will it be okay if i replace the 15'' rims with 17 on my bmw 316 e46 (2000)

35

Asked by Sep 20, 2008 at 03:57 PM about the 2000 BMW 3 Series

Question type: Car Customization

i am worried that it will make the car significantly heavy or cause problems to the steering or suspension
thnx

2 Answers

95

they will probably be heavier, but not so much that you will notice a drastic change in performance... you will notice the stability they add, more than the added rotating mass.... 17s will fit your car without issue, just make sure you buy tires that are lower profile and keep your circumference close to the same size as your 15s.... as for suspension and steering nothing should be adversely affected..... if you were also lowering the car, then suspension and steering could be affected.. but not from upsizing 2 inches on the wheels. you will be fine ... just order the correct bolt pattern.. and check with the dealer about keeping the aspect ratio (overall circumference of the wheel/tire) close to stock... have fun and good luck...Joe

3,035

yes and no. it all depends on how deep your pockets are. If you go out and buy a rim made by asa,american racing etc. then they will be heavy. You might feel it at the wheel but it wont be to significant. But if you buy say a Volk, rota,weld, gram light etc then they will be considerably lighter so you might feel a lot more response at the wheel. hope that helps

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • engine swap 3 answers

    what happens if i mount a 328 engine to the tranny from a 318?

    1996 BMW 3 Series 318i

    -

    Car Customization

  • Differential Upgrade 2 answers

    Which diff ratio do you recommend for the 330i 5sp? The factory unit is 2.9

    BMW 3 Series

    -

    Car Customization

  • can a 320 engine be fitted into a 318i 2 answers

    My car is a 318 i from singapore, 2002 Can an engine from a 320 be fitted into it?

    2000 BMW 3 Series 318i

    -

    Car Customization

  • Back seat removal 330i 3 answers

    My dad borrowed my car and put his dog in the back seat... leaving it in the car for 5 minutes the dog shit on everything making everything to this day smell terrible! (happened about a year ago) I ...

    2000 BMW 3 Series 330i

    -

    Car Customization

  • AC trouble with my 316IA 2000 (e46) 4 answers

    the AC works fine when moving around town but when get on the high way it becomes very inefficient and hardly cools the atmosphere. this happens after 15 to 20 minutes on the highway even though i on...

    2000 BMW 3 Series

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search BMW 3 Series Questions

BMW 3 Series Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 4,300
#2 Robert Charlson
Robert Charlson
Reputation 1,460
#3 Michael Branan
Michael Branan
Reputation 1,150
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW 5 Series
595 Great Deals out of 14,899 listings starting at $1,000
Used BMW M3
55 Great Deals out of 1,918 listings starting at $2,250
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
843 Great Deals out of 32,183 listings starting at $1,200
Used Audi A4
260 Great Deals out of 11,458 listings starting at $800
Used Ford Mustang
362 Great Deals out of 44,486 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Accord
811 Great Deals out of 81,613 listings starting at $899
Used BMW X5
428 Great Deals out of 15,270 listings starting at $2,950
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
550 Great Deals out of 23,233 listings starting at $1,450
Used BMW 7 Series
168 Great Deals out of 5,952 listings starting at $3,400
Used Chevrolet Camaro
282 Great Deals out of 38,299 listings starting at $1,250

Used Cars For Sale

2017 BMW 3 Series For Sale
19 Great Deals out of 8,336 listings starting at $27,877
2016 BMW 3 Series For Sale
210 Great Deals out of 4,762 listings starting at $21,999
2015 BMW 3 Series For Sale
27 Great Deals out of 857 listings starting at $16,751
2014 BMW 3 Series For Sale
176 Great Deals out of 3,535 listings starting at $11,980
2013 BMW 3 Series For Sale
261 Great Deals out of 4,427 listings starting at $10,900