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      04-02-2006, 12:23 AM   #1
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Tested: e90 wheels DO fit on e46s (in this application)

Great news, everyone! <professor from futurama>

With winter over, my RGRs went back on the e90 and I tried out the 161s on our e46 2000 323it. I really needed them to fit, since I have Blizzacks mounted on the e46's oem 16" rims.

Anyway, they fit! No rubbing and certainly no spacers needed. I was a little worried about the ride quality. This car has only had 16" allseasons or snow tires on it. Now with 17" summer runflats there is a bit of tramlining and and, of course, over harsh bumps the ride is harsher. On 90% of the roads the ride is fine.



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Nice! They look great! :rocks:

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Thanks Danny. When will we see your wheels? (I am hijacking my own thread!)
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Thanks Danny. When will we see your wheels? (I am hijacking my own thread!)
Hehehe, I'm hoping (and whatever else I can do!) that they will finally arrive sometime this month! I know when I finally do get them, it will feel kinda sureal, like the twilight zone...My 1st set of Volks didn't feel like it took this long! Thanks for the support Ian!

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Nice Boston Terrier... The rims look sharp on that e46.
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Can you provide a pic that shows the wheel protrussion? I am just curious how they sit since there is about a 10mm difference between E46 and E90 rims.
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Can you provide a pic that shows the wheel protrussion? I am just curious how they sit since there is about a 10mm difference between E46 and E90 rims.
I have one at home. I will post it tonight.

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So it is.... My mistake.
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Does this mean that e46 wheels should fit an e90?
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Does this mean that e46 wheels should fit an e90?
Most, yes.

Of course, 15" wheels that fit on an e46 323i wont fit on a e90 330i, but most 17" and up will fit the 330i and most 16" and up will fit the 325i.

The rears may look a little tucked.
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not sure if you can answer this question...anyways, my friend has a set of aftermrkt 18s from his E46. Will these fit my E90? I'm guessing it should fit but need some expert advice.
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not sure if you can answer this question...anyways, my friend has a set of aftermrkt 18s from his E46. Will these fit my E90? I'm guessing it should fit but need some expert advice.

So far, all applications for the e46 (that I know of) will fit the e90.

16"+ for the 325i
17"+ for the 330i

The rears may appear tucked.

Find the size of the wheels/tires and use the application at the top of the screen.
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