact as the newer models tend to run more aggressive fitments than your E46.
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:11 PM
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Thank you very much.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:55 AM
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We need to know more than 17" wheel diameter. What is the wheel width? Offset?

http://realoem.com/bmw/partgrp.do?mo...56&hg=36&fg=15

Pick the wheel from the list there, then look at the description. For instance, style 392 says: 7,5JX17 ET:37 which means the wheel is 7.5" wide, 17" diameter, offset of 37mm. A quick Google search shows the F30'shub size is the same as the E46, 72.6mm. An offset of ET37 is within the acceptable range for an E46 with the narrower 225 tire, which is also dictated by the 7.5" rim width.

If the wheel you're looking at is not the Style 392, look up the specs. Our WIKI has information about offsets and wheel sizes that work, plus a database of user data about combinations people run with commentary on how well it works.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:51 AM
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The BWM Wheels I looked at for my make and model (328i 2000) have an off set ranging from 46mm to 50mm.
The BMW wheels for the 2011 BMW have an offset range from 31mm to 39mm.
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