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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 06-30-2008, 08:56 PM
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Does anyone have any good info on 18" M-Pars replicas. Basically my discount tire salesman has told me that his replicas are made in China and not the best fit and finish. I have looked at Lake Shore on their website. They don't seem to be a lot of help when you call them (lakeshore) as they say they get their M-pars from Italy and China and they don't know which ones are which???? I have found some that seem to be nice from Hartmann Wheels...I have not heard anyone discuss Hartmann before...feedback? I know they are made in Italy and their customer service over the phone seemed to be more professional than lakeshore. Looking at replicas because I don't want to spend $650 each for OEM's and I have been told not to by refurbs as they won't match. Any help/advise is appreciated!!!
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Old 08-27-2008, 05:03 PM
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Old 08-27-2008, 06:52 PM
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I was looking for wheels months ago and I ended up getting new oem m-pars from my dealer to replace some badly bent 17's that I had. I have always been in the market for a 540 M Package and if I sell my 525 then I will put the old 17's back on and keep the m pars as back ups for the 540 M Package. Make sense now? Besides...it's pretty scary that you remember that old post and put the 2 together. You stalling me? Ha Ha
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Old 08-27-2008, 06:53 PM
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Correction at end of last post...stalking...not stalling
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Correction at end of last post...stalking...not stalling
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Old 08-28-2008, 11:08 AM
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I got mine from eBay seller factoryreproductions, and I'm satisfied with them. I bought the 18-inch non-staggered wheel and tire package.
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Old 08-28-2008, 11:16 AM
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Try this link.... http://myworld.ebay.com/ebaymotors/f...reproductions/
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I got mine from eBay seller factoryreproductions, and I'm satisfied with them. I bought the 18-inch non-staggered wheel and tire package.
I got mine there too. Extremely pleased. I had 2 center emblems fall off a few weeks back. Emailed them and they sent 2 new ones ASAP. Highly recommended.
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I got mine for OE Wheels in Sarasota, Florida. They are made in China and the finish is not the exact same as OEM. They have a little more of a polished look. The staggered fitment just cleared the rear shock, I was very concerned about rubbing and so was the installer but all is fine. They did require a load force balance at my local BMW to be smooth at highway speeds. Considering the costs savings, I am very pleased. A full OEM set would cost $6,000 from the dealership at $1,000 per rim and $500 per tire (Canadian prices...lovely!!!!) and I only paid $1500 total from OE Wheels. My only complaint was that OE Wheels shipped the wrong tire. I had wanted the summer version and they shipped the All season one but did right by it in the end.
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i got my from lakeshore... 19s theyre great. i cant complain one bit.
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I got mine at Lakeshore, 18" staggered. The customer service was not the best. No complaints with the wheels. Wheels are good quality and the finish is beautiful. I did have a bit of a problem with center caps and emblems. For some reason the front and rear take different size caps. It took many phone calls and several weeks to get the correct caps.
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just got some 18" staggered .. BEAUTIFUL!
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i got my from lakeshore... 19s theyre great. i cant complain one bit.
Would be great if 19s were still available. I would give anything for a staggered set of those!
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