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BMW SERIES 3 E36 Roll the Rear Fenders

I have 18 rims on my E36 and the rear tires rub when i hit a bump. So i went to a body shop to get them rolled and they told me it couldnt be done because it is a quarter panel and not a fender. I see that a lot of people on this website have had this done. Anybody know why they told me that and what does rolling the fenders exactly mean

well alot have people have put 20 wheels with 35 profile rubber on a bmw and made them quite low without any major guard modification at all. the people arround my area got to a wheel shop there they have a machine that bolts on to the hub it rolls and stretchs the guard out from the car without removing paint. its about 50 per arch of the car. your 18s should not be the slightest problem at all even

BMW SERIES 5 E39 Tires touching on rear fender lip

Can anyone give me advice on what to do.... I recently purchased a set of Staggered Rennen wheels 20x8.5 FR and 20x10 rear from my friend who drives a 2003 E39 M5. The wheels and tires fit perfectly on his car without any touching issues. I own a 2000 540i6 M Sport and the wheels fit perfect in the front but the back touches on the inside lip. I was told to roll the lip but comparing the two cars it

Hi Running 20s can be done on any E39 provided you get all the elements required to do so done correctly. Raising your car is not the right way itll look wrong. You shouldnt interchange M5 springsshocks with non M cars as theyre differently rated - those who go ahead anyway tend to find the car sits too high at the front etc. 10.5 rear wheels work on an E39 and are within clearance and tolderances.

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BMW SERIES 3 E90 E91 E92 E93 335i Wheel Arch Uneven Surface

I recently purchased a used 2011 335i. I noticed it today there are some unevenness on the surface of the rear wheel arch. I am not sure if this is normal or if it is indicative of some previous repair. Anyone have any insights

Quote Originally Posted by roadkillrob Its totally normal on the rears they are all like that some type of coating to stop stone chips on the metal edges of the arches - fronts dont have it as they are plastic only the coupes and verts have plastic front fenders.

BMW SERIES 5 E39 Thoughts on 20 wheels M5 liners rolled fenders

Hey everyone. I need to go pick up my wheels today and have to decide between 19s or 20s. I have a 2002 540i 6-sport with the sports suspension it comes with. I will be adding H&R springs for the 540 6-sport which will lower it approximately another 12 an inch all around. My car is in the shop right now having the rear bumper liners replaced with rear M5 bumper liners and I may just have the shop drop

hi just joined forum and advice. fitted m5 rims size 9.5 18s on rear with 2753518 tyres and they rub arches not liners. do ya think 2654018 tyres will be ok. had kds test done but no joy. thought they were suposed to fit ok. i have a e39 540

BMW SERIES 5 E39 M5 tire and wheel package for 2003 540

Ive seen a number of 540s running around Toronto with the M5 wheel and tire combination. This combination looks highly cool. Having said that how difficult is it to fit the M5 package to the 540 Do you have to replace the plastic inner fender liners or roll the rear fenders Does anyone know what the factory M5 tire and wheel sizes are for 2003 Does any of this screw up factory camber settings of the 540 Many thanks

Quote Originally Posted by 540 M-Sport The trick is to run 265 width tires rather than the oem 275 width that M5s run. If you want the 275 then you will likely need to change the fender lines (they ARE different) and roll the fender lips. More info here httpwww.bmwdiy.infofender-rollingindex.html httpwww.bmwdiy.infom5-linersindex.html httpwww.bmwdiy.infofender-pullindex.html BTW this subject has been

BMW SERIES 3 E36 Wheel Clearance

Hello membersIm new to the site. Can anyone help me with rear wheel height clerance for a 1993 318is. I mounted a set of M Contour 17 7.5s. The front pair work just finehowever the rears rub the fender wells on the slightest bumps. It appears if I had two or three more inches the problem would be solved. A conversation with a reputable repair shop advised against any kind of lifting on bmws(as they are designed for lower ground clearance and performance). Please help.

