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E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 03-23-2014, 07:42 AM
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I might have to wait a while for new wheels but in the mean time I was doing some thinking about wheel spacers. I'm going to keep my 124s for a while but I would like to install a set of spacers for a better appearance. My wheelwells really eat up my wheels. Especially from certain angles. I was wondering what sizes I would need both front and rear. Also are there any cons from installing spacers any drawbacks? Thanks in advance.
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Lots of info here. http://www.turnermotorsport.com/t-wheel-spacers.aspx My E61 came with spacers (don't know what size) from Turner when I bought the car used. I assume there are longer studs on my car as well, need enough thread to be safe.

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Lots of info here. http://www.turnermotorsport.com/t-wheel-spacers.aspx My E61 came with spacers (don't know what size) from Turner when I bought the car used. I assume there are longer studs on my car as well, need enough thread to be safe.

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/t-wh...yclopedia.aspx
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I got my wheel spacers from turner motor sport as well.
my current setup- 19" ROHANA RC10 19X8.5 FRONT with Turner 15mm spacer AND 19X9.5 with 17.5mm spacer.
I even have a little more room to play with so I might move the 17.5mm in the front and place 20mm in the rear.
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I have a set of Turner Motorsport 15mm spacers that I am looking to sell. I had them with the style 172 wheels that came with my 550i. I only had them on my car for one week before I bought new rims. Send me a PM if you would like more info. I also have the longer studs.
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OP i am getting spacers for my car and i plan on doing 20mm in the rear and 10mm in the front. I hear 12mm rubs in the front a little when you do sharp turns with the sport suspension.
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Thanks guys. So with my 124s 10 mm in the front and 20 in rear would work?
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Thanks guys. So with my 124s 10 mm in the front and 20 in rear would work?
If the 124's are staggered then do 18mm or 20mm in the rear.
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I might have to wait a while for new wheels but in the mean time I was doing some thinking about wheel spacers. I'm going to keep my 124s for a while but I would like to install a set of spacers for a better appearance. My wheelwells really eat up my wheels. Especially from certain angles. I was wondering what sizes I would need both front and rear. Also are there any cons from installing spacers any drawbacks? Thanks in advance.
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I'm new here and I have a '04 545i. I would like to run with wheels spacers on the 124's, so i'd be curious to know what the OP went with. Feel free to PM me as well. Thanks in advance.

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Brandon- This is a nice write up

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Thanks Justin. I didn't see the specs of the wheels spacers on the silver 550i, but I did email them. Thanks again.

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Old 10-19-2015, 08:11 PM
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I just ordered some 15mm and 20mm spacers for mine. I have a 2008 535i sport with Style 124's as well.
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I just ordered some 15mm and 20mm spacers for mine. I have a 2008 535i sport with Style 124's as well.
Kaane, just wondering what size of tires for the rim?
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Old 10-19-2015, 08:31 PM
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Good deal, Kaane. Who did you go with, what was the price, and what do the delivery times look like? I would be really interested in seeing before/after pics. I'm a simply guy. Feel free to shoot me a pm. Thanks for the info, guys.
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Kaane, just wondering what size of tires for the rim?
Stock size.

245/40/18 front and 275/35/18 rear
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Good deal, Kaane. Who did you go with, what was the price, and what do the delivery times look like? I would be really interested in seeing before/after pics. I'm a simply guy. Feel free to shoot me a pm. Thanks for the info, guys.
Found these on ebay, seem good enough, plus made in USA.

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Stock size.

245/40/18 front and 275/35/18 rear
Thanks. Please update if the spacer works with your car.
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Don't run 10mm they don't work on our hub, bolts will getting lose and you will a stretch when torquing your wheels. I just went threw that.
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Don't run 10mm they don't work on our hub, bolts will getting lose and you will a stretch when torquing your wheels. I just went threw that.
I've been running 10mm front and 15mm rear since 2011 and no problems, you just have to make sure when you buy spacers that they are Hub Centric, i got mine from Burger Tuning
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Old 10-21-2015, 05:37 AM
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I've been running 10mm front and 15mm rear since 2011 and no problems, you just have to make sure when you buy spacers that they are Hub Centric, i got mine from Burger Tuning
10mm spacers are iffy, some hubs extend 11mm or so and the spacer will bottom out and will be very dangerous. Has nothing to do with being hub centric. Before you order 10mm spacers, measure the hub and see how much it sticks out. If they stick out 10mm or more, you might have to grind it down for proper fitment.

Here is a note from turner motorsports about 10mm spacers.

"A note about 10mm spacers: Any 10mm spacer is considered a custom fitment. The stock hubcentric lip on BMWs can stick out by as much as 11mm. A 10mm spacer will bottom-out and leave a gap between the spacer and the hub which seriously compromises safety. The best way around this is using a larger spacer (12mm and larger do not have this issue) or check that the lip sticks out less than 10mm. In some cases you can modify the hub lip to get the 10mm spacer to fully seat on the hub."
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10mm spacers are iffy, some hubs extend 11mm or so and the spacer will bottom out and will be very dangerous. Has nothing to do with being hub centric. Before you order 10mm spacers, measure the hub and see how much it sticks out. If they stick out 10mm or more, you might have to grind it down for proper fitment.

Here is a note from turner motorsports about 10mm spacers.

"A note about 10mm spacers: Any 10mm spacer is considered a custom fitment. The stock hubcentric lip on BMWs can stick out by as much as 11mm. A 10mm spacer will bottom-out and leave a gap between the spacer and the hub which seriously compromises safety. The best way around this is using a larger spacer (12mm and larger do not have this issue) or check that the lip sticks out less than 10mm. In some cases you can modify the hub lip to get the 10mm spacer to fully seat on the hub."

I measured them and they are perfect and like i said i've had them on since 2011 and no problems at all i was changing tires recently and i looked at the spacers and they are in perfect shape, i've seens some spacers on my friends car he got them from ebay BIG MISTAKE and he bought 2 different sets from different users thinking he can get them cheap, long story short he took them off after about a week.
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Old 10-23-2015, 09:42 AM
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Got the spacers. They are very nice actually. Perfect fitment.

Here are some before and after pictures.




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I installed my 15/20mm combo over the weekend, and i'm very satisfied with the look.
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