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    Is a 13 offset wheel going to work on my E34

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    It should work, might need 5mm spacers.

    Sorry not too keen on wheels.
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    20mm is normal / standard. 13mm should be okay.

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    Default what's the width of the wheel?

    Since all 5/6/7/8 series BMW wheels are interchangeable (except the E39)...the wheel offsets of the oe BMW wheels for these cars run between 11mm (or maybe 10mm) - 26mm. If you go to the online parts database and look up the wheels of any 5/6/7/8 series (except the e39)...you can see the varying offsets for the different wheels to verify what I've written.

    BMW online parts database: www.realoem.com/bmw

    And as its been written ad nauseum...the E39 has a 74.1mm wheel hub whereas all other 5/6/7/8 series BMWs have a 72.6mm hub...and hubcentric rings are required to mount E39 wheels to prevent wheel shimmy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by montsta56 nz
    Is a 13 offset wheel going to work on my E34
    I run 17 x 8.5 with ET13 - no problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qsilver7
    Since all 5/6/7/8 series BMW wheels are interchangeable (except the E39)...the wheel offsets of the oe BMW wheels for these cars run between 11mm (or maybe 10mm) - 26mm. If you go to the online parts database and look up the wheels of any 5/6/7/8 series (except the e39)...you can see the varying offsets for the different wheels to verify what I've written.

    BMW online parts database: www.realoem.com/bmw

    And as its been written ad nauseum...the E39 has a 74.1mm wheel hub whereas all other 5/6/7/8 series BMWs have a 72.6mm hub...and hubcentric rings are required to mount E39 wheels to prevent wheel shimmy.

    width is 8.5

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony (M5 in Calgary)
    I run 17 x 8.5 with ET13 - no problem.

    Anthony
    Cool thanx for your help guys,
    you guys rock,,,

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    Just to dig up this old thread, any opinions on 8x17 ET10 and 9x17 ET20 with 235/45/17's for the E34 ?
    Last edited by Sidney Rough-Diamond; 03-21-2007 at 02:02 PM.

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    front track will be wider, changing the geometry.
    if you are lowered it might bring the outer edge of the tire too close to the fender lip.

    235 on a 9" wheel is a stretch
    use 255/40/17 in the rear

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