Quote Originally Posted by TnT817 Your not fuked. You probably just need your fenders rolled. Usama has 5 series wheels with like 25mm offset and they fit. So just take your car to a shop and have them roll your rear fenders. It shouldnt cost too much either. Rolling only helps when the interference is right at the edge of the wheel wells lip....when youre out on the road and the suspension is going

BMW SERIES 5 E39 what size wheel spacers

hey guys...ive been reading up all day and ive been coming across different infos which is getting me confused. im picking up a set of 18 style 42 which from the info i got is 18x9 and et24...i may be wrong on the et but thats what i read somewhere...anyways im gonna mount on 2654018 on them all around for driving comfort. so my question is what size spacers do i need ive read all kinds from 3mm to

Quote Originally Posted by 540 M-Sport Yes it does. Because you are reducing travel when you lower the car so there is more likelihood of contact if the tire and fender lip or fender liner are physically closer to each other from the start. Again that is not correct and I will explain why. Assume the same wheeltire is used in both cases and that we are talking about the rear. The longer springs which

Quote Originally Posted by franka Again that is not correct and I will explain why. Assume the same wheeltire is used in both cases and that we are talking about the rear. The longer springs which are the OEM springs and the shorter springs the lowering springs both have the wheeltire travel on the same archcurve that is defined by the mechanical components of the suspension. Both springs in their

BMW SERIES 5 E39 New wheels. New Stance. Fitted Content ITT

Varrstoen ES 2.2.2 19x9.5 ET20 w 3mm spacer 19x10.5 ET22 HK V12 EVO 2753019 2953019 ST SpeedTech Coilovers C&C welcome.

Quote Originally Posted by NZ bmw Wow super-wide tyres Did you roll the wheel arches for these Yes still need to roll the fenders and add a tad of camber in the rear to avoid rubbing. Front fits fine.

BMW SERIES 5 E34 Looking for advice expirience on wheel spacers - pics inside

Hi Guys Im wanting to get a better looking stance on my ride by adding wheel spacers. Just by looking at the pics what size spacers do you reckon I would need and would you go thicker spacers on the rear and thinner on the front etc I want to avoid any rubbing in the arches.

Quote Originally Posted by Ssuss37 Hi Guys Im wanting to get a better looking stance on my ride by adding wheel spacers. Just by looking at the pics what size spacers do you reckon I would need and would you go thicker spacers on the rear and thinner on the front etc I want to avoid any rubbing in the arches. Hey man. I wish we could be more informative but black wheels makes it difficult to really

BMW SERIES 3 E36 1995 318is (e36) alloy wheels problem

Hi ya This is my first post and I hope I am posting this thread in the right place. Well I have got a bit of an issue here. I bought a set of alloy wheels on ebay and as per the description they were 8.0Jx 17 ET 38 but finally when I got them there actual size was 8.0Jx 17 ET 20. I think the problem is with the offset but before i actually knew all these things i got them fitted on my car and now the

BMW SERIES 3 E46 Rear Suspension Lower than Front

Hey guys I remember seeing another thread about this but I cant find it. I have a 2003 325i Step with the Sport Package and Ive noticed when the car is parked the rear suspension appears to sit as much as an inch lower than the front especially with a full tank of gas. Is this normal Are my rear shocks going For A while I thought it was the subwoofers but I recently removed them for sale and took before

Measure from the middle of the center cap straight up to the wheel arch on the fenders. Do all four corners see what you find. Doing it this way alleviates any error from uneven surface of the area youre parked on. Heres what mine are... FL 12 34 RL 11 34 FR 12 12 RR 12 These settings were arrived at by corner weighting my coilovers for proper weight distribution. As you can see the front is a tad

Quote Originally Posted by jvr826 Measure from the middle of the center cap straight up to the wheel arch on the fenders. Do all four corners see what you find. Doing it this way alleviates any error from uneven surface of the area youre parked on. Heres what mine are... FL 12 34 RL 11 34 FR 12 12 RR 12 These settings were arrived at by corner weighting my coilovers for proper weight distribution.

Quote Originally Posted by jvr826 Measure from the middle of the center cap straight up to the wheel arch on the fenders. Do all four corners see what you find. Doing it this way alleviates any error from uneven surface of the area youre parked on. Heres what mine are... FL 12 34 RL 11 34 FR 12 12 RR 12 These settings were arrived at by corner weighting my coilovers for proper weight distribution.

