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      09-04-2019, 02:11 PM   #1
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16" Steel Wheels for 128i Winter Setup

Hello all,
I am curious if anyone knows how I could find out if these wheels clear the brakes and calipers on my 128i? Bone stock 128s come with 16" Style 360s in 16x7 ET44

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...SC0ZFEJPKVD309

The bolt pattern, hub bore and offset seem appropriate and I would much rather pay for a set of dedicated winter wheels than keep switching rubbers on the stock wheels. Additionally, replacement tire costs are 10-20% cheaper on the 16s than 17s.
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I'm all for 16" wheels for winter use, but I prefer alloys to steelies. I can't speak for those particular wheels, but steel rims can be a little tighter on clearance. I bought a used set of E46 (I think) 5-spokes and threw on a set of Conti WinterSportSIs, which I like. Unless you're committed to buying new, there's lots of used 16" stuff out there that will work.
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Is there any fitment issues with the 16" wheel? What size tire would be best?
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Is there any fitment issues with the 16" wheel? What size tire would be best?
I go with the stock 205/55 for winter on 16" alloy wheels. I don't think you need to over think about it. I found it works very well in Michigan winter.
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Is there any fitment issues with the 16" wheel? What size tire would be best?
I ended up settling on a set of BMW Style 43 : http://www.bmwstylewheels.com/bmw/43

They pair nicely with a set of 215/60/16 tires. Nice tall sidewall
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