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I have a Question about putting new wheels on my E36

I got a nice set of bmw wheels off a 2001 X5 they are 17" and i wanted to know if they'd fit on my 1992 318i, i had to get them i traded a gun worth about 200.00 and the wheels are worth close to 1000.00 alone plus they have new tires. so please let me know.
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Just so I'm clear I was asking if the 2001 X5 Rims would fit if I put low profile tires on them, I want them on a 1992 318i.
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Find your original wheels and then compare the various parameters including the offset between the new and old styles. If the offset is ok, which I suspect it will be within range of being ok, then look at Custom rims, wheel tire packages for your ride - RIMSnTIRES.com and see what size tyres you can use to maintain the overall rolling diameter on new wheels.
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The E36 wheel is a 5x120 bolt pattern with a 40mm offset. If they meet, that they should fit. I run 18" wheels with no issues. The only thing i would see being an issue, is the bolt pattern and offset.


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Yeah they are 17" with the same bolt pattern and the off sets are both High or something. They came off a 2001 bmw X5 and I want to put them on a 1992 318i but you have 18" on your e36 so it should work since its a inch smaller rim. I'll just go ahead a go to that site and check it out. Thanks for the reply you guys! Oh and i just looked and they are "styling 57" brettski

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Yeah they are 17" with the same bolt pattern and the off sets are both High or something. They came off a 2001 bmw X5 and I want to put them on a 1992 318i but you have 18" on your e36 so it should work since its a inch smaller rim. I'll just go ahead a go to that site and check it out. Thanks for the reply you guys! Oh and i just looked and they are "styling 57" brettski
I have 18"s but check the total external diamater with tire. 17"s are a better option for the E36 IMO, but depending on tire size you could run the exact same diamater as my 18's with tires. My 18's rub in the corners enough that i need to get them rolled.


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The tires are 225/50/R17 but, the wheels wont fit as of now because the car is a bit low but working on buying new springs and rear wheel hub( bearings are gone a hub is ceased), so need new wheel hub and new springs somebody had messed with them. But the car runs and drives good other than that just has a few problems, miles on the car hit 155555 yesterday. Would like to someday make it a track car or something in the future.
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How do they not fit? I run 225/40R18's up front and 245/35R18's in the rear. 8 inches wide in the front, and 8.5" in the rear. Im also lowered with Koni Springs and shocks.


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Well to tell the truth I have not put them on my car yet I think they will rub on the fenders, And I was wanted to know what you mean by rolling your fenders. I should check to see if the rub in the front, But havn't put them on yet because i need to fix a rear wheel hub
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Rolling your fenders means that you push the metal out a bit to clear wider/bigger wheels tires. Theirs a device you can get that will push against the fender as it rolls along slowly stretching the edge of the fender outwards. Usually costs about $150 to have done. It is critical that heat is applied to the fender during this process or you will crack the paint.

Your more likley to have them rub in the front. My 18"s only rub under cornering when the car body shifts over.


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Alright thats good to know and I'll just take it easy on corners after I fix the hub. Thanks alot Lord Vader !!
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1992 318I, umm those wheels should fit since they came off an e53 you should have a nice stance I'd run 215/45/17 or 225/40/17 those should work with out any suspension work unless thats what you want to do.. Like Lord Vader said fender rolling is another option
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I tried to put those wheels on and the fit the tires were rubbing, I have H&R lowering springs and the person that owned it before cut the springs to make it lower, so I can rise it or like you said run 225/40/R17. but they will look good when ever I go to put them on. Thanks.
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