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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 22nd, 12, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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5 x 120 fit? bmw rim

ive spotted a set of rims online but only in 5 x 120 and i know a camaro is 5 x 120.7 so will they work ? to suit a bmw i believe...

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 23rd, 12, 10:03 AM
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But guys have been doing it and some-what 'getting away with it' for years ...

The biggest problem is that the BMW rims are not "Hub-Centric" as are the original GM offerings.
So, if you have the proper hub adapter that would actually center the rim properly and then installed the lugs carefully I would imagine you could get them centered enough that the side force(s) applied to the lugs would not over stress them and cause breaking issues - still not ideal for any vehicle you intend to drive at elevated speeds or turn quickly/often with ...

There are numerous adapters available for this application that will allow 120mm to fit the 4.75" circle.
Here is one type - http://www.ezaccessory.com/Wheel_Ada...5-5120r-lo.htm

For the 'peace-of-mind' I would go with adapters or just re-drill the hubs/axles to the 120 pattern, and upgrade the studs, if you intend to use the vehicle for any competition or high speed driving.

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Re: 5 x 120 fit? bmw rim

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Technically
But guys have been doing it and some-what 'getting away with it' for years ...

The biggest problem is that the BMW rims are not "Hub-Centric" as are the original GM offerings.
John, my 2011 F10 (550i) are hubcentric with 72.56mm hubs. I would be more concerned about the lug spacing as mentioned, but with adapters, the BMW wheels could be hub-centric depending on year

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Re: 5 x 120 fit? bmw rim

No, no, no, do not use those wheels, it will add stress to your studs and make your car unsafe.

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Re: 5 x 120 fit? bmw rim

X2 on what John said. A lot of 1970's Holden models here share the Chevy stud pattern, but from the 80's they changed to the 120.7mm like the European Opels, BMWs etc.
Many guys found out the hard way that putting late-model wheels on an older car ended in broken wheel studs and ruined cars.

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