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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 07-14-2014, 11:46 AM
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M5 rims. Are these OEM or replicas ?

I have set of M5 rims but I can't distinguish if they are OEM or replicas. All the the sizes are the same as OEM 18x8.5 and 18x9.5 I have attached some pictures. Let me know what you guys think. Also I know there is a lot of threads on the PSI but what should I be running on these rims and this car ? I have Pirelli's Max Performance Summer tires 245/40/18 and 270/35/18. This is my lovely 01 540i.

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Old 07-14-2014, 12:34 PM
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I'll check the marking on mine when I get home.
The tire size is correct (except that there's no 270 width, so I assume it's 275)

EDIT: Found this thread on M5Board. Yours seem to be reps since the "BMW" stamp is missing, and the stamp is not the same.
http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39...m5-wheels.html
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Old 07-14-2014, 12:36 PM
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Yes it's 275 my mistake.


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Old 07-15-2014, 05:54 AM
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I check the spare wheel on my //M5, the marking is the same as the picture in my post. I compare it to yours and they are not the same.
Yours look like a good reps though. There's certainly a demand for them.
Regarding tire pressure, check the sticker on the driver's door frame. There's a recommended PSI for each tire size.
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Old 07-15-2014, 06:20 AM
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They look great, reps or not.


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Old 07-15-2014, 07:45 AM
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Thank you TMV.


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Old 07-15-2014, 11:23 AM
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All BMW OEM wheels have the part number and Roundel cast into the wheel, either front- or backside.
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Old 07-15-2014, 04:20 PM
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They look oe to me


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