BMW Offset's and BMW Wheel Styles!!

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BMW Offset's and BMW Wheel Styles!!

Post by Acid » Mon Jun 14, 2004 10:04 pm

BMW Alloy Wheel Variants

Sadly, the webmaster of the above website had to remove the pictures due to communication from BMW.

PCD / offset & C/bore Specs
Courtesy of GBlades.
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Post by JohnnyRob » Sun Jul 24, 2005 7:05 pm

*Model* *Year* *PCD* *Offset* *Bore*
*1 Series E87* 04> 5x120 35 to 45 72.6
*3 Series E30* 86 to 91 4x100 15 to 20 72.6
*3 Series E36/M3* 91 to 99 5x120 35 to 45 72.6
*3 Series E46/Z3* 98> 5x120 35 to 45 72.6
*3 Series E90* 04> 5x120 35 to 45 72.6
*3 Series M3 E30* 89 to 92 5x120 15 to 25 72.6
*5 Series E34* 87 to 95 5x120 15 to 25 72.6
*5 Series E39* 95 to 03 5x120 15 to 25 74.1
*5 Series E60* 03> 5x120 15 to 25 72.6
*5 Series M5 E39* 95 to 03 5x120 15 to 25 74.1
*7 Series E32* 87 to 94 5x120 15 to 25 72.6
*7 Series E38* 94 to 02 5x120 15 to 25 72.6
*7 Series E65* 02> 5x120 15 to 25 72.6
*8 Series E31* 90 to 99 5x120 15 to 25 72.6
*New Mini* 01> 4x100 37 to 48 56.1
*X5* 00> 5x120 40 to 50 72.6
*Z4* 03> 5x120 35 to 45 72.6
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Post by JohnW » Mon Aug 08, 2005 9:38 am

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


New link for alloy wheel styles. Thanks GeorgeUK.
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How to measure an Offset (ET value on a wheel)

Post by JohnnyRob » Sat May 13, 2006 4:48 pm

1. Place the wheel (without tyre) on a flat surface like a kitchen table with the valve stem up toward the ceiling.
2. Put a ruler down through the centre hub hole.
3. With the ruler touching the table notice where the bottom side of the centre touches the rule- That's what is known as the wheel backspacing or "offset".

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Post by robb1e1978 » Wed May 17, 2006 10:41 pm

anyone know the offset of a compact?

or better still, would my 17's fit one without problems?

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Post by JohnnyRob » Thu Aug 10, 2006 9:57 pm

robb1e1978 wrote:1, anyone know the offset of a compact?

or better still, 2, would my 17's fit one without problems?

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1. Same as other e36s

2. Yes
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Post by MParallel » Sun Oct 22, 2006 4:43 pm

The link to BMW alloys has been down for a long time, well not down, but the pics to the wheels.

Here's 3 sites that still have them

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

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

and

http://www.bmwtips.com/tipsntricks/whee ... Wheels.htm /
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Re: How to measure an Offset (ET value on a wheel)

Post by Meany » Thu Dec 21, 2006 12:37 am

JohnnyRob wrote:1. Place the wheel (without tyre) on a flat surface like a kitchen table with the valve stem up toward the ceiling.
2. Put a ruler down through the centre hub hole.
3. With the ruler touching the table notice where the bottom side of the centre touches the rule- That's what is known as the wheel backspacing or "offset".

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Just come across this thread by chance, and backspacing and offset are NOT the same thing, however I do have this image which explains both! Clicky

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