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BrothaMansWhip2
10-01-2009, 07:36 PM
I'm am looking to get some new kicks for the touring this winter. Just wanted to find out if certain rims will in fact fit my baby and if not, what size spacer i may need. The rims are on my local craigslist .

http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/pts/1372975226.html




http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/pts/1392640773.html




http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/pts/1401740525.html





http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/pts/1372847218.html






http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/pts/1400763289.html

Also, let me know if you think the prices are fair as well.

Thanks in advance. BTW, if you know someone with a decent set for a great price, let me know. I'm in the Ann Arbor/Detroit area

CarDriver
10-01-2009, 07:44 PM
OK, just about everything you need to know about your wheels can be found at bmwe34.net (See link). By the way. 8.5 inch front wheels are nice looking but without the More (Much more) expensive / quality tires, your thrust arms will take that much more of a beating. Just something to think about.

What size spacer you need and or hub centric ring depend on the offset and hub diameter of the wheels you are trying to use. Once you know the" "OEM" specs of your E34 wheels it will be easy to figure out. The link below will tell you all of that. When buying tires, use a Tire size calculator to figure the size. Try to stay within three percent of the OEM OD. One percent is ideal. The calculator will also tell you what the effects will be with the size you chose ( http://www.1010tires.com/tiresizecalculator.asp )

http://www.bmwe34.net/Wiki/tiki-index.php?page=Wheels

One more note: For the winter, IMO... throw on a set of OEM rims with decent tires. packed Snow and Ice can F-up a set of aluminum alloy wheels almost as bad as a curb will. My Sedan will be parked this winter, I will be driving the Touring. The Sedan Has 17x10 Rear, 17 x 8.5 Front W/Summer UHP tires; LOL... Quality All season 45 and 40 series tires are expensive. Too rich for my blood
:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

priceman14
10-01-2009, 08:01 PM
OK, just about everything you need to know about your wheels is here. By the way. 8.5 inch front wheels are nice looking but without the More (Much more) expensive / quality tires, your thrust arms will take that much more of a beating. Just something to think about.

What size spacer you need and or hub centric rings depend on the offset and hub detentions of the wheels you are trying to use. Once you know the OEM specs of your car wheels it will be easy to figure out. The link below will tell you all of that.

http://www.bmwe34.net/Wiki/tiki-index.php?page=Wheels

One more note: For the winter, IMO... throw on a set of OEM rims with decent tires. packed Snow and Ice can F-up a set of wheels almost as bad as a curb will.

+1 on that

IMO i like the 3rd set you listed, plus i've never seen those on a touring. but to each his own...

BrothaMansWhip2
10-01-2009, 08:17 PM
I'm leaning towards the last ones, the ones from the Z4. I do see some nice oem's with tires so I may just grab those and a set of sweet oems for spring and summer.

CarDriver
10-01-2009, 09:07 PM
I'm leaning towards the last ones, the ones from the Z4. I do see some nice oem's with tires so I may just grab those and a set of sweet oems for spring and summer.

Those will look Fantasticle :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

nmp411
10-02-2009, 01:12 PM
Those last ones are probably an offset of about 40, you will need a ton of spacers (about 20 mm worth) to make them fit, and those will run you a lot of money by the time you buy the spacers and extended lug bolts, somewhere in the neighborhood of another $400 on top of the wheels.

BrothaMansWhip2
10-05-2009, 06:04 PM
Okay,,
So if I add to the offset, the rims will sit out further? What is a good range to stay within in regards to the offset? Should I look for something staggered since Michigan winters are a pain...


And yes I have read the e34 wheel offset page.

woodnthings8
10-05-2009, 08:00 PM
Okay,,
So if I add to the offset, the rims will sit out further? What is a good range to stay within in regards to the offset? Should I look for something staggered since Michigan winters are a pain...


And yes I have read the e34 wheel offset page.

