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Old 04-20-2009, 07:06 PM   #1
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BBS RC e34 offset?

I have a set of BBS RC's as extra wheels that came with my M5 when i bought it

i wanted to put the RC's on while my e39 wheels are getting worked on so i can move the car around. I tried to put the rims on the way i figured they should be. Two of the rims have a little dish on them, while the other two are flush. so i figured dish on the back, flush on the front. ( see pictures )

Now the car wont move, the fronts hit on the shock towers. So i switched the rims front to back, no rubbing at all, now it looks dumb.

rims sizes are:
9 x 17 ET 32 - flush
8.5 x 17 ET 15 - with the dish
255/40's all around

Is there anything i can do to make these fit properly, sorry if this is a dumb question, i've never had to deal with stuff like this before.
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Old 04-20-2009, 07:25 PM   #2
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Sorry for the OT question man, but what exhaust is on your car? Is it really loud?
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Old 04-20-2009, 08:06 PM   #3
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32's is too high of an offset for the e34. Not sure really what the problem is.
Front struts are less forgiving for wrong offset than rear.
They look right to me in the pic.
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255's are going to be a tight fit up front under the best of circumstances. Me thinks you have 5,6,7 series wheels rear and 3 series front. The only way to make them fit is to add 10 - 15 mm spacers up front and maybe even put on smaller tires (235) to boot.
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Old 04-21-2009, 09:53 AM   #5
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craz azn - The exhaust. ha.i bought the car like this, its all stock until the mufflers.. where there are none and somebody welded straight pipes to those DTM style tips. While cruising its not to bad, but its pretty loud when you wind it up, or drive through town. Ive been told its got an 'exotic' sound. I might change it when i can afford to, hopefully before the ticket.

zubbie- im starting to think the same thing, maybe he didnt know what he was buying? still kinda strange. with spacers wouldnt just the two stick out then?
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Old 04-21-2009, 12:53 PM   #6
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Yea looks like you're going to need a spacer. 255 is very large for an 8.5" rim.
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Old 04-24-2009, 09:33 AM   #7
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I have a set of 50mm spacers it should widen the rear so the car looks good with the set up that works with out rubbing. You will need hub rings because they are for a e39 size hub.
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craz azn - The exhaust. ha.i bought the car like this, its all stock until the mufflers.. where there are none and somebody welded straight pipes to those DTM style tips. While cruising its not to bad, but its pretty loud when you wind it up, or drive through town. Ive been told its got an 'exotic' sound. I might change it when i can afford to, hopefully before the ticket.
Whoa! Its a 91 right? I think this is Ant118's Dad's old car. Had the same rims, and same exhaust. But man thats a long, longgg time ago, well over 10 years ago when I remembered it. Haha small world!
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Old 04-24-2009, 02:20 PM   #9
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^ yeah i belive it is.

Well the tires on the Rc's are pooched and im in the middle of installing my stereo so the car wont be moving a whole lot probally until i get my other rims back with fresh Potenza RE760's
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