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Old 04-17-2004, 09:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am looking for some new rims, what should I get. What size??? I want at least 18" rims, should I go bigger? what is the ride difference?? What kind and style should I get. I went to tire rack and found the BBS RA. What do you think? I am affraid of ordering and then not liking my choice, does anyone have any picks of these rims with a 01' E39? Give me your opinions...
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Old 04-18-2004, 01:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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one of the greatest and most common questions

it all goes on a few factors

whats ur price range?
are you looking many many spoke? few spokes?
BMW rims?
aftermarket?

my personal favs which i think would look great on your car is actually e39 M5 rims or Hmman HM2 rims


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and teh e39 M5 rims (sorry 4got style number and too lazy to look it up haha
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wudnt they look so sexy while u r driving?
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Old 04-18-2004, 04:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
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thanks for the input, the HM2 seems to be popular as you see them quite often. I like something a little different like the mille miglia F20 or the BBS RA or a couple of others that I can't rember. I would like to spend no more then $2400. choices choices. The problem is that I need tires bad, I had to put on the spare today as I was driving on metal. NOT GOOD!!!

Any one else have opinions with pics, I would love to see or hear your opinion.

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Do up have pics of your current wheels?
What size wheels do you have now?
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i just bought these for my 97 528i in 18x8 and 18x9 rear from discount tire, they are in your price range and look good in pics although im picking them up tomorrow so i dont know exactly how they look on the car or have pics for you, i can keep you posted with some pics though

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just so everyone knows the rims privat fahren rims pictured above came in and they bow out too much and the finish is great, i could chip it off with my nail. i then returned them.
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Yes the genuine M5 wheels look stunning........but the price of new ones will stun you even further ! mrogers told me to try the classified.
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Ah, silverlea, I'm sorry if I wasn't clear about that...I simply meant that if you posted that you wanted M5 rims in the classifieds forum rather than in the 5-series discussion forum, you'd probably get better response.

Your above post has already induced someone to PM me thinking I'm some sort of wheel expert...I know nothing!!!

But good luck to all of you in search of the right wheels for your E39....and PLEASE post pics when you get your new ones on! I'm going to be replacing mine one day too, and some shots of all these rims actually ON cars would be nice!
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