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Old 02-07-2008, 07:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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E60 (550) but Front "M5" Wheels Rub

I have a 2007 550i. I recently purchased the 19" BMW OEM M Wheels (from a 2006 M5). When the tire store installed the wheels using standard size tires everything looked good. After driving away I found that the front tires rub the wheel well when I hit a bump. I was told by the dealership and others that the wheels would fit my car.

Can anyone help me understand why this is happening? Is there a modification required?

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are they rubbing on the inside or outside?
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Both...I think

I think the rubbing occuring on both. Would my problem be the tire size? I put the m5 tires on (285/35/19 and 255/40/19) the wheels. Given my car is a 550 should I be using smaller tires? There seems to be very little clearance from the tire to the wheel well.

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I honestly don't know about the E60 M5, but on the E39 M5 there were different plastic wheel well liners than there were on the other E39 cars. Perhaps look into whether this is the case on the E60 as well?
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Wheel well cover delete mod ftw.
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start by rolling the inner fender. should run you about $100 bucks. that will hopefully eliminate the outside rubbing. if it continues, it should be only the inside. if it is the inside, you need to see how much space you have between the outside of the tire and the fender and consider adding wheel spacers.
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I put some m5 wheels on an e60 530I a while back. used stock sizes and had the same rubbing issues. Ended up changing tire sizes and all was well. I dont remember the sizes but I know I ended up using a 35 series up front. maybe a 245/35 ? Youre going to have to find a reputable tire shop and have them set you up with the correct sizes. Rolling the fender wells is not enough to stop the rubbing BTW.

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Rolling the fender wells is not enough to stop the rubbing BTW.

Noted. Thanks for the heads up.
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