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njcardave 10-04-2012 10:13 AM

My NEW wheels & tires
 
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Jason5driver 10-04-2012 10:24 AM

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Originally Posted by njcardave (Post 7113415)

Tires are Ok.
I am NOT a fan of the wheels though...
An OEM 17"x8" Style 42 wheel (stock wheels on the E39 sport models) would be leaps and bounds over these wheels IMO.

These Beyerns bow out from the centers horribly IMO...
:(
Nice car though, and clean...!

Thanks!
Jason

DennisCooper! 10-04-2012 10:39 AM

Hi,

As long as you like them it's all good :)

I'm with Jason5driver above though, much much better looking choices out there with the 'mesh' face styling design. I think if your car was lowered a little they'd look marginally better too. Overall, as the wheel face is convex and just happens to be in the design of the wheel that they're close or perhaps stick 'out' past the edge of the wheel lips, they look like wheels 'plucked' from another car and 'plonked' onto this.

Looking at your pics again, yep, definitely needs lowering !

cheers, Dennis!

mpower997 10-04-2012 11:05 AM

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same wheels I have but I went 18s and staggard. look at all these haters^^^:thumbup:

mpower997 10-04-2012 11:06 AM

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another.

seemyad 10-04-2012 11:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jason5driver (Post 7113442)
Tires are Ok.
I am NOT a fan of the wheels though...
An OEM 17"x8" Style 42 wheel (stock wheels on the E39 sport models) would be leaps and bounds over these wheels IMO.

These Beyerns bow out from the centers horribly IMO...
:(
Nice car though, and clean...!

Thanks!
Jason

I like the stock rims better too. Won't say leaps and bounds though.

I have the stock rims on my 530i with Sports Package. Mine are scratched so I now know the part number. Thanks.

ALSO, thanks to the poster for sharing his car with us. I don't like the bowing out however I don't hate your wheels either. Thank you as it helps to give me ideas.

BentValve 10-04-2012 12:10 PM

Concave > Convex

teklord69 10-04-2012 02:03 PM

Had them in 19's. I thought they were quite nice and OEM looking.
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/n...i/DSCN0750.jpg

aspensilver540 10-04-2012 02:22 PM

At least you got Continental tires!

Jason5driver 10-04-2012 03:49 PM

Fixed...
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g2...yle42draft.jpg

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g2...s/IMG_0696.jpg

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g2...s/IMG_0697.jpg

NoWayJose 10-04-2012 03:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Jason5driver (Post 7114130)

The stock look way better.
Jason love the set up you have.

njcardave 10-04-2012 03:56 PM

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Originally Posted by mpower997 (Post 7113540)
same wheels I have but I went 18s and staggard. look at all these haters^^^:thumbup:

Thanks for the THUMP'S UP.:)

dms540i 10-04-2012 04:22 PM

[QUOTE=Jason5driver;7114130]Fixed...
Very nice indeed. I always loved style 42s, but wait, those all look really deep. Stock?

GSXRYDER 10-04-2012 04:32 PM

like...
 
I like the wheels...looks real nice IMHO

LaCrosse540i6 10-04-2012 06:30 PM

Dave, are those D-force Empowers?

njcardave 10-04-2012 06:33 PM

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Originally Posted by LaCrosse540i6 (Post 7114432)
Dave, are those D-force Empowers?

No. They are Beyern Mesh 17".

TemporarySanity 10-04-2012 07:54 PM

I prefer 42's also. :D

Jason5driver 10-05-2012 09:10 AM

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Originally Posted by illesztE39 (Post 7114133)
The stock look way better.
Jason love the set up you have.

Thank you Sir!
But, the pictures I posted are not of my car, but of "SilverE39's" 530i.
He has OEM 18"x9" Style 42's all around.
And, his car is on H&R Sport Springs with Koni Sport struts and shocks.
Great combination IMO...!
Link to his thread:
"18x9 Style 42 Pics "
http://www.forums.bimmerfest.com/sho...d.php?t=484141

This is my car now, with its winter setup:
http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/i...r/DSC00676.jpg


At this summer's auto-cross:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-J...0/DSC04993.JPG

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-J...0/DSC05045.JPG

seemyad 10-05-2012 11:01 AM

[QUOTE=dms540i;7114192]
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Originally Posted by Jason5driver (Post 7114130)
Fixed...
Very nice indeed. I always loved style 42s, but wait, those all look really deep. Stock?

Good eye. Stock rims on the Sports Package are noticeably recessed which makes them look more aggressive.

Only reason I avoid going to a lower profile is I like a comfortable ride. The M suspension (Sports Package) is stiff so I imagine (could be wrong) lower profile tires would make the ride more bumpy. So I stick with the stock 17" rims.


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