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wolff330i
05-26-2005, 01:50 PM
hi... I'm looking out for an extra set of wheels to mount snow tires on for next winter and am wondering if I can go down to 16 or even 15 inch wheels... my car is a 2002 330i with sport package. THanks

AG
05-26-2005, 02:12 PM
hi... I'm looking out for an extra set of wheels to mount snow tires on for next winter and am wondering if I can go down to 16 or even 15 inch wheels... my car is a 2002 330i with sport package. THanks

Check tirerack.com for 16" wheels that fit an E46 330i. I think there are only one or two styles that will clear the front brakes.

ChosenGSR
05-26-2005, 02:14 PM
15s are definitely out of the question. Certain 16s will fit, however not all; You can always check tirerack. I think your best bet is to find someone who is selling a used set of e46 17" rims and slap some winter rubber on them. I bought a set of 330xi rims for 300 bucks on ebay and put Dunlop WinterSport M3s on them. My car felt like an SUV out there last winter, it would plow through just about anything. :icon_rock

wolff330i
05-26-2005, 02:34 PM
Thanks for the info! I'll keep my eye out for used 17's just to be safe...

OwnedbyDuncan
05-26-2005, 04:05 PM
Give Sam a call at Radial Tire. He may have some used take offs and Vredstein snow tires which are better snow tires than anything Tire Rack sells except for Michelin Alpins. In my opinion they are equal to Alpins. That way you will be sure the fit. Blizzaks, Dunlops etc suck as dry tires in the winter around here.:icon_eyes

wolff330i
05-31-2005, 10:33 AM
Is that the Radial Tire in Silver Spring? thanks

AG
05-31-2005, 12:09 PM
Is that the Radial Tire in Silver Spring? thanks

yes