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#1 (permalink) Old 07-11-2005, 10:53 AM
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I have a 2000 European BMW 3 series 316 i , 1.9 liter , 4 doors.

I'm about to order these wheels:
WHEELS

this is my current car with current wheels:
My BMW 316i

My right front wheel cracked on the inside and won't inflate no more. So this caused me to look for new wheels and tires.

the ones I want to buy are:

18x8.5 bolt pattern 5x120 offset 35mm

This guy claims it fits the 3 series, I double checked the current wheels I currently have,
and the diameter and width seems right.
but my main concern is the offset. I don't know what the offset is, can someone explain this to me?

These wheels seems that they are a bit Deep Dish style and I don't know if it will fit my BMW.

Can someone share their experience and expertise?

Thanks in advance,
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Originally posted by greglacle@Jul 11 2005, 10:53 AM
I have a 2000 European BMW 3 series 316 i , 1.9 liter , 4 doors.

I'm about to order these wheels:
WHEELS

this is my current car with current wheels:
My BMW 316i

My right front wheel cracked on the inside and won't inflate no more. So this caused me to look for new wheels and tires.

the ones I want to buy are:

18x8.5 bolt pattern 5x120 offset 35mm

This guy claims it fits the 3 series, I double checked the current wheels I currently have,
and the diameter and width seems right.
but my main concern is the offset. I don't know what the offset is, can someone explain this to me?

These wheels seems that they are a bit Deep Dish style and I don't know if it will fit my BMW.

Can someone share their experience and expertise?

Thanks in advance,
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HI ! Look into forum topic "new rimzzz", last posted July 2, I explained there what is the offset. Can you find out what is the original offset on European 316 2000 ?
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Originally posted by zibby+Jul 11 2005, 01:16 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(zibby @ Jul 11 2005, 01:16 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-greglacle@Jul 11 2005, 10:53 AM
I have a 2000 European BMW 3 series 316 i , 1.9 liter , 4 doors.

I'm about to order these wheels:
WHEELS

this is my current car with current wheels:
My BMW 316i

My right front wheel cracked on the inside and won't inflate no more. So this caused me to look for new wheels and tires.

the ones I want to buy are:

18x8.5 bolt pattern 5x120 offset 35mm

This guy claims it fits the 3 series, I double checked the current wheels I currently have,
and the diameter and width seems right.
but my main concern is the offset. I don't know what the offset is, can someone explain this to me?

These wheels seems that they are a bit Deep Dish style and I don't know if it will fit my BMW.

Can someone share their experience and expertise?

Thanks in advance,
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HI ! Look into forum topic "new rimzzz", last posted July 2, I explained there what is the offset. Can you find out what is the original offset on European 316 2000 ?
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the 316i European are very much alike the 325i American, the only thing that differs are the engines and few other things, outside is identical, same with steering rack & pin etc etc.
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HI ! Look into forum topic "new rimzzz", last posted July 2, I explained there what is the offset. Can you find out what is the original offset on European 316 2000 ?
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could you please explain in what section you posted that, cause I have tried searching and the only thing I get with "new rimzzz" is this thread.

Perhaps if you could tell which secion of the forum, I could easily find it.

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Hi ! The offset of a wheel is the distance from its hub mounting surface to the centerline of the wheel. The offset can be one of three types.

Zero Offset
The hub mounting surface is even with the centerline of the wheel.

Positive
The hub mounting surface is toward the front or wheel side of the wheel. Positive offset wheels are generally found on front wheel drive cars and newer rear drive cars.

Negative
The hub mounting surface is toward the back or brake side of the wheels centerline. "Deep dish" wheels are typically a negative offset.

If the offset of the wheel is not correct for the car, the handling can be adversely affected. When the width of the wheel changes, the offset also changes numerically. If the offset were to stay the same while you added width, the additional width would be split evenly between the inside and outside. For most cars, this won't work correctly.
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