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used I've got a 2000 540i with OEM sport suspension and I'm leaning toward some new 18" wheels (don't want a harsh ride that may come from lower profile 19's).
It would really help me if you could post some pics of your vehicles and indicate the following info in your response:
-- include photo of your wheels
1) Size of your wheels
2) Size of your tires
3) Did you have to do anything special to prevent rubbing
4) Any regrets? (i.e., what would you do differently next time)
Thanks for your help on this.
(after I decide what wheels and tires to buy, I'll be selling my stock 17" radio spoke staggered setup with Dunlop Sport tires)
The ride is just a little bumpier than on stock 17" that i had, and they do scrape the fender liners in the front a little when i turn the wheel left/right all the way... (tires too wide, 255 in front also) but other than that everything else is good, im actually thinkin cutting the front springs, lower it an inch or so.
Couple of my buddies have 2002 540's, they have 19's on and they say having 2 ppl in the back seat and driving over a little bump will rub the back tires. =\ I must have a different suspension, mine is a newer year and a sport package.
Same questions here, as dy540i.
Have had e39 540i for couple of months now and would like to get new wheels.
I'm gonna get good deal on 18" M replicas.
Will M5 spec tires (245/40ZR18 front and 275/35ZR18 rear) have those rubbing probems too?
Should i better go with 235/40 front and 265/35 or 245/40 rear (and so on)?
Prefer not too bumpy ride, have stock suspension, not sport or lowered.
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