BMW SERIES 5 E60 E61 545 square wheeltire set-up

The trick setup for the e46 M3 these days is a square setup- that is running the same wheeltire size on all four corners. I would like to know if anyone is running a square setup on a 545. I am currently runnig the e60 M5 factory wheels on my 04 545 and even with the factory recommended 19 tire for the 545 the fronts will rub the top of the fender arch on even moderate compression. The rears are not

BMW SERIES 3 E36 Help me with wheelstires please

Hey guys I drive a 1997 318IS. I currently have 15 rims style 32. I want to get 17 style 32. Im a bit confused hearing about offset rolling fenders etc... and Im not sure what tires I should order. I do not want to lower my car roll the fenders or anything like that. I dont want wheelstires that stick out from the body of the car. I am concerned about any possible rubbing on the fenders. For that reason

Quote Originally Posted by ZeGerman Yes 1.5 in the front 1.0 in the rear. I also wanted to ask you if you lowered your car because it looks so...well perfect suspension-wise. Just a quick one though how do i determine how low to go I have seen some that look a bit too low should the top of the wheel be in line with the fender top arch in other words should I be able to see the top of the wheel or should the fender hide part of the wheel Thanks in advance

BMW SERIES 5 E34 looking for stock rear springs

I am looking for stock rear springs for my 93 525it. The previous owner had lowering springs installed and body kits however the back is too low for me when I have passengers. Does anyone have any stock rear springs that they would like to get rid off Id be happy to get them out of your garage 0) or even buy it off you. thanks flomaster 93 525it

I have my stock springs for my sedan. I think theyre the same for the touring. Your wheel gap should look like cardrivers signature. Not even but the car is level and the rear tire isnt tucked. my car is lowered (why i have the stock springs on hand) and theres no gap in the front but my tire is behind the fender wall in the back. but thats alright because as previously stated the rear wheel arch is cut lower than the front.

BMW SERIES 3 E46 Tire rubbing on fender

Do you have the solution Just install new wheels and tires on my 330CIc 2002 and even if I was told they will fit the car I noticed some tire rubbing in the rear and they left some trace off the rubbing in the inside of the fender.This is what was instal front 8inch w wheel with Toyo T1R 22540ZR18 rear 9.5inch w wheel with Toyo T1R 25535ZR18. This car has the sport package and these tire size is on the label in the drivers door. Thanks for your help.

Hi everyone. This is my first post having just read your threads and enjoyed the free information about our cars and the useful advice that many of you pass on. I have a 2005 bmw 320ci M Sport convertible. It has the sport suspension set up and until yesterday was fitted with standard fit 225 x 18 front tyres and 255 x 18 rear. Yesterday I had new wheels and tyres fitted as follows with no rubbing

BMW SERIES 5 E39 530 non-sunroof rear footwell leak

Ive searched all the leak threads and I have resealed the vapour membranes on both front and rear doors on the leaking side by removing the door panel and putting some polyurethane sealant where the barriers had pulled away. Ive taped up the roofrack gutter from front to back and it STILL leaks What next I lifted the carpet and without removing the front seat it appears the water is dribbling from

its been a while but Ive traced the leak to the front LH drain system for the windscreen. The water drains beside the cabin filter setup and through the inner fender to drain between the wheel arch cover and the inner fender. Somehow its getting in the sill and travelling along it filling up and draining into the rear footwell via a cross beam welded to the sill under the front seat. Does anyone know where the drain holes in the sill are for non sunroof model

BMW SERIES 3 E36 95 318ti sport wheel options

You all seem to be pretty knowledgable on here so Im just gonna throw this thread out there. I just bought a 95 318ti with what looks like a factory M3 aerokit. I believe they came this way on the sport model or club sport model. Sorry for being so nieve for this is my first stab into the world of bmws. Could someone tell me what the biggest rim and tire package for my car is Some sites say that I

Quote Originally Posted by oakley Iv run ALL my compacts on 18s and have never rolled the arches on any of them 18s are fine and will fit with ease. My current one has 18225 front and 18235 rears This is all on the standard factory fit m tech suspension NO RUBBING at all All the replys uv had appear to be from non ti owners which may be why everyones telling u they will rub (not moaning at anyone but

Quote Originally Posted by oakley Yup theyre 18s (in most of the pics anyways...the 18s are the MV M sport wheels) My fronts are 8 my rears 8.5 yeah its stock height but bear in mind thats M stock not standard so it depends on what model u get the cars lower now..when i took most of those pics it was just after I had the springs replaced so they hadnt settled in Think the tyres are 40s but id have

