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Old 10-09-2009, 12:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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3 series rims?

Do you know if rims made for a 5er will fit on a 3er?

here is a pictures of the rims and tires...
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Old 10-09-2009, 02:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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nice rims! the bolt pattern is the same and the lug bolts are the same length but the offset is differant. any chance you can throw them on before you buy them?
hope they fit would look good!
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yeah the dude that's selling them lives down the street from me...

i'm gonna put them on before i buy em...

the awesome thing is that i'm buying rims and tires for $300
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Old 10-09-2009, 04:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yes, but the offset is lower - they'll stick out further than the correct offset 3 series wheels would. You might have to roll the fenders or get skinnier tires, but they'll work.
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get out the bat and roll those fenders!
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prepare for pics!!!!!!!

well, as long as they reply to my email.

the guy with the 7 series never replied back...i guess i'll just stick with my 3 series.
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ahhh....they are 30mm wider than my stock tires.

i don't have them yet but i'm going to try and put them on anyway...

shit, right now i have 205/55R16 the new ones are 235/45R17

i'm just gonna put them on there are hope for the best!
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all depends on the offset i'm running 245/40/18 but i think my offset is et38

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well that gives me a little bit of hope that they'll fit...i really need new tires.

i have a flat in one a 10mm bolt in the other...
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alright...so i put them on the car.

the front fits, the back however do not...

they rub really bad...

anyway, i'm going to roll the fenders!! anyone live in Germany and wanna help?

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are your tires sticking out from the fenders a bit? if so rolling won't help. rims look good tho just need new lugs
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sticking out isn't what I'm worried about, the tires rubbing on the fender is what I'm talking about...
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what i'm trying to say is if your tires stick out from the fender, as soon as you step on the gas your fenders will squat onto the tires
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yeah, that is happening and when i turn it rubs real bad...

if i can just bend the fender up a little bit, i don't think it would rub...

this pic is with a lot of air let out of the tire, so when the tire is full it sits higher...

there is a heat gun on sale here, i'm gonna buy that this week and try to bend it up.
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