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Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: west palm beach. fl.
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So after salivating over this thread and thinking about my options to replace my winter wheels, which are currently some style 5 chinese replicas, I finally decided on what to do..
I have a friend who runs M Parallel's on his E39 530i and I didn't want to be the same, so I started looking hard at Style 32's. ECS, Turner and Tischer all had them in stock, but only the 18 x 9's, and it appears that they would fit the M5 ok, but Tischer would not guarantee as they can only guarantee an OE setup according to the catalogue.
I went outside and measured clearance to front strut and fender and think I will be OK with a few mm to spare close to the strut. If I am not ok, I can fix this with a small spacer, no problem. Found a website that calculates fitment and going from the stock Style 65 18 x 8 front ET 22 to the Style 32 18 x 9 ET24, I'd be getting the following results:
* Wheel will be 17mm closer to strut, tire will be 14mm closer
* Wheel will be 9mm closer to the fender, tire will be 6mm closer to fender
Order placed, going to take some time as they are coming directly from Germany. Approx $1200 shipped, out the door to my home, Excited!!!
The stock rear 9.5's with ET of 22 (from memory) use a 3mm spacer to get a net of 19mm when used on the front. With about 6mm less on both sides of the centerline, (1/2 half inch divided by 2 or about 6 1/4 mm) the 9 inch should fit even with the higher offset. If not, you can always add a 3mm spacer.
Nice deal on a brand new set of 4!! Make sure to post up some pics when installed.
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