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BMWCoupe 02-14-2012 03:48 AM

Help With Rims (please urgent)
Found a set of beautiful M3 style 220 18" rims. Will they fit a E46 2005 Coupe? He doesn't remember the offset and he lives VERY far but the price is great I just need to make sure they fit. Came off his E90

Can anyone PLEASE help? Again it's for my E46 Coupe 2005 (non M)

I just don't wanna lose them if someone buys them from him. I wanna get them ASAP.

Thanks in advance

radi0activem 02-14-2012 11:36 AM

You'll need some spacers. Good sized ones too.

Style 220
Front ET29
Rear ET23

ScotcH 02-14-2012 11:40 AM


Originally Posted by radi0activem (Post 1548784)
You'll need some spacers. Good sized ones too.

Style 220
Front ET29
Rear ET23

Sure, if you can find some negative mm spacers .... The offset is too low on those. Fronts will fit, but rears probably won't, especially if you're lowered.

BMWCoupe 02-14-2012 12:37 PM

I'm not lowered I have the sports suspension though.

BMWCoupe 02-14-2012 12:43 PM

If you look here it shows them on a E46 but I don't know if he moded anything to make it fit

bmwmck 02-14-2012 12:46 PM

Replica style 220m are pretty popular, they are for sure OEM? Because the offsets and fitment are going to be very different between OEM and reps.

BMWCoupe 02-14-2012 12:48 PM

No no their reps.

bmwmck 02-14-2012 12:53 PM

Oh they're reps, well in that case they should fit fine. Especially considering you are not lowered.

However, E90s have a more aggressive offset than E46. It would help if he knew the offsets and widths.

But they should fit. Reps typically have high offsets

BMWCoupe 02-14-2012 12:59 PM

I just know the tires if that helps?


Will I have to roll my fender to make it work? Or do you think their fine the way they are

bmwmck 02-14-2012 01:11 PM

That sounds like a pretty thick sidewall for starters. But depending on the offset, hypothetically the wheel could stick out beyond your fender (low offset) or be sunken inside the fender by as many as a few centimeters (high offset). There's no way of knowing that unless you know the offset of the rim, no matter what the tire size is.

Judging by the options they have on ModBargains, if they are
- front 8" ET40, and rear 9" ET40 they'll fit no problem
- front 8" ET40, and rear 9" ET20 the rears will poke out and might not be to your liking. And if you ever lower your car you will have to get thinner tires and roll your fenders.

BMWCoupe 02-14-2012 01:19 PM

Wow everyone has been amazing help, thank you so much.

I dont think it sticking out will really bother me. Does it look terrible? I guess ill hope he has a high offset for the rears but your saying i wouldnt need to roll my fender UNLESS i lowered my car?

I called modbargains just now and the guy wasnt much help but he said i will need to roll my fender for them to fit and thats basically all he said lol.

bmwmck 02-14-2012 01:31 PM

The high offset rears will fit regardless.

But if they are they low offset, and if you ever lower your car, you will have to roll fenders as well as stretched tires. But keep in mind that the high offsets may look goofy sticking out past your fenders in the first place. That's up to you though.

Good luck

BMWCoupe 02-14-2012 01:35 PM

So basically if I want it to look normal on the high offset roll my fenders? Is there any potential problems with that? Never heard of it or thought of doing it

bmwmck 02-14-2012 01:47 PM

9" ET40 rears will not require fender rolling, especially since you're not lowered. They will look and fit normal

BMWCoupe 02-14-2012 01:53 PM

Ah thank you so much I owe ya one.

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