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Old 08-21-2013, 06:17 PM
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Can I use 17" on the car?

My son totaled his 2004 E46 car in March, but he was not hurt . The other driver ran a red light . The car had 17" tires and we had an extra set of wheels and tires for snows . The replacement car is a 2006 xi Wagon . It has 16" tires . Is there any procedure or opinion on whether I should get 17" snows using the extra wheels or get 16"? Thanks in advance.

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Old 08-21-2013, 06:33 PM
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Both those cars are E46, not E9x, you should be in that forum.

Snows in 17" are fine - use 205/50R17 or 225/45R17 and you're good to go.
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:34 PM
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unless you have the M-sport package wheels, than your stock wheels should be 17"
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:51 PM
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Can I use 17" on the car?

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unless you have the M-sport package wheels, than your stock wheels should be 17"
Pre-2009 wheels were 16". You can usually find a set of used 17"s for four or five hundred. I got a set with almost brand new Conti run flats off a 2012 coupe for like $650... Cheaper than just buying tires!


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Old 08-22-2013, 06:45 AM
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Pre-2009 wheels were 16". You can usually find a set of used 17"s for four or five hundred. I got a set with almost brand new Conti run flats off a 2012 coupe for like $650... Cheaper than just buying tires!


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my 07 335i has 17".

I guess the 335i is different?
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:23 PM
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Both those cars are E46, not E9x, you should be in that forum.

Snows in 17" are fine - use 205/50R17 or 225/45R17 and you're good to go.
Thanks for the size suggestion. For clarification, the old car was definitely an E46 but the new one (2006 wagon) is the new body style. It is not an E46.
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Both those cars are E46, not E9x, you should be in that forum.
Wrong answer.

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Thanks for the size suggestion. For clarification, the old car was definitely an E46 but the new one (2006 wagon) is the new body style. It is not an E46.
Correct answer.

17s will be fine.
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Wrong answer.
So why didn't you mention my correct answer, yet applaud yourself by giving him the same exact "right" answer?

And, what's up with BMW bringing out the E91 at the same time as the E90, rather than later with the E92/E93? Their release dates are always screwing people up.

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