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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 03-07-2012, 08:39 PM
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i was laughing so i posted me laughing. Problem?
yeah I still don't understand
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:59 PM
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its ok, nice car man.
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:07 PM
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Awesome job. There are apparently tons of members who are clueless to "stanced" or hellaflush rides. Coming from tracked S14s and AE86s, stretched tires are common.

I gave in and picked up a set of the ES1 19's too! Same wheel specs but getting the faces painted gold. Love your ride bro!

What spacers are you running Narvin? Bolt-on hubcentrics?
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:19 PM
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Tires designed for a 8 inch wide rim on an 11 inch wide rim? Wow, i didnt like it when i had 245s on a 9 inch wide rim... I just dont like the look of
wheels past the fender.
Yea, car looks nice but I am surprised you found a tire guy willing to mount 245s on 11 inch rims. If you drive much I think you will scuff the edges of the rims since there is no tire there to protect it.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:25 PM
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Interesting how the OP who claims that they don't want to endanger the lives of others on the road, decides to use a dangerous width combination of wheels and tires. Seems like a while has passed since the thread was started. I wonder if they experienced bead separation while driving on the road.

I was young at one point.....not too long ago it seems. You learn from your mistakes.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:08 AM
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Interesting how the OP who claims that they don't want to endanger the lives of others on the road, decides to use a dangerous width combination of wheels and tires
Hi, would you mind posting up the scientific data to prove your statement please? I'm running 19's as well and I'd like to know at what point it becomes dangerous to run 19 inch wheels & tyres specification wise compared to oem.

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Old 11-13-2012, 04:18 PM
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Hi, would you mind posting up the scientific data to prove your statement please? I'm running 19's as well and I'd like to know at what point it becomes dangerous to run 19 inch wheels & tyres specification wise compared to oem.

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If you re-read his statement, he was referring to a dangerous tire width (as in stretched tires) and the bead popping off the rim.

19" rims are fine as long as the offset and tire size is reasonable, but i'm sure you know that.
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:36 PM
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Narvin...I have a set of 2" spacers brand new. They're yours uf you pay shipping...about $12. PM me if interested.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:29 PM
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Hi, would you mind posting up the scientific data to prove your statement please? I'm running 19's as well and I'd like to know at what point it becomes dangerous to run 19 inch wheels & tyres specification wise compared to oem.

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Kurrrwa is correct, it's the width that is dangerous, not the wheel diameter.

What the OP is doing is similar to wearing size 56 trousers on a 50 waist.
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:49 AM
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Hi

I can see that I've slightly misconstrued there, so re-reading it again I think that is indeed what was meant. However, on the flipside to that, there are many enthusiasts out there the world over who run stretched tyres. I've never run my wheels and tyres like this so I don't have direct experience, however, the above applies - at what 'point' does it become dangerous to stretch a tyre? If by a relatively small amount, I think I've read on other forums it's safe to do so and backing that up is the fact countries around the world and their motoring authorities have not made it illegal to run stretched tyres on the basis of 'dangerously' compromised safety. However, stretching a tyre too much I'd suspect can be detrimental. There's been many enthusiasts who've probably tried all sorts of tyres and wheel width combinations and worked out what does and can fit nicely and importantly safely without running 'excessive' stretch for daily use/driven cars.
Just discussing !

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