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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 06-11-2015, 10:44 AM
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Need suggestions on rims

2004 541i with the sports suspension and steering. AKA the 545i Msport before Msport was cool....

I have the Style 124 rims in silver. I want to go to a dark gunmetal or matte black so it doesn't show the dirt and dust. Car is silver.

Not sure if I will stay with the 18" or go to 19" rims at my next tire change.

19 x 8 front w/ +15 to +20 offset
19 x 9 rear w/ +20 offset

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Old 06-11-2015, 11:20 AM
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2004 541i with the sports suspension and steering. AKA the 545i Msport before Msport was cool....

I have the Style 124 rims in silver. I want to go to a dark gunmetal or matte black so it doesn't show the dirt and dust. Car is silver.

Not sure if I will stay with the 18" or go to 19" rims at my next tire change.

19 x 8 front w/ +15 to +20 offset
19 x 9 rear w/ +20 offset

Any suggestions?
To match the 124s, I think you'll want a 32 offset on the rears with 9 in wheels.

How much do you want to spend? I've always been a fan of the Beyern Munich, but those are pretty spendy.
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Old 06-11-2015, 11:30 AM
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I like the Beyern... possible if I can find them at a reasonable price. I like the Munich and the Spartans

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There are also the TSW Doningtons



Price difference is about 1300 vs. 1050
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Old 06-11-2015, 12:43 PM
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To match the 124s, I think you'll want a 32 offset on the rears with 9 in wheels.
Stock is +20 front / + 32 rear

Can go to +15 & +20

I'm looking at +20 f & r
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Stock is +20 front / + 32 rear



Can go to +15 & +20



I'm looking at +20 f & r

Cool. Just going for a more aggressive look?
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I like the Beyern... possible if I can find them at a reasonable price. I like the Munich and the Spartans

Spartan:


Munich:

After seeing them side-by-side, I think I actually like the flush spokes of the Spartan better than the Munich.
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Really I just want black so they don't look dirty ALL the time but while I'm at it I'm thinking of going from 18" to 19" for a bit smoother ride over bumps/potholes and slightly aggressive stance.

I like the flush look of the Spartans also.

Beyern & TSW are related brands it seems. Both are rotary forged
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Just came across these:

TSW NURBURGRING - Matte Bronze



Only come in 19x9 tho... doubt that would fit the front. Would look cool on the graublu metalic 545i
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Need suggestions on rims

All options:

Munich:


Spartan:


TSW Donington


TSW MAX:
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Just came across these:

TSW NURBURGRING - Matte Bronze



Only come in 19x9 tho... doubt that would fit the front. Would look cool on the graublu metalic 545i
9" will fit with a et18.
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9" will fit with a et18.

Narrowing it down. According to their site these should fit.

What's the benefit to 19 vs 18? I prefer a staggered set up but not absolutely needed.

The Nuremberg: only come in 19x9 et 20 in matte dark gunmetal or matte bronze.

The Max: 18x8.5 et15 & 18x10 et25 (but in 19 only 19x8.5 et15?)

Beyern Spartan: 18" or 19" and x8.5 et 15 front and x9.5 et25 rear.

The Donington also 18" or 19" but x8 et20 and x9.5 et20
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Old 06-12-2015, 06:39 AM
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Seems 19" might be an even harsher ride. We have crap roads here in Las Vegas so as the sidewalks shrink it gets worse. Hmmm
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Will 18x8.5 et15 fit the front?
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All those sizes/et combos will work. The rears will still be a bit conservative with those offsets but better then the stock offset. 19" would look nicer and imo it's not that much of a change in ride quality. If the new wheels weigh less then the stock 124's (iirc 124's are 30-32 lbs anchors) that will offset any harshness since the suspension will have a easier reacting to the road with less weight to move.
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Will 18x8.5 et15 fit the front?

Yep. Will fit with no issues.
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Hmm. I like the matte bronze Nurburgring but what tire size do I run w/ a non staggered set up? Same front & rear & then rotate OR same size rims & different size tires?
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Whatever you choose. Please post some pics. Good luck
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