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  1. Pricey

    Axle stand placement

    That's very true. I've also only got a two ton Jack but have ordered some low rise plastic ramps, so should hopefully give a bit more clearance to reach the jacking point under the engine and also the diff.
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    Axle stand placement

    Thanks. Was just a bit dubious about rear subframe as its aluminium. A few posts on the US forums advise against using it to support weight of car, but the same people advise against jacking on diff which most people say is fine.
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    Axle stand placement

    Will soon need to raise my 540i Touring off the ground to replace the brake pads, however three out of my four jacking points are questionable at best when it comes to tin worm, so I don't really want to be using a trolley jack or axle stands on them (will be getting them sorted in the future). I know I can lift the front from the centre jacking point just behind the sump plug, then place axle stands under the wishbone mounting points on the front sub frame. I'm at a bit of a loss about the rear though. Planning to jack from the diff (carefully), just not sure where to put the axle stands as the rear subframe is aluminium and don't want to damage anything. Are there any suitable points at the back to place axle stands? Thanks
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    Fitting E38 wheels

    Thanks. Looking at the 255/40 tyres they also seen to be mainly 99 load rated which would be pretty uncomfortable in an E39 I imagine. Will stick with 35 profile - my plans for lowering are only minimal anyway, 30mm max. Just want to avoid an overly comical look in the meantime lol
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    Fitting E38 wheels

    Bumping this thread slightly as am currently tyre shopping online (camskill). If I go with 255 rear tyres, would I be better off with 255/35/18 or 255/40/18? Obviously the 40 has a slightly taller sidewall which will aid with rim protection, however I'm not sure if that could cause potential rubbing issues similar to a 265 width tyre if I lower the car as above. Confused..
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    Fitting E38 wheels

    With the stud conversion is it literally plug and play, as in screwing the studs into the hub, mounting wheels and bolting up?
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    Fitting E38 wheels

    I've already purchased the E38 wheels as it was just too good a deal to pass up I'm looking at Bimmec spacer adapters which are TUV approved, with 255 rear tyres as suggested to allowed room to lower the car further down the line. I'd like to get the wheels bored out, but am weary about being able to find a machine shop, etc to do it correctly as obviously there isn't much margin for error and want to avoid any potential issues with wheel wobble, etc
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    Fitting E38 wheels

    Thanks for the replies. Bimmec do TUV approved spacer adapters in 15mm, so a set of of those plus Thanks. From looking at various chart online it looks like 255 is actually the optimal tyre width for 9J wheels anyway. I'd prefer the look of slightly wider tyres, but to be honest with the dish on the E38 wheels I think visually the difference probably won't be that much.
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    Fitting E38 wheels

    Looks like Driftworks do 10mm hubcentric spacers, so they could be an option too.. https://www.driftworks.com/10mm-bmw-centre-bore-adapter-wheel-spacers-pair-of-spacers.html Edit - I think these actually convert the centre bore the other way, so may be no good.
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    Fitting E38 wheels

    Thanks mate. If I do go down the spacer/adapter route I think 15mm may be the more sensible option then to er on the side of caution, unless I can find somewhere reputable locally to bore them out. And yes, I think Satan may be waiting for me after that FB post..
  11. Pricey

    Fitting E38 wheels

    Replies coming quicker than I could type lol. Appreciated, thanks
  12. Pricey

    Fitting E38 wheels

    Boring them out could be an option, although am just conscious about getting it done correctly to avoid vibration, etc. Would certainly be easier than running adapters.
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    Fitting E38 wheels

    Would 15mm spacers with 255 tyres be a better option?
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    Fitting E38 wheels

    How much were you lowered by out of interest?
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    Fitting E38 wheels

    You can buy 74.1 to 72.6 adapter spacers that allow you to fit non E39 wheels.
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