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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 02-02-2013, 09:28 AM
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Thickest spacers 8x17" ET20 235/45-17?

I've got these wheels on my 540iA -97: http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-11...-5-series.aspx

They are 8x17" and ET is 20mm. Tires are 235/45-17. I'd like to get the wheels as far out as possible, without rubbing. Don't want to roll the fenders. What's the thickest spacers I can use, front rear? I've read that 20mm all around works, would you say that too? If you don't know,feel free to write what wheels and tires and spacers you're using and if they rub sometimes or not!

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this varies from car to car

try this for an exact measurement: http://www.trakplus.com/measure
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:58 PM
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this varies from car to car

try this for an exact measurement: http://www.trakplus.com/measure
Thanks, I've seen that before. But it doesn't really say how wide spacers I can use, unless i get the wheel all the way up in the wheel housing, does it? This since the wheels doesn't go straight upwards, but against the center of the car, in like a bow. And you don't know where it will rub, if its "10, 12 or 2" o clock on the fender.

And how do I measure in the front? It may fit when drifing straight forward, but what about when I turn? Any suggestions?

And what's the easiest way to get the wheels up in the wheel housing (like when you do a hard turn with fully loaded car)? Rear's kind of easy, but what about the front? Maybe park downhill, and standing with one wheel on a big rock or something?
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this varies from car to car

try this for an exact measurement: http://www.trakplus.com/measure
Thanks, I've seen that before. But it doesn't really say how wide spacers I can use, unless i get the wheel all the way up in the wheel housing, does it? This since the wheels doesn't go straight upwards, but against the center of the car, in like a bow. And you don't know where it will rub, if its "10, 12 or 2" o clock on the fender.

And how do I measure in the front? It may fit when drifing straight forward, but what about when I turn? Any suggestions?

And what's the easiest way to get the wheels up in the wheel housing (like when you do a hard turn with fully loaded car)? Rear's kind of easy, but what about the front? Maybe park downhill, and standing with one wheel on a big rock or something?
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