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bimmerjoe
03-16-2008, 04:35 PM
Alright fellas heres a pic of my car. i just put these rims on and the car is screaming at me to lower it.. i wanted to go crazy and bag the car butt no funds yet.. just for now im gonna throw some springs on it and call it a day. what do you guys suggest for the brand on springs on stock shocks.. i want the front to be lowered around 1.5-2.0 in the front and the rear 1.0.-0.7...... thats that..
Now for spacers, these rims i bought are 8.5" all around and stock on my car the rear is 9.5"! (the front is 8.5" so im not worried there) i want to space the rears out to be around 10"-10.5" wide. i dont want to lower the car and space the wheels out to much so that there is rubage..
Who can help me out.?

Kal
03-16-2008, 04:40 PM
how big are those rims? seems to be sitting pretty high for sports suspension ..

bimmerjoe
03-16-2008, 04:42 PM
20 inch with 30 profile rubber

Manimillion
03-16-2008, 05:44 PM
Ok, let me get this straight.

You want to put spacers on the rear to magically widen the rear wheel from a 8.5 inch to a 10.5 inch?

rendered
03-16-2008, 05:48 PM
I would sell those rims and buy the proper size/offset for your car!

It will pay off in the long run, and look better too.

P.S. 1999 called, they want their 20" chrome wheels back. j/k :P

bimmerjoe
03-16-2008, 05:52 PM
Ok, let me get this straight.

You want to put spacers on the rear to magically widen the rear wheel from a 8.5 inch to a 10.5 inch?

i was doing some research today.. 30mm spacers.. and i am contimplating selling these rims.

rendered
03-16-2008, 06:13 PM
i was only kidding man... The rims aren't that bad! but M6 replica wheels in hyperblack finish would look gorgeous on your 5!

bimmerjoe
03-16-2008, 08:54 PM
ive been reserching all day and i think i will go 15mm spacers in the front and 30mm in the rear. and eibach prokit springs as it lowers the car 1.5 in the front and 1.0 in the rear.. what do you think. let me know

qimis
03-16-2008, 10:18 PM
Sell and ... yes/no? maybe?

SickFinga
03-16-2008, 10:20 PM
Sell and ... yes/no? maybe?

you forgot, "**** yeah!"


P.S. Got a pic of the benz in this photo
http://maxbimmer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=74585&stc=1&d=1205720326

bimmerjoe
03-16-2008, 10:24 PM
^^ wow the first and second pic are like *mw*.. i just said **** it and i got spacers and a lowering kit... ill show pix when its done, i did a photoshop and it looked waybetter then i thought

Manimillion
03-16-2008, 11:40 PM
I got to see these spacers that widen the wheel from 8.5" width to a 10.5".

Does it look like this?

http://www.unitedmaskandparty.com/Costumes/images/magic_wand.JPG

qimis
03-17-2008, 12:00 AM
you forgot, "**** yeah!"


P.S. Got a pic of the benz in this photo
http://maxbimmer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=74585&stc=1&d=1205720326


I have similar pics, the first one might be the same car w/ different wheels.

bimmerjoe
03-17-2008, 12:04 AM
I got to see these spacers that widen the wheel from 8.5" width to a 10.5".

Does it look like this?

http://www.unitedmaskandparty.com/Costumes/images/magic_wand.JPG

lol magic...........nooooooooooooo it widens it to 9.8.....its a 8.5" rim with 30mm spacers...

and that mercades is just unreal. thats the look i want slammed on duces

rendered
03-17-2008, 02:51 AM
pro kit isn't lowered enough IMO. it will maintain a good ride, and prolong the life of your OEM shocks the best out of all lowering springs, but your car needs something more insane!... Like a 2.2 inch drop in the front and 1.8 in the rear.

SickFinga
03-17-2008, 03:09 AM
lol magic...........nooooooooooooo it widens it to 9.8.....its a 8.5" rim with 30mm spacers...

and that mercades is just unreal. thats the look i want slammed on duces

LOL
I hope you are joking.

propr'one
03-17-2008, 11:38 AM
if you sell those ugly chrome truck rims and put on 20 inch alipina rims on your 5 and slam it, people will chant your name through the rolling hills of bavaria, women's panties will drop at the mention of your name, and traffic will plow itself into guardrails just to get out of your way.

seriously dude, alpina's + drop + tint (if that's your thing) = sex.

bimmerjoe
03-17-2008, 06:19 PM
^^ i know alpina's are super sexy but i decided to keep the rims... i dont think it will look bad at all with the spacers and a nice drop plus tints... if i dont like it after that ill just sell the rims and get new ones np..... LMAO "ppl chanting my name through the rolling hills of bavaria"

e30_kid89
03-17-2008, 06:24 PM
Bimmerjoe, what manimillion is trying to tell you is the spacers don't actually "widen the wheel"....The spacers are lowering the offset, pushing the wheel out further outside the car which makes the wheel "look" wider.

Sneaky
03-17-2008, 06:34 PM
get these

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d144/CLK55AMG/Gaydon2007/DSC_0113Medium.jpg

bimmerjoe
03-17-2008, 06:41 PM
Bimmerjoe, what manimillion is trying to tell you is the spacers don't actually "widen the wheel"....The spacers are lowering the offset, pushing the wheel out further outside the car which makes the wheel "look" wider.

yes your absolutly right, miscommunication. i knew that what i was trying to say was it widens the stance of the wheels not the actual rims itself.. good call*th-up*, my bad*thmbsdwn*

bimmerjoe
03-17-2008, 06:42 PM
sneaky i hope your joking!!!

bmwm5lover
03-17-2008, 06:44 PM
Those rims are terrible. Sorry dude.

bimmerjoe
03-17-2008, 06:58 PM
its alright honesty is the best thing i could have,, im not bummed becasue these rims fit every bmw make, so selling them shouldnt be a problem.. i want some idea's ppl post some pix so i can have an idea

AceOfSpades
03-18-2008, 12:05 AM
if you want to use those rims, you'll have to use fat ass spacers. which are not too good from what i head

bimmerjoe
03-28-2008, 09:33 PM
Just installed the spacers (30mm) thx to karim for the hook up *th-up*

check it out wow what a difference

before

bimmerjoe
03-28-2008, 09:34 PM
after

slimjim
03-28-2008, 11:52 PM
put those other rims on!! !!!!

Mardin
04-08-2008, 07:31 PM
^plan to sell the other rims ?

Gamite
04-09-2008, 12:36 AM
you need more lowering. It has to look like this!

http://exorcist.1g.fi/kuvat/Autot/E39M5/Talvilepo+07/IMG_1729.jpg/medium

bimmerjoe
04-10-2008, 12:16 AM
^^^^^i think i just wet myself.

on a side note the suspension isnt on yet i just got it on monday and it will be going on next saturday... its still in storage and ive been installing all the parts in my garage.... i hope thats what it looks like when its slammed!!

bimmerjoe
04-10-2008, 12:17 AM
^plan to sell the other rims ?


Sorry bro i dont plan on selling them.. those rims are gonna be for when i take it to the track..