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Old 11-30-2009, 05:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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18x8.5 all around, have anyone done this setup?

Well i am thinking of getting some new wheels for my E39 but still have that option of rotating them. So i was thinking of 18x8.5 all 4 corner. have anyone done this or know someone who did and how does it look? And one more thing, what size tires should i do if i am going that route?
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Should be fine, This set up has been on my brothers 540i for years. Deep dish multispokes, looks great!
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depends on the sidewalls of the tires...

they would probably fit if they are 35's / 45's though.
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So what size tires should i use then?
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i would go with 35's because the rims are 18's...but 45's might fit.
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I have 18x8's on my E34 and run a 235/40/18 Fuzion. I know yours is different, just thought I'd toss my two cents in. You can go to tirerack.com and use their 1-up and 2-up calculator.
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in the back that extra 1/2 inch of width might cause some rub @ 40's or 45's....

just becareful, if you don't have a fender roller, rolling fenders can be tricky.
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I had to roll the fender to my civic to fit the new wheels i got for it. But for my 528 i want to try and fit let say 245 40 18 all around.
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Here are a couple of sites that I have bookmarked as useful resources
Wheel-Tire - WHEELSMASTER
for comparing factory tire diameter/width

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Felgen-Katalog - BMW-Treff - der Treffpunkt für alle BMW-Fans und -Fahrer for checking the specs on the factory rim.
As CG said, you need to be concious of what will fit, but do some homework first and you may be able fit the extra width by being selective on the offset figures.
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So it would be 245 45 18 is what fit best.
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What tires and wheels are on the car now? You want to try to keep as close to the factory rolling diameter as you can to retain the speedo accuracy. Width just has to fit the car.
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You know i really didn't look at it, i think it 16'' rim but don't know the side wall.I have to look at it. To cold to do now.
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