BMW SERIES 3 E36 Will 19 wheels fit my e36

Hello I recently purchased my first e36. Wooo hoooo. Anyways I am looking to upgrade the look of the ouside with above all things rims. I found some 19 rims on craigslist for 450. I was wondering if 19s rub against the sidewalls of my car. If someone has this answer please let me know. P.S. the wheels are front-19x8.5 and rear-19x9.5 with a 20 mm offset.

that or roll the hell out of your fenders and pound those arches out On a serious note You can put 19s in. Youll need to seriously roll the fenders and arches though. I know that 2 friends of mine had 19s on their cars and they fit comfortably. One of them had somehow fit 2753519 tires in the rear maybe they were 2753019 I dont remember and he has sold the car already. but it is doable. And if you dont have access to a shop thatll roll fenders for you heat Gun hammer Rolled fenders

BMW SERIES 6 Want to add wheel spacers

I recently lowered my ride with H&R Springs. I have 22s how do you know what size (width) spacers can fit. Im not sure if there is enough room for any. Is there a rule of thumb for measuring. Also what brand would you recommend. Thanks for any advise.

Youll need to widen both but from your pic it looks like youve got heaps of room for the fronts which could be why everyones telling you to do that first. You might not be able to do much for the rears perhaps a tiny 14mm spacer coz it looks pretty flushed with the fenders. If it pops out of the fender youll run the risk of your tyres rubbing on the arches when you go over bumps at speed. Most importantly

Quote Originally Posted by JESMAL Youll need to widen both but from your pic it looks like youve got heaps of room for the fronts which could be why everyones telling you to do that first. You might not be able to do much for the rears perhaps a tiny 14mm spacer coz it looks pretty flushed with the fenders. If it pops out of the fender youll run the risk of your tyres rubbing on the arches when you

Its hard to tell from the pix but from the looks of it the fronts could do with possibly a 15mm spacer and the rear not more than a 24mm. Get the workshop to measure it for you. Its not flushed with the fenders yet so that means youve got room to push further. The side profile kinda tells me youve got approx 1.5finger gap between the arches for front and rear. So I guess your springs didnt bring the

BMW SERIES 3 E90 E91 E92 E93 AutoSpies Review of the e92

httpwww.autospies.comnewsAUTOSP...y-worthy-7626 PDF httpwww.autospies.comimagesuser...ries-coupe.pdf Submitted on 08142006 Tags bmw 335 328 Coupe Since the earliest days of the company bmw Coupes have been elegant expressions of individual style and passion for driving. By the 1930s a coupe was widely appreciated as a special automobile for people who regarded automobiles as much more than convenient

BMW SERIES 5 F10 F11 Inside Line reviews the new M5

Mmmmmmm.... Road Test 2012 bmw M5 First Drive Slightly Less Exotic yet Still a Better Sport Sedan By Simon Green Contributor Published Sep 21 2011 Back in 2006 when bmw revealed the last M5 super sedan fast cars were still all about well going fast. bmw crowed about its screaming V10 and no one really cared if it guzzled super unleaded at a furious pace. Now people care about fuel consumption and

Quote Originally Posted by Needsdecaf Mmmmmmm.... Road Test 2012 bmw M5 First Drive Slightly Less Exotic yet Still a Better Sport Sedan By Simon Green Contributor Published Sep 21 2011 Back in 2006 when bmw revealed the last M5 super sedan fast cars were still all about well going fast. bmw crowed about its screaming V10 and no one really cared if it guzzled super unleaded at a furious pace. Now people

BMW SERIES 5 E39 Thrust Arm - do I need to have the car in Normal position

Hi Everyone First Post (actually second - I incorrectly posted in the DIY section - sorry guys - rookie mistake - asked for it to be deleted) Love this site. Best information Will be doing the thrust arms replacement on car (E39 530). Ive read a bunch of DIY threads on this and most times they refer to normal position for the suspension which is used when you do the final tightening of the arm (see

doing the thrust arms replacement on car (E39 530). Ive read a bunch of DIY threads on this and most times they refer to normal position for the suspension which is used when you do the final tightening of the arm (see link below as an example) httpwww.beisansystems.comprocedu..._procedure.htm Heres the question Do I need to put weights in my car to get this normal position measurement or does bmw

