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  • abgueco2001
    i got a 520 e28. ive seen pics of these wearing 16 s and 17 s. damn do they look great, that s why i was elated to put on bigger magwheels. can anybody give me
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 30, 2004
      i got a 520 e28. ive seen pics of these wearing 16's and 17's. damn
      do they look great, that's why i was elated to put on bigger
      magwheels. can anybody give me an advice which offset best fit? i
      bought a set 17 inch bbs magwheels, sad thing is those things where
      originally from toyota. i was thinking of taking them to a machine
      shop and have them fit my car? is that good? another problem is that
      the front wheel's 8 inches thick and the rear's 9, leaving me no
      choice but to put 235 for the front and 255 for the rear. will it do
      me any good if i use some spacers?
    • Doug Dykaar
      You can add spacers, BUT you need to make sure the lugs are long enough. What you CAN T do is decrease the offset by maching the wheel. That reduces the the
      Message 2 of 2 , Jan 31, 2004
        You can add spacers, BUT you need to make sure the lugs are long enough.
        What you CAN'T do is decrease the offset by maching the wheel. That reduces
        the the amount of metal the lug has to seat on, and thats bad.

        Below is a file I got from I forget where, summarizing what fits and sources
        for the info. Iys cut and paste from excel, so if you put it back into a
        spreadsheet, it should reformat correctly. I'll email the file to anyone who
        requests it.




