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E24 (1976 - 1989)
The BMW 6 Series (E24) was the first variant of the 6 series produced by BMW from 1976 through 1989.

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Old 02-09-2011, 07:29 PM
cadmusw cadmusw is offline
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Smile Fitting Wheels on E24

Hey Guys this is my first time getting on, am not sure am doing this right but I have a question. I have a 2000 E38 and am restoring a 1985 e24. Recently I bought a staggered set of wheels off a 2003 325I would these fit ok? or do I need spacers and what size.
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Old 04-24-2011, 04:01 PM
dd911bc dd911bc is offline
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wheel fitment

You will need hub centic rings on the new wheels to make a tight fit on the older hubs otherwise there will be wheel shimmy,as for spacers depends on the offset.Most e24 wheels are +20.If you get spacers you will need longer lug bolts as well.
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Old 04-24-2011, 07:31 PM
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Fitting wheels on E24

Hey man thanks for the info on fitting wheels on my e24. The body work is almost completed, then I be ready to go with the wheels. I'll keep u posted.
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Old 11-13-2011, 09:30 PM
cdovae24 cdovae24 is offline
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You dont need spacers, just hub centic rings ECU.com sells them for $10.00 a set USD.
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Old 06-18-2012, 01:32 PM
Alpine635 Alpine635 is offline
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I think people are confusing a few things: ONE: if you are trying to fit E46 3 Series Rims onto an E24....You WILL NEED Wheel Spacers, as the offset on the E46 Rims are around 38, and the offset on the E24 is ET 20......You WILL NOT need hubcentric Rings, as the hub diameter on the 3 and 6 and E28 5 series are the same exactly...

Correction on Hucentric Rings, Vs. Wheel spacers:

Hubcentric Rings: ARE for the Hub diameter compensation....Example: If you wanted to fit E39 BBS wheels onto an E24 you will need Hubcentric Rings because the hub on the E39 5 series is Larger in diameter than that of the E24 and you dont want wheel shimmy, so you need the HUBCENTRIC RINGS.

Hub Spacers: Are for Hub spacing to set the rim AWAY from the strut assembly or else the lip of the rim and tire will hit the strut assembly which you will not be able to mount the rim and tire to the car and you will need a full set of (20) longer Mil lug bolts.

Now if it were me.......3 series rims, are just too modern on an e24, not to mention you will require wheel spacers to make them fit, plus longer lug bolts and you may need to roll the fenders depending on RIM and tire size!!!

I have a set of E39 Style 5 BBS 2 piece, 17'' Running Pirelli 235/ 40 /ZR17's and I must say they fit the age of the shark to a T!!!!!! and have that modern feel with a light weight 2 piece Alum Rim! and for that setup, the only thing I needed were 4 Alum, Hubcentric Rings!
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Old 06-18-2012, 03:08 PM
Bert Poliakoff Bert Poliakoff is offline
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You will need to large a spacer IMO. Stay away from 3 series rims, it just ain't right. As someone else said 20mm or less offset is the wheel to go with.
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:08 PM
Mr. Jaws Mr. Jaws is offline
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i slapped some 18" 750Li wheels on my car non-staggered. they fit perfectly...however i did have to go a lil smaller on the tire for it was rubbing on the strut tower. a smaller size fits where i dont need spacers or or rings.
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