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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 06-08-2011, 08:26 PM
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Need Definitive Advice On Wheel Fitment (Hamman PG2 Content ITT)

After having these wheels restored and stored away since last October, I am now in a position and have the adequate time to tend to them. They are 8.5X19, and their offset is 35--a non-e39 offset. Thus, I know I will need either spacers or wheel adapters to accommodate for their installation on my car. My question is: what is the difference between a spacer and an adapter, if any? One fellow member has already advised the following dimensions of wheel adapters to be made/bought:

1) 20-25mm spacers for the rear
2) 20mm spacers for the front
3) Inner hub bore 74.1
4) outer hub bore 72.6
5) 5X120 bolt pattern
6) 12X1.5 thread pitch

Another member has told me that in order to have these wheels in that width and diameter fit on my car, I will need to install hubcentric spacers ranging in size from 15-20mm.

So, which is it?

If it matters, the size of all four tires that will be installed along with the wheels are 255/35/19, and I do plan on having the fenders rolled or shaved if need be.

Here are a couple pictures of said wheels:



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Old 06-08-2011, 09:44 PM
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Actually what you will be needing are hubcenteric wheel spacers. These will give you the proper offset that you are looking for plus they are hubcentric for the correct fit. These particular spacers will even reduce the bore size so that the new wheels will fit the protruding hub properly. Check out the following link.

http://www.machtschnell.com/?s=e39+w...cers&x=30&y=11
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Old 06-08-2011, 09:53 PM
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Actually what you will be needing are hubcenteric wheel spacers. These will give you the proper offset that you are looking for plus they are hubcentric for the correct fit. These particular spacers will even reduce the bore size so that the new wheels will fit the protruding hub properly. Check out the following link.

http://www.machtschnell.com/?s=e39+w...cers&x=30&y=11
Alright, thank you. So, you too concur with the second member who advised that I should purchase up to 20mm spacers?

Would this apply to all four corners, or do the fronts require a smaller size?

Also, will 20mm spacers, given the offset of these wheels, given their width and diameter, get me the closest to having a flush-stance?
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Old 06-08-2011, 10:08 PM
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The front should be preety close to flush as I have set up a friends E39 with 8.5x19's. As for the rear you may be able to go another 5mm (if available). All four should look pretty good though. Post a pic when your done. Good luck.
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