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I have 16s on my e39 2003 525i. I am trying to make this car to look sporty, mean and tough with an exceptional handle on the road. 


How far can I go with the wheel and tire sizes? Should I go to 18s, 19s or 20s? I do not know how far in wheel size you can go on this e39 2003 525i.  I did a lot of work on this car and the wheels and tires are my final stages.

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18s for the best handling IMO, 19s for the best of looks and handling... Not 20s please, they’re not right at all


OEM Style 42s, 32s or 37s look spot on obviously, but the worlds your oyster and all dependent upon budget


Don't forget, the E39 has a 74.1 central bore, so the alloys need to match this, or you can use 74.1 to 72.6 hub centric adapter spacers if you go for other BMW alloys. Offset needs to be between 10 and 20 ideally ;)

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