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Hi guys,

First off, Im new - so HI - hope you dont mind me running around looking for info. I just got hold of an 87' 628 'cruisemobile' as i call it

Im a Bimmer novice so bear with me here please!

I'm looking for a set of wheels for the old girl as the originals are very corroded and some caps are missing and she just looks a bit folorn sitting on them.

From my understanding so far, based on very litte research, im going to be able to fit:

E31/E32/E38/E65

marque wheels onto the Six

Could anyone confirm this? This then helps me work out what my options are. I want something OEM but just different to what I have on at the moment!

Thanks for your help,

Joe
 

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Found an interesting link for you. http://www.unixnerd.demon.co.uk/e24.html
I'll have another look later for you. I'll also move this thread to the wheels forum so the wheels experts get the chance to assist.

From the link:

"Early Sixes have 14" alloys. These gave way to the new TRX style. Good in their day but expensive and outdated now. Best idea is to run 16" wheels and 225/50ZR16 tyres all round, I like Fulda Extremos. Wheels from any five bolt BMW fit except the E36 three series (wrong offset). New E39 five series wheels need a hub ring to fit but the offset is OK"
 

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how's your german?

http://felgenkatalog.auto-treff.com/

another style guide...

http://www.bmwtips.com/tipsntricks/wheels/BMWWheels.htm

the 'proper size' for the hubcentric rings, also known as 'spigot reducer rings' is 74.1mm by 72.56mm

this will help if you're going to try different sizes

http://www.gti-vr6.net/library/engine/Schrick_howto/wheeldiameters.htm

and here's an 'alloy wheel simulator' - dead handy to check out whether the new wheels will look minging...

http://www.dnjmoran.com/wheel/cars1.htm

J.
 
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