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Old 04-21-2014, 12:17 AM   #1
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rim specs

hey guys im looking for new rims for me e39 and i was looking at some info about the offset that i should go for
i am running coilovers (not really low) and i have 15mm spacers on the front and 10mm on the back
i want a rim that is going to be as flush to the body as possible so what offset should i go for ?
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Old 04-21-2014, 12:32 AM   #2
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Impossible to determine by the info given! A rim that is 8" wide will need a different offset than one 10" wide!

This is like asking; 5+X+Y=10....find X...lol

And, to complicate things even more, it depends on the tires you are planning to run. A 255 will have different fitment than a 285!
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Old 04-21-2014, 08:50 AM   #3
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My bad
Looking for 18" rim
front will be 225/45/18
Back will be 245/40/18
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Old 04-24-2014, 10:09 PM   #4
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I had this problem when I was fitting spacers for the style 63 onto E39 touring. I found pix of these wheels on an E39, but no solid information. Eventually, I just got some "gauge blocks"... mine were some 23 mm plastic cubes and used them to see how the spacing felt. The rears are 10" wide so there isn't much room for error.

My exercise worked though. If I jack up one of the front corners, the opposite wheel has about a pinky clearance with the fender. Pix are towards the end of the 53er pix thread so you can see if it's flush enough for you.

I think it'd be pretty tough to choose a wheel based on offset before other features. Get the wheels first, then sort out your spacers.

If you want to play around / test fit some different offsets, I have style 63, 65, 66, all staggered, plus the 25 mm spacers. Come on over.....
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Old 04-25-2014, 12:05 AM   #5
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I had this problem when I was fitting spacers for the style 63 onto E39 touring. I found pix of these wheels on an E39, but no solid information. Eventually, I just got some "gauge blocks"... mine were some 23 mm plastic cubes and used them to see how the spacing felt. The rears are 10" wide so there isn't much room for error.

My exercise worked though. If I jack up one of the front corners, the opposite wheel has about a pinky clearance with the fender. Pix are towards the end of the 53er pix thread so you can see if it's flush enough for you.

I think it'd be pretty tough to choose a wheel based on offset before other features. Get the wheels first, then sort out your spacers.

If you want to play around / test fit some different offsets, I have style 63, 65, 66, all staggered, plus the 25 mm spacers. Come on over.....
hey thanks for the help i ended up picking up some Rotiform rims that are 18x9.5 i am running them with 15mm spacers front and back
the back clears without spacers as well because of the coils but with 15mm it sticks out perfect. the fronts being 9.5 as well i cannot run them without spacers. with a 15mm spacer the rim is about a pinky away from the coil and it is almost flush with the body.
do you by any chance have 20mm spacers and would be interested in some 15mm H&R spacers brand new if not where did you get yours and for how much if you dont mind me askeing

P.S i have seen your car and i love the stance it has it is perfect that is what i am trying to go for with and height wise
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Old 04-25-2014, 08:44 PM   #6
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Car looks good!

Sorry - no 20 mm spacers

Thanks for the compliments.... It could be lower, but my practical side is winning.... It has the rear air suspension too, so lowering the back would be too easy. I was eyeing some front lowering perches someone posted here.

I'd better snap out of it!
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Old 04-26-2014, 11:27 AM   #7
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ahahah yes same story for me. i do a lot of driving so the less worry the better
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I like the wheels, I am just not sure if they do it for me on a e39.
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Old 05-03-2014, 01:00 AM   #9
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i like them a lot and its a really big change from what i have before
still getting used to them my self but i like the way it looks on the car
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Old 05-03-2014, 01:12 AM   #10
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DROP it!!!

Or at least no wheel gap!
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hahaha im not getting away am i
i am not slamming it because i work down town and it would mean i am going to leave my bumper in one of those craters
but i will eliminate most of the wheel gap i will go for max 0.5" of gap
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Old 05-03-2014, 01:27 AM   #12
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Pfff...don't worry about the bumper, the only thing is you will need a new lip in 2-3 years! If people drive Lambo's, a low E39 can handle downtown!
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Old 05-03-2014, 01:34 AM   #13
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hahaha
i finally got those 20mm spacers for the front and i moved the 15 in the back so next week when i put them on i will go lower it all depends how low
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