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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 03-09-2013, 09:45 PM
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E46 2005 330XI Style 124 wheels...help

Hello I am looking to sell my Style 124 wheels off of my 2008 535XI.

A local guy wants to buy them for his E46 2005 330XI but we both are not sure if they will fit.

My 124 wheels are off the X 5 series so they are:

Mine: ET 43 Fronts and ET 55 Rears off set.
His: ET 47 Fronts and ET 50 Rears off set.

The front wheels I am selling are 8 inch in the front and the real oem calls for 8 inch fronts for the 330XI so we are good there.
The rears I am selling are 9 inch and real oem calls for 8 1/2 wheels, would there be a problem there?

As far as tires go my wheels call for:
275/35 R18: For the rear two wheels
245/40R18: For the front two wheels

Would this wheel and tires package fit up nicely on a 2005 330XI? Or would the wheels fit, but he would have to get a different tire set up?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:09 PM
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Your Style 124 wheels will fit the E46, but the 275 rear tires will probably rub somewhere. He`d probably have to go with maybe 245 or 255s out back.
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:57 PM
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Using this tire calculator:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tirecalc.php

If this guy puts
245/40/18: For the front two wheels
And
255/40/18: For the rear two wheels

It will be within 3% and it should fit and drive nicely on the 2005 330XI, correct?
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:51 PM
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Using this tire calculator:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tirecalc.php

If this guy puts
245/40/18: For the front two wheels
And
255/40/18: For the rear two wheels

It will be within 3% and it should fit and drive nicely on the 2005 330XI, correct?
The only problem with using this calculator is that *it deals in absolutes*, and is not reflective of The Real World, where all tires of a designated size are NOT created equal. Some brands & models can be physically larger than others (the Dunlop Direzza springs to mind), so, if you use the calculator as a guide, and err slightly on the side of caution, you should be all right.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:07 PM
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The only problem with using this calculator is that *it deals in absolutes*, and is not reflective of The Real World, where all tires of a designated size are NOT created equal. Some brands & models can be physically larger than others (the Dunlop Direzza springs to mind), so, if you use the calculator as a guide, and err slightly on the side of caution, you should be all right.
Thank you! you have been very helpful
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