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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 09-27-2005, 07:17 AM
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Has anyone tried 19" wheels on 04' 545 sport

Has anyone upgraded to 19's. And if so does it substantially change the ride with the sport package?

I am thinking about upgrading to hart 19's, but I fear that it will turn the 545 sport into a comp m3 feel/ride.

Thanks!

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Old 09-27-2005, 05:48 PM
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I have staggered 19" Hartge Classics with Bridgestone Pole S03s and if I had to do it again I think I would stick with 18". They are beautiful wheels and I get a lot of compliments.

I've had 3 wheels straightened already and need to have them done again Just very slight bends in the edge of the rim.

On the other hand the car handles like it is on rails and is a blast to drive.

My other complaint is tire noise. Started around 8,000 miles. BMWNA won't do anything about it because they are "not OEM". Only a very slight scallop on the inside of the front tires, but boy are they noisy.

And to answer your question - you will feel every pebble on the road . . .

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Old 09-27-2005, 06:06 PM
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thanks

I suspected it mght be a bit of a rough ride, still might purchase hart racing 5 spoke in black - but 18's - think I will go with perelli's

Also thinking about ordering m sport package.

thanks for the heads up
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Old 09-28-2005, 01:15 PM
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Yep, I noticed the same thing going from 17s to 18s on a 530i. Much harsher ride...didn't care for it at all.
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