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#1 (permalink) Old 10-16-2004, 02:47 PM
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So I was wondering if 17" wheels would fit in the wells on my car (92 E30 325i).

Is the pattern 4/100 or 4/114.3?

And what needs to happen if I want 5-lug wheels?

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as for the question you can jam 19 inch wheels into an E30 17's fit fine as shown here


you can do an M3 five lug conversion with the right parts pretty easily.

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The safest way to do a five-lug conversion on an E30 is to steal a bunch of suspension parts from an E30 M3. Obviously 17s fit, but their depth usually requires wheel spacers and/or rolling the fenders to avoid tire rubbing.


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17's will fit without any problems with the right offset and tire size. the bolt pattern for the non-m non-ix e30 is 4x100, and the center bore is 57.1mm. you can usually find any style of wheel (except oem) in 4x100 if you look hard enough.
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I've got 17s on my ride and they fit just fine. make sure that if you get 17s they are 17X7 only any other width will rub and compromise your ride and handling, not to mention your horsepower.

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I have an 89 E30 with RH 17x7.5 wheels and Yokohama 215x40 E100's, lowered with Eibachs. Absolutely no rubbing. I can't remember the wheel offset, but I did have to install hubcentrics to get the desired offset.
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just go with 15X7 or 15X7.5 you wont sacrafice any performance...im fact you will gain handling without losing 0-60 or QM...$0.02

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