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bmdoubleya
02-06-2008, 06:35 PM
Sick set of Oz's that would look crazy on a 5er.

http://forums.montrealracing.com/showthread.php?t=527266

Nascar318is
02-06-2008, 07:38 PM
Nice, too bad some of them need to be refinished.. send them to P-Jacques seeing they are already in Montreal..

everlast
02-07-2008, 04:00 AM
They're more old school. I think adam should buy them for me.

chromius
02-07-2008, 11:19 AM
I don't think that offset will work on the e39. Plus I would hazzard a guess that the center bore won't fit either since the e39 is a weird one in that respect.*shiner*

But even if they did fit I'm not sure I would like that style on an e39, I still like the style 5's. I think if I did change wheels it would be to 18" staggered M-Pars.

Philboski
02-07-2008, 12:32 PM
I think if I did change wheels it would be to 18" staggered M-Pars.

You and me both, but only if I get a screaming deal on OEMs.

That or ACS type IIIs *love*

chromius
02-07-2008, 12:42 PM
You and me both, but only if I get a screaming deal on OEMs.

That or ACS type IIIs *love*

Yes absolutely. Love Both ACS Type II and Type III...too damn expensive though.

Jamil20
02-07-2008, 04:37 PM
Style 5s are nice.

Staggered setups are not my cup of tea, especially since I hear they adversely affect handling.

chromius
02-07-2008, 04:59 PM
Style 5s are nice.

Staggered setups are not my cup of tea, especially since I hear they adversely affect handling.

I agree, non-staggered is ideal, but it's kinda a catch 22. The 540 really needs more grip than the 235's it currently has, and I think BMW also realized this and that's why the later 540's came stock with staggered wheels running 265's out back. If I could run 265's all around I would, but that introduces a whole new set of problems.

And really, running staggered won't hurt the handling so much as it just increases the level of grip out back, which can make it feel like the car is understeering more than normal, but really it's understeering the same amount since the fronts remained the same size. This balance is easily corrected with a stiffer rear sway bar, which is cheap and is already in the plans.

and lets not forget the M5 runs a staggered setup, and it's arguably one of the best handling sedans of it's time.:)

Philboski
02-08-2008, 10:32 AM
If I was to go for rims, actually (after hearing the prices) I would consider the OEM M5 rims -- they apparently go for some pretty decent prices on the M5 Boards. But the F1 GS-D3s are pretty new, and I like the style 5s....and I'm cheap, no point in trying to hide that. Add in the other little bits and pieces that I need, and I'll likely keep rolling on the 5s.

That and it would keep me from giving in to the urge to buy an M5 kit. :D

ecuconnection
02-08-2008, 11:04 AM
Style 5s are nice.

Staggered setups are not my cup of tea, especially since I hear they adversely affect handling.

I hear at the end of the of every rainbow there is a pot of gold*drink*... Staggered is fing amazing ... *par-t* thanks for coming out though*wave* ... now sell me your tight leather seats bahaha

carjoe
02-08-2008, 01:36 PM
I'm not fond of my staggered setup, it's introduced a whole ton of oversteer that wasn't present before. I suppose I could get some different sized sway bars and maybe **** with the tire pressure but it's just a huge hassle that could be fixed by going back to a non staggered setup.

With that being said, style 5's are awesome.

Bear: interested in some staggered M68's :D

everlast
02-08-2008, 01:52 PM
Did you mean understeer? Ie, you turn, and it doesn't feel like it wants to turn and pushes into the corner?

On chromius's point, because of the increased rear traction, if you give the car some throttle and the rears stick, it will pull weight off the front end and reduce the front end traction, causing push, but without the staggered setup you would just have oversteered or spun the rear end. In any case, you wouldn't have gone faster. Its just more difficult to manage.

But, I agree, the 540 needs more straight-line traction. Before I went with stagger though, if I felt the need to increase traction, I'd just get much better, stickier tires all the way 'round.

Edit: that is in addition to the typical unbalance caused by the stagger, i mean, not the sole cause. It just gets overlooked more than the usual balance issue.

ecuconnection
02-08-2008, 01:57 PM
Bear: interested in some staggered M68's :D

Im not a hudge fan of the m68s style ... however I have never seen them in staggered setup... photos?

If I had the money for a new setup I would go with 5s or 37s ... the first thing I notice when I see adams car is the rim's...very tight setup

everlast
02-08-2008, 02:02 PM
I like these:

$300 baby! Make for nice winter, don'tcha think?

Really, they are pretty hard on gas with 245/45/17 winters on them. But they look kickass. :cool:

chromius
02-08-2008, 02:12 PM
^^^I still think you should be running those in summer. Too nice to be relegated to winter duty:P

ecuconnection
02-08-2008, 02:13 PM
summer those!!

everlast
02-08-2008, 06:08 PM
Well, since I don't plan on driving this car in the summer at all.. it doesn't really make sense. Plus I have m68 16" with summer tires already.

chromius
02-08-2008, 07:52 PM
Well, since I don't plan on driving this car in the summer at all.. it doesn't really make sense. Plus I have m68 16" with summer tires already.

Then do a 5 lug conversion and put them on the e30!:idea: :D

ecuconnection
02-08-2008, 07:55 PM
Peer presure!

everlast
02-08-2008, 11:53 PM
Then do a 5 lug conversion and put them on the e30!:idea: :D

Effff.. wouldn't that be sweet.

Bob Loblaw
02-09-2008, 10:53 AM
But even if they did fit I'm not sure I would like that style on an e39, I still like the style 5's. I think if I did change wheels it would be to 18" staggered M-Pars.

I agree with both statements.

ACS Type III would look very nice also.


I want an E39.

carjoe
02-09-2008, 08:51 PM
Oops. I did mean understeer.

Bear, I don't have any "staggered pics", just the same old side shots...

Everlast, those are beautiful!!Nicer than most peoples summer rims!!

ecuconnection
02-12-2008, 09:58 PM
they look good on that car ... very nice!