2247RE: [bmw e28] What have I done?
- Feb 29, 2004Excellent choice! I've been considering an identical set for quite some
time, but due to my car's jacking points deciding they want to sprout holes
I just can't afford new wheels right now.
They'll fit just fine with 225/50/16, which was original fitment to M5s and
a really good choice. I imagine they'd be ok with 205/55/16s too if you
wanted but there's not much point since the 225s should be perfect.
Shod with some nice 225s they'll really look the dogs dangly bits. :)
I have heard that E38 wheels combined with certain tyres can be a little
close on the front shock towers, but if they are then you'll only require
some very small spacers on the front, and I do know of numerous cars with
those exact wheels, 225s and no spacers.
Hope this helps you out!
>From: Craig Newman <mrcleggsbike@...>_________________________________________________________________
>To: BMW E28 Group <bmwe28@...>
>Subject: [bmw e28] What have I done?
>Date: Sun, 29 Feb 2004 20:21:27 +0000 (GMT)
>I've just picked up a set of E34/E39 16 inch alloys to avoid
>buying metric tyres in fact these very ones...
>The tyres on them are 235/60/16 way to big for my E28 and as the
>buyer said "bald" but the wheels are 8J. 225/50/16 would provide
>the correct overall diameter and IIRC fit nicely on the 8 inch
>wheel but will 8Js fit OK or do I need to start looking for some
>Obviously I'd like to know before I buy tyres!
>To be honest it never occured to me to ask the width before I
>bought them and as they're in excellent condition I would like
>to keep and use them not just try and sell them on!
>Advice much appreciated.
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