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Old 07-19-2005, 08:44 PM   #1
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M5 Wheels?

I really like the way that the stock wheels for the e39 M5 look. However, I have read in Bimmer magazine that e39 wheels will fit only e39s. I was wondering if anyone knew of a manufacturer that makes e39 M5 wheels that will fit an e46 coupe.
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Old 07-19-2005, 08:46 PM   #2
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I've seen replica' m5 wheels for the e36s on ebay... that would be pure sex on an e46 :P
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Old 07-19-2005, 08:54 PM   #3
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Say what?!?!?

No silly.....M3 wheels are for e36s/e46s.

5ers have 5er wheels, and 7ers have 7er wheels.
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Old 07-19-2005, 09:04 PM   #4
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i know, but i've already seen an e46 323Ci with the M3 wheels. I really like the M5 wheels, but I guess there's no way to fit them to my car.
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Old 07-19-2005, 09:18 PM   #5
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i know, but i've already seen an e46 323Ci with the M3 wheels. I really like the M5 wheels, but I guess there's no way to fit them to my car.
You'll never know until you try.

I'll ask tommorow, they'll think I'm stupid...but thats ok. I get it all the time.
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Old 07-19-2005, 11:42 PM   #6
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Replicas can be made for any car to look like another. M5 wheels might not fit on a 3 series for example, but wheels can be made for the 3 series that look like M5 wheels (replicas).
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Old 07-20-2005, 12:12 AM   #7
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goodluck...that would look sweet
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Old 07-20-2005, 05:05 PM   #9
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Yesterday we had a 328i E46 come into with with 17in m5 rims. ofcourse they were after market. They didnt have the same finish but they were silver.
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I asked today. The tech said that they actually tried it once. It ended up being the M5 wheels...the lug nut holes...were too big for the e46ers.
Yeah, aftermarket ones are your best bet.
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i saw a silver E36 325 with what looked like 19" 5-series rims, looked pretty sick
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Wow, I didn't think 19's would fit on the e46....maybe I should have reconsidered when I got my 18's
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Old 07-21-2005, 12:35 PM   #13
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i think that if you fit 19's, then rolling the fenders is advised. thanks for all the help everyone.
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Old 07-21-2005, 03:41 PM   #14
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The E46 M3 can have 19" stock.
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Old 07-23-2005, 11:03 PM   #15
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I believe you can fit certon 20 or 22's on E46's. Ive seen some larger rims on M3's before but I cant remember if they were 20's or 22. Also I have no clue if they did anything to accomodate the size difference.
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