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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 10-03-2012, 11:45 AM
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style 65 fitment.

picking up a set of style 65s that i bought 2 weeks a go. the tires are 245/40 in the front and 275/35 in the back. I am always alone in the car or 1 person with me. it is a sport 530 so i guess its lower. does anyone know if they will rub? i have found many threads on this but everyone seems to have diff. opinions.

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Old 10-03-2012, 11:49 AM
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Are they 18" or 17" wheels?

If they are 18", and you have non-sport OEM setting, chances are it will not rub. if you have lowered the car to sport (or lower) it will rub.
17" I don't think they will rub.
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:55 AM
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18s man and its OEM sport from BMW. would 265s help?
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:58 AM
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:10 PM
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are you kidding me??? so they are not gonna fit? BMW What does rolling you fender exactly mean? and how much will this cost. because everytime i hear that i think it is a big job and costly.
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:12 PM
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ok just looked it up. Im kinda affraid of doing that. So what can i do if i dont want to roll it?
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honestly, you won't really know until you fit them on your car. there are lot of variables such as condition of your suspension, offsets, tire brand, etc... fyi, not all tires in the same size are the exact same width. generally 265's will not rub or rub under load. stock the car was fitted w/ 255/35/18.

i have 265/35/18 rear set up on my car. wrapped in continentals & they did rub only going over a bump under load. i had the rear fenders rolled & the rubbing is gone. the cost to have this done by a professional is about $60-100 depending. the other option like someone else already mentioned is getting m5 fender liners which are abit wider. depending on the set up you may have to go w/ both. good luck.
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Monkey, do you have sport suspention or normal? do body shops do rolling or what? and 60-100 a wheel or car? and im realy confused... you guys are telling me it will rub with the fender so roll it, then you tell me get m5 wheel wells because they are wider... what does that have to do with the fender??? sorry for all the questions iv never had anything buy stock rims on any of my car or family cars so idk what issues come with bigger rims.
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Monkey, do you have sport suspention or normal? do body shops do rolling or what? and 60-100 a wheel or car? and im realy confused... you guys are telling me it will rub with the fender so roll it, then you tell me get m5 wheel wells because they are wider... what does that have to do with the fender??? sorry for all the questions iv never had anything buy stock rims on any of my car or family cars so idk what issues come with bigger rims.
sorry for the confusion. my car is a sport suspension. the cost i quoted was for what i paid to have my rears done, both sides. most body & wheel shops can do this service for you. you can also check craigslist for other resources. the m5 liners are wider in comparison to the stock e39 liners so there is alittle more room. also, iirc, the m5 came stock w/ rolled fenders from the factory which did not happen w/ the standard e39s. rolling the fenders is not really a big deal or that scary. i would pay a pro to do it for peace of mind if you don't feel confident in diy. i did.

like i said earlier. fit the wheels to the car. drive & see how it goes. if it rubs, theres options to correct this. hope that makes more sense. good luck.
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I had 275s before they only rubbed when I had people seat in the back but besides that no problem, but if you want to be on the safe side get 265s and you won't have any problem.
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Same car , same suspension and my 245 18" run on 15MM spacers and they did rub going over bumps under load.

Doing Math OP has 275MM which are 15MM more than my setup 245 + 15 = 260MM

My vote is - they will rub heavily on the rear
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Same car , same suspension and my 245 18" run on 15MM spacers and they did rub going over bumps under load.

Doing Math OP has 275MM which are 15MM more than my setup 245 + 15 = 260MM

My vote is - they will rub heavily on the rear
Please correct me if I'm wrong. I too suspect the OP will rub slightly but there are alot of additional factors to consider. I think that your comparison is slightly flawed. Your comparing your 18" style 5 which is 18x8 w/ a 20mm offset compared to a 18" style 65 rear which is 18x9.5 w/ a 22mm offset. The comparison between the 2 wheels is clearance from stut housing to the inside of the wheel will be 21mm LESS. The outside edge of the wheel will EXTEND an extra 17mm.

Factoring in the 15mm spacer that your running, just the rim alone the clearance from strut housing to the inside of the wheel will be 36mm LESS. The outside edge of the style 65 wheel will EXTEND an extra 2mm.

Also, the overall tire width, circumference & diameter is also different. As I stated earlier, tire sizes are not the actual tire specs by the tire manufacturers. You would need to refer manufacturers for exact specifications.

Additional factors which I eluded to may include the current state of his suspension, alignment, camber, etc... A 10 year old OEM Boge will definately ride softer than a new OEM Boge. A Bilstein HD will ride stiffer than a Boge, etc...
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Thanks for the info guys i will inform you guys on friday. and if they rub am i going to damage anything?
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Thanks for the info guys i will inform you guys on friday. and if they rub am i going to damage anything?
Before driving the car, at least bend the inside of the fender (sheetmetal) upwards and in, or you will risk to cut the tires when rubbing.
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Before driving the car, at least bend the inside of the fender (sheetmetal) upwards and in, or you will risk to cut the tires when rubbing.
Very good advice.

A friend was nice enough to let me borrow his set of OEM Style 65s to test fit on my 2001 540i/6 Sport and every time I hit a big bump, the rear would bottom out. Meaning, the sidewalls would make ugly contact with the inner rear fender lip. The tire actually contacted it hard enough (at speed) that it grabbed that inner lip and bent it downwards by a good amount.

Granted, I do carry 5 jugs of coolant in the trunk, along with 5 spare quarts of oil, so that weighed it down. Id roll the fenders if I were you.
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Ok guys I just looked at my rear and the fender lip inside is already bent... Idk is that's factory and I have to do more or what? In other words are you guys liners 100 percent straight all the way around the rear well or is it bent a little from the factory.

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Check your local auto parts store and see if they rent a fender roller. IMO, you should not rub unless you are going over large bumps with people in the back. But personally, I wouldn't take the chance of the fender shredding the tire.

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They come from the factory "partially rolled". Or a both 540's I've looked have.
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Got the style 65s on and i love them. 275 did not rub at all. i had me plus 3 ppl in the car and still did not rub. but i dont like the condition of the tires so im going to get 265 to be safe sometime this week. i might get some front tires while im at it too. so i have a question for you guys. Why do we put 35s of the rear rim and 40s on the front on style 65s. i like the look of 35 and would like to know if there is a problem with putting 35s on the front too.
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Just wondering, what was your old wheel size in the back? 235/45/17?
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