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    Looks like I'm about to be an E46 owner!!

    Hey guys, I've been an E36 and E39 owner. I'm now coming to hang out with you guys occasionally so I can get to know more about my car.

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    Michael G. vH

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    first question: common snow setups for 330i?

    I have gathered that the 330i has larger brakes?
    Will I need 17 inch snow rims?
    There are some 16s that will fit, aren't there?
    I'd prefer 16s since I'm in Maine and the snow can get nasty and a narrower bit of rubber has always done me good.============================================= ============

    Michael G. vH

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    snow setup

    (4) SNOW TIRES !
    205/55x16" - GOOD TO GO

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    Re: Looks like I'm about to be an E46 owner!!

    Hey Michael!

    Welcome, you will find some good guys here willing to help. You bought almost a twin to my wife's 02 330i in Platinum. How many miles? Good Luck with the car.
    PS: 18" wheels were a common option. Make sure you're not just taking it for granted that your car has 17s.

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    If my '04 330Ci just barely clears my 17" alloys,

    how can 16" wheels fit over them? Are steel wheels that much thinner?

    The calipers on my car practically rub on the adhesive weights used for balance.

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    has 18s on it.. and PSS9 coilovers

    93k miles.

    Found a set of 17" snow rims and tires in central NJ on another BMW forum that rhymes with zimmerforums.com. I'll have to drive right through there on the way home to Maine with the car. I may tell the dude to wait for me by the side of the Jersey Turnpike and I'll take em off his hands.============================================ =============

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    Re: If my '04 330Ci just barely clears my 17 alloys,

    Stinger--I was not going to say anything since I am not the expert on this, but I do remember that I read a few years ago something to this very point that agrees with your comment.

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    Just out of curiuosity, what are you

    driving that can handle and extra four tires on board? Those are big suckers!

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    I went back and checked my new car brochure

    that I saved for coupes for 2004. Where all the wheel/tire options are shown, there is an all weather option offered on the 325Ci, but not on the 330Ci. I know the rotors on a 330 are visually noticeably larger, and always thought 16" wheels would not fit this model.

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    i will be driving the 330i that I am buying...

    I figure 2 in the trunk, 2 on the back seats?============================================ =============

    Michael G. vH

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    Two in the trunk can even be ambitious!

    Could be tight fit.
    And watch the dirt in the back seats.
    Good Luck
    Let us know how you make out.

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    if this was the 'forum' I'd make a joke about that

    I'd make sure they were bagged up before putting them on Dove Gray seats and in the trunk.============================================ =============

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    replace 'forum' with 'lounge'

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    Tire Rack has a set of 16's that fit, but most>

    will not.









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    where are you coming from?


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    driving from DC suburb in MD up to Portland ME

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    Is that Ruepreckt the Monkey Boy from D R S?

    May I pleeeeeeeeeeease go to the bathroom?
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    Thank you.============================================== ===========

    Michael G. vH

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    what's the best looking trim for Dove Gray int?

    Any pictures would be great. ================================================== =======

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    Need some BMW OEM gray carpet floor mats?


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    I'm actually looking for Mud Mats

    A new set of clean carpet probably wouldn't hurt, but I'm not entirely sure of the condition of the set that's in it.=============================================== ==========

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