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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 04-06-2013, 07:40 AM
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m5 wheels will fit on e46...

hi! advice me..will m5 rims stgard..will fit on my 2000 bmw 328ci .tnx!
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:47 AM
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tnx! same offset m5 and e46 why not fit?btnx!
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tnx! same offset m5 and e46 why not fit?btnx!
Which Series M5 are you referring to ?

What are the offsets on those M5 wheels ?

Hub centerbore diameter ?
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:56 AM
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wheels is from 2007 m5 high positive offset .. so you mean all the M5 series rim will not fit to any e46 cars? tnx!
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wheels is from 2007 m5 high positive offset .. so you mean all the M5 series rim will not fit to any e46 cars? tnx!
E39 wheels are VERY different, and will not fit any other BMW platforms. The wheels you`re talking about are E60....

I STILL need to know the specific offset numbers and centerbore numbers to know if they`ll fit your car or not.
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:08 AM
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328 has 72.56mm m5 has 74mm..
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:13 AM
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328 has 72.56mm m5 has 74mm..
That difference means you will not have a hubcentric fit, which is critical. So, no, the M5 wheels are not appropriate for E46 use....
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:21 AM
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ill take your good advice..tnx !
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BobO is right your lucky to get away with a plset of e90 wheels fitting on your car. Also bolt pattern is critical. With all that said you can have wheel spaces made to make just about anything fit.

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With all that said you can have wheel spaces made to make just about anything fit.
That`s exactly what THIS guy said !

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Hi fast bob I need help ok I saw pic of style 95 wheel on e46. I got a 1999 323i and correct me If I'm wrong my hub is 72 the style 95 is 74 and like I say I was some pic of e46 with those rim. what do I need to do to fit those rims in my car??? THANKS
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Hi fast bob I need help ok I saw pic of style 95 wheel on e46. I got a 1999 323i and correct me If I'm wrong my hub is 72 the style 95 is 74 and like I say I was some pic of e46 with those rim. what do I need to do to fit those rims in my car??? THANKS
NO they will NOT fit ! Do your homework ! READ THE E46 WIKI !!!

You can put just about ANY wheels under ANY car **when it`s parked** and take pictures of it.....that doesn`t mean it`s actually gonna WORK when you take it out and try to drive it....
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trust me I did here is a video on youtube (BMW e46 323Ci Air Clearance on style 95) anything else you can help me with? thanks
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NO they will NOT fit ! Do your homework ! READ THE E46 WIKI !!!

You can put just about ANY wheels under ANY car **when it`s parked** and take pictures of it.....that doesn`t mean it`s actually gonna WORK when you take it out and try to drive it....
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trust me I did here is a video on youtube (BMW e46 323Ci Air Clearance on style 95) anything else you can help me with? thanks
That`s some SERIOUSLY retarded sh!t in that video....there`s a *right way*, and there`s a *wrong way* to do just about everything, and that knuckledragger driving that E46 was doing everything the wrong way.

Is that really the path YOU want to take ?
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That`s some SERIOUSLY retarded sh!t in that video....there`s a *right way*, and there`s a *wrong way* to do just about everything, and that knuckledragger driving that E46 was doing everything the wrong way.

Is that really the path YOU want to take ?
That why Im here why is the wrong way? and what is The right way?
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:16 AM
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That why Im here why is the wrong way? and what is The right way?
1. You need to read the E46 Wiki

2. You need to start using the SEARCH function, and learn how to find the info already stored on this Forum. It`s all been discussed before. Many times....
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wheels is from 2007 m5 high positive offset .. so you mean all the M5 series rim will not fit to any e46 cars? tnx!
E60 M5 stock wheels are going to be 19x9.5 ET12, 19x9.5 ET28, or 18x8 ET14. The centre bore on them will be 72.5mm, which is the same as your E46. These sizes will be to aggressive (poke to far out of the wheel wheel) for the E46. People have fitted aggressive wheels like these in the past with body modifications, lots of camber, and stretched tires, it's not a simple task to fit wheels this aggressive to the E46 non M (or M3 for that matter). I would not suggest attempting to fit these wheels to your E46 unless you are prepared to make substantial modifications to your vehicle.

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I need help ok I saw pic of style 95 wheel on e46. I got a 1999 323i and correct me If I'm wrong my hub is 72 the style 95 is 74 and like I say I was some pic of e46 with those rim. what do I need to do to fit those rims in my car??? THANKS
Style 95s 19x9 ET24 or 19x10 ET24 have been fitted to the E46 by several owners, they are very aggressive. Also note, the Style 95s are found on the E65/66/67/68 7 series, their center bore is 72.5mm, the same as the E46. Fender rolling/pulling and stretched tires must be used to properly fit them. These are a bit easier to fit than the wheels listed above but please note modifications to your car are still going to be required.
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