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Old 06-15-2011, 01:56 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 06-15-2011, 02:05 PM   #2
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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
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:36 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:38 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:25 PM   #5
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busamoose,

what do you suggest?
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:53 PM   #6
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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:
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/
http://felgenkatalog.auto-treff.com/
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:21 AM   #7
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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.

http://kgm.tiwing.com/calcs/offsetcalc.htm

The most important factor to look at is clearance.
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Old 07-09-2011, 12:09 PM   #8
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While all dimensions are important in knowing whether a certain rim will fit or not, the question pertains to E90 rims. Browsing through realoem.com 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?
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Old 07-09-2011, 12:28 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 07-10-2011, 12:38 PM   #10
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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?
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Old 10-09-2011, 02:04 AM   #11
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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..
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:51 PM   #12
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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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