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hellrot_M3 10-26-2011 06:22 PM

E39 540i wheel fitment?
 
Hey guys,

Recently i ended up purchasing a nice 2001 540i m package 6speed.

I plan on driving it in the winter and am looking for a set of winter tires/rims.

I am just wondering whether all E39's from 1997 up had the same odd hub size of 74.1 or is it only the 540i?

Will a set of 16inch wheel from a 2001 528i, or 530i fit on the 540i?


Thanks
Derek

TheMadChigga 10-26-2011 06:50 PM

All E39 and E53 (1st gen X5) have 74.1mm center bores, the 16"s will fit as long its alloy wheels, and most steelies will fit with some strange ones that may rub the calipers (I've only heard it a few times).

Don't just limit yourself to 16" winter set up, sometimes 17" winter set ups come up fairly cheaply as well.

hellrot_M3 10-26-2011 06:53 PM

Thanks a lot. And i am not just looking at 16's but it seems that there are much more of them. Hard to find 17's with the 74.1 hub

TheMadChigga 10-27-2011 08:47 AM

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Originally Posted by hellrot_M3 (Post 1531479)
Thanks a lot. And i am not just looking at 16's but it seems that there are much more of them. Hard to find 17's with the 74.1 hub

If you come across some 17"s for really cheap, it only costs about $100-150 to bore them to 74.1mm for a set of 4.

bmwm5lover 10-27-2011 11:29 AM

Sam, I had no idea 1st gen X5's were 74.1!!! You just made me warm in my special place.

Mystikal 10-27-2011 01:31 PM

First gen X5 (E53) is 72.6mm. Second gen (E70) is 74.1mm. It's counter-intuitive to the 5ers they are respectively based on.

TheMadChigga 10-27-2011 03:30 PM

shit, I forgot its the E70, the X6 is also messed up, the front and rear center bores are different.

carjoe 10-28-2011 09:15 PM

x5 offset is higher...

JINT 10-30-2011 02:15 AM

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Originally Posted by carjoe (Post 1531873)
x5 offset is higher...

you mean lower

Mystikal 10-31-2011 05:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JINT (Post 1532023)
you mean lower

No, it's higher. X5 offsets are more 3-series than 5/7.

JINT 11-04-2011 09:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Mystikal (Post 1532220)
No, it's higher. X5 offsets are more 3-series than 5/7.

oh never thought it could be like that

TheMadChigga 11-04-2011 03:13 PM

X5 wheels are nice............... I wonder if 21" will look nice when slammed.

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k6...583-480892.jpg

PatrolOne 11-08-2011 12:40 AM

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If you're still looking have 17" m5 reps for sale with tires -$650obo. Just posted to classified. Selling because they won't over my m5 brakes.

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