BMW SERIES 5 E39 Alignment specs wantedATTN EAC TUNING

Years ago when I had my 97 540i I purchased some suspension parts from Bavarian Auto. The guy on the phone asked me if I did a lot of mountain road driving or hwy cruising. I replied hwy and he gave me some differant alignment specs that were more suited for straight line driving. Loseing the negitive camber a little on the rear really inproved my tire wear. I recently changed all my bushingball jointslinks

Manual for the ride height there are five different suspensions and four different wheel sizes. In which suspension type will my Bilstein PSS B13 fit Standard Sports or M Sports (BTW the other two are ride level control suspension and Rough road suspension) 2. Should I stick with those specs or can go lower or higher accordingly I know there is the issue with corner balance 3. Should I use bmw

Q The rear height fits exactly into the bmw Sports Suspension specs (according Bentley manual). However the front is with 545 mm vs 587 mm way too low. So what I did was I jacked up the front of the car until I have reached the recommended front height of 587 mm to check how it looks like but there is way too much gap between the tire and the fender now. Am I doing something wrong or is there a bug

Quote Originally Posted by MatWiz Q The rear height fits exactly into the bmw Sports Suspension specs (according Bentley manual). However the front is with 545 mm vs 587 mm way too low. So what I did was I jacked up the front of the car until I have reached the recommended front height of 587 mm to check how it looks like but there is way too much gap between the tire and the fender now. Am I doing

Quote Originally Posted by bluebee Hmmm... I read the specs directly off of page 320-36 out of my paper Bentley (version bmw 5 series (E39) 1997 to 2002 Volume I Editorial closing 0803. EDIT Doing a search for the PDF Bentley I find the same tables on Steering and wheel Alignment page 694 and 695 (section 320-36 and 320-37) as uploaded below (see the attachments for larger easier-to-read images) ...

BMW SERIES 3 E90 E91 E92 E93 Got my own BMW

As many of you know the 2011 335is Coupe that I have talked about with great pride for the last 1.5 years is actually my wifes car and her daily driver. My car is a 2000 Honda S2000. Well I finally got my own bmw Since Ive hung out in this forum the most I thought Id share. (This is long) Less than two weeks ago I met a woman at a club Meet & Greet who had just recently moved to the area and when she

BMW SERIES 5 F10 F11 First impressions of my 528

Picked it up in Munich on Saturday and love it way more than I thought I would. Not sure what bmw did but the engine is an absolute peach. Even sounds great when revved. Plenty of power and a super smooth. quiet idle. Ahmadd would approve.My e92 was always a bit rough but it fit with the sportier character of that car. Was easy to merge to autobahn speeds and pass slow cars at 90 mph. Averaged 26 mpg

Quote Originally Posted by bmw325 Was just looking at some car pics from my trip and admiring what a good design it is. Lots of subtle features (like the rear fender flares) that you only notice in certain lighting. Think this is one of my favorite bmw sedan designs ever- right behind the e38 sport. Also love the interior design - its the best of old school bmw interiors but with modern touches. I

BMW X5 E70 Wheel Spacers for winter tires. From 20s to 18s on M-Sport. Review - Photos

Not wanting to end up stuck stranded or worse with all these snow projections I finally got around to installing my winter (all season) tire set last week. My M-Sport 50 is equipped with the 20 wheel option. Love the wide stance but the summer tires are completely useless in any kind of fluff. The M-Sport and 20 Sport activity package come with bigger flares a small detail but it completely transforms

BMW SERIES 5 E39 What is my E39

I have a 2002 540i Mtech. Had to have the front bumper facia replaced and bmw kept sending the wrong parts all of them for the body shop. According to bmw my car is not a Mtech. Yet it says so when purchased - has all M5 upgrades but the 4.9 engine. There are 3 oddities to this car all original to it The air intake opening in the front facia has a horizontal color coordinated bar across the opening

Quote Originally Posted by jayhawk charley I have a 2002 540i Mtech. Had to have the front bumper facia replaced and bmw kept sending the wrong parts all of them for the body shop. According to bmw my car is not a Mtech. Yet it says so when purchased - has all M5 upgrades but the 4.9 engine. There are 3 oddities to this car all original to it The air intake opening in the front facia has a horizontal

