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    I'm considering buying a set of 16 or 17 inch alloys on ebay to replace my standard 15s.

    Which other models' wheels will fit the e34? (eg e39, e46?)

    I beleive some may need spacers

    Thanks

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    Default No 3 Series Wheels

    You'll need 20mm of spacer.

    look for E34, 32, 31, & 39 (with hubcentric rings)

    http://www.bmwe34.net/e34main/upgrad...ls_upgrade.htm
    Last edited by Blitzkrieg Bob; 01-02-2007 at 04:02 PM.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzkrieg Bob
    You'll need 20mm of spacer.

    look for E34, 32, 31, & 39 (with hubcentric rings)

    http://www.bmwe34.net/e34main/upgrad...ls_upgrade.htm
    What he said. Spacers just dont work well. Wheels that fit an e39 work just fine on an e34, with hubcentric rings.

    I had good service and prices, with lakeshore wheel and tire- got a set of 17 inch M5 reps, with pirelli p6's mounted, Roadforce ballanced,all lugs, center caps and centric rings ,shippped for total of $1125.
    If you put on 18" wheels, hope your road surfaces are smooth and have no potholes- pretty easy to prang a rim when your tires are not much thicker than rubber bands- and if your car is lowered, the ride will be rougher than a cob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karl1171
    I'm considering buying a set of 16 or 17 inch alloys on ebay to replace my standard 15s.

    Which other models' wheels will fit the e34? (eg e39, e46?)

    I beleive some may need spacers

    Thanks

    DON'T USE 3 SERIES WHEELS, I USED THE SPACERS! Not only do they look sucked in, they don't drive nice and under any rigorous driving they couod pop right off! :-O!!!!

    So, take my advice, don't be stupid like me.
    Besides, 5-series wheels look so much better altogether.
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    All BMW 5/6/7/8/Z8 wheels are interchangable and have the same specs EXCEPT the E39 5 series hub.

    They all have:
    • 5x120 wheel bolt pattern
    • 11mm-32mm wheel offset range
    • 72.56mm wheel hub (except the e39 5series which has a 74.1mm hub...hub centric rings are required)


    All...even includes the new 5/6/7 models.

    The BMW 3/Z3/Z4/X3/X5 models have wheel offsets that are too high (35mm-48mm) and would require wheel spacers (just as others have mentioned. EXCEPT the e30 M3 & E46 M3...their rear wheel offset is approx 25mm...so you could conceivably mount these rear wheels (only) on all four corners.
    Last edited by feaqs; 01-11-2007 at 03:05 PM.

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