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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 11-20-2012, 06:15 AM
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Wheel spacers

Hello, My name is Donald and I'm new to this forum. Looking for input on wheel spacers for my 2004 545i. Looking for a more aggressive appearance but don't want to over do it.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:50 AM
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Donald you need to take a few measurements to help you figure out exactly what size spacer will push the wheels out to get the look you desire. What looks great for someone else might not be the look you're going for. To help you with those measurements we actually have a little video that lays it out in living color, I've emended it below. Once you take those measurements you'll be able to figure out exactly how "big" you want to go, and you can grab the appropriate spacer and extended lug bolts! I have kits specifically made for the E60 545i HERE on the site about half way down the page, they include the proper wheel bolts for each spacer size.


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Old 11-20-2012, 11:38 AM
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I put 15mm spacers on my rear wheels and nothing on the front. I've got the OEM 124 wheels that were part of the sport package in 2005. Although neither are in the picture in my sig.

I think the wheel spacing on the E60, generally speaking, was too narrow and makes E60s with smaller wheel and tire packages look a little awkward. Some of them look like they are rolling on tiptoe. To my eyes, the 15mm spacers make the car look like it should have looked on the lot - more muscular, aggressive, but not "aftermarket-tuned".
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