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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 10-06-2012, 07:11 PM
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Does the car feel a lot slower? Diameter is larger, so just curious how it feels in comparison? Also...lets get some pics up.
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:17 PM
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Ok guys I just looked at my rear and the fender lip inside is already bent... Idk is that's factory and I have to do more or what? In other words are you guys liners 100 percent straight all the way around the rear well or is it bent a little from the factory. To be honest with you the tires are not that good and not balanced I'm getting lots of vibration and yes it does feel slower but I can't say for sure yet. And man these things are heavy as hell. I post pics tomorrow morning.

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Old 10-06-2012, 07:42 PM
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so is it possible to have 245/35/18 on the front? because every one puts 40s.
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:06 PM
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i have 235 /35/19 front and 255/35/19 i added a 5mm spacer to the rear today, no problem here
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:07 PM
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ya i know people put em on 19s. But what i dont understand is why people put 35s on the rears on 18in style 65 and 40s on the front. and every single person does it so i was wondering if there was a reason for that.
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:08 PM
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It's called aspect/ratio. It will keep pretty much the same wheel diameter. if you change it, you can mess the speedometer readings. Also, if there's speed difference between front & rear wheels you will have ABS and traction control issues.
I suggest you start reading about tires and what the numbers mean. You don't just slap some tires on the car because it's "cool" to have 275 x 35 x 18 tires.
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:56 AM
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Oh yeah, doru is right, you need to keep diameter similar I think.

285/40/18 wheels will be a lot larger in diameter than 225/40/18, because the aspect ratio, rim width to wall height. Not sure if it will be a problem, but I think keeping diameter is the goal of it. I could be wrong though so don't take my word for it.
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:25 AM
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It's called aspect/ratio. It will keep pretty much the same wheel diameter. if you change it, you can mess the speedometer readings. Also, if there's speed difference between front & rear wheels you will have ABS and traction control issues.
I suggest you start reading about tires and what the numbers mean. You don't just slap some tires on the car because it's "cool" to have 275 x 35 x 18 tires.
^this. +1. doru is correct.

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so is it possible to have 245/35/18 on the front? because every one puts 40s.
changing from 245/40/18 ->245/35/18 the following will happen. the overall diameter will be decreased by approximately 1" or 3.74%, sidewall height will be decreased by .5", overall radius is decreased by approximately .5", circumference is decreased by 3". the speedometer will read 3.9% too fast in comparison to 245/40/18 or +2.3 mph or +31 revolutions per mile. good luck.
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:04 AM
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oh ok, so il just get 40s on the front.
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Anyone know what they call these types of tires? I like the look and I'm going to get the other 3 to match it. As you can see it has a lip that sticks out around the lip of the rim, unlike the normal tires that just go straight up

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Old 10-07-2012, 02:10 PM
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Anyone know what they call these types of tires? I like the look and I'm going to get the other 3 to match it. As you can see it has a lip that sticks out around the lip of the rim, unlike the normal tires that just go straight up

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lol...

It's called getting tires that are less wide, and a tad bid stretched.

I'm going to be throwing on some 255's on my 18x9.5's here next week. We'll see how that turns out...
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:01 PM
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Fix the balance issue asap or be prepared to be replacing bushings etc...
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:20 PM
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ya im not driving it. im getting new tires this week and will have everything done by the end of next weekend so i cant drive it the following week.
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:53 PM
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/PRICE-MATCH-...4c21cd&vxp=mtr

so would this tire look like the one i have in my pictures above? and how do i know?
for example i dont what my rear tires to look like this:

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1293872

I want this:

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6111/6...715a543c_b.jpg

Sorry i dont know much about tires...
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:30 AM
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Sorry i dont know much about tires...
That is a///M car.
The setup is 245 x 40 x18 front & 275 x 35 x18 Rear.

To have your car look exactly like that one (wheels only) you have to match the setup I posted above. But you will rub. You need to either change your rear wheel liners with ///M liners, or roll your fenders. All that was explained to you. If you have OEM non-sport setup, chance are you will not rub. As soon as you lower your car to a sport setup, you will with the ///M wheel setup.

The staggered setup for non-///M cars with sport suspension (OEM setup) is :
235 x 40 x18 Front and
265 x 35 x 18 Rear.

This was explained to you. This is my last call. You keep asking the same question again and again. Do whatever you want from here on. The info is in this post (and other).

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Lol relax man. look i have a 275 on one side and a 265 on the other, i am not rubbing at all even with 3 people with me and on a bump. yes i know i need to have matching tires. Again my question is not answered. My 275 has a straight up wall. and my 265 has that lip like the imola red m5 up top. so here it is again. is it the design of the tire or the size?? because i have a 275 and it doesnt look like the M5
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two different size tires on the rear axle? i would hate to be your diff.


regarding "getting that look"

it's a specially designed tire. it's called a "stretched" tire. you have to buy the standard tires, then have them heated/cured in a special oven to soften the rubber on the sidewalls permanently. once the rubber is softened, it deforms around the rim to give you that sick look you're going for.
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Any idea as to how much this costs? and ya they only been on 2 day and im throwing away the 275. thanks for that info man.
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:11 PM
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depends. sometimes you can have a larger oven do it for you. sometimes when my fiancee is at work i will remove the wheels from my car and put them in our kitchen oven one at a time to re-soften the rubber. it keeps my look fresh and tight. a few minutes at 350F and they look good.

try it yourself and let us know how it goes. pics would be great!
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HELL no. I dont have the balls to do that, i want a pro to do it for me lol. i hope its not over $100. actualy post a pic of your tires and il decide if i am willing to do it or not depending on your results.
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i just won this in an ebay auction. I think i got an amazing deal. Right?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/180988008594...84.m1439.l2648
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does it match your other 265?
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They will not rub. I run them on standard sport with a 16mm spacer up front. No problems at all.

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HELL no. I dont have the balls to do that, i want a pro to do it for me lol. i hope its not over $100. actualy post a pic of your tires and il decide if i am willing to do it or not depending on your results.

You gotta pay to play. If you donít experiment and find the right combination your tires will never have that sick stanced look. To reduce risk you might want to try it on a lower temperature for a longer time.
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same size and the thread is over 90% on both. but one is bridgestone and one is pirelli.
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