BMW SERIES 5 E39 Which of the dozen alignment specs are adjustable on the BMW E39

I always wondered which of the dozen alignment specs are actually adjustable on the bmw E39 Are these alignment basics even adjustable in the E39 - toe (Im sure toe-in is adjustable simply by twisting tie-rod ends) - caster (can we set the caster angle in the E39 or is it fixed) - camber (cam we set the negative camber angle in the E39 or is it fixed) And are these advanced alignment specs adjustable

For the crosslinked record there is good information about checking the ride height here E39 (1997 - 2003) Replacing ATF Do you level the car or level the tranny pan Quote Originally Posted by rdl Here is another suggestion for determining level based on ride height. Ride height is measured from the lower edge of the fender arch to the bottom of the wheel lip. The key is to take the difference. A

BMW SERIES 5 E39 Replacing ATF Do you level the car or level the tranny pan

This is a very good question someone raised to me in a PM. ECS Tuning has a You Tube video that specificaly says to level the tranny pan prior to an ATF replacement. I reviewed several ATF replacement DIY procedures prior to replacing my ATF and noone explicitly says whether to level the car (keeping the car at the same attitude as when it is sitting on all four tires ) or to level the ATF pan. I assumed

Here is another suggestion for determining level based on ride height. Ride height is measured from the lower edge of the fender arch to the bottom of the wheel lip. The key is to take the difference. A level car will have the fender arch front and rear differ from each other by the difference in ride height spec. For the purpose of checking transmission fluid level the absolute height is irrelevant

BMW SERIES 3 F30 4 Series (F32) vs. 3 Series (F30) Photo Comparisons

Below you will find some comparison shots highlighting the differences and similarities between the F32 and the F30. While the two cars look similar at a glance when you look closer there are many details that give the F32 its own look and personality. Wider larger more aggressive air intakes in the front apron. The Air Curtains are visible at the far edges of the intakes. Wider lower look to the front

BMW SERIES 3 E30 Here we go...

Hi guys this is my first post here and hopefully the first of many I just got my hands on an E30 for 1300EUR (roughly 1666.41) that I cant even describe as it has undergone so many changes that I have no idea what it actually started out as...not to mention the problems it came with. Never the less I dont tinker much with my daily driver (a little Maruti 800) so I needed to get something nice to play

BMW SERIES 5 E39 OK... anyone FRIENDLY in St. Louis

Looking at picking up a 540i sport. Pics look good I would just like to have the opinion of an enthusiast that knows these cars take a look at it before I come up there next week and pay for it. Hell if I can catch you at the right time when I come up there (everything looking good assumed) I will buy you lunch for your troubles. Someone PLEASE step up. This wouldnt go 30 minutes without someone chiming in to help a fellow enthusiast out on the boards that I come from (svt performance).

under the paint. The interior looked neglected at best minor leather cracking on driver and passenger seats severe scratches on passengers seat bottom. Leather looks as if it has never been cleaned or treated. Wood grain is dull and consideratbly scratched and swirled. The wood on the shift knob is cracked. There is a small cigarette burn on the A-pillar trim along with black finger prints. The bmw

under the paint. The interior looked neglected at best minor leather cracking on driver and passenger seats severe scratches on passengers seat bottom. Leather looks as if it has never been cleaned or treated. Wood grain is dull and consideratbly scratched and swirled. The wood on the shift knob is cracked. There is a small cigarette burn on the A-pillar trim along with black finger prints. The bmw

BMW SERIES 3 E90 E91 E92 E93 Car Pulls to Right Serious Talk Only Please

I am new to this forum. I have post this question on numerous other boards and got the usual-suspect answers but trying to see if anyone wiser here could change my fate. So let me be very specific and please read the whole write-up if you are planing to reply. Basic Issue Car pulls to right on flat straight roads. Details Very noticeable on highway since it increases with speed. When driving straight

wheel before hitting the brakes. Did the wheel turn to one side In the same parking lot and repeating the both directions thing accelerate from 0 to 30 briskly while not holding the steering wheel. Did the wheel turn to one side Measure the distance between the ground and the highest point of each wheel arch. Post the dimensions. Thanks for replying. Tire pressure is 3642 as specified by bmw.

