Vehicle Covered in this Guide
1995-2004 E39 5 series models including Touring
E39 Centerbore Notes:
All E39 5 series hubs from the factory come with a larger wheel centerbore of 74.1mm. The vast majority of 5x120 BMW wheels have a 72.56mm centerbore. The E39 5 series requires wheels with the larger diameter centerbore and our standard BMW 5x120 wheels will not bolt on to an E39 5 series with factory or OE spec hubs.
To provide a solution for the E39 community that does not involve adapters or hub conversions, APEX will offer a limited-production E39-Specific ARC-8 wheel fitment with the correct factory E39 centerbore. These wheels will bolt onto the E39 hubs and be compatible with factory wheel bolts.
Lug Thread Pitch
Wider fitments for enhanced performance
Whether you enjoy spirited street driving or you are a weekend track warrior chasing lap times, this wheel & tire configuration is ideal for enthusiasts looking for a dramatic improvement in performance.
The suspension type, alignment settings, and tire brand/size can be changed accordingly to set the car up for either environment. See fitment notes under each tire configuration below to see if modifications are required.
If you’re using coilovers, see the image below to identify which type of coilover spring you have, as it may effect your wheel fitment.
Aftermarket Suspensions known to reduce inner clearance (includes but not limited to):
Should I Dial in Negative Camber, and How Much is Right for me?
Whether you are a casual weekend track warrior that still enjoys your car on the street, or a hard core racer competing for a spot on the podium, negative camber is a vital part of chassis setup that has many benefits. Not only will adding negative camber create more room for wider wheel and tire configurations, it more importantly improves handling, turn-in and tire longevity. Learn more in our blog article, The Positives of Negative Camber.