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Limey76 10-22-2010 12:30 PM

New to maxBimmer - Need some advice
 
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Morning everyone. I just bought my first BMW, though I have been driving a MINI for the past few years, but it doesn't really count. It is a 2003 530iM, and I am in love with the car.

I am now trying to source some winter rims and tires and as I'm cheap, I've been looking used. My question is - will 15" rims fit my 530.

Thanks in advance for the help,

Alex

defaultName 10-22-2010 01:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Limey76 (Post 1459363)
I have been driving a MINI for the past few years, but it doesn't really count

I object

Quack 10-22-2010 02:35 PM

not sure if 15's will fit, I had a 98 540i with a set of 16" winter alloys, and the caliper was very close to rubbing the rim, not sure how big you brakes are compared to the 540.

Jattdee328 10-22-2010 02:56 PM

same brakes as the 540 I believe

bigcletus 10-22-2010 04:12 PM

Congrats on the car...I have the same year/model in Schwartz (black). How many kms on it ??

marek 10-22-2010 04:14 PM

15" will not fit, you need 16" min. Nice car, I have the exact same one, colour and all.

JINT 10-22-2010 06:26 PM

15's definately will NOT fit, will rub front brake caliper

Limey76 10-25-2010 10:43 AM

The car has 152,000 on it and runs like a dream. I need to replace the fan clutch but that's about it. The previous owner babied this car. Thanks for the advice, 16" it is.

Alex

daveyto 12-21-2010 09:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Limey76 (Post 1459924)
The car has 152,000 on it and runs like a dream. I need to replace the fan clutch but that's about it. The previous owner babied this car. Thanks for the advice, 16" it is.

Alex

How do you know you need to replace the fan clutch?

Limey76 12-22-2010 09:14 AM

I had the car fully inspected at BMW Waterloo before I bought it. One of the issues that came up was the fan clutch - starting to show signs of failing. It's my first chore for the new year. The car is still running beautifully!!!


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