I just picked up this ancient 1982 528e, for nothing. it has these little 14"
wheels and tires on it. the car handles and stops pretty good, but i feel
like the little tires are holding it back. i just want to step up to 16, 17
inch wheels maybe. at least some 15's would be better
my friend has a set of e34 wheels i think they are 15inch. will the hub size
and backspacing match up to my car? i also have a set of 18inch m5 wheels
that fit, but i need some kind of hubcentric ring to center them on the hub.
also i dont know what size tire i could use on an 18" rim in order to fit in
the wheelwells without hitting.
again, i got the car for free and the body is not in the best shape (although
there isnt any rust)
i dont want to really spend a ton of money here i just was wondering what
other people have done and whats possible, while using factory bmw wheels
preferably. this is because i work at a dealership and i have access to used
rims and tires, etc..
Any 15" wheel from a pre 89 5, 6 or 7 series will fit. Others will not.
16 ar ok but the suspension really isn't designed to give you a reasonable
balance between ride and performance above that and frankly 16 is a
I have 16" and 225/50-16 on my E24.
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I had the M option e28, 1086 I think... 15" BBS wheels...
Looked great, affordable tires and certainly back then, they were NOT made
for anything bigger than 15.
16 would be ok if you don't mind a harsher ride.
But GOOD tires are more important than size... stiff sidewall... V rated or
Shitty tires will just give you a shitty ride!
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If you post the tire size you have, and the rim size you want to go to, I
can calculate the tire size that will be an equivelent overall diameter. In
short, you can get a tire that is the same outside diameter, and avoid the
issues you are concerned about.
You have a few considerations, diameter, width, offset (or backspacing), and
Nedavno Jeff Strickland pise:
| If you post the tire size you have, and the rim size you want to go
| to, I can calculate the tire size that will be an equivelent overall
Or OP can go here for a tire size calculator:
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