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Tezta
12-24-2003, 08:36 PM
I'd like to know what tire size you have used and how the ride has differed.. For some reason tire rack has the 20" size of 255/35-20 which is about 1 inch taller than the standard tire. Is it just a mistake? I would think the right 20" tire size would be 255/30 but the ride would suffer tremendously im sure of it.. I live in Hong Kong BTW and most every wheel shop will sell 19" max to a sedan due to the bad road conditions. But IMO with the big door panels on the E60 i would need a nice 20" rim to fill out the fenders and make every thing look a bit more even..any thoughts? thanks! and Merry Christmas!

mspeed76
12-25-2003, 01:48 AM
the AC Schnitzer recommends their 20x9" Type IV to be 255/30




I'd like to know what tire size you have used and how the ride has differed.. For some reason tire rack has the 20" size of 255/35-20 which is about 1 inch taller than the standard tire. Is it just a mistake? I would think the right 20" tire size would be 255/30 but the ride would suffer tremendously im sure of it.. I live in Hong Kong BTW and most every wheel shop will sell 19" max to a sedan due to the bad road conditions. But IMO with the big door panels on the E60 i would need a nice 20" rim to fill out the fenders and make every thing look a bit more even..any thoughts? thanks! and Merry Christmas!

dhbeamer
12-27-2003, 11:34 PM
the AC Schnitzer recommends their 20x9" Type IV to be 255/30

that sounds about right to me..... 20x9 with 255/30/20.....wat kind of 20" are u lookin for?

mspeed76
12-28-2003, 12:06 AM
i really love the look of the 20" multi-piece AC Schnitzer Type IV

But they are heavy (32/33lbs) not forged, $1200 each, and I think the ride quality would suffer too much

right now its between 19" HRE 547 (also $1200 each in brushed finish) or go cheap, SSR GT3 ($620 each)

any sugggestions?

that sounds about right to me..... 20x9 with 255/30/20.....wat kind of 20" are u lookin for?

jtg
12-29-2003, 05:14 PM
will 20's fit on a e39?

bimmermd
12-30-2003, 07:29 AM
will 20's fit on a e39?
20's will fit the E39. I just ordered a set. The optimum setup would be 20x8.5 +13mm and 20x10 +19mm. For tires you can use 255/35/20 all around or for the staggered look, 245/35/20 and 275/30/20. In staggered fitment Nitto 555 will cost $1024 or Toyo T1-S will cost $1070. Another option will be to use Falken GRB 451, these are more rounded on the shoulders than the Nitto's or Toyo's so you can actually fit 255/35/20 and 285/30/20 without any problems. The Falkens cost $924. As far as wheels my best pricing so far has been Boyd Coddington's forged series. These are two piece forged wheels which are custom welded. A set of 20's will run about $2600-2800. Check out www.boydcoddington.com or call them and ask for Bob.

Twenties
03-05-2004, 04:21 AM
On E39 I run 20x9 20x10
245/35-20 275/30-20.

On E60 BMW tuners recommend 245/30-20 & 295/25-20. These tire sizes are not yet available in U.S. though. I believe Dunlop & Pirrelli will release.

255/35-20 is a tall tire but may work all around.

5Series5
05-03-2005, 04:04 PM
I just put twenties on my 2005 5 series. I have 20x8.5 in the front and 20x10 in the rear. my tire sizes are: 245/35ZR20 in the front and 275/30/20 in the rear.

Ågent99
05-03-2005, 04:36 PM
20" wheels!!?? :wow:

How about more pics of this. I saw 20s on a 760 and thought it was big for that car but I can't imagine an e60....

e60 got lip
05-04-2005, 07:15 AM
I have 20" iForged Aero 20x8.5 and 20x10. I used 255/35/20 in the front and 285/30/20 in the rear. Below are pics...

Ud72
11-06-2007, 07:47 PM
I've just buyed the 20" rims to my 550 using yokohama advan tyres 245/35 in front and 285/30 in the back. I tried the 255/35 in the front but they were scrathing on the fender's inside. I'll send you the photos tomorrow.

Jayzlade
11-06-2007, 08:22 PM
Did you lower the car with the 20's? What springs? Thanks

mhs525
11-07-2007, 06:30 AM
When it comes to wheels, after many years of trial and error, BBS are the only wheels I buy now.

I was a regular on the M3 forum, those guys are nuts about performance parts, wheels etc. From what I have read HRE, I forged etc are very nice but not as well made as BBS. If you want the best wheel, light AND forged...BBS

mrfva
11-07-2007, 02:27 PM
20s? but of course...

I roll with 20x8.5 et20 fronts with 245/30/20 and 20x10 et25 rears with 285/25/20.
MRR GT-1 staggered wheels with Falken tires.

245/35/20 and 275/30/20 are bigger in overall diameter when compared to BMW specs. I've seen a few folks do it. Personally, I prefer to stay as close to spec as possible. Tire size calculators are very helpful in determining overall diameter compared to OE spec.

Some pics of mine. (http://forums.e60.net/index.php?autocom=gallery&req=user&user=14662&op=view_album&album=1357)