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      12-20-2012, 06:10 PM   #1
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17 x 7.5 +35 offset - will it fit?

Hey, I'm new here and new to owning a BMW. My car is an '03, Maldives Blue, 3.0i with standard suspension. Will the wheels above fit? I don't really want to go bigger than 17, I live in MN and the roads are really bad.

I'm primarily worried about the offset, because the the factory wheels are +45-52. Seems like a pretty big difference to me.
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Assuming you have 7.5" to begin with so only difference is offset, then you need not worry about 10mm which is about a third of an inch. And it's the fronts you typically worry about, rears have more space back there.
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you'll be fine with those wheels.

7.5" is pretty narrow, so make sure you don't go wider than a 225 tread width. 225/45r17 would be perfect.
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      12-21-2012, 01:27 PM   #4
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Thanks so much! I really appreciate the help, BMWs are way more complicated than Audi/VW as far as wheels go. Have been on the Audi bandwagon for about 7 years now, but I think I've finally been indoctrinated to the dark side!
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Thanks so much! I really appreciate the help, BMWs are way more complicated than Audi/VW as far as wheels go. Have been on the Audi bandwagon for about 7 years now, but I think I've finally been indoctrinated to the dark side!
I had a 1.8T with full bolt-ons prior to my BMW. Eventually I wanted to try i6 n/a and haven't looked back since. Congrats on the switch!
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      12-21-2012, 03:36 PM   #6
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Still have the S4, need the AWD in the winter, wouldn't have it any other way! It's nice to have both, now I don't have to hold my allegiances to just one maker.
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Still have the S4, need the AWD in the winter, wouldn't have it any other way! It's nice to have both, now I don't have to hold my allegiances to just one maker.
Nice, I always wanted a B5 S4 and would've k04'd it. Perfect sleeper & daily driver. The B6/7's looked nice but wasn't a fan of the heavy v8.
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The B5 is more reliable and tunable too. Doesn't look quite as nice as the later versions though!
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