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kòózy 06-15-2011 01:56 PM

Will e90 wheels fit an e82?
Hey guys,

I've been getting some mixed opinions on this.....

Will rims that fit an e90 fit a 1 series? From what I understand the hub size is different therefor BMW will not reccommend it, however can it still be done with slight modification?

crxgsr 06-15-2011 02:05 PM

Hi. Majority of times, it will fit.

But it depends, and best is to post the style # so we can help.

But majority of times, e90 uses 72.6mm hub same as 1-series and 5x120 bolt pattern which is same for all BMW.

But tell us which wheel exactly and I'll tell you for sure, and which model you have 125i vs 135i

Ramos25 06-23-2011 03:36 PM

hey koozy,

i asked parts guy at my store and he strongly suggests not to do it. He says they are diff and shouldn't be mixed.

busamoose 07-06-2011 08:38 AM


Originally Posted by ramos25 (Post 1509636)
hey koozy,

i asked parts guy at my store and he strongly suggests not to do it. He says they are diff and shouldn't be mixed.


Ramos25 07-07-2011 03:25 PM


what do you suggest?

e36sport 07-07-2011 09:53 PM

I have a 135 and have been researching OEM rims and which ones will and won`t fit on the 1 series. According to what I have found so far is that the 1 series has a high offset (greater than 40) and E9x wheels will not work as their offset is less than 40. However, E46 and E36 rims have higher offsets (greater than 40) and they will fit the 1 series.
Here are 2 websites that have great info about BMW parts and rims:

crxgsr 07-08-2011 07:21 AM

Unfortunately, your research is flawed. Offset means nothing without knowing the width of the wheel.

use this calculator to determine whether a wheel will fit or not.

The most important factor to look at is clearance.

e36sport 07-09-2011 12:09 PM

While all dimensions are important in knowing whether a certain rim will fit or not, the question pertains to E90 rims. Browsing through shows that the rim widths vary between 8" to 9" and the maximum offset is 39 (most are lower). Knowing that, how can an 8" E90 rim fit an E82 when a front wheel 7.5" E82 rim has a 49 offset? How will the 39 offset provide the necessary clearance? Won't the tire extend outside the fender?

crxgsr 07-09-2011 12:28 PM


Originally Posted by e36sport (Post 1512133)
Won't the tire extend outside the fender?

When you look at most vehicles from the factory, the wheels are not flush with the fender. They are usually tucked in a little.

So it is often acceptable to put a wheel with a slightly lower offset (ie. less than 10mm difference) and it will usually end up being close to flush with the fender.

e36sport 07-10-2011 12:38 PM

There is definitely room to adjust the offset slightly, but remember the max width of E82 stock front rims is 7.5" and E90 is 8" (according to what I've found so far; there could be styles that have slightly different dimensions). The change in the offset plus the extra width is likely too much.
Don't forget the rear rims too; some E90 are wider than stock E82 along with the lower offset.
If you are interested in stock rims, why not look for something from an E46?

1Lazybmw 10-09-2011 02:04 AM

I own a 135i.. some rims that fit the E9X will fit on the E8X as long as you don't mind some fender work and depends on the offsets.. oh don't forget camber work too. My rims are 8.5 in the front and 9.5 in the front.. ideally for a E8X you want 8.0 and 9.0 or if you go with 8.5 and 9.5 you need higher offsets in the 40+ range.. it all depends on the type of rim and all the #'s. Now if you want to go 10+ rims or lower offsets it'll be pretty hard..

kòózy 10-26-2011 01:51 PM

Thanks for the advice guys! I took a better look at the wheels that I have and it turns out they are e46 Style 68 replicas. Dimensions of all 4 wheels = 17x7.5. The previous owner had them mounted on his 2008 335i.

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