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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 03-06-2012, 02:37 PM
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Cool switch rims

I have a 97 328i that I put chrome 18" rims with 225/40 18 on it. I just purchased a 98 528i with 17" rims. I don't know much about cars. Would I be able to switch the rims from 328i and put them on the 528i and vise-versa?
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Old 03-06-2012, 02:41 PM
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No you cannot. E39 has a different center hub size and the offsets are different.
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:19 PM
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No. Hub sizes are different, not swappable.

BTW, you need more than the rim; you need the entire wheel.
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Old 03-07-2012, 03:38 PM
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Sizes?

Thanks for the help. If I were to buy 18" rims, what do I all need to know? You mentioned hub size and offset. Could you give me a little more info, so I know what to search for. Also, would you recommend 18" or 19" wheels? I want it to look real nice, but still have a smooth ride.
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Old 03-07-2012, 04:04 PM
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You'll learn a lot more buy searching the forum for similar threads than trying to create a new one about wheel size, hub and offset. There are tons.
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