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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 04-06-2013, 01:10 PM
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Beautiful! Love this colour and great wheels.
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E39 vs F30 touring

I'm biased but I prefer my E39 to our new F30 touring! That said, the F30 is absolutely amazing! Just goes to show how incredible E39s were/are!















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Old 04-15-2013, 06:12 PM
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I'm biased but I prefer my E39 to our new F30 touring! That said, the F30 is absolutely amazing! Just goes to show how incredible E39s were/are!















Wow..both cars look amazing. I'm impress with the F30
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:53 PM
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Beautiful! Love this colour and great wheels.
what rims are those?
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:39 PM
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:31 AM
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what rims are those?
The rims are round. The wheels are style42

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Old 04-16-2013, 04:41 PM
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The rims are round. The wheels are style42

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That is the most beautiful thing i have ever seen
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:29 PM
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The rims are round. The wheels are style42
Didn't know style 42s came as a 2-piece with deep dish as well. They really suit the car.

Anthracite is a great colour, your detailing looks excellent.
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:48 PM
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That is the most beautiful thing i have ever seen
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Didn't know style 42s came as a 2-piece with deep dish as well. They really suit the car.

Anthracite is a great colour, your detailing looks excellent.
Thanks.
Style42 is always a 2-piece wheel, same as style5. Majority of them are 17", there are 18" and BMW had a fire-sale on those 18" a few years back for only about $600 a set, plus shipping. Style42 came on the 530i with sport pkg, replacing the style5.
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:01 PM
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Thank you.
BMW had a fire-sale on those 18" a few years back for only about $600 a set.
wow, when/where was this?
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Thank you.



Thanks.
Style42 is always a 2-piece wheel, same as style5.
Are you sure?

http://www.bmwstylewheels.com/bmw/42
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:30 PM
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Those are not style 42's. they are Breyton wheels
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:16 PM
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Those are not style 42's. they are Breyton wheels
So they got it wrong on http://www.bmwstylewheels.com/? Is there a better site to search for bimmer wheel styles?
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The rims are round. The wheels are style42

My Anthracite Metallic after detailing job.

Any reason you have all body-colored molding except the front bumper, which is still black?

Better website for wheels, among other things: http://bmwfans.info/parts/catalog/E3...ke_comp_ii_42/

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Any reason you have all body-colored molding except the front bumper, which is still black?

Better website for wheels, among other things: http://bmwfans.info/parts/catalog/E3...ke_comp_ii_42/
PO painted them black no idea why he didn't plasti-dip it instead. There're a couple peeling spots that show the body color underneath. Any suggestion on how to remove the black paint is welcome. I'm thinking "Paint thinner"

jeffbebe, I was thinking about style42 version II the whole time since that's what I used to have. My comment was bout the version II of the style5 also.
Version I, 1-piece, no lip
Version II, 2-piece with lip (which I have on my E39 before)

And this IS the best site for bmw wheel style
http://felgenkatalog.auto-treff.com/

the540wgn, the sale was 6-7 yrs ago, even before I own an E39.

Thanks RomanEmpire She deserves a real photoshoot now, which I might do this coming weekend.
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So they got it wrong on http://www.bmwstylewheels.com/? Is there a better site to search for bimmer wheel styles?
I was commenting on the wheels that he had on his car. He said they were style 42's
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I was commenting on the wheels that he had on his car. He said they were style 42's
We were talking about the wheels on this car here


And NO, my car doesn't have Breyton wheels They are ACS type III Racing
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^Looks like we have the same color



We were talking about the wheels on this car here


And NO, my car doesn't have Breyton wheels They are ACS type III Racing
I have a spare tire with that type wheel on it, it is 17" (has great tread) and is the wrong size for my car. as you can see in the picture I posted. Someone swapped it out and is in my trunk, and it sucks having the wrong size as a spare, but will work in an emergency. One big problem is it must stay being a spare, as someone rubbed a curb with it and it looks really ugly where the wheel scraped the curb. I believe it goes on a 318 series? Anyways, I want to get rid of it and get the proper spare, a BMW 16" wheel, doesn't have top have the same exact wheel pattern though, as it is only the spare. Just the correct size.
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Is there a better site to search for bimmer wheel styles?

here you go:

http://www.bmwtips.com/tipsntricks/wheels/BMWWheels.htm
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