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Old 09-11-2008, 05:08 PM   #11
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Never mind the look of the tires [too 'skinny'] and the question of proper offset of the wheel ... IMHO the 215/40/18 tire does not have the proper load capacity to safely handle the weight of the e60 and would result in an unsafe condition.

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Old 09-11-2008, 05:13 PM   #12
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What if i change the rubber? I am sure i can get a deal on new rubber if i let the tire shop keep the run flats that are on them now and replace them with bigger rubber.... It is an awesome deal they are brand new for $1000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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What if i change the rubber? I am sure i can get a deal on new rubber if i let the tire shop keep the run flats that are on them now and replace them with bigger rubber.... It is an awesome deal they are brand new for $1000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
7.5 in the front is not ideal. You should at least run an 8" width wheel. I know you want these wheels, but I think you should move on. Plus, do you really like these wheels that much? There are many deals on this forum to be had. Many members sell their 18" Sport wheels all the time. I think the 124's look much better than these 122's. Have you called Garry Romani from BMW of Newport? You know he gives E60.net members a 25% discount on all OEM parts, including wheels, right?
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Old 09-12-2008, 05:04 AM   #14
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well i guess i should move on, it was not as if i loved these wheels so much that i had to find a way to make them work its just that i hate the wheels on my car right now and this was such a good deal, the guy is asking $1000 and they are brand new never even driven on, and i am sure i could get them for $800. The problem with buying them here off the forum is that i live in Canada so shipping is a killer and if i went to the BMW dealership that offers the discount i would spend more in duty bringing them back to Canada so i guess i need to wait for a local deal, I found a guy that has a set of OEM 19' wheels that are almost brand new but he is not answering my emails so i am not sure if they are still available.

Do you think it is worth while for me to try to pick up those 261 style 1 series wheels at $800 and resell for a profit... is there a big enough market for them?

Thanks, and if anyone has any wheels for sale in Canada please let me know.... PS i dont want to spend more than $2000
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I got my rims from Garry at Newport BMW. He rocks. 25% Discount on OEM wheels and 3 day shipping! JUST DO IT.


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well i guess i should move on, it was not as if i loved these wheels so much that i had to find a way to make them work its just that i hate the wheels on my car right now and this was such a good deal, the guy is asking $1000 and they are brand new never even driven on, and i am sure i could get them for $800. The problem with buying them here off the forum is that i live in Canada so shipping is a killer and if i went to the BMW dealership that offers the discount i would spend more in duty bringing them back to Canada so i guess i need to wait for a local deal, I found a guy that has a set of OEM 19' wheels that are almost brand new but he is not answering my emails so i am not sure if they are still available.

Do you think it is worth while for me to try to pick up those 261 style 1 series wheels at $800 and resell for a profit... is there a big enough market for them?

Thanks, and if anyone has any wheels for sale in Canada please let me know.... PS i dont want to spend more than $2000
Realize that these wheels will work, but the offsets will actually make the wheels tucked farther into the wheel well than your current rims - by 4 mm in the front and 6mm in the rear. The factory 17 inch wheels on the 528xi are 7.5 inches wide so that would work, but the recc. 18 in tire sizes are 245/40/18 and you'd have to check with a tire seller or tire rack or 1010tires.com and see if that size tire is too wide for a 7.5 inch wide rim. The rear 8.5 inch wheels would work with no problems on the rear. I'd have to check a calculator, as the estimate on the rear will change slightly from my 6mm estimate above because the wheel is 8.5 inches wide vs the 7.5 inch wide stock wheels. I hate the style 138 wheels too.

The wheels I used were 8 x 18 et 34 front and 8.5 x 18 et 37 rear - I used 245 tires all around

It's confusing, but it's much worse to buy something that won't work and be out the time and money and hassle.

I do know that member Bambi has some wheels for sale and he's near toronto.

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You know i have no idea how to read the results on that site, I can see that the clearances will be slightly modified depending on the various offsets, but how does the tire impact these numbers, also what size would the rubber need to be in order to maintain the same size overall and not disrupt the speedometre etc. If i can make these wheels work without killing myself then great, otherwise it is really not worth while, The rubber is brand new and i would more than likely be able to convince a tire shop to give me a good trade in value for the rubber, they are the run flats even though the ride is shit i think some people like them!

Anyone who can provide some clarity on this issue please chime in, I just hate to pass up a good opportunity if it will work for my car, then i can get 20's or 19's in the spring

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I looked up style 138 wheels on Google and they seem to be 7.5 wide front and rear and the offset is only ET20 is that right?

I am getting more confused by the minute!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I looked up style 138 wheels on Google and they seem to be 7.5 wide front and rear and the offset is only ET20 is that right?

I am getting more confused by the minute!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Those are for an "I". Don't get them.

The XI have offsets of 43.

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Look on the bmwusa site and build a 528XI. Under options select the style 246 wheels - they are 18 x 8 all around with offset of 43 (for all four wheels). The site only gives the wheel size and not the offset.

The site does give the tire size of 245/40/18. This is the non staggered (same wheel size on each corner) tire size.

PM me if you have specific questions and maybe I can find a site for info for you.

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