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Old 07-13-2020, 05:36 AM
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20" wheels from E70 onto E53

Hi Everyone,


Has anyone done this before, take 20" 4.8 E70 rims and put them on an E53 ?





I've had my 4.8iS E53 for a couple of years now and just recently managed to put cracks in both rear rims. Unable to find a set of the correct E53 20 inch wheels I bought a set of wheels of a later car ( E70 4.8) and bought some suitable rings but then found the rears rub on the inside. I didn't even try the fronts on the car but the offsets suggest they will be ok.



I'm new to this whole offset, rings business but need to get the E70 rims to work on my E53.


It looks like a set of 10mm spacers for the rears would be the go. Can these also deal with the different centre sizes or will the rings still be needed ?


Some stats in case they help :



Tyres are the same 275/40/20 front and 315/30/20 rear


E53 Front 9.5x20 ET45
E53 Rear 10.5x20 ET30
E53 72.6mm centre


E70 Front 10x20 ET40
E70 Rear 11x20 ET37
E70 74.1mm centre


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Old 07-13-2020, 07:54 AM
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I think you will just need the hub rings to get you from the E53 hub dia to the larger e70 hub opening.


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I buy the hub centric rings from discount tire direct or DirectPerformance.com
, changing from 74.1cm to 72.56cm

last purchase was 6/2011 and I bought 2 sets for $20
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I think you will just need the hub rings to get you from the E53 hub dia to the larger e70 hub opening.


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The rear tyres rub on the inside.
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There are a lot of e70 wheels that match those specs, including the Style 214s. Those are a pretty common upgrade on e53s.

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I don't know what's causing the rubbing, but many folks have been down this path, so there is hope!
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Looking at other threads everyone has used 20-30mm spacers on the rear, that would fix any rubbing issues by a mile.



Anyone know off the top of their head the max spacer you can use without having to get longer bolts ?
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Looking at other threads everyone has used 20-30mm spacers on the rear, that would fix any rubbing issues by a mile.

Anyone know off the top of their head the max spacer you can use without having to get longer bolts ?
You can use your OEM bolts with good spacers, like the H&R spacers...

https://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-3...-spacers-pair/

The spacer bolts to the hub and the wheel bolts to the spacer...
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Please only buy H&R DRa hub spacers in either 25mm or 30mm. Anything less requires longer studs and these 25mm spacers are perfect on rear of e53 for a flush look.

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Just in case anyone is interested I got the 25mm H&R spacers for the rear and with those and the rings everything works fine. The wheels sit out nicely and fill the wheel arches rather than siting well inside with the original rims.


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