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Default Going from 18in to 19in M sport rims - 09-06-2017, 07:58 PM

Hi guys. I have a 2010 535i X-Drive with the M Sport package so naturally it came with the 18in M sport rims. I wanted to switch them out with the 19in style 172 rims off the 550i. My question is do I need wheel spacers or any suspension modifications; I've never ever switched rims on any of my cars ever before so I have no idea. Left is the one i have.
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Default 09-07-2017, 01:20 PM

AWD e60's require higher offsets than the RWD's so they will probably stick out to far past the fenders. Do you know the offsets and widths of the new wheels? You're going to need the offsets to be around 35.
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Default 09-07-2017, 01:31 PM

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AWD e60's require higher offsets than the RWD's so they will probably stick out to far past the fenders. Do you know the offsets and widths of the new wheels? You're going to need the offsets to be around 35.
Sizes are
Front 19x 8.5 Et 18
Rear 19x 9.5 Et32
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Default 09-07-2017, 02:09 PM

http://www.1010tires.com/Tools/Wheel-Offset-Calculator

Those will both sit about 30mm farther out than your current wheels. You might have the room in the rear, but the fronts will probably stick out too far...
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Default 09-07-2017, 02:54 PM

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http://www.1010tires.com/Tools/Wheel-Offset-Calculator

Those will both sit about 30mm farther out than your current wheels. You might have the room in the rear, but the fronts will probably stick out too far...
The owner of the rims said I only need 15mm spacers on the rear
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Default 09-08-2017, 10:46 AM

Spacers will push them out even farther. Without spacers those wheels will sit 1.2 inches farther out than your current wheels.

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Default 09-08-2017, 12:15 PM

Will they sit like how they would on a 550i or will it just make them look ugly
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