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12-24-2010 07:08 AM #1
Quick Rim fitmint question PLEASE need help
im looking for a used set of winter tires and wells and i have been seeing alot of 16" wheels. would they fit wround a 540s brakes?
ALSO what other cross fitment are there for an e39 would like the NEW 5 series wheels bolt right on? OR old x5 wheels selling with winter tires cheap would those fit on an e39
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12-24-2010 09:27 AM #2
- Ooltewah, TN, United StatesMember No: 119706
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Realoem shoud be helpfull since 16 were fitted on
regular (non sport) 540.
1998 BMW 540i 6 speed
Arctic silver, M sport suspension (euro delivery), prod. date 05/98, non VANOS
Staggered 18" style 32 OEM wheels
3.15 open differential
AFE CAI with improved heat shield
VDO oil pressure and temperature gauges in place of headlight/fog switches
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AEA DRL module (aftermarket daytime running lights)
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Staggered 17" style 32 OEM wheels
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Campbell Hausfeld 28 gallon oil lubricated air compressor
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12-24-2010 09:55 AM #3
- Winchester, MA, United StatesMember No: 92707
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Re: Quick Rim fitmint question PLEASE need help
I had 16 inch winter wheels on my 540 when I had the stock brakes. I think all E39 16" wheels will fit.
As to swapping wheels from other BMW models, usually only wheels made for an E39 fit an E39. The E39 center bore is 74.1mm and the offset is 20mm.
Other BMW's have a larger offset and smaller center bore. Smaller bores can be machined larger (some have just filed away material). Correct offset can be made up with spacers and longer wheel bolts, but doing either to a wheel can cause vibration, strange handling or at worst, loss of wheel.
Their are plenty of good used sets of 16" E39 winter wheels out there. I would just keep looking.
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12-24-2010 05:47 PM #4
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