markprior

will E60 wheels fit on my F10

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I have an issue at around 60-80mph with vibration

 

had wheels balanced etc... and still the same, i wanted to try a friends e60 wheels on my f10 to try and narrow down which of my tires (im hoping its this) is now a square.

 

both have 19" wheels

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E60 wheels and tyres have a different rolling radii than F10 tyres.  I was wanting to use my dads F10 winters as a temp measure on my E60 but the tyre size is bigger on F10 for the same dia of rim..

 

Use this link

 

http://www.willtheyfit.com/

 

after clicking here to get the offsets of the rims you are planning on using.

 

http://www.bmwstylewheels.com/5

 

 

The offset is less on an E60 rim than an F10, so and F10 wheel sits closer to the suspension components.

 

E60 8*18" wheel has ET of 20mm with a tyre of 245/40/18 Style 124

F10 8*18" wheel has ET of 30mm with a tyre of 245/45/18 Style 237

 

Hub spigot wise, I think is the same but the F10 uses bigger wheel bolts 14mm dia where as the E60 uses 12mm wheel bolts. Hence the much higher torque on an F10 wheel bolt.  Still a 17mm socket size though.

Edited by 535i Andrew

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Nope they will stick out beyond the arches and nasty things will happen especially when steering

I mistakenly bought some lovely ex E60 wheels with winter tyres before realising they would not fit! and sold them on here soon after.

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35 minutes ago, Alexak said:

Nope they will stick out beyond the arches and nasty things will happen especially when steering

 

You are right.  Offset is the distance from the hub face of the rim to the centre line of the rim.  So a bigger offset sticks out further.

 

But why then does willtheyfit.com say otherwise?

 

http://www.willtheyfit.com/index.php?width=245&aspect=40&diameter=18&wheelwidth=8&offset=20&width2=245&aspect2=45&wheel_size=18&wheel_width=8&offset2=30

 

I is confuzzeled 

 

 

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1 hour ago, markprior said:

hmm could i get away with just the rears?, its litterally to run up motorway and back to see if vibration goes

 

In my view it is not worth the risk, you only need one minor issue and it goes wrong and you are left with the wrong wheels on a car and BMW refusing to do anything under warranty as you put the wrong wheels on the car. also if something significant happened and other parties got caught up in it, you are likely to be seen a liable.

 

You mention you had the wheels balanced, but have you had the tracking looked at? There are plenty of threads on here with users facing similar problems and had to have multiple visits to specialists and BMW dealers before the balancing and tracking was done correctly. Vibrations with new tyres

In your position I would investigate the balancing and tracking further and also check all the suspension components before strapping the wrong wheels that don't actually fit.... However, I am guilty of being rather risk averse when it comes to these sorts of things.

 

RC 

Edited by rickyclean

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ok so..... 

 

they did indeed fit on the back (530d SE) and it also did indeed solve my shake.  just ordered 2 new rears :)

Edited by markprior

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