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#1 (permalink) Old 01-21-2005, 08:54 PM
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To set the record straight, 9.5 x 19 rear wheels with 275/30 on a E39 with OEM sport suspension WILL RUB! I found out the hard way. I just got my new 19" wheels and tires today. Unfortunately, the rears RUB! Now what do I do?

Here's what I had installed:

Front: 8.5x19 (15 offset), 245/35 Michellin Pilot Sport All Season - THESE FIT GREAT!
Rear: 9.5x19 (20 offset), 275/30 Michellin Pilot Sport All Season - THESE RUB when accelerating rapidly, turning sharply, or passing over a dip in the road.

So, what should I do? Will fender rolling alone solve the problem or will I have to replace the wheel liners with M5 lines -- I'd hate to have to go this route.

Or, should I replace the rear tires with 265/30's, which should shave about .5" off the width and about 1/8" off the sidewall height?

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depends on how bad the rubbing is, I would not drive it too much or if you do, drive very carefully so that the rubbing is not too bad. One way to check where it is rubbing is by placeing chalk lines on your sidewalls to see where is rubs. I wouldn't replace the rear tires because for all you know the next tires will do the same thing. I would go to a tire store and ask them what to do. It may be m5 tire linings (you could do this yourself very easily bmwtips.com) or they may tell you to roll your fenders

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Originally posted by dy540i@Jan 22 2005, 03:54 AM
To set the record straight, 9.5 x 19 rear wheels with 275/30 on a E39 with OEM sport suspension WILL RUB! I found out the hard way. I just got my new 19" wheels and tires today. Unfortunately, the rears RUB! Now what do I do?

Here's what I had installed:

Front: 8.5x19 (15 offset), 245/35 Michellin Pilot Sport All Season - THESE FIT GREAT!
Rear: 9.5x19 (20 offset), 275/30 Michellin Pilot Sport All Season - THESE RUB when accelerating rapidly, turning sharply, or passing over a dip in the road.

So, what should I do? Will fender rolling alone solve the problem or will I have to replace the wheel liners with M5 lines -- I'd hate to have to go this route.

Or, should I replace the rear tires with 265/30's, which should shave about .5" off the width and about 1/8" off the sidewall height?

Suggestions Appreciated!
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At times it is worth it to stick to the recommended wheels and tires; they are listed in the manual and engraved on a plate when you open the driver side door. Leaning from my own mistakes the 19" is an overkill and I was compromising between forms and functions. A trade off if you wish. Good luck
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At times it is worth it to stick to the recommended wheels and tires; they are listed in the manual and engraved on a plate when you open the driver side door. Leaning from my own mistakes the 19" is an overkill and I was compromising between forms and functions. A trade off if you wish. Good luck
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Part of the fun of modding a car is going to some extremes to have your car stand out from the rest. If this car requires rolling and / or m5 fender liners, certainly his car will be different than most other 5ers. I say it's worth it.

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Its pretty easy to roll the quarter panel, so try that for now

9.5x19 with 270/30 rear tires... phew!!!! SWEEET!! Post some pics if possible!

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M5 Bumper Kit---------------------M5 Mirrors
Rear/Front Custom Add-On-------Side Skirts
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try to replace the rear tires this should stop the rubbing.5" and 1/8 as you suggested this should stop the rubbing. Also, try to align your car so it runs smoothly.
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Its pretty easy to roll the quarter panel, so try that for now

9.5x19 with 270/30 rear tires... phew!!!! SWEEET!! Post some pics if possible!
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Here's some pics of the wheels on a STOCK e39. [attachmentid=17649]
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what happened there =\ 3 same replies with same pics, 4th post 2nd pic not working... neway thanks for trying :S

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M5 Bumper Kit---------------------M5 Mirrors
Rear/Front Custom Add-On-------Side Skirts
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dy540i my dads 540i has the same wheels/tire sizes and never had any rubbing at all. Only time is when we went over this rail road track and it was a very large bump. Accelerating at WOT, going over normal bumps and speed bumps, and turning there is no rubbing at all.

Does your 540i have sport suspension or maybe the struts/springs are worn and have settled too low? used

Either way I hope you find a solution, good luck

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At times it is worth it to stick to the recommended wheels and tires; they are listed in the manual and engraved on a plate when you open the driver side door. Leaning from my own mistakes the 19" is an overkill and I was compromising between forms and functions. A trade off if you wish. Good luck
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Part of the fun of modding a car is going to some extremes to have your car stand out from the rest. If this car requires rolling and / or m5 fender liners, certainly his car will be different than most other 5ers. I say it's worth it.
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i had the exact same problem, i put the same size tires on, i only experience with a bunch of stuff in the trunk or people in the back seat. i took it to one of the mod shops around here and he suggested he could easily pull the fenders out a little for me, or that i could live with it until the tires wore down and could put some 265/30's on that back that "may" fix the problem. I asked about new stuffer springs but he said that mos of the stiffer springs lower the car which wont really be helping me in this case, now i'll add a note that i am belgium and they arent the best with slapping big ol tires on their cars over here so he was kinda at a loss. if someone has some advice on some spring kits or how i could determine which spring kit i should get let me know please. I would also be interested on any comments of having the guy pull out the fenders, is that a good idea? i have obviously have to get parts of the car painted which doesnt appeal to me too much.
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