        Wheel MFR Wheel Model D (in) W (in) OFF (mm) SP (mm) Tire MFR Tire Design
        DSW (mm) MSW (mm) Tire Over BS (in) Gap Whl BST (in) Gap Tire FS (in) FST
        (in) Gap Tire Comments
        BMW E34 Stock 15 7.0 20 0 Dunlop D60A2 215 230 0.5 4.8 0.7 5.3 0.4 3.2
        3.7 0.1 My measurements. Rear gap to fender lip was measured at tire
        centerline.
        BMW E28 TRX 15.3 6.5 22 0 Michelin TRX 200 210 0.4 4.6 0.9 5.0 0.7 2.9
        3.3 0.6 http://home.att.net/~ebaines/digest.htm
        BMW E28 TRX 15.3 6.5 22 0 Michelin TRX 220 230 0.8 4.6 0.9 5.4 0.3 2.9
        3.7 0.2 http://home.att.net/~ebaines/digest.htm
        MAS M5 replica 16 7.0 15 0 225 225 0.4 4.6 0.9 5.0 0.7 3.4 3.8 0.0
        Discount Tire website
        MAS E46 replica 16 7.0 20 0 225 225 0.4 4.8 0.7 5.2 0.5 3.2 3.6 0.2
        Discount Tire website
        BMW 850i 16 7.5 10 0 225 225 0.2 4.6 0.8 4.8 0.9 3.9 4.0 (0.2)
        http://www.diac.com/~cguy1/bmw/text/E28_Brake_FAQ.html
        TSW Hock R 16 7.5 15 0 225 225 0.2 4.8 0.6 5.0 0.7 3.7 3.8 0.0
        16 7.5 15 0 225 225 0.2 4.8 0.6 5.0 0.7 3.7 3.8 0.0 Rob Anderson's
        combo in front
        16 8.5 25 0 245 245 0.1 5.7 (0.3) 5.8 (0.1) 3.8 3.8 0.0 Rob Anderson's
        combo in rear
        AEZ Ecco 16 7.5 18 0 225 225 0.2 5.0 0.5 5.1 0.6 3.5 3.7 0.1 5/D, 5/H,
        7/1, 7/G, (max.173KW)
        BMW E28 M5 16 7.5 20 0 225 225 0.2 5.0 0.4 5.2 0.5 3.5 3.6 0.2
        AEZ Radon 16 7.5 20 0 225 225 0.2 5.0 0.4 5.2 0.5 3.5 3.6 0.2 5/D,
        5/H, 7/1, 7/G, (max.173KW)
        BMW E34 16 7.5 22 0 225 225 0.2 5.1 0.4 5.3 0.4 3.4 3.6 0.3
        http://forums.roadfly.com/e28/messages/archive/msgsy2000w20/15970.html
        MAS BBS RK rep 16 7.5 25 0 225 225 0.2 5.2 0.2 5.4 0.3 3.3 3.4 0.4
        Discount Tire website
        MM MM 11 16 8.0 15 0 Yokohama AVS Sport 225 240 0.2 5.1 0.4 5.3 0.4 3.9
        4.1 (0.3) "MSW" from BBS RK & Yoko AVS combo, assumed to be same for this
        combo
        BMW E38 750iL 16 8.0 23 0 Yokohama AVS Sport 225 240 0.2 5.4 0.1 5.6 0.1
        3.6 3.8 0.0 http://forums.roadfly.com/e28/messages/messages/27274.html;
        "MSW" from BBS RK & Yoko AVS combo, assumed to be same for this combo
        BBS RX 16 8.0 35 17 Yokohama AVS Sport 225 240 0.2 5.2 0.3 5.4 0.3 3.8
        4.0 (0.2) "MSW" from BBS RK & Yoko AVS combo, assumed to be same for this
        combo
        BBS RK 16 8.0 38 18 Yokohama AVS Sport 225 240 0.2 5.3 0.2 5.5 0.2 3.7
        3.9 (0.1) 18mm spacer required on front, Tire Rack includes it front & back
        BBS RK 16 8.0 38 0 Yokohama AVS Sport 225 240 0.2 6.0 (0.5) 6.2 (0.5) 3.0
        3.2 0.6
        TSW Hock R 17 8.0 15 0 215 215 (0.3) 5.1 0.4 4.8 0.9 3.9 3.6 0.2 Seemed
        to stick out awfully far w/ Dad's M3 wheels
        AEZ Radon 17 8.0 15 0 235 235 0.1 5.1 0.4 5.2 0.5 3.9 4.0 (0.2)
        BMW E34 M5 17 8.0 20 0 235 235 0.1 5.3 0.2 5.4 0.3 3.7 3.8 0.0
        http://www.gis.nsw.gov.au/staff/rnott/bmw/BMWText/technical/TireUpgradesOfTh
        e80s.html
        BBS RK 17 8.0 40 0 235 235 0.1 6.1 (0.6) 6.2 (0.5) 2.9 3.1 0.8
        http://forums.roadfly.com/e28/messages/archive/msgsy2000w32/21757.html
        BBS RK 17 8.0 40 18 235 235 0.1 5.4 0.1 5.5 0.2 3.6 3.8 0.1 18mm
        spacers!;
        http://forums.roadfly.com/e28/messages/archive/msgsy2000w32/21757.html
        BBS RK 17 8.0 40 22 235 235 0.1 5.2 0.3 5.3 0.4 3.8 3.9 (0.1) 22mm
        spacer required as per nascarplace.com
        Antera 17 8.5 14 0 235 235 (0.1) 5.3 0.2 5.2 0.5 4.2 4.1 (0.2)
        http://forums.roadfly.com/e28/messages/messages/29429.html (Bob G.)
        Niche Pultec 18 8.5 15 0 245 245 0.1 5.3 0.1 5.4 0.3 4.2 4.2 (0.4)
        check E28 archives







        Message: 1
        Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2004 05:03:42 -0000
        From: "abgueco2001" <abgueco2001@...>
        Subject: rims and wheels question

        i got a 520 e28. ive seen pics of these wearing 16's and 17's. damn
        do they look great, that's why i was elated to put on bigger
        magwheels. can anybody give me an advice which offset best fit? i
        bought a set 17 inch bbs magwheels, sad thing is those things where
        originally from toyota. i was thinking of taking them to a machine
        shop and have them fit my car? is that good? another problem is that
        the front wheel's 8 inches thick and the rear's 9, leaving me no
        choice but to put 235 for the front and 255 for the rear. will it do
        me any good if i use some spacers?
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