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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 02-26-2017, 07:35 PM
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Feedback requested - 535i M-sport, Type 135 wheels with 15mm spacer on the rear

I couldn't find any pics before making my choice on rear spacers for my 2010. I have no chassis adjustment othe than M-sport packages.

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Old 02-27-2017, 08:05 AM
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I think the rears might be out too far. Maybe 10mm spacers would be better than 15's?
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Old 02-27-2017, 05:18 PM
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I have 20mm and the rear tire is super flush but never ever rubs. Looks great. 22 rubbed pretty much constantly....
I'll grab a pic tomorrow.


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Old 02-28-2017, 11:04 AM
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Picture as promised.

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Old 02-28-2017, 12:54 PM
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Looks good. What size and offset on your wheels? Do you have spacers on the front?
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Old 02-28-2017, 03:48 PM
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I couldn't find any pics before making my choice on rear spacers for my 2010. I have no chassis adjustment othe than M-sport packages.

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Personally I think it looks great. But I just so happened to have done exactly the same. I even have the same wheels as you. 15mm rear spacers, no spacers up front, no rubbing or alignment issues to date.

The type 135's are staggered, and it always looked to me like the front wheels were further out than the rears. I measured the gap between the outside surface of the wheel and inside surface of the fender on the front and rear. This is approximate (used a plumb bob and calipers), but sure enough, there is a 6mm gap on the front and 19mm on the rear. Because of that I went with 15mm spacers to try to even them up. The difference is subtle, but noticeable.

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Old 03-01-2017, 05:23 AM
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Thanks JT. Very similar but my 135s are a square set up from the factory. Your XI has different offset but in the end same issue. I may try 12mm on the rear instead.

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the X-drive rims have @20mm more offset than the non X-drives. as far as i can tell using realoem, that is the only difference. the rims have more offset. the axles are all the same.

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