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      09-30-2015, 07:34 PM   #1
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Danger of using E46 wheels on a E90?

I found a set of Style 96 wheels with winter tires that were on a E46.

The offset is 47. IIRC offset is 34/37 on my E90 328i.

I have 12 or 15mm spacers in the rear. If I remove them would those Style 96 looks fine or ugly on my car?

I looked for a pic for that set-up but found none.


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They are 8" et47 they need spacers but they will fit. I'm not sure if the hub bore is the same. You might need hubcentric rings if they are the larger size bore.
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Not sure that I get it right; if the offset is 47 instead of 37, I assume that it will be 10mm "outer" so no spacer is needed?
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Not sure that I get it right; if the offset is 47 instead of 37, I assume that it will be 10mm "outer" so no spacer is needed?
No it's other way around. Higher offset is more sunken in and lower offset is more out towards the fender. But wheel width as affect to it also.

Basically 8 et47 compared to 8 et34 at front will be 13mm more sunken in and compared to 8.5 et37 it will be 16mm more sunken in.
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No problem, you'll need spacers to clear the suspension.

All 17 BMW wheels should clear the brakes on a 328. Some 16 will some will not.
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