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I've got the opportunity to pick up these wheels just need to know if they'll fit on my '98 540i (non sport). I've researched this a bit but these numbers don't make sense to me.

Seller tells me they came from a 540i but the numbers don't match the ones I've researched:

Here's the info on what's available to me...

Fronts: 18x8 , 5x120
36.11-2227631

Rears: 18x9 , 5x120
AS1062
33964
91/2Jx18 AH2 IS25

I'm curious whether the offset is correct as well as clearing the fenders. I'll run smaller tires than the M5s.

Thanks in advance.
 

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They should be fine as long as the hub center is correct. E34 and E38 have a smaller hub center. I think it's 72.5 vs 74.x mm
 

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Those look like they're from the E38 so the hub won't fit on your E39 unless you bore it out.

http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=GF83&mospid=47528&btnr=36_0189&hg=36&fg=15&hl=5

Not to hijack your thread or anything but I was wondering what effect the different offsets would be to the handling of the car. These and the M Parallel replicas have an offset of 13 for the front and 25 for the back while the ones for the 540 had 20 and 24 respectively. :dunno:
 

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Thanks for the quick responses. Unfortunatley, Ill pass on these since they won't fit my hubs.

The realoem.com link helped quite a bit.
 

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you need 5x120 bolt pattern and an offset of around et20/30 max, hub diameter is 74.1in so it must be either exactly 74.1 or larger and use centering rings, it cannot be smaller unless you plan on getting them machined to spec. this is the only thing i hate about this car, it sux that we're limited in wheel selection.
 

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No more than $50 a wheel otherwise your gettng ripped off or the owner of the shop is trying to retire early.
So, I can buy ANY M-pars, like the ones you have, from an '03 E39 or from a 7 series and just have the centers bored out to 74.1???

What kind of shop will do this? A wheel and tire shop?

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No, a wheel or tire shop won't be able to do this. You'll need to go to a machine shop. I think it would be pretty tough to set up the equip correctly. If the bore is off-center by 1/2mm, you'll know it, quick...
 

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Plus, IMO i would say screw the 7 series wheels since they are only 9 inches wide in the back versus 9.5'' wide for the 03 540i M-pars.

Ive got 18x8 and 18x9.5 replicas on my car i love them.
 

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Plus, IMO i would say screw the 7 series wheels since they are only 9 inches wide in the back versus 9.5'' wide for the 03 540i M-pars.

Ive got 18x8 and 18x9.5 replicas on my car i love them.
I think you've got that backwards. :D The rear OEM M-Parallels for the E38 are actually 9.5 inches while the ones for the E39 are 9 inches.

E38 M-Parallel

E39 M-Parallel

Most, if not all, of the replicas I've seen for the E39 are 9.5 inches for the rear.
 

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I was wondering what effect the different offsets would be to the handling of the car. These and the M Parallel replicas have an offset of 13 for the front and 25 for the back while the ones for the 540 had 20 and 24 respectively. :dunno:
You'll never notice a difference as long as they fit the hub properly.
 
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