Without getting technical, wheels and tyres suitable for an E39 can be
fitted to an E34.
The central bore size of an E39 wheel is slightly bigger, and adaptor rings
or Hubcentric rings have to be used, but the offset is the same for both, so
with rings the wheels are a straight swap.
Not sure but I believe these are the correct size rings.
I can assure you that there is absolutely no problem with E39 wheels on an
My E34 has been running on E39 wheels since I bought it about 3 years ago,
with no signs of imbalance over that period.
Mike in UK.
An even better solution is to get a set of wheels from an E60. They
have the same hub center diameter and lug spacing and offset as was
required for an E34.
I bought some E60 take-offs and bolted them on my E34 a few years back.
They worked perfectly and looked great, though obviously that is
Do your eBay search on BMW E34 OEM 17 INCH RIMS <or> WHEELS. If you want a
different size or want to view all sizes, change the number or take it out
The back spacing on the various cars makes the wheels unique for each
chassis. You can not use E36 or E46 rims on your car, you _might_ be able to
use E39 rims.
I changed the rims on my E36 from 15" to 17". The donor car for my project
was a '95 M3, the new rims fit easily with no modifications required. The
project car was was totalled in a wreck a year later, so I harvested the
tires and wheels and put them in another E36, and they easily went on that
car as well. My point is, if there is a 17" rim for your chassis, then it
will fit your car without jumping through lots of hoops.
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