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      08-30-2005, 12:14 PM   #1
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Will my Acura TL-S rims fit E90? Front wheel drive?

Hello. i have a set of 19 x 7.5 inch rims that im not 100% sure if i want on my bmw, but i guess before i decide what to do with them, i should figure out if they even fit on my car.
They were on my 03 tl-s. they are a universial five lug, but im not sure if front wheel drive rims only fit front wheel drive cars....
Im sure there is more technically info that MAY be needed, but i wanted to see if anyone would know 100% either way before i got the more technical specs.
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Won't fit your E90. Acura TL-S bolt pattern is 5X114.3, E90's is 5x120.
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thanks. Just for fun. what exactly does that mean? is this something that "spacers" or drilling new wholes will fix. or something.
I didnt realize i kinda worded the title of the thread wrong. these arent like stock tl-s rims. these are aftermarket rims with a universal 5 lug that where on my tl.
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Nope, this has nothing to do with spacers, and the last thing you want to do is drill holes in wheels.

Here's an explanation of bolt pattern:

The bolt pattern or bolt circle is the diameter of an imaginary circle formed by the centers of the wheel lugs. Bolt patterns can be 4, 5, 6, or 8 lug holes. A bolt circle of 5x100 would indicate a 5 lug pattern on a circle with a diameter of 100mm.

The diagram indicates the proper measuring methods.
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so what makes my rims "universal" or am i just gulliable?
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I'm not sure what "universal" means. Do you u have a pic of the bolt holes or a link to these wheels?
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Universal.....hmmmm......he might have 10 bolt holes on the rims......
5 for 5X114.3....and 5 for 5x120 = universal?

That's what I had on my Eclipse.....

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well, there arent 10 bolt holes. they are 8. and i have some pictures. how do i send or upload them.
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well, there arent 10 bolt holes. they are 8. and i have some pictures. how do i send or upload them.

Okaaaaay.....if you have 8(with 8, you can switch between a
Civic and an Accord...or something similar).....

I guranteed you....it will not fit an E90.(5 bolt holes required! -- 10 universal)
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well. its a universal 5 lug pattern. so it might fit a 5 lug acura tl and a 5 lug something very similiar, you might be right there. but its not two different sets of 4 lug patterns. its a set of 5 lugs with 3 extra lugs positioned to create a different pattern. might be hard to explain, but i do have pictures
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well. its a universal 5 lug pattern. so it might fit a 5 lug acura tl and a 5 lug something very similiar, you might be right there. but its not two different sets of 4 lug patterns. its a set of 5 lugs with 3 extra lugs positioned to create a different pattern. might be hard to explain, but i do have pictures
5 + 3 = 8? I'm a little lost on that......

Usually the universal ones come in 8(4/4) and 10(5/5)...

Anywayz, post the pictures...do you know how....go to manage attachments.....upload....
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im gonna try to post two pictures. i hope they show up. like i said, these came off my 5 lug acura tl. so they definitely are not a 4 lug pattern. and im sure they other 3 wholes do SOMETHING. my salesperson told me that are "universal" 5 lug. but im sure they wont fit EVERYTHING with a 5 lug. i thought i heard something about there being a difference between front and wheel rear drive rims.... can anyone confirm or deny that?
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im gonna try to post two pictures. i hope they show up. like i said, these came off my 5 lug acura tl. so they definitely are not a 4 lug pattern. and im sure they other 3 wholes do SOMETHING. my salesperson told me that are "universal" 5 lug. but im sure they wont fit EVERYTHING with a 5 lug. i thought i heard something about there being a difference between front and wheel rear drive rims.... can anyone confirm or deny that?
Dang....I've never seen anything like that before....looks like they were drilled to make it fit....looks dangerous IMO......were all 4 rims drilled the same way? Personally, I wouldn't use it on my E90....but there's an easy way to find out if it fits your E90 or not.....try putting it on the car.
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Here's my final analysis......that rim was originally a 4 lug rim indicated in red.....and then it was modified/drilled to a 5 lug rim indicated in green.....or vice versa.

Anyways...let me know if you could fit it on your E90 or not.
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Yikes that looks dangerous to me. I never seen wheels with bolt holes drilled like that.
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i guess i will try throwing them on. they came stock like that. they werent drilled out or had wholes added. and they TOLD me, they wouldnt fit ANY 4 lug cars. so i dont think any of the combination are for 4 lug. but who knows.
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ok, here it a better explaination i think. the reason why you have universal because it can either fit 4x114.3 or 5x114.3. to explain the 8 hole, the 4x114.3 share 1 of the 5x114.3 hole. get it?? makes no sense making 9 holes.

and yes you can fit your wheels on you e90, since honda and acura have a high offset, when using a spacer adaper like this one 25mm thick it will lower your wheel offset and should fit. i think acura tl have like a 50mm offset. but dont quote me on this one. take it to a professional. why would you want to use you acura wheels for your e90??
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thanks for all the info. are there any cons to using a space adapter? will it create an even less smooth ride or create ANY vibrations at all? thanks again
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I wouldn't use it.....but since you're leasing the car(2 uears).....what do you need different rims for.....just run the stocks.
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well, i have a nice set of rims that i spent 3,000 dollars on. i know i cant sell them for anywhere near that. id rather use them then sell them.
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thanks for all the info. are there any cons to using a space adapter? will it create an even less smooth ride or create ANY vibrations at all? thanks again
not that i know of. i have spacers on my e90 now. no problem there. just make sure you buy spacers adapter from a reputable company. i think h&r have some. but not sure...
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You have spacers.....cdheaven needs spacer adapters.....a whole new ballgame...hahaha!
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