Max size tires and wheels for my 540 - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
BMW Forum BMW Forum

Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)
Register Home Forum Active Topics Gallery / Showroom Auto Loans Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum)

BimmerWerkz.com is the premier BMW Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-29-2008, 07:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
Neutral Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Car:
Posts: 56
Photos:
GSXRYDER is on a distinguished road
Max size tires and wheels for my 540

I have a 99 540i Sport. The Car still has the stock 17" wheels and tires on it...I am looking to upgrade in a couple weeks...TAX TIME. I am sure someone knows how big of a tire and wheel combo can I go with NO MODS to the fenders or suspension? I don't have any problem with the way my car handles and am not trying to squeeze more out of it. But I am pretty sure I can get 18's under the car with no prob, not sure about 19's or 20's...I am sure some of you tire geniuses out there will know this answer off hand...but I don't know what to look for at this point...

I was at my local BMW dealer and they had a set of Breyton magics 20" which look nice ...but the service guy said they would only fit 7 series? If they'd fit Id buy em ...Nice wheels...

Thanks
GSXRYDER is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-29-2008, 08:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
I am Teh Edumacator.
 
Teh Prof's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: ATL, London, and Barcelona
Car: 1999 Dinan 540i/6, 1995 Dinan 749
Posts: 4,520
Photos:
Teh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud of
Send a message via AIM to Teh Prof
My 20" Racing Dynamics forged RS2-F wheels are for sale :-)

__________________


1999 E39 540i/6-VF Stage 1 S/C, Dinan exhaust, Dinan strut+shock braces, Dinan ltwt flywheel + clutch, Dinan Brembo BBK, Dinan monoball, H&R Springs, Koni Yellows, M5 sways, Dinan forged 18" wheels, &c.

1995 E38 740i. Highly modded. Faster than you.

Sold 2-28-07: 1997 E36 M3/4, 8-30-05 RIP 1997 528i


Lindsay fan club member.
Teh Prof is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2008, 06:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
Neutral Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Car:
Posts: 56
Photos:
GSXRYDER is on a distinguished road
20:...

Any mods necessary? what size, and how much?

Thanks
GSXRYDER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2008, 09:08 AM   #4 (permalink)
LOS
4th Gear Member
 
LOS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: L.A Calif.
Car: 97 540IA, 95 840CI
Posts: 863
Photos:
LOS is an unknown quantity at this point
Can you post a pic of your current wheels?
The ones you're selling look great!

LOS
LOS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2008, 05:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
I am Teh Edumacator.
 
Teh Prof's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: ATL, London, and Barcelona
Car: 1999 Dinan 540i/6, 1995 Dinan 749
Posts: 4,520
Photos:
Teh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud of
Send a message via AIM to Teh Prof
Quote:
Originally Posted by GSXRYDER
Any mods necessary? what size, and how much?

Thanks
I rolled my rear fenders. Otherwise, no mods necessary. Wheels are 20" 3-piece forged, and were over $2500 each when they were new. I'm letting them go for $2800 for the set of four.
__________________


1999 E39 540i/6-VF Stage 1 S/C, Dinan exhaust, Dinan strut+shock braces, Dinan ltwt flywheel + clutch, Dinan Brembo BBK, Dinan monoball, H&R Springs, Koni Yellows, M5 sways, Dinan forged 18" wheels, &c.

1995 E38 740i. Highly modded. Faster than you.

Sold 2-28-07: 1997 E36 M3/4, 8-30-05 RIP 1997 528i


Lindsay fan club member.
Teh Prof is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2008, 05:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
I am Teh Edumacator.
 
Teh Prof's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: ATL, London, and Barcelona
Car: 1999 Dinan 540i/6, 1995 Dinan 749
Posts: 4,520
Photos:
Teh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud of
Send a message via AIM to Teh Prof
Quote:
Originally Posted by LOS
Can you post a pic of your current wheels?
The ones you're selling look great!

LOS
Current wheels:

__________________


1999 E39 540i/6-VF Stage 1 S/C, Dinan exhaust, Dinan strut+shock braces, Dinan ltwt flywheel + clutch, Dinan Brembo BBK, Dinan monoball, H&R Springs, Koni Yellows, M5 sways, Dinan forged 18" wheels, &c.

1995 E38 740i. Highly modded. Faster than you.

Sold 2-28-07: 1997 E36 M3/4, 8-30-05 RIP 1997 528i


Lindsay fan club member.
Teh Prof is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2008, 05:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
Neutral Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Car:
Posts: 56
Photos:
GSXRYDER is on a distinguished road
very nice!

