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      11-21-2008, 03:03 AM   #1
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Will a 17 x 7.5 ET40 work on teh E93??

I was given a winter tire and wheel set, from a 2006 E46 330CiC Perf. packaged car.

The wheels are 17 x 7.5 ET 40 Sport Edition ?? (discontinued but the are the ones pictued on the Tire Rack winter wheel page, 5-spoke)

Will the ET40 allow clearance with the Calipers on my E93?

Tires are Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D 205/50R17


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i don't really think so...
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If your E93 is a 335i, these won't clear the brakes, sorry.
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Can I use spacers, or is it best to just order new wheels and use the tires? They have one season on them.

Yes, this is a 335i E93 12/07 production
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spacer won't work either if your is a 335i
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spacers would work. if you get them big enough.
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How big, where to buy , and what else will I need? Longer bolts?

thanks!

Or should I just get new wheels, reuse the tires.. and get TPMS with the new wheels?
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offset is NOT what determines caliper clearance, unless you actually try these you should not rule it out

We have 17x7.5 wheels with a 43mm offset that clear 335i calipers.


Spoke design plays a larger role in caliper clearance than offset to a certain extent.

Best thing to do would be to just give it a shot

You may or may not need a spacer...but if you do, an H&R spacer would be a good choice to go with

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