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Old 03-09-2014, 10:06 PM
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will 5 series wheels fit on an e38???

need to put on new wheels on my car fast before i go back to college. will these wheels fit on my 1998 740il? any help is greatly appreciated, chris.

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Old 03-09-2014, 10:08 PM
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also will 2001 wheels fit my 1998 model? http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/pts/4360237819.html

(sorry if i seem like a noob i just want to see what other experienced people have to say)
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Old 03-10-2014, 04:56 AM
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Yes to both. You will need hubcentric rings for 5 series wheels on your e38.
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Old 03-10-2014, 07:45 AM
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Which 5 series? The e39 and the new f body 5 series have different center bore or wheel off set range. The 7 series also uses a larger tire size diameter/circumference versus the 5 series. So even if you get 5 series wheels that have the same center bore and offset range...if tires are mounted to the wheels...those tires will be too small for your 7 series:

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Old 03-12-2014, 04:07 PM
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Thanks for the chart. yea i could make the wheels fit but it would be different from just getting e38 wheels. Ill probably just look for another set of e38 stock wheels for cheap.

p.s. the reason i need wheels fast is because i hit a patch of black ice while turning on a side street and my rim hit the curb, taking a 5 inch chunk of metal off it. Car has been running on a full size spare that came with the borbet rims but it ruins the appearance of such a beautiful car.
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Old 03-13-2014, 05:07 PM
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E60 will work. E39 will not

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