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Old 24th December 2010, 12:33   #1
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Questions for installing 19inch wheels on E39 M5

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Merrychrismas and happy new year everyone.


Is it ok to install a set of 19 inch wheeks on a stock E39 M5???

Wheel specs are Front : 245/19/30 with 8.5J +36
Rear : 275/19/35 with 9.5J +21.5

Its E46 M3 spec.


Are these wheels going to fit our beast???? I am not even sure if the E46 M3 set up wheels has the same HUB size as M5s . which is

74.1mm.

Also my friend is telling me that if I install 19inch wheels , He is saying that my stock suspensions are not going to hold up . Saying I need

to change the springs. Is this ture????

Please let me know if you have any thing to say.

I just found a great deal on a set of AC schnitzer Type 4 one pice wheels for $300. they are authentic used wheels... I think its a pretty

dorn good deal for an authentic wheels . I dont want to miss this deal so...

Anyhow thank you for spending your time reading my thread and a Happy new year to you all !!
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Old 24th December 2010, 12:53   #2
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Can't answer the specific question but would love to see those wheels on the M5, long thin spokes on a large size would suit it well, I think.
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There are so many wheel threads on "Will these fit" I can't even begin to link them to you.

Please search......
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dude i don't know about the offsets but are you sure the tyre sizes are right, as in the aspect ratios? It seems as if you have them mixed up.

They should be 275/30 R19 on the rears and 245/35 R19 on the front. If what you stated first are the actual sizes then they are wrong. The fronts will be too short in overall height and the rears too tall, and you may get fender issues as well as speedometer reading s being out.

If they are as i stated or you swap over to those sizes, provided the offsets are OK you shouldn't have any issues either with rubbing or suspension, stock or lowered
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Unfortunately, those will not fit. e39 hub size is different then all other BMWs. Also, you do not need to change your suspension when you go to 19" wheels, but they will look better with a lowered stance.
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dude i don't know about the offsets but are you sure the tyre sizes are right, as in the aspect ratios? It seems as if you have them mixed up.

They should be 275/30 R19 on the rears and 245/35 R19 on the front. If what you stated first are the actual sizes then they are wrong. The fronts will be too short in overall height and the rears too tall, and you may get fender issues as well as speedometer reading s being out.

If they are as i stated or you swap over to those sizes, provided the offsets are OK you shouldn't have any issues either with rubbing or suspension, stock or lowered
Sorry for the missunderstanding!! I miss worte!! Like you said the front should be 35 and rear is 30 !! Thank you for the info ~

I 'll keep in mind !! Would you know anything about the Hub size?
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Unfortunately, those will not fit. e39 hub size is different then all other BMWs. Also, you do not need to change your suspension when you go to 19" wheels, but they will look better with a lowered stance.
shoot...... Are these wheels has smaller size hub or bigger??? Because if they are smaller in size ~ I can send it to a work shop and have it

grind it out to fit 74mm . Thank you for the info !!! Since the seller doesnt know anything , I need to do the home work on my side before

I pay him ....
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There are so many wheel threads on "Will these fit" I can't even begin to link them to you.

Please search......
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shoot...... Are these wheels has smaller size hub or bigger??? Because if they are smaller in size ~ I can send it to a work shop and have it

grind it out to fit 74mm . Thank you for the info !!! Since the seller doesnt know anything , I need to do the home work on my side before

I pay him ....
The e46 m3 has smaller hubs, 72.6mm so yes you could have them machined out. Then you will be faced with offsets that don't work. The rears would probably be alright, but the fronts will be off.
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They are smaller hub. E39 is 74.1mm and all other BMWs are 72.6mm
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