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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 09-28-2012, 05:17 AM
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Need advice on running 19 inch rims from my New York fellas

I have a 2000 BMW 528i and thinking of running a staggered set of 19x8.5 and 19x9.5 rims. I'm getting all season tires (looking at General Gmax).

I want to run these in the winter and summer.

My question is would anyone recommend me running these on a New York road and do u think ill have any issues in the winter? As far a bending my rim.

Or would u say to just stick with 18s. Anyone knows where to get a good price on tires. I live in westchester.

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Old 09-28-2012, 07:52 AM
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Hi,

There's plenty of cars including E39's out there in NYC that run 19 inch wheels/tyres, so you can indeed run them if you'd like. I've also driven on some NYC roads and been astonished at some of the 'undulations' in road surfaces and honestly thought I must've damaged my rental car! but for the most part, the roads have been good enough to be running 19's. The real issue here is which wheels you'll be running that'll increase or decrease the risk of potentially bending/cracking/damaging a wheel. In short, the stronger and better quality manufactured wheel you get, the less risk of damage.

There's plenty of places to buy tyres from and by shopping around you can get good deals. Look for local recomendations as well as from ones online as some retailers may be somewhat better priced than others etc.

Cheers, Dennis!
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:07 AM
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Dennis. Thank you very much for your response. Very detailed
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:52 AM
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Try Town Fair Tire. I think the closest one is in Fairfield County, CT. They carry most major brands, will match or beat any Internet price, provide free mounting and balancing and also give a free alignment.
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:44 PM
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Does it matter if I go with a bbs replica rim or tsw rim? Quality wise.
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Even if you do opt for All-Season (aka/"NO-Season") tires, don`t expect them to perform well in the snow....due to their size, they`ll act more like big flotation devices....those of us who run dedicated winter wheels & tires usually go with a slightly smaller, narrower and taller setup than our summer wheels.
My advice would be to pick up a set of cheapie 16 or 17-inch beater wheels for the winter, and save those nice 19s (with summer tires) for good weather.
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:58 PM
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The thing is my car is a 2000 528i. I picked up some M5 brakes from a 2000 m5 and I am going to be installing it soon. My car came with 16 inch rims and after putting these brakes on, my 16 inch rims would no longer work. That why I wanted to run the 19 inch rims. Didn't really car to go 18 inch rims
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