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Old 08-26-2008, 12:45 PM   #1
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winter steelies - wheel size ?

Can anyone tell me if 16" steel rims will fit the 330ci ? I seriously doubt 15"s would fit.

Those brakes don't seem to have much clearance



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Old 08-26-2008, 01:09 PM   #2
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i have some 15 " stille with tires for free if they fit
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Old 08-26-2008, 01:39 PM   #3
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16" steelies will not clear 330 brakes.

17" ones will (this is what BMW sold/sells for that car).
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Old 08-26-2008, 03:07 PM   #4
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16" steelies will not clear 330 brakes.

17" ones will (this is what BMW sold/sells for that car).
Exactly what Jay said. 17" is the lowest that you could go on a 330.
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Old 08-26-2008, 04:09 PM   #5
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Well, it's the smallest steel wheel. There are certain 16" alloys that will clear.
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Old 08-26-2008, 04:56 PM   #6
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daaamn, I'm so glad I checked before I bought some, I was already looking at some 16" steelies.

Now I think the choice is obvious, buying 4 new 17" winter tires will run me as much as a cheap winter beater !

Someone was right about this break my wallet thing ...

Works out ok as I was already considering that option

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Old 08-26-2008, 07:26 PM   #7
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daaamn, I'm so glad I checked before I bought some, I was already looking at some 16" steelies.

Now I think the choice is obvious, buying 4 new 17" winter tires will run me as much as a cheap winter beater !

Someone was right about this break my wallet thing ...

Works out ok as I was already considering that option

thanks everyone
I'm not sure what your budget is but If u look around, you could find a used set of steelies with rubber for around $400.
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Old 08-26-2008, 08:57 PM   #8
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I'm not sure what your budget is but If u look around, you could find a used set of steelies with rubber for around $400.
I have seen many sets but no 17's, lots of 15"s and 16", I will keep an eye out,

how many of you drive your e46'ers in the winter ?
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Old 08-26-2008, 10:02 PM   #9
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Can anyone tell me if 16" steel rims will fit the 330ci ? I seriously doubt 15"s would fit.

Those brakes don't seem to have much clearance



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Yo use ur stock M68s and winter tires and upgrade to 18s or 19s for the summer.


p.s. Everyone im on the look out for m68s on winter tires.
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Old 08-26-2008, 10:21 PM   #10
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Yo use ur stock M68s and winter tires and upgrade to 18s or 19s for the summer.


p.s. Everyone im on the look out for m68s on winter tires.
thats a very good idea, i was lucky enough to get winter tires with my 330 so i dont have to look for a new set,..
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TireRack used to sell reasonably cheap 16" alloys that would fit a 330. They were "AT Italia Type 5" or something like that. Not sure if they still sell them.
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how many of you drive your e46'ers in the winter ?

me - dunlop wintersports on BMW radial spoke 73
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