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Max’s BMW E39 M5 With 18″ FL-5 Wheels

Article | 04/02/2019 by Tom Maloney

Check out our BMW expert Max Kamal’s BMW E39 M5 with FL-5 wheels. No re-bore required.

The FL-5 design features a front lip, which is a perfect match and period correct for the E39 chassis. Additionally, weight is reduced by CNC machining material out from the spokes to give an “I” beam design, and we beefed up the barrel’s inner lip to better handle abuse. The 18×9.5” ET22 rotatable square fitment is our most popular fitment for the E39 chassis.

  • Bolt pattern: 5x120mm
  • Fitment type: Performance Street and Track
  • BMW, M5, E39
  • Wheel design: FL-5
  • Wheel diameter: 18"
  • Wheel line: Flow Formed Evolution Line

Tom Maloney

Tom M.

Tom is a BMW Fitment Expert at APEX Wheels. Prior to joining the company in 2019, he worked for BMW of North America as Fleet Manager: Portland (OR) for the ReachNow car-sharing program, and as Warranty Administrator/Loaner Fleet Manager at BMW Portland. In addition, Tom has extensive training in BMW TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins) as well as in-depth knowledge of all BMW chassis and their wheel fitment options, with and without aftermarket brake and suspension upgrades. His high-performance driving experience includes autocross events in southern Oregon and track days at PIR in his 2004 E46 330i with 17x9 ET42 APEX ARC-8 wheels. Vehicles he owned prior to indulging his passion for BMWs include a 1989 Jaguar XJ6 and a 2006 S197 Ford Mustang. Fun Fact: Tom is a huge Formula 1 fan. Have questions about wheels for your BMW? Use our contact form and ask for Tom.