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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 02-13-2014, 05:14 AM
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my BMW 318i came with rim 16., can i comfortably change to rim 17., and what type of tyres will be good for me....
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Old 02-13-2014, 05:39 AM
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1. What year is the car? My 1998 528i is able to use 15, 16, and 17 inch rims so it may be possible.
2. For summer driving, I favour the Vredestein Ultrac Sessenta. But everyone will have their own opinion on this
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Old 02-13-2014, 11:41 AM
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my BMW 318i came with rim 16., can i comfortably change to rim 17., and what type of tyres will be good for me....
This is a US-based forum....you`re on the other side of the world. Depends on what local suppliers you have available, as far as tires go. Brands like Hankook and Kumho have good, reasonably-priced tires. And yes, you can use 17-inch wheels on your car. Read the E46 Wiki, it contains information on proper wheel fitment.
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Old 02-14-2014, 12:01 PM
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Hi. Yes, you can use 17's. The BMW rims that came on my 316 SE (E46) are BMW's own. The tyre size on them is 225 / 45 / 17's. But if you buy different wheels from mine, you'll need to match the rims with the appropriate 17" tyres obviously.

A good balance of performance and price are the new Uniroyal Rainsport 3 if you're in a cooler climate. They are about 85 euro a side if you purchase online. They are amazing in all weather and get better ratings than almost every other premium brand. Warmer climate? Find a good website and look at the reviews. Bridgestone/ Michelin/ Pirelli usually a safe bet. Have a look at the reviews.

http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/Un...ainsport-3.htm


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Old 02-14-2014, 02:24 PM
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Hi. Yes, you can use 17's. The BMW rims that came on my 316 SE (E46) are BMW's own. The tyre size on them is 225 / 45 / 17's. But if you buy different wheels from mine, you'll need to match the rims with the appropriate 17" tyres obviously.

A good balance of performance and price are the new Uniroyal Rainsport 3. They are about 85 a side if you purchase online. They are amazing in all weather and get better ratings than almost every other premium brand. Have a look at the reviews;

http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/Un...ainsport-3.htm

P.S, I find asdatyres the best and cheapest place to buy. You can get them fitted at an enormous amount of locations aswell.

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Old 02-17-2014, 08:26 PM
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Yes, you can go to 17, but keep the overall diameter of the wheel (rim + tire) the same as stock. Bigger rim go to lower profile tire.
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