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Old 10-26-2011, 05:22 PM   #1
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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?


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Old 10-26-2011, 05:50 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 10-26-2011, 05:53 PM   #3
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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
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:47 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:29 AM   #5
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Sam, I had no idea 1st gen X5's were 74.1!!! You just made me warm in my special place.
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Old 10-27-2011, 12:31 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 10-27-2011, 02:30 PM   #7
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shit, I forgot its the E70, the X6 is also messed up, the front and rear center bores are different.
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Old 10-28-2011, 08:15 PM   #8
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x5 offset is higher...
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Old 10-30-2011, 01:15 AM   #9
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x5 offset is higher...
you mean lower
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you mean lower
No, it's higher. X5 offsets are more 3-series than 5/7.
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Old 11-04-2011, 08:45 AM   #11
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No, it's higher. X5 offsets are more 3-series than 5/7.
oh never thought it could be like that
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Old 11-04-2011, 02:13 PM   #12
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X5 wheels are nice............... I wonder if 21" will look nice when slammed.

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Old 11-07-2011, 11:40 PM   #13
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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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