No the rims will sit in closer to the wells. Say current rims sit 700 mm's apart when mounted on the car with the standard 20 mm backspacing wheels. If you put on 35 mm wheels your tires will now be 15 mm closer to the inner wheel well for a 30 mm overall difference in width on the car or 670 mm , doesn't sound like much but can make a difference in handleing. Also you get less of a lip on the outer portion of the rim.:thumbdwn:

gtopaul
10-09-2009, 10:39 AM
Noe of those wheels really are the proper setup for your car. Just get the correct ones and you'll be happy. Many different combinations available either stock or aftermarket. These are 18" staggered Z8 wheels.

http://www.MyEasyPics.com/is.php?i=626740&img=cars_004.jpg

woodnthings8
10-09-2009, 11:03 AM
Nice Dog! Car looks good with those on it!

ross1
10-09-2009, 01:52 PM
The ones from the 7 series are the best choice. $5oo is very fair if the tires are decent. Remember SNOW tires are worthless as such once worn to 6/32", at that point they just become noisy tires no better in snow than a full tread set of regular tires.

BrothaMansWhip2
11-02-2009, 08:21 PM
I'd like to get some of the styling 5's.or perhaps the styling 10

http://felgenkatalog.auto-treff.com/

nmp411
11-05-2009, 09:45 AM
Style 10's are really hard to find, but style 5's can be found frequently. Amazing wheels, but they are usually about $1000

BrothaMansWhip2
12-08-2009, 05:14 PM
So how wide can I go? Tire size as well as rim size? I'd like something that sticks out a little further for winter? What offset should I consider besides OEM of ET20? What is too big of an ET for my touring?

http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/pts/1491053058.html

http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/pts/1489056473.html

http://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/pts/1483933761.html

nmp411
12-08-2009, 06:43 PM
So how wide can I go? Tire size as well as rim size? I'd like something that sticks out a little further for winter? What offset should I consider besides OEM of ET20? What is too big of an ET for my touring?

http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/pts/1491053058.html

http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/pts/1489056473.html

http://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/pts/1483933761.html

8.5-9 inches is about as wide as you can easily go. Tires, I'm not too sure about. You can go more than et20, but not a whole lot.

Your links:
The first wheels aren't worth it in my opinion. They are just too similar to stock to spend money on.
Second ones would work with hubcentric rings, but they don't really fit the style of the e34.
I don't know about the last ones, they may work but it doesn't say the offset or center bore.

I would look in here for some good wheels.http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=170


What is your budget? I'm thinking of selling my wheels, they are can be seen here.
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1354109

BrothaMansWhip2
12-11-2009, 10:07 PM
What size tires can I fit on my oem stock bottlecaps,15" rims? I am looking at tires that will do good in michigan winters? Like can I do 225 and up and how big is going to cause rubbing?

nmp411
12-11-2009, 11:31 PM
What size tires can I fit on my oem stock bottlecaps,15" rims? I am looking at tires that will do good in michigan winters? Like can I do 225 and up and how big is going to cause rubbing?

Just stick with the standard, 205/65/15

BrothaMansWhip2
12-13-2009, 11:56 AM
i found some stock basketweaves from an 89 535i for a buck

BrothaMansWhip2
12-15-2009, 03:19 PM
Today i got a set of 195/60/15 tires. Can I put these on the stock rims? I got them FREE

attack eagle
12-29-2009, 02:02 AM
too small, make the car too low to the ground and lower the effective gear ratio. neither is beneficial in snowy weather.

I'd be looking at 215 ish.

BrothaMansWhip2
03-14-2010, 10:23 PM
I've got a second set of rims that I am going to use for the summer. one problem(kinda)- they are Style 24's off of a 318i (e36). First let me state I got all 4 rims for 40 bucks :yikes: on craiglist in Ann Arbor. They're 17H2 x 7.5J.
So here's the ting: I KNOW i will need spacers to put them on. I also know I need hubcentric spacers for them to work correctly. My question is what about the center bore. Are the hubs the same as the hub on the e34 basketweave?:dunno:
i've also been researching the topic of adapters and found that if you ever run adapters you must have HUBCENTRIC spacers or else you get the vibrations and loose lug nuts from LUGCENTRIC :thumbdwn: adapters
has anyone used over 20 MM spacers? I actually think I may have to go bigger than that if I want to widen the stance and obtain better handling. e34's are ET20 while the style 24's are 41. In addition I am gaining the 1/2 inch in rim width. What is the widest I can go without any obstructions from the strut housing/tower?
TIA
Bro-Man :bigpimp:

I found out that they are the same..