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Old 11-18-2007, 01:14 PM   #1
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will the wheels fit

does anybody know if the wheels on a 2004 5 series will fit a e34?
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Old 11-18-2007, 04:02 PM   #2
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E39 will fit with use of centering rings (up to 2003), I don't think later models will fit.
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Old 11-18-2007, 04:20 PM   #3
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E39 will fit with use of centering rings (up to 2003), I don't think later models will fit.
They will fit, provided they are not crazy wide rears.
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Old 11-19-2007, 08:15 PM   #4
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You need to make sure the offset (where the hub connects in relation to the rim), rim width and hub size are compatible. You can get hubcentric rings for wheels with larger size than the hub (E39 and newer are larger than the E34). Where you can run nto problems is if the rim width and offset end up either causing rubbing on the suspension (nothing you can do about) or running on the fender (you can trim or roll your wheel-wells).

Best bet is to try one for fit, on the front and rear, and make sure nothing is going to interfere.
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:56 PM   #5
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I'm pretty sure that only the e39 are different hub size (74.1mm). The newer yet 5 series went back again to the 72.5mm hub, and all 5/7 series rims are the same relative offset, with accommodations for rim width.

I test fitted some 16" e60 5er rims on my e34 last year, no problems (and they looked sweet).

I'm running e39 rims on my e34 with centering rings.

The tire sizes may not be correct from e60 to e34, but then again I'm running 245/45/17 (way too large) and I find they're great, other than the piss poor fuel economy I get.
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:06 PM   #6
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Hound had E60 wheels on his E32. So they should fit on an E34. E34 and E32 wheels are the same.
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:37 PM   #7
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E38, E39, and X5's (first gen 100%, not sure about second gen) used the 74.1 mm centerbore. All other 5x120 BMW use the 72.6 mm centerbore. Like I said originally, if the rear doesn't have crazy offset (like 545/550 sport pack rear wheels with 275 steamrollers) they should fit without issue (with the proper height tire of course). It all depends on the wheel specs, the car you put it on (lowered, BBK, etc) and the size of the tire.
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Old 11-20-2007, 12:44 AM   #8
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E38's are 72.56mm.
E53 (first gen) X5's are 72.56mm.
E70 (second gen) X5's are 74.1mm (only chassis the same as the E39 centerbore).

To answer the original question again, yes, the wheels will work fine.

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Old 11-21-2007, 08:49 AM   #9
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yup they should fit because i've seen a E34 not to long ago in sauga with some E60 wheels.
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