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Old 10-22-2010, 12:30 PM   #1
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New to maxBimmer - Need some advice

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,

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Old 10-22-2010, 01:37 PM   #2
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Old 10-22-2010, 02:35 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 10-22-2010, 02:56 PM   #4
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same brakes as the 540 I believe
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Old 10-22-2010, 04:12 PM   #5
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Congrats on the car...I have the same year/model in Schwartz (black). How many kms on it ??
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Old 10-22-2010, 04:14 PM   #6
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15" will not fit, you need 16" min. Nice car, I have the exact same one, colour and all.
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Old 10-22-2010, 06:26 PM   #7
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15's definately will NOT fit, will rub front brake caliper
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Old 10-25-2010, 10:43 AM   #8
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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.

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Old 12-21-2010, 09:01 PM   #9
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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.

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How do you know you need to replace the fan clutch?
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Old 12-22-2010, 09:14 AM   #10
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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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