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Old 11-11-2004, 09:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking to purchase new wheels soon. I have come across an incredible offer from a good friend. The wheels are coming off his 2001 M5.

9 x19 Front
10 x 19 Rear

1. Will these fit on a 2000 540i without major mods?
2. I assume M5 liners are needed?
3. Do the fenders have to be rolled?
4. Are Spacers needed? (I'm confused about the spacers)

Planned suspension upgrades for winter 2005 -- H&R Springs/ Bilstien Shocks. Any input appreciated on suspension too.

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1. Major Mod's none, but you may have to make a number of adjustments.

2. Yes, get the liners.

3. About the fenders, may or may not, you probably will if you're putting on 10/19's

4. Spacers....sorry, you've got me there.
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1. Major Mod's none, but you may have to make a number of adjustments.

2. Yes, get the liners.

3. About the fenders, may or may not, you probably will if you're putting on 10/19's

4. Spacers....sorry, you've got me there.
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Thanks Matt!

What about ride -- rough? Even with good quality tires?

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TOO BIG and TOO little rubber for 540 I think. Welcome to the world of tire bubles!

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I agree with billB.
You don't want to go with anything bigger than 18's on the car. I have 18's and there isn't much rubber but 19 will be much worse! Even if you go with 19's, you may have problems with the alignment/handling. I gathered this information from a BMW dealer mechanic.


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Add this to LOS's argument:

As you go out further into bigger wheels/rims, you're really going to tires that that are less capable in all weather conditions. While it may not be a factor in your home state; for sure it is crucial factor for me.
Then there is the issue of appearance VS. comfort. Sure I like my 17" look on the E39 but despite their look these low-profile tires can not absorb even moderate NJ style bumps and potholes; and thus constant bubble on the sidewalls. I realize the fact I should steer around potholes not to them; but......

Hey WindowPro: Are you insisting on sending me for a ride to hell with BEELZ in that convertible BMW? Get him off my back and I am out with 15" rims.

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Add this to LOS's argument:

As you go out further into bigger wheels/rims, you're really going to tires that* that are less capable in all weather conditions. While it may not be a factor in your home state; for sure it is crucial factor for me.
Then there is the issue of appearance VS. comfort. Sure I like my 17" look on the E39 but* despite their look these low-profile tires can not absorb even moderate NJ style bumps and potholes; and thus constant bubble on the sidewalls. I realize the fact I should steer around potholes not to them; but......

Hey WindowPro: Are you insisting on sending me for a ride to hell with BEELZ in that convertible BMW? Get him off my back and I am out with 15" rims.

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LOL LOL LOL

Bill -- Evidently I joined the forum just a day or so after you and Beelz was discussing the 15" rim story -- so I'm a little lost. I know it has to be funny because every reply you send to me, cracks me up.

However, I will search the forum for the thread so I can catch up and really enjoy the humor. You guys kill!

Ok seriously, Thanks BILLB, MATT & LOL for the input. I agree that 19" are probably not the best choice. So I'm stuck... Bill, I really like your style rims, I'm just not sure if I will be happy with 17"? (Still haven't determined if they are available in 18" ... don't think so.), especially since my car presently has 18"'s.

BTW -- BILL did you decide what you wanted $$$ for them?

So again the "Great and Noble One's" of this fabulous forum have spoken -- You three wise men should be commended and granted free beer on me for the remainder of the night ... Just tell the bartender to put them on my tab! When your finished enjoying the suds ... you may want to make a silent and quick exit ... RUN!

Thanks All.

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Jim -

Man you can't wait to get spendin' money on that new car, can you?!?

Seriously, I cannot help you with the rim question; I am just here for comic relief! But I am interested in finding out what you intend to do with your stock rims once you've jettisoned them. I am looking into winter tire/wheel package options, and I am thinking an extra set of used stock rims would be good for mounting a set of snow tires, or at least 2 for the rear.

Best of luck to you and make sure you share pics of all of your mods!
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Man you can't wait to get spendin' money on that new car, can you?!?

Seriously, I cannot help you with the rim question; I am just here for comic relief! But I am interested in finding out what you intend to do with your stock rims once you've jettisoned them. I am looking into winter tire/wheel package options, and I am thinking an extra set of used stock rims would be good for mounting a set of snow tires, or at least 2 for the rear.

Best of luck to you and make sure you share pics of all of your mods!
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Heading out of town for a couple of days. Bill mentioned you were interested in my rims...and I'm interested in his...let's all discuss it when I get back. Ok?

Take care and keep laughing...life's way too short not to.

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