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Old 09-11-2005, 11:19 PM   #1
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Whats needed to fit 20mm offset rims on an E36?

What would I have to do to normally run 5er/7er wheels on my E36?
can I get away with just rolling the fenders or would I actually have to stretch the fenders?

like really... its a 20ish mm difference..I dont see how it could affect the car THAT much.
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Old 09-12-2005, 10:06 PM   #2
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What would I have to do to normally run 5er/7er wheels on my E36?
can I get away with just rolling the fenders or would I actually have to stretch the fenders?

like really... its a 20ish mm difference..I dont see how it could affect the car THAT much.
It really is that much of a difference but it will all come down to wheel and tire size plus suspension settings.

Example: You could probably get away with a 17x8" et20mm wheel with a 225/45/17 tire and rolled fenders. An 18x8.5" et20mm with a 235/40/18 tire is NOT going to work!

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Old 09-13-2005, 12:36 PM   #3
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2cm is a big difference, I don't think my 15's would fit with 15mm spacers (to make it 20mm offset). And I know there is no way my 17x8's would fit even with 10mm spacers.
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Old 09-14-2005, 01:34 AM   #4
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OEM 5er rims have a bigger hub center than an E36 so you would also need those hubcentric rings, correct?
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Old 09-14-2005, 06:49 AM   #5
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What would I have to do to normally run 5er/7er wheels on my E36?
can I get away with just rolling the fenders or would I actually have to stretch the fenders?

like really... its a 20ish mm difference..I dont see how it could affect the car THAT much.

you might need these tweaked up to max height



To run these 540 rims 17x8 et20






I sitll rub in the rear going fast over bigger bumps with no passengers
no tire marks yet..
in the front when parking (tight turns/ low speed) i get rubbing against the fender liner..

so i'd say proper way would be flared fenders & removed liners..
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Old 09-14-2005, 10:09 AM   #6
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Best thing to make THOSE 5er rims to fir would be to wait until you find the E36 version of those rims!
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Old 09-14-2005, 02:42 PM   #7
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Best thing to make THOSE 5er rims to fir would be to wait until you find the E36 version of those rims!
yeah think it was the 97+ 528's that have better ET#'s proper center bore..etc
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Old 09-22-2005, 07:34 PM   #8
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No way

ET20 rims will sit 27mm out on e36. Do you want to shave the rim? Not really possible.

It works in other way: you can fit ET47 (3er) rims into 5er (designed for ET20 rims ) with 27mm spacers.


Trade the rims and by the proper ones, with et47 offset for e36.
Post me a pics, I may decide to upgrade my winter steel ones.
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Old 12-02-2005, 07:08 PM   #9
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bump.

looking to fit ET20 or ET13 wheels on an E36.... 18 X 8.5
for those that are ready on the "sell em and buy the proper offset ones" bandwagon... the rims I have were never made in an E36 offset.
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bmdbley'sbro i really like those rims on your car, great complete appearance
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Old 12-02-2005, 07:17 PM   #11
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Best thing to make THOSE 5er rims to fir would be to wait until you find the E36 version of those rims!
e39 versions look much better though.
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Old 12-03-2005, 12:16 AM   #12
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Just get some fender flares and a plasma cutter
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Old 12-03-2005, 09:35 AM   #13
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Just get some fender flares and a plasma cutter
which fender flares? like these on the red e36?? cant I just stretch/pull my fenders?
http://www.rieger-tuning.de/en/Showr...48er_05_19.pdf
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Old 12-03-2005, 09:56 AM   #14
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wow seems so long ago (those pics) & it was only the summer.
had so much done $ince then.

On the 5'r Rimz, I get some decent vibrations 70~90kph,
due to the wrong center bore, 1.5 mm bigger on e39 5'rz then E36'rz

This winter I need to find a spare Spindle then bring in a wheel
with the spindle to a machinist.
Making 4 custom rings shouldn't be too hard.

I guess i could find some "proper" offsetted/center bored wheels.
but the 5'rz are just too hawt to give up
I've been dreaming about Golden centers & polished lipz

Fall pic, Notice the "grey B gone"


da rolling shot.. Good stance?


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Hubcentric rings are available to buy, they're only like $5-10 each.
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