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2249Re: [bmw e28] What have I done?

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  • Martin Heath
    Mar 1, 2004
      Hi Paul
      Dont know if this is much use to youbut i bought a set of modular M5 wheels
      for my e28 M535i they were originally fitted to an e34 M5 that had 235/45x17
      fronts and 255/40x17 rears. They fitted ok apart from the rears on maximum
      suspension compression. I changed all four tyres to 225/45x17 and problem
      solved. No clearance probs at all. I would imagine that they are a similar
      offset to yours as they are 8 inch rims and designed specifically for the
      e34.
      Hope this helps.
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Paul Sharp" <beemerbat@...>
      To: <bmwe28@...>
      Sent: Monday, March 01, 2004 2:54 PM
      Subject: Re: [bmw e28] What have I done?


      > I am the owner of an '86 528i with 16" wheels and they
      > have 225/50/16 tyres on them and they fit my car
      > perfectly, but they are 7 1/2J
      >
      > I also had an '85 520i with 8J 17" wheels with
      > 215/45/17 but they needed 12mm spacers. Hope that
      > helps you.
      > --- Craig Newman <mrcleggsbike@...> wrote: >
      > I've just picked up a set of E34/E39 16 inch alloys
      > > to avoid
      > > buying metric tyres in fact these very ones...
      > >
      > >
      >
      http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2462384896&category=28648&sspagename=STRK%3AMEBWN%3AIT&rd=1
      > >
      > > 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
      > > spacers??
      > > 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.
      > >
      > > Cheers
      > > Craig
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
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