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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 10-04-2012, 10:13 AM
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My NEW wheels & tires

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Old 10-04-2012, 10:24 AM
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Tires are Ok.
I am NOT a fan of the wheels though...
An OEM 17"x8" Style 42 wheel (stock wheels on the E39 sport models) would be leaps and bounds over these wheels IMO.

These Beyerns bow out from the centers horribly IMO...

Nice car though, and clean...!

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Old 10-04-2012, 10:39 AM
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Hi,

As long as you like them it's all good

I'm with Jason5driver above though, much much better looking choices out there with the 'mesh' face styling design. I think if your car was lowered a little they'd look marginally better too. Overall, as the wheel face is convex and just happens to be in the design of the wheel that they're close or perhaps stick 'out' past the edge of the wheel lips, they look like wheels 'plucked' from another car and 'plonked' onto this.

Looking at your pics again, yep, definitely needs lowering !

cheers, Dennis!
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:05 AM
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same wheels I have but I went 18s and staggard. look at all these haters^^^
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:06 AM
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:50 AM
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Tires are Ok.
I am NOT a fan of the wheels though...
An OEM 17"x8" Style 42 wheel (stock wheels on the E39 sport models) would be leaps and bounds over these wheels IMO.

These Beyerns bow out from the centers horribly IMO...

Nice car though, and clean...!

Thanks!
Jason
I like the stock rims better too. Won't say leaps and bounds though.

I have the stock rims on my 530i with Sports Package. Mine are scratched so I now know the part number. Thanks.

ALSO, thanks to the poster for sharing his car with us. I don't like the bowing out however I don't hate your wheels either. Thank you as it helps to give me ideas.

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Old 10-04-2012, 12:10 PM
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:03 PM
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Had them in 19's. I thought they were quite nice and OEM looking.
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:22 PM
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:49 PM
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:51 PM
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Fixed...
The stock look way better.
Jason love the set up you have.
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:56 PM
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same wheels I have but I went 18s and staggard. look at all these haters^^^
Thanks for the THUMP'S UP.
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:22 PM
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[QUOTE=Jason5driver;7114130]Fixed...
Very nice indeed. I always loved style 42s, but wait, those all look really deep. Stock?
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:32 PM
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I like the wheels...looks real nice IMHO
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:30 PM
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Dave, are those D-force Empowers?
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:33 PM
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Dave, are those D-force Empowers?
No. They are Beyern Mesh 17".
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:54 PM
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I prefer 42's also.
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:10 AM
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The stock look way better.
Jason love the set up you have.
Thank you Sir!
But, the pictures I posted are not of my car, but of "SilverE39's" 530i.
He has OEM 18"x9" Style 42's all around.
And, his car is on H&R Sport Springs with Koni Sport struts and shocks.
Great combination IMO...!
Link to his thread:
"18x9 Style 42 Pics "
http://www.forums.bimmerfest.com/sho...d.php?t=484141

This is my car now, with its winter setup:



At this summer's auto-cross:


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Old 10-05-2012, 11:01 AM
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Fixed...
Very nice indeed. I always loved style 42s, but wait, those all look really deep. Stock?
Good eye. Stock rims on the Sports Package are noticeably recessed which makes them look more aggressive.

Only reason I avoid going to a lower profile is I like a comfortable ride. The M suspension (Sports Package) is stiff so I imagine (could be wrong) lower profile tires would make the ride more bumpy. So I stick with the stock 17" rims.
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