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#1 (permalink) Old 05-05-2005, 10:49 PM
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On my 1985 735i According to the tires that are currently on my rims, the size is p220/55R390. So, is there any regular tire size that will fit this rim? If not is there a different set of rims that will look good with my car but still be BMW rims of similar size? Meaning I'm not really looking for aftermarket rims.
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Again a problem I had on mine. The stock rim only fit one tires, the rim is like a 14.5 inch rim, and only the Michelin TRX fit the damn thing. I put a set of mid 90's 5 series rims on it off a 530i and it looks great!!! I attached a picture. Good luck and keep me informed!
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The 390 mm wheels are actually 15.35 inches in diameter, I have seen people put standard 15" tires on them without any problems. As far as I know all of the BMW 5 hole rims are the same bolt pattern size and center hole. Another choice may be finding some Chevrolet 4 3/4" hole wheels, (camaro, corvette) the center hole is 3/32 smaller and can be honed out with a diegrinder and sanding wheel carefully. Or machined to fit. I found a set of IROC aluminum wheels and did this. The BMW bolt hole pattern measures 4.72" compared to 4.75 for the chevrolet wheels. The offset is even close to BMW's

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Chevy rims on a 7 series BMW? Seems different, and thats kinda cool that they can almost fit. I wasn't sure how the pattern worked, but I am sure most rims by BMW will fit and I know there are a lot of extra BMW rims around from people who put on what they call "nicer" ones even though many times they are not. Good luck with the wheels!

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I have to say, those rims look nice on the 7 series. How much did you get those from and where, I might consider putting those on. You said that some guys have put on 15 inch tires without any problems, would a place like Sears do that for me, or would they object to putting the 15 inch tires on it?
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Sears wouldn't do it for me, I tried that once actually. I had a friend who put new rims on his 530i and sold those to me for 200 bucks! You can find decent rims sometimes on E bay, do you want me to check with my BMW buddies around for some? Let me know, if I come across a set I will contact you!
They made the car look real nice, I was pleased with how they looked. Staying with BMW rims definately makes the car look better!

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Those rims definately look nice, I'll look around Ebay and such for them, once i get my car running well of course.
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Slightly OT but:
I once had 2 flats in one day and got home in my 2002 using a borrowed Fiat spare. Not something I would like to do long term but for 13 miles it worked fine. The second flat was caused by a door handle that dropped off some car!
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