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Marc_86 last won the day on March 12 2019

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About Marc_86

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  • Birthday 05/31/1986

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    2003 E39 BMW 525d, 2005 A3 TDI Quattro

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  1. Marc_86

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Paint em red...we all know it gives you more bhp ha
  2. Marc_86

    Aftermarket wheels and centre bore

    Trying to get away from beach buggy tyres ive ran for years - 55 profile so going to 50 isn't much better...whereas 45s immediately look better. Been looking at a few conversion charts and on 7.5j rims...225 seems to be ideal and 235 stated max. Its also funny how width can affect rolling radius and speedo changes too? My current setup says I'm out by 3.8%...but 235s bring it down to 1ish%. Surely diameter and profile should only impact this...but clearly not...i cant understand the logic. Saying that at the moment going 3.8% slower than the speedo states isn't a bad thing. Keep them speeding tickets at bay
  3. Marc_86

    Aftermarket wheels and centre bore

    Yeah its manual mate. I thought a lot of people running 17s usually had 235s on them. Guessing mine will be a little stretched then? Guessing this is still fine though. Will run these until they are passed it then change to 235s.
  4. Marc_86

    Aftermarket wheels and centre bore

    I've gone from 225/55/16 to 225/45/17. Think there is about a 3% speedo variation. Sound OK?
  5. Marc_86

    Aftermarket wheels and centre bore

    Cheers Ray. Think I prefer them to the 49s I was looking for. Also I have a 5th style 50 wheel as a spare...guessing i can still use this as the rolling radius will be nigh on the same? Cheers
  6. Marc_86

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    5 hour round trip to Rotherham to pick these wheels up. Very happy indeed...absolute steal.
  7. Marc_86

    Aftermarket wheels and centre bore

    Well as I missed out in Ray's cracking FB find...thought I'd do a leap of faith on the original wheels I had seen. ET20 confirmed, 5x120 confirmed and 76mm centre bore confirmed and with correct tyres 225/45/17. Drove down to Rotherham, test fit spot on done the deal. Got home, quick wash of the wheels and popped em straight on. Looks so much better imo. Original vs aftermarket. Thanks for all the advice guys.
  8. Marc_86

    Aftermarket wheels and centre bore

    Utter legend Ray!!! Quickly got wor lass to click link and looks like someone has messaged straight away for collection tomorrow. Gutted
  9. Marc_86

    Aftermarket wheels and centre bore

    Hi all...really struggling to find the ET? Seller says he got em part x for other wheels he was selling and the guy who swapped was in an e39 when he came with these fitted? Here are the wheel markings...now size is easy (7.5jx17) but the other markings I'm not sure on? Seller advised these are team dynamic alloys if that helps and 100% 5x120. Any advice? Thanks
  10. Marc_86

    Aftermarket wheels and centre bore

    Seller has confirmed they are cone style wheel bolts if that's what you call them. Fair point though Dan and appreciate your feedback. If I do go for these I'll test fit for a quick safe drive and if I pull the trigger...ill travel home with my old ones fitted until spigots arrive.
  11. Marc_86

    Aftermarket wheels and centre bore

    Decisions decisions ha. That's a good point Ray...how do i check which bolts they need. I've got oem style but longer wheel bolts (spacers fitted) that are cone type. Cheers
  12. Marc_86

    Aftermarket wheels and centre bore

    Hi all, If i go for these alloys - is it safe to drive on them without fitting spigot rings? Might plan on going to see them this weekend and rings wont arrive in time? Obviously will purchase some if i buy these? Thanks
  13. Marc_86

    Aftermarket wheels and centre bore

    I'm a social media ninja so don't use FB.
  14. Marc_86

    Aftermarket wheels and centre bore

    These would be an utter steal and tyres good too. I've seen one set of 49s but they want £300 and all tyres would need changed too. Think they were made of bloody gold.
  15. Marc_86

    Aftermarket wheels and centre bore

    Think that's a downgrade from my 50's ha.
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