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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 03-20-2011, 10:33 PM
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Spacer safety?

Hey guys, wondering if anyone had any thoughts on spacers and if they do or do not impact safety? I have a set of AC Schnitzer Type III wheels I'd love to run on my e39, but the offset is et 43, so obviously I'd need spacers, estimating probably 25mm on all four corners. Is this a safety issue? The last thing I'm looking to do is impact safety for aesthetics, but I do love AC Schnitzer wheels and these are sitting in my garage.

These are the wheels. http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...9#post21504889
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:14 AM
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Have you considered ACS adapters? S/b the best bet for safety. You'll be mounting a wheel with a 72.56 mm bore onto a hub with a 74.1 mm diameter.

Be very careful to procure the correct length bolts, probably also from ACS.

http://www.gruppeb.com/BMWwheels/fitments/
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Old 03-21-2011, 12:57 PM
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Have you considered ACS adapters? S/b the best bet for safety. You'll be mounting a wheel with a 72.56 mm bore onto a hub with a 74.1 mm diameter.

Be very careful to procure the correct length bolts, probably also from ACS.

http://www.gruppeb.com/BMWwheels/fitments/
Yes but even with the hubcentric rings I would need spacers. Per the ACS rep, they don't make adapters for this fitment.
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