BMW SERIES 5 E39 Any one know how to Level car on jacks for transmission oil level checking

Any one know how to Level car on jacks for transmission oil level checking Need to keep the vehicle level on jack stands to check oil level of transmission. My garage floor is not level so I may have to adjust the height of the jacks and perhaps use a level gauge on the body to make sure the vehicle is level. Has any one done this and exactly how Thanks for any pointers.

TIS & Bentley document ride height specifications for various models. The technique specifies measuring from the top of the fender wheel arch to the bottom of the wheel. For instance with my car the ride height distance is 32 mm (1.25 inches) more on the front than rear. Therefore the car is leveled if the car has the front wheel arch 32 mm higher than the rear wheel arch from a level reference line.

BMW SERIES 5 E39 540i Sport Pkg Suspension Survey

I found this suspension survey from bmwdiy site but it does not really have data for the configuration that I want for my car. httpwww.bmwdiy.infosuspension-surveyindex.html . Might be useful for some of you. I am planning to replace my stock springs with H & R sport springs using my stock sport shocks if possible. If anyone has done some spring upgrade to their 540isport using H & R Sport Springs

BMW SERIES 5 E39 How do I check to make sure my car is level when doing ATF fluid level check

Hi Guys 2000 E39 528i 4 dr Sedan. How do I make sure the car is sitting level after I jack it up to check the fluid level Do I put level on top of the car door-well etc Also on checking the temp I just used a digital temp on the bottom of the trans pan until it reached the proper temp range (in my case it was 98F). Thanks

Heres another method to consider. Measure from the floor to the bottom of the fender arch as you would do to check ride height (except bmw ride height specs are to bottom of wheel rim rather than to the floor.) For exactly level the front should measure 32 mm ( 1.25 inches) higher than the rear and side to side should be identical. This assuming the floor is level and flat of course. But bmw ride height

BMW SERIES 5 E39 26535R18 All around will it work is it a good idea

Will putting 265 on front and back of my 2000 540i 6spd work or will I run into rubbing issues. ( I do not want to roll the fenders) If it will work will the car handle better with this setup or slightly smaller tires in the front Thanks for your help.

Quote Originally Posted by franka Jim from the Tire Rack the guy that hosts the tire section says that all M5s come from the factory with rolled rears. Agreed however the 2653518 was a factory rear fitment on 03 540s with no fender rolling. I was just pointing out that the 26535 also fits the front with no rolling. Quote Originally Posted by franka With my combo the tire clears the strut by about

BMW SERIES 5 E39 Bilstein sport install piston length too long for H&R

Im in the process of installing Bilstein sports with my H&R sport springs. I just completed the drivers side and noticed that the bilstein piston is a few inches longer than the stock Sachs-Boge strut. As a result the spring does not seat snug between the spring perches with the bilstein strut. Theres quite a bit of looseness with the spring at full uncompressed length. Has this been everyone elses

I talked to Bilstein H&R and Turner Motorsports (where i bought the shocks) regarding my issue. The Bilstein representative did not seem very knowledgeable and gave me generic answers to my questions. When asked about why the Bilstein strut was longer than the stock Sachs sport strut he said Bilstein has a reason for designing everything the way they do and tests every strut for fit and finish etc

BMW SERIES 5 F10 F11 Italian replicas of the 351M - opinions

Anyone got tempted If so was it a disaster (in terms of strength and durability) or comparable with originals httpwww.pyspeed.comBM528-OEM-Rep...m-bm528-19.htm TIA Piotr PS. The are so cheap in Poland that I could actually afford to keep 2 summer sets - the OEM 18 350M with RunFlats and these replicas with Michelin PSS in 19...

What I have is the equivalent of stock 351M wheels with 5.4 mm Spacers on the front and a 22.7 mm Spacers on the rears and they are flush with the fenders. Tale of the Tape Before F10 535i M-Sport 19 M Double Spoke Style 351M Cast wheel Set Front wheels - 8.5JX19 ET33 - 24540R19 - 1453 kg rear wheels - 9JX19 ET44 - 27535R19 - 1451 kg After F10 M5 20 M Double Spoke Style 343M Forged wheel Set Front

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