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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 01-09-2013, 05:13 PM
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HELP!!! Can 19' rims fit on my 330ci, if so, what's the best size for a guy who lives in the triple diggets?
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:55 PM
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I assume that means that you go above 100mph all the time..... Buy as big a wheels as you want because you will either die or go to jail in a short while.
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:04 PM
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HELP!!! Can 19' rims fit on my 330ci, if so, what's the best size for a guy who lives in the triple diggets?
Looking for performance? Get some 17" wheels. 18" wheels are more for style on a non-M E46, as 18" wheel / tire combinations are heavier and have more rotational interia than comparable 17s. 19" wheels on a non-M E46 (M3 uses a 1" taller tire and therefore can use a 1" taller wheel) are stupid because the sidewall is so short that if you hit any sort of hole at speed you'll destroy the wheel.

FULL DISCLOUSE: I have factory 18" wheels on my car, because I like how they look.
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I was also thinking of installing some 18 on my 03 325ci but i decided to keep my stock 17s. Yeah it gives it a different look and all but the bigger the rims the thinner tire your going to have to get and if you were to ever hit a pothole.. Well ur f******.. My sister has a 745i nd she put 20s on it. Hit a pothole cracked and broke two rims going 75 on highway
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:35 PM
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HELP!!! Can 19' rims fit on my 330ci, if so, what's the best size for a guy who lives in the triple diggets?
"WHEELS", noob....not "RIMS"...."rims" are the outermost component of "wheels"....
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:49 PM
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Thanks to all who posted a response and special thanks to "BIG MOTHER WHEELS" who gave some life saving information.
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Thanks to all who posted a response and special thanks to "BIG MOTHER WHEELS" who gave some life saving information.
Never mind to say thanks my lord, always looking to do me part. Sorry - just finished an episode of Downton Abbey on Hulu.
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