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Old 05-11-2019, 07:16 AM
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What's the best way of fitting wheel hub bore size 72.56 wheels onto our hub bore siz

I bought wheels from a private seller thinking they'd fit perfectly. Unfortunately, the wheels are 72.56 and our hub size is 74.10. If possible, what's the best way of getting this to work??
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Find a local place that can precision bore out your wheel hubs (if you don't have the machinery/tools)...or invest in wheel spacers that can bridge the 72.56mm hubbed wheels to your 74.1mm wheel hubs.
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Thank you. I was just reading that I can get the wheels drilled. Just gotta do some research. I didn't want to do spacers but I see that ECS sells adapters. They're pretty drastic with the 20mm and up sizes. I really don't want to go any higher than 20mm if that's my only option. I'm going to look into getting the wheels machined first and if that's not possible then I'll look into spacers.
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Hub Rings

Spacers and hub rings are two different things.

You want hub rings.
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Spacers and hub rings are two different things.



You want hub rings.


Correct me if I'm wrong but aren't hub rings used to fill the gap when the vehicles hub bore is too small for the bigger wheel bore? Bc that's not my situation. I'm opposite, my cars hub bore is 74.10 and the wheels are 72.56. In short, the wheels are too small for my hub bore.

Got 15mm spacers from ECS that do the conversion and called it a day.
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Spacers were only $260. Got quoted to have the wheel bore machined out for $400. I'm going to call a couple of other spots that can drill while I wait for the spacers. If I get lucky and find someone who can drill on the cheap I can just return the spacers.
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Old 05-12-2019, 09:55 AM
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I stand corrected.
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I bought wheels from a private seller thinking they'd fit perfectly. Unfortunately, the wheels are 72.56 and our hub size is 74.10. If possible, what's the best way of getting this to work??
@irwinoe........saw some interesting hub dia info here. https://www.bimmerworld.com/About-Us...6-Wheel-Specs/
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What's the best way of fitting wheel hub bore size 72.56 wheels onto our hub bore siz

Thanks. Good read. I find it crazy that they felt compelled in changing the bore size. That's why when I bought these wheels privately, from another BMW owner, I never thought the bore size would be an issue. Lesson learned.
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Thanks. Good read. I find it crazy that they felt compelled in changing the bore size. That's why when I bought these wheels privately, from another BMW owner, I never thought the bore size would be an issue. Lesson learned.
If theses are BMW X5 wheels, they must be from a BMW E53 series.

What is the BMW style number - see http://www.bmwstylewheels.com/X
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Old 05-14-2019, 01:40 PM
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They are not bmw wheels. Off brand.
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If you're going to go with using spacers...don't forget to check if you'll need to add new wheel lug bolts to the cost equation in case your original ones will be too short to secure the wheel AND the spacer to the vehicle's hub.
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How much spacer offset did you end up with?
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How much spacer offset did you end up with?


So I currently have 15mm spacers on. I was told by several mechanics that I can't go any lower bc the hub on the car is already 15mm and I would need to at least clear that to properly fit the conversion spacers. With the wheels going out so far, I shouldn't have any problems right?
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So I currently have 15mm spacers on. I was told by several mechanics that I can't go any lower bc the hub on the car is already 15mm and I would need to at least clear that to properly fit the conversion spacers. With the wheels going out so far, I shouldn't have any problems right?
@irwinoe.......OK, that why the stick out so far. I have a set of 11" wide on our '15 X5 without the wheel well extenders & they are OK IMO. But with another 15mm (.600") for the spacers will make a lot of visual difference, as well as road trash on car thrown up my the tires. I added splash/mud guards to ours & it helps a lot.
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