Not sure how to roll fenders...so I'll probably look for somethin more modest say like 18" or 19"...but your certainly do look Great!
GSXRYDER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2008, 06:06 PM   #8 (permalink)
I am Teh Edumacator.
 
Teh Prof's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: ATL, London, and Barcelona
Car: 1999 Dinan 540i/6, 1995 Dinan 749
Posts: 4,520
Photos:
Teh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud of
Send a message via AIM to Teh Prof
Quote:
Originally Posted by GSXRYDER
Not sure how to roll fenders...so I'll probably look for somethin more modest say like 18" or 19"...but your certainly do look Great!
Simplest thing in the world. Aluminum baseball bat at an angle inside the fender, rolling back and forth at medium pressure until the lip on the inside bends up against the fender wall. Or you can take it to a body shop and they'll have a special tool for it.
__________________


1999 E39 540i/6-VF Stage 1 S/C, Dinan exhaust, Dinan strut+shock braces, Dinan ltwt flywheel + clutch, Dinan Brembo BBK, Dinan monoball, H&R Springs, Koni Yellows, M5 sways, Dinan forged 18" wheels, &c.

1995 E38 740i. Highly modded. Faster than you.

Sold 2-28-07: 1997 E36 M3/4, 8-30-05 RIP 1997 528i


Lindsay fan club member.
Teh Prof is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2008, 03:56 PM   #9 (permalink)
Neutral Member
 
loveless4577's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: New Jersey
Car: 2001 525i
Posts: 67
Photos:
loveless4577 is on a distinguished road
Thumbs up

I have a 2001 525i. I recently put 19x8 (front) and 19x9.5 (rear) on. The tires are 245/35/19 (front) and 265/30/19 (rear). They went on with no mods. Actually, the car sits to high so I am going to lower it. You may not have that problem with 19"s if you have the sport package. It should sit real nice.
__________________

Damn!! I love my car!
There are no stupid questions...Just stupid people asking questions!
loveless4577 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2008, 04:31 PM   #10 (permalink)
Neutral Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Car:
Posts: 56
Photos:
GSXRYDER is on a distinguished road
That is what I was thinkin

How bout a pic...

Thanks again
GSXRYDER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2008, 10:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
Neutral Member
 
loveless4577's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: New Jersey
Car: 2001 525i
Posts: 67
Photos:
loveless4577 is on a distinguished road
Here are is a pic of the car right after I put on the 19"s. Let me know what you think.
Attached Thumbnails
Max size tires and wheels for my 540-dscn0468.jpg   Max size tires and wheels for my 540-dscn0467.jpg  
__________________

Damn!! I love my car!
There are no stupid questions...Just stupid people asking questions!
loveless4577 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2008, 04:04 PM   #12 (permalink)
n00b
 
EX20's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: WI
Car: 1997 540i
Posts: 1
Photos:
EX20 is an unknown quantity at this point
Your car does seem to sit high. That is the stock suspension right?

I have a 1997 540i Sport. I have 235/45 up front and 245/40 on the rears on the stock 17s. No issues. I was told that you can go to 245 up front max. And 255 in the rears. More than that and they might rub. Again that is my car with my stock suspension height.

Last edited by EX20; 03-18-2008 at 04:08 PM.
EX20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2008, 09:45 PM   #13 (permalink)
Neutral Member
 
loveless4577's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: New Jersey
Car: 2001 525i
Posts: 67
Photos:
loveless4577 is on a distinguished road
That is the stock supension. I am working on dropping it. I just can't live with that "mini donk look" lol.
__________________

Damn!! I love my car!
There are no stupid questions...Just stupid people asking questions!
loveless4577 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
545 Sport Wheels And Nitto Tires 4 Sale 98bimmerhead Wheels and Tires 1 06-07-2007 04:18 PM
FS stock 15inch wheels with tires crazy91318 Wheels and Tires 4 03-27-2007 10:14 PM
What Size Wheels And Tires Should I Get For My E34 Andryuha 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 15 12-24-2004 05:12 PM
Fs: 19" Bmw Wheels With Michellin Tires BAD Classifieds Sell & Buy 0 11-22-2004 11:30 AM
Ac Schnitzer Type Ii Wheels And Tires rneily Classifieds Sell & Buy 1 09-23-2004 06:04 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:36 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.