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      01-29-2013, 03:27 PM   #1
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What are peoples views on BBS style 5s on e90

I have a BSM e90 and im possibly thinking of getting a set of style 5s on it.. i would be getting 17x8 and i am running coil overs.. ive never seen it before but im sure others have what are your views?
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Style 5's have been done by me and many others, although I'm not sure about 17's.
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Style 5's have been done by me and many others, although I'm not sure about 17's.
do you have 18s?
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17's are common, find 18's then we're talking.
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Get 18" style 5's, You'll be golden!
My only regret is that they're too aggressive for an e92...
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do you have 18s?
Yes, staggered 8/9".
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Idk about Xi fitment but for me I'm running a 12.5mm spacer up front, and planning on getting a 20mm for the rear.

So my setup will be:
18 x 8 et7.5 (et20 - 12.5mm spacer)
18 x 9 et2 (et22 - 20mm spacer)
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Get 18" style 5's, You'll be golden!
My only regret is that they're too aggressive for an e92...
do you have them and not want them?
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do you have them and not want them?
No sorry.. ECS sold a bunch of them about 18 months ago for dirt cheap, but they're all gone now, even BMW/BBS doesn't have any stock anymore.
Look on bimmerforums, they float around there every once in a while.
Keep in mind the E39 wheels fit, but you need hubcentric rings. The E38 versions fit straight up.
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No sorry.. ECS sold a bunch of them about 18 months ago for dirt cheap, but they're all gone now, even BMW/BBS doesn't have any stock anymore.
Look on bimmerforums, they float around there every once in a while.
Keep in mind the E39 wheels fit, but you need hubcentric rings. The E38 versions fit straight up.
What is hubcentric exactly? ive heard of them being a type of spacer but i truthfully know nothing about them.. i might be able to get a set of 17s with tires with 95% tread for dirt cheep thats why i was thinking of that
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Style 5's may be supposedly overdone, but on the road you almost never see them on cars. And they are easily some of the nicest looking, most universal (OEM) wheels ever made.

That said, the 17x8 square ones are the usual cheap ones. If you want to get fancy, they make a staggered 18 inch setup that costs significantly more. I actually had a 17" set of style 5's that I got for dirt cheap, that I completely refinished, sanding all the curb rash out and polishing them in the process, along with painting the bolts with gold metallic paint. Looked very good, though I never got to put it on the E90. (It was originally for my old E39 which I decided to sell)
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What is hubcentric exactly? ive heard of them being a type of spacer but i truthfully know nothing about them.. i might be able to get a set of 17s with tires with 95% tread for dirt cheep thats why i was thinking of that
They're just a ring that sits in the center bore of the wheel to make sure that the wheel slides over the center of the hub. That way you don't get vibrations.
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Style 5's may be supposedly overdone, but on the road you almost never see them on cars. And they are easily some of the nicest looking, most universal (OEM) wheels ever made.

That said, the 17x8 square ones are the usual cheap ones. If you want to get fancy, they make a staggered 18 inch setup that costs significantly more. I actually had a 17" set of style 5's that I got for dirt cheap, that I completely refinished, sanding all the curb rash out and polishing them in the process, along with painting the bolts with gold metallic paint. Looked very good, though I never got to put it on the E90. (It was originally for my old E39 which I decided to sell)
Thank you for your input.. i want these as summer rings.. and im not looking to spent any more than $800 on rims no matter what... i was thinking style 5s or possibly lm reps.. do you think they will look a little small?
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Thank you for your input.. i want these as summer rings.. and im not looking to spent any more than $800 on rims no matter what... i was thinking style 5s or possibly lm reps.. do you think they will look a little small?
IMO 17's are to small. Although silver faces a mirror polished lips always make wheels look bigger. I'd say do it and then show me how it looks
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IMO 17's are to small. Although silver faces a mirror polished lips always make wheels look bigger. I'd say do it and then show me how it looks
Yeah the only thing i think is a benefit is that i can go lower on 17 considering i have coilovers, and for summer that would be nice, but imo i feel 18s are the perfect size, i think ill get them and if i really dont like them i can re sell and not take too much of a hit
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Yeah the only thing i think is a benefit is that i can go lower on 17 considering i have coilovers, and for summer that would be nice, but imo i feel 18s are the perfect size, i think ill get them and if i really dont like them i can re sell and not take too much of a hit
Sounds like a plan. Although You wont be able to go much lower than I am right now and still be able to drive places.
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Ive decided to get them.. i will be picking them up saturday.. ill post pictures of them when i get them, and i will go through the process of getting them re finished and i will be looking for center caps and i will need tires so advice in that area is appreciated
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Ive decided to get them.. i will be picking them up saturday.. ill post pictures of them when i get them, and i will go through the process of getting them re finished and i will be looking for center caps and i will need tires so advice in that area is appreciated
sounds good. keep us posted
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sounds good. keep us posted
do you have any idea where i can find center caps?
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do you have any idea where i can find center caps?
You can still buy the stock center caps from ECS and ebay and others. they are easy to find. I went a different route with mine. Check my build thread.
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=636173
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check out Goettler_Boost he had a e90 with style 5s in 18"

http://www.e90post.com/forums/search...rchid=25386843
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check out Goettler_Boost he had a e90 with style 5s in 18"

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i actually found one with 17s and i really like it
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