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Old 05-02-2007, 12:27 AM   #1
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18" x 9.5 Beyern Mesh for '03 e39 ?

I went to wheels direct today to install the 18" x 9.5 Beyern Mesh type rims with 265/35/18 on the rear.

The wheel well is not wide enough! The tires touch/rub the inside wall of the wheel well constantly. I was told by the sales guy that these rims were made for BMWs and didn't need any special fitting.

So, they had to add a 3mm spacer and a new set of longer bolts - and still not a good fit, same problem.

Now they said they have to order a larger spacer and longer bolts.

My question is - is this normal and/or safe?? The front rims/wheel fit without a problem - 18 x 8.5 with 245/40/18.

thx much!
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Old 05-02-2007, 07:03 AM   #2
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most likely the tires are rubbing against the fender liners, if you don't mind spending a little more just get some M5 fender liners, they will allow wider tires without the rubbing issue.

how much the the rim & tire package if you don't mind me asking?
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Old 05-02-2007, 08:39 PM   #3
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That sucks! I'm probably not going to change the liner just to get rims to fit...there must be a buldge in the rear liners for some reason

I didn't technically buy the rims and wheels from them yet since they don't fit, but the guy quoted me $1950, tax included. It seems like a good deal but not exactly sure since I didn't really shop around.
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Old 05-02-2007, 09:01 PM   #4
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the liners aren't that expensive, call up the dealership & ask how much rear fender liners for a M5 cost, without those liners you wouldn't be able to put any wide rim in the rear.
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