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Hubcentric Wheels??? E34 Problem-HELP!!!

Hello, I am new to the BMW world altogether, so I want to apologise up front for my ignorance... I just bought a 1990 model 535I (E34) and it has a bad shake in the front end... Initially I thought it was the brake rotors... Not the case. I then had the tires psi checked and rebalanced, not the case either. I was reading another post on here that was discussing hubcentric wheels and the very same shake I am experiencing. I have the wheel below... Can anyone tell me which hub ring that I would need for this wheel? When I reinstalled my wheels I noticed that there was some "play" in the hub area, so I believe this may be my issue and hopefully the ring will be the resolution.
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If there is a slight gap inside the centre-ring when fitted then you'll need a set of spigot-rings ! Otherwise, it could be a suspension or bushes issue...


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There is definately a gap... I just need to know what size hub (OD) my E34 has and what size hub opening (ID) this type of wheel has or how to properly measure them.
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Ok... I believe that the wheels on my car are from an E39, approximately a 1997 model.
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You should be able to get some adapters (effectively a shim) to adapt the E39 wheels which have a 74.2mm diameter (from memory, don't rely on this figures) to a 72.1mm ring diameter.
There are plenty of other issues that can cause this sort of vibration, such as control arms, disc rotors or wheel bearings.

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If you go on ebay and type in BMW e39 hub centric, you find what you need. There is only one size available for the e39 wheel. I too had this same problem when I bought my